All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Marvin Gaye’

Paula Patton, Robin Thicke: Divorce is Final

Paula Patton and Robin Thicke are no longer married. Their divorce was granted on St. Patrick’s Day, according to a report from People magazine. The divorce papers state, however, that their marriage will be deemed officially over on April 14th. Paula Patton married the ‘Blurred Lines’ singer back in 2005. They met when they were both teenagers. They issued a …

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Robin Thicke, Pharrell Have To Pay Marvin Gaye’s Kids Millions

Robin Thicke tried to get a jury to tell the world that he and his songwriting partners did not rip off Marvin Gaye when they recorded “Blurred Lines.” The jury told Robin Thicke to pay up. Recently a jury awarded Marvin Gaye’s children nearly $7.4 million when they remained unconvinced that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I. had not ripped …

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Marvin Gaye Family: Will They Be Taking A Closer Look At “Happy” Now That They Won “Blurred Lines” Suit?

Marvin Gaye’s family won a historic lawsuit on Tuesday against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke. The family of Marvin Gaye claimed that the song “Blurred Lines” stole too many elements from, and sounded too much like, Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up”. Marvin Gaye’s family won a judgement of over $7 million for using elements of “Got …

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Robin Thicke Loses First Round of ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are locked in a lawsuit, not against each other, but against the heirs of one of their music idols, Marvin Gaye. The Soul singer’s kids claim that Thick and Williams stole their hit single “Blurred Lines” from their dad’s own hit song “Got to Give It Up.” Both deny it, but the whole mess is …

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Robin Thicke Reveals That He Did Not Write ‘Blurred Lines,’ High On Vicodin And Alcohol During Recording

“Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke is currently facing a legal battle over his song, and court documents are providing big revelations about his role in its creation. The Hollywood Reporter recently obtained the April depositions of Thicke and his collaborator Pharrell Williams from a lawsuit with the children of Marvin Gaye, who claim that “Blurred Lines” is a rip-off of …

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Paula Patton Left Robin Thicke Following Drug and Alcohol Issues, Plagiarism

Paula Patton left Robin Thicke right around February of last year. Now Thicke has admitted that she left him because he was in the throes of drug addiction and alcoholism. The singer admitted recently to the Hollywood Reporter that he didn’t do one interview last year while not high, and that he also didn’t help write his 2013 hit ‘Blurred …

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Marvin Gaye: Mourning Singer Thirty Years Later

This week is unique in that it marks both the anniversary of legendary R&B singer Marvin Gaye‘s birth as well as his untimely death. He was killed on April 1st, 1984. Since it happened on April Fool’s Day, it’s entirely possible that those who first heard about Gaye’s death were unwilling to believe it. It had to be a vicious …

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Marvin Gaye’s Passport Discovered in Album Record, Worth At Least $20,000

On one of the latest segments of PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow,” a Motown memorabilia collector shares the story behind discovering Marvin Gaye’s 1964 passport in one of the records he purchased from an estate sale. The man, who has worked for Detroit’s Motown Museum since age 18, said he went to retrieve items from the house of a musician who had …

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Marvin Gaye’s Passport Found At Garage Sale

A Motown memorabilia collector was browsing through a box of albums at an estate sale, and decided to purchase several of them with prices ranging from twenty-five to fifty cents. When he got home and started looking through the albums, he made the discovery of a lifetime. There in one of the album covers was Marvin Gaye’s passport dating from …

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Pharrell Accused of Stealing Riff

Pharrell’s had a big week. Not only did he clean up at the Grammy’s this past Sunday winning for Producer of the Year-Non Classical, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Record of the Year and Album of the Year (wow, that’s a mouthful) the 40-year-old talent was also in the spotlight taking a little criticism for his fashion decisions with a rather …

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Marvin Gaye Heirs Face Counterclaim in “Blurred Lines” Legal Battle

Robin Thicke’s summer hit, “Blurred Lines” has come under fire this week, and the heirs of Marvin Gaye definitely aren’t happy. According to the court documents filed on Wednesday, Gaye’s children allege that “Blurred Lines” is an ‘illegal rip-off’ of Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit, “Got to Give it Up.” The song, which is also the name of Thicke’s sixth studio …

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Marvin Gaye’s Children Sue Robin Thicke

Marvin Gaye’s children filed court documents Wednesday claiming that the “Blurred Lines” singer, Robin Thicke, copied their father’s hit song, “Got to Give It Up”. They are also accusing Thicke of copying another one of Gaye’s popular songs “After the Dance” when Thicke recorded his song, “Love After War”, in 2011. The lawsuit not only claims that Robin Thicke and …

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