Reminder: an NFL player had his wife assassinated by a hitman some years ago and the media (mostly) covered it like this sordid thing that happened to a generally successful person, not as a pressing concern about the character of the National Football League (also the public was generally OK with that at the time)
You know that guy gets out of jail in 4 years, right?
robin thicke:pharrell and i were in the studio and we were listening to marvin gaye's 'got to give it up' and we were like 'yo, we should make something like that, something with that groove'
marvin gaye's children:ok, well, we are pursuing a lawsuit which states that you knowably ripped off our father's music
robin thicke:yooo i mean uh i was just there, sitting in the corner. and actually, i was high on pain killers and really drunk.
lawyer:so pharrell, if that's the case, then why grant him head songwriter credit?
pharrell:This is what happens every day in our industry. you know, people are made to look like they have much more authorship in the situation than they actually do. So that's where the embellishment comes in.
lawyer:so people are trying to take credit for other people's work?
Want to hate Robin Thicke even more than you already do? OK, here you go: The Hollywood Reporter got its hands on transcripts of his and Pharrell Williams from their preemptive lawsuit against Marvin Gaye’s children, who threatened to sue over the sonic similarities between Thicke and Williams “Blurred Lines” and Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up.” In his testimony, Thicke admits that he was “high on Vicodin and alcohol” during the creation of the song, and that he received undue credit (he’s listed ahead of Williams as a songwriter).
“In the 1987 concert movie “Raw,” Eddie Murphy told a story about Cosby calling him up and urging him to use less profanity in his act, for the sake of his young fans, including Cosby’s own son. Murphy recalled being so offended that he telephoned Richard Pryor, who offered some defiantly un-Cosby-like advice: “The next time the motherfucker calls, tell him I said suck my dick.””—
Toward the end of a tough week for the league, Lowe’s will break a new NFL campaign, themed “Make your football self happy,” during Thursday’s CBS telecast of the Baltimore Ravens game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Teen girls in Western Europe—and some in the United States—have been trying to join Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria in increasing numbers as ISIS gains control over the region. Today, two Austrian girls, ages 14 and 15, were returned to their parents by authorities after attempting to travel to the Middle East.
Counting down the days until the ISIS fandom reaches tumblr and we’re inundated with confident teens proudly bonding over various twee ways of saying “death to the west” (dwest) and identifying as “relocated militant” (lokies)