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by G H posted Sep 16 2014 2:35PM
The Hollywood Reporter just released transcripts of the Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' depositions from the lawsuit involving Marvin Gaye's children. They insist that the track "Blurred Lines" written by the two artists alongside Clifford "T.I." Harris Jr. is a rip-off of their father's 1977 song "Got to Give It Up."

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Kia Clay, used under Creative Commons license]

During an interview with GQ, Thicke said "Pharrell and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favorite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye's 'Got to Give It Up.' I was like, 'Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove.'"

We asked on his involvement in writing the track in the deposition, Thicke said "To be honest, that's the only part where I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection is when we made the song, I thought I wanted... to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit.

But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song."

To read more on the story, click here.
by G H posted Sep 11 2014 1:41PM
Jhene Aiko is one of the top rising R&B artists right now and her album Souled Out is projected to get the number one spot on Billboard's 200.
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According to Billboard, industry experts forecast Aiko's album to sell between 70,000 and 75,000 copies. She has reached the number 8 spot on the chart with 2013's Sail Out EP.

She will face tough competition from rapper Lecrae who is expected to sell around 75,000 to 80,000 in the week ending Sept. 14.

To read more, click here.
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by G H posted Sep 4 2014 2:52PM
Wal-Mart Shareholders Meeting 2011
Alicia Keys opened up to Billboard about her next album and discussed news on her second baby.

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"December album? Well, I know one thing. I'm having a December baby," Keys said in an interview when asked about her album. She also knows the sex of the baby she's having with Swizz Beatz but said they are "not sharing."

"What I know for a fact is it's the best music I've ever done in my life yet and it's really exciting to be able to have this kind of growth, this type of opportunity," she said. "The music's actually pretty much done already and so you'll be hearing some of it soon."

Via bet.com
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by G H posted Aug 26 2014 1:29PM
If you missed the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards you missed out on big moments like Breaking Bad taking home big awards, Netflix being shut out from any, and a touching Robin Williams tribute from Billy Crystal.
 
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Here are a list of the winners from Monday's Emmy Awards.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Breaking Bad • AMC
Downton Abbey • PBS
Game Of Thrones • HBO
House Of Cards • Netflix
Mad Men • AMC
True Detective • HBO

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

The Big Bang Theory • CBS
Louie • FX
Modern Family • ABC
Orange Is The New Black • Netflix
Silicon Valley • HBO
Veep • HBO

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle
True Detective • HBO

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad • AMC

Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy
The Newsroom • HBO

Jon Hamm as Don Draper
Mad Men • AMC

Woody Harrelson as Martin Hart
True Detective • HBO

Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood
House of Cards • Netflix 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson
Masters of Sex • Showtime

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison
Homeland • Showtime

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley
Downton Abbey • PBS

Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick
The Good Wife • CBS

Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope
Scandal • ABC

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood
House of Cards • Netflix

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE

Killing Kennedy • National Geographic Channel
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight • HBO
The Normal Heart • HBO
Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece) • PBS
The Trip To Bountiful • Lifetime

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES

American Horror Story: Coven • FX
Bonnie & Clyde • Lifetime
Fargo • FX
Luther • BBC
Treme • HBO
The White Queen • Starz

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth Taylor
Burton and Taylor • BBC America

Minnie Driver as Maggie Royal
Return to Zero • Lifetime

Jessica Lange as Fiona Goode
American Horror Story: Coven • FX

Sarah Paulson as Cordelia Goode Foxx
American Horror Story: Coven • FX

Cicely Tyson as Carrie Watts
The Trip to Bountiful • Lifetime

Kristen Wiig as Cynthia Morehouse
The Spoils of Babylon • IFC

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock • PBS

Chiwetel Ejiofor as Louis Lester
Dancing on the Edge • Starz

Idris Elba as John Luther
Luther • BBC America

Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard
Fargo • FX

Mark Ruffalo as Ned Weeks
The Normal Heart • HBO

Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne Malvo
Fargo • FX

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath
Girls • HBO

Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton
Nurse Jackie • Showtime

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer
Veep • HBO

Melissa McCarthyas Molly Flynn
Mike & Molly • CBS

Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope
Parks and Recreation • NBC

Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman
Orange Is the New Black • Netflix

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Louis CK as Louie
Louie • FX

Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan
House of Lies • Showtime

Ricky Gervais as Derek
Derek • Netflix

Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc
Episodes • Showtime

William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher
Shameless • Showtime

Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper
The Big Bang Theory • CBS

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Iain B. McDonald, Episodes • Showtime

Paris Barclay, Glee • Fox

Louis C.K., Louie • FX

Gail Mancuso, Modern Family • ABC

Jodie Foster, Orange Is the New Black • Netflix

Mike Judge, Silicon Valley • HBO

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

David Crane, Jeffrey Klarik, Episodes • Showtime

Louis C.K., Louie • FX

Liz Friedman, Jenji Kohan, Orange Is the New Black • Netflix

Alec Berg, Silicon Valley • HBO

Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Armando Iannucci, Veep • HBO

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SERIES

The Colbert Report • Comedy Central

The Daily Show • Comedy Central

Jimmy Kimmel Live • ABC

Real Time with Bill Maher • HBO

Saturday Night Live • NBC

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon • NBC



To see the complete list, click here.

by G H posted Aug 22 2014 2:06PM
Nick Cannon spoke with Insider With Yahoo yesterday and confirmed that there is “trouble in paradise.”
 
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“We have been living in separate houses for a few months,” Cannon said. “(Right now) my main focus is my kids.”
 
They have reportedly been separated since May even though Canon addressed the rumors that month in Parade. “There’s no merit or truth to it. It’s kind of humorous, really. It couldn’t be further off from the truth, and it really affects the credibility of the so-called newspapers.”
 
To read more, click here.
 
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by G H posted Aug 21 2014 12:16PM
"Haters gon' be haters," said Tina Knowles to paparazzi when asked about divorce rumors between Jay-Z and Beyonce. "There's nothing we can do about that. Everything is perfect."
 
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Rumors of Jay-Z’s infidelity, the incident with Solange in the elevator, and changing lyrics to suggest infidelity are among many things that have led to rumors of a rocky marriage.
 
"I just don't even read the bull," Tina said. To see the video interview, click here.
 
Via hiphopdx.com
 
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by G H posted Aug 20 2014 1:08PM
Ray J was arrested on May 30th for an incident involving a female who says the singer groped her at a Beverly Hills bar.
 
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Ray J pled not guilty on Tuesday for to misdemeanor charges of sexual battery, vandalism, battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. He is set to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on August 28th.
 
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by G H posted Aug 19 2014 2:19PM
After being in a relationship for 5 years, Kevin Hart and girlfriend Eniko Parrish are now engaged.
 
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Hart proposed to his new fiancé while out in celebration for her 30th birthday.
 
 
 
by G H posted Aug 18 2014 2:52PM
According to this article from NY Post’s pagesix.com, Kayne West and Sir Paul McCartney are teaming up for new music.
 
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A source told the website that songs have been secretly recorded and the songs could develop into an album.
 
West was spotted at the former Beatle’s show at the LA’s Dodger Stadium last week. McCartney has shown interest before in recording with a rapper such as Kanye or Jay-Z.
 
To read more, click here.
 
by G H posted Aug 14 2014 1:53PM
In an interview with O Magazine, Usher discusses his divorce after a two year marriage to Tameka Foster.

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, used under Creative Commons license]
 
"Most people probably think I regret it because I ended up getting divorced, but it helped me learn that sometimes I think I know more than I actually do."

Look for Usher to be on the cover of the September issue of O Magazine. Read more here.
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