Poor Robin Thicke. The 38-year-old singer sure has had a string of bad luck since riding high in 2013. His wife divorced him, his last album, Paula, bombed big time selling only 24,000 and 530 copies in the first week of release in the US and UK respectively. Now, comes this latest setback.
The jury from the highly-publicized “Blurred Lines” lawsuit has reached a verdict. Sadly, for Thicke and Pharrell Williams, it’s not in their favor.
The eight jurors ordered them to pay $7.3 million for copyright infringement to Marvin Gaye’s family who were initially seeking $25 million in damages. Reportedly, “Blurred Lines” has made almost $16.5 million since its release.
Williams obviously denied copying “Got To Give It Up,” but after hearing the two bass lines he said, “It sounds like you’re playing the same thing.”
The judgement sets a record high for copyright infringement. Michael Bolton previously held the dishonorable title for using elements of the Isley Brothers’ “Love Is a Wonderful Thing” for his “Love Is a Wonderful Thing.” For that faux pas, he had to shell out $5.4 million. Read Thicke and Williams’ official statement below. Naturally, they’ll most likely file an appeal.
Is Rihanna the 21st century version of Helen of Troy? It would appear so based on this juicy piece of gossip courtesy of Page Six. How many more ships can we expect the Barbadian beauty to launch?
Drake and Chris Brown previously fought over the 27-year-old singer’s heart and now RiRi has a couple of supermodels vying for her attention.
The New York publication reports an altercation occurred between Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevingne during Paris Fashion Week. Even though Delevingne is playing a super villain in Suicide Squad, my money is Campbell. The 44-year-old legendary model even scares me. She can turn anything, including a cell phone, into a lethal weapon.
Season 5 of Game of Thrones is just around the corner. Who else is counting the days???
In anticipation of its April 12 premiere, GQ Australia put two of the fantasy drama’s hot male stars on the cover of its March/April 2015 issue. Both Kit Harington and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau smolder in their respective pictures.
If the images look familiar, you’re very perceptive. Harington’s was first shown on last year’s GQ Style Bible and Coster-Waldau’s pics were from GQ Espana’s Feb 2015 issue according to thefashionisto.com.
I don’t blame the publication for recycling the photos from previous editions. Both look fine as hell. But which stud is hotter? Sound off below in the comments section.
Holy Saved By The Bell!!! Mario Lopez isn’t the only alum from the classic teen sitcom getting better with age. Mark-Paul Gosselaar at 41-years-old is hotter than ever.
The Franklin & Bash actor, like so many these days, has joined the CrossFit bandwagon. To show off their competition-ready physiques, Gosselaar recently posed naked with a fellow member of Team Cocky. The two did handstands with only black bars hiding their naughty bits. What I would’ve given to have been there to seen the uncensored sight.
Just in case you missed this sexy little gem from a few weeks ago, check it out below. Forget milk, CrossFit does a body good.
Most would rather see Nick Jonas without his clothes on. Me included. However, it’s nice to see him rocking out some stylish threads for a change. The 22-year-old singer can wear anything and make it look fantastic.
Jonas suits up for a slick editorial featuring some tailored looks and casual ones for the latest issue of Icon. He’s photographed by Michael Schwartz for the March issue of the Spanish publication. Check out more pics below of Nick exuding effortless swagger.
How do you celebrate turning 21-years-old? Showing off your body transformation for a national fitness magazine of course. Justin Beiber shows Men’s Health readers he’s no longer that scrawny teenage pop singer anymore.
In the cover story titled “The Reinvention of Justin Bieber,” the “Boyfriend” singer reflects on the public growing pains he’s experienced the past few years that have tarnished his image. It’s good to see him addressing his past conduct and mistakes.
“I had to grow up so quick. And it was almost like I grew up for the public but I didn’t necessarily grow up. There were things I had to do, as far as the way I had to make relationships, and conversation, but as far as actually growing up, there were a lot of things I missed out on.” – Bieber on growing up in the public eye
Along with getting introspective, the Biebs shares his workout routine with the publication’s readers. He also reveals his bromance crush on Ben Affleck. Who knew?
I have to say his team is doing an outstanding job trying to rehab his image. From his upcoming Comedy Central Roast to his mea culpa on the Ellen DeGeneres show, Justin is definitely on the right path to redemption. Check out more pics snapped by Peter Hapak below, along with more quotes.
The Gilbert-Perry household just added another bundle of joy into their home. The Talk co-host and her musician wife welcomed a new baby boy over the weekend whom they named Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry. Love that name!!!
Rhodes is Sara Gilbert’s first child with Linda. She has a daughter Sawyer, 7½, and son Levi, 10, from her previous relationship. Sara and Linda married in March 2014.
Julie Chen made the announcement on The Talk today since Sara is off on maternity leave. Check out the adorably cute Rhodes below. Congrats to the happy couple.
Say it isn’t so!!! While some may not like his long hair, I loved his luscious flowing ombre locks.
Jared Leto’s signature mane is no more. The 43-year-old actor chopped off his ponytail for his upcoming role as the Joker in Suicide Squad. The highly-anticipated film stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Cara Delevigne, Jai Courtney and more.
Director David Ayer share a couple of before and after pics. Not surprisingly, social media freaked out. In addition, Letp shaved off his beard. Someone’s going all clean cut ;) Check out the pics below and weigh in afterward.