Here’s highlights from Pharrell Williams‘ deposition video taken as testimony for an infringement lawsuit leveled by the family of the late Marvin Gaye over their assertion the mega-producer and singer, Robin Thicke, knowingly violated copyright laws.
In March, a federal jury found Williams and Thicke liable for infringement to the tune of $5 million. The case is currently headed toward an appeal.
THR has obtained video of the Williams and Thicke depositions. Continue reading
Jordan Smith managed to turn all four The Voice chairs around and even Adam Levine to stand on his.
Smith performed a spot on, hair on the back of the neck version of Sia‘s “Chandelier,” known for its difficult vocals.
Smith epitomizes the fresh, singular magic of the sometimes-tired show: It’s the stellar voice alone you fall in love with. Continue reading
According to newly released documents, rapper T.I. and his wife, Tiny, owe a staggering $4.5 million in unpaid taxes.
The unpaid taxes occurred between 2012-2013, six years after the rapper bought a mansion in 2006 for $4.26 million dollars.
Yikes! Where did all of that Blurred Lines money go?! Not to mention T.I. is one of the top ten highest paid rappers of 2015 in addition to being worth $215 million. Continue reading
A judge on Tuesday slashed more than $2 million off a judgement awarded by a jury to the Marvin Gaye family back in March.
U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt ruled that Gaye’s family will be awarded a 50/50 share of future royalties for recordings and performances of Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams‘ smash hit “Blurred Lines.”
You haven’t really made it until you own a pad overlooking the Hollywood Hills, safe to say, Pharrell has arrived.
Williams, 42, just snapped up this ultra cool $7.14 million home on a compound sitting high above the Sunset Strip in the famous area of Laurel Canyon.
Guess losing his $7M plus lawsuit to the Marvin Gaye family didn’t hurt the musician’s pocketbook too much!
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A jury decided in favor of Marvin Gaye‘s family ordering Robin Thicke and Pharrell to pay $7.3 million for copyright infringement over “Blurred Lines.”
The Gaye family sought over $25 million, however, the victory is still salient and significant.
In the trial, Marvin Gaye’s family argued that 2013’s “Blurred Lines” copied their father’s 1977 song “Got to Give Up,” and sued Thicke, Williams and Clifford Harris Jr., a.k.a. T.I. The three had sought a jury determination that the song was not an infringement, and the Gaye family filed a countersuit. Continue reading
**UPDATE** Winners listed below.. Our friends over at JustJared compiled this awesome 2015 Grammys complete list of Nominations!
#VoiceResults! Two more artists have been sent home from The Voice as the end of this season gets closer.
Here are the top 10 that will be moving on to the next stage of the competition.
Sent to Safety (in Chronological Order)
Matt McAndrew (Team Adam)
Anita Antoinette (Team Gwen)
Kristen Stewart is SO full of herself, she is threatening to sue comedian Joan Rivers for joking that her career success is based on having sex with directors.
In River’s new book “Diary of a Mad Diva” she revealed the Twilight actress is making a potential legal move against her.
“I’m now being sued by Kristen Stewart,” says Rivers in the video (see below). “She obviously didn’t read our disclaimer, which is it’s a comedy book.” Continue reading
Has award winning Pharrell’s secret to writing hit songs been revealed? If falling in love with a tune has anything to do with first impressions, then the answer may be yes!