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Celebrity Gossip Heard All Over The Web

Robin Thicke Admitted in Deposition to Being High While Recording “Blurred Lines”

Wow. In a deposition back in April, Robin Thicke admitted to lying to the media and being high when he recorded his hit “Blurred Lines.”

The Hollywood Reporter obtained a copy of the transcript of the deposition, which was Robin’s defense against the family of legendary singer Marvin Gaye, who filed a lawsuit against Robin, along with Pharrell Williams (who wrote the song), accusing them of stealing Marvin’s classic “Got To Give It Up,” for “Blurred Lines.”

According to the transcript, Robin admitted under oath that it was actually Pharrell who wrote the song. “I was jealous and I wanted some of the credit,” he said. “I tried to take credit for it later because [Williams] wrote the whole thing pretty much by himself and I was envious of that.” He was asked if he was present while Pharrell made the track, and that’s when Robin admitted that he was completely gone anyway. “To be honest, that’s the only part where — I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio,” the singer recollected. “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. So I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was …I wanted some credit for this big hit. But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.” Robin also admitted to being high while doing press throughout 2013, but had since given up Vicodin, though not alcohol.

Robin’s defense has spoken out on the transcript being released. “Robin’s moment of personal vulnerability is being exploited in the hope of diverting attention from the obvious weakness of their legal claim,” Howard King, attorney, managing partner of King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner, said to Us Weekly.

It’s crazy. Just last year Robin seemed to be on top of the world, and it’s almost like his life is just spiraling down hill. He lost his wife, he’s being sued, and now we find out that he was trying to mask his pain behind drugs and alcohol. It’s really sad. I’m hoping that he is able to bounce back.

Image via Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Kourtney Kardashian Paternity Scandal Continues

Yet another Kardashian media Katastrophe. According to TMZ, the oldest of the Kardashian Krew, Kourtney Kardashian, has a lawsuit out against her now surrounding the identity of son Mason’s father!

Male model Michael Girgenti  claims that Mason is HIS son, NOT Scott Disick‘s and has even gone as far as to file a paternity lawsuit asking for joint custody! Dude claims that he met Kourtney back in 2008 at a photo shoot, and they began a “texting relationship” for three months. In 2009, Kourtney supposedly told him that she and Scott were “on the outs” and that “she wanted to hang.” The suit goes on to describe an alleged sexual encounter between the two in Glendale.

Michael threatened back in April that he was going to file a suit if a DNA test wasn’t done. Kourtney herself has vigorously denied the claims since then, calling him crazy. Her lawyer, Todd Wilson, spoke out today about the suit,

This individual has been selling false and fabricated stories to the tabloids for years about Kourtney Kardashian and her son, Mason.  Scott Disick is Mason’s father. We have not seen the reported court filing, but we are informed that this individual has been seeking to get paid to publish his ridiculous pleading.  His claims are absurd and this is simply another shameful attempt to gain publicity and profit from fictional stories about my client.”

I’m not screaming out poor Kourtney and Scott. I feel bad for Mason. I could in further on this whole mess and a half, but I’m going to leave it alone.

 

Image via Getty

 

Strawberry Snortcake vs. Pitbull: Lawsuit Settled

And the winner is…? Let’s put it like this. Someone won’t be able to feed their family a fresh plate of coke, benzos, and diet Adderall for a few months. Lindsay Lohan needs checks, folks. She needs them so badly that she is suing anyone that uses her name without her consent.

Well, if that’s the caselindsay_lohan_sues_pitbull, she needs to just sue the planet and hope at least one judge sides with her. Because I cannot even count the amount of times I have heard her name and the words ‘coke-slut’, ‘drugs’, ‘washed out’, ‘no career’ behind or after it. Therefore, Miss Lohan? See your gingery ass in court! But before she tries to take us to court, she has to lick her wounds from her latest loss. Her last legal target was none other than music star Pitbull, who mentions the former actress in verse from one of his songs. The judge ruled, quite simply, that he is well within his First Amendment rights to mention her in a song. A word of advice, Lindsay. If you want a check or two, try filing lawsuits against those plastic surgeons that make you look like a contender for the ‘Real Housewives of the 5th Ward’.

First Lawsuit Filed in Batman Shooting Spree

 

 

 

 

 

Torrence Brown, Jr. was one of the audience members who survived when suspected shooter James Holmes went on a mass murder spree at the Century 15 Theater in Aurora, Colorado during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises. Now, Torrence plans to sue for his tramatic experience.

Torrence’s friend A.J. Boik died in the tragedy, and Torrence claims to now suffer from extreme trauma.

Torrence has hired Beverly Hills based attorney Donald Karpel who specializes in professional liability, class actions, personal injury and catastrophic injury cases. The plan is to sue three defendants: the theater, Holmes’ doctors, and Warner Bros.  Here’s why:

Torrence is suing the theater for being negligent for not guarding the emergency door since it’s believed that Holmes bought a ticket for the movie, propped open the emergency door, went to his car and returned to the theater through the emergency door with the guns. Nobody working at the theater saw him or stopped him.

Torrence is suing Holmes’ doctors because the attorney says it “appears” that Holmes was on several medications possibly prescribed by one or more doctors. It’s unsure if this diagnosis is simply from observing Holmes’ bizarre behavior or if Karpel knows for a fact that he was on meds.

Last, Torrence are suing Warner Bros for making The Dark Knight Rises “particularly violent” as Holmes copied some of the moves from the film like throwing the tear gas. Additionally, because of the violent nature of the film, Karpel said moviegoers assumed that Holmes was doing a live-action stunt before the start of the film and didn’t initially fear him.

Torrence spoke to Entertainment Tonight and said that James Holmes, dressed in all black and wearing a gas mask, tossed a can of tear gas into the theater from the exit door. The can hit a girl in front of Torrence, but the crowd still didn’t seem to be realize what was going on until Holmes opened fire. After hearing gunfire, Torrence realized that the girl in front of him was dead.

I believe Torrence might have a case with the movie theater in terms of negligence, though emergency doors at the movies aren’t typically guarded. There should have been some type of alarms that went off when the door was opened, so I do believe that Torrence deserves some amount of payment from them. However, I’m not sure about the lawsuits towards Holmes’ doctors and especially not Warner Bros. You’re suing a movie company for producing a violent movie that you were in the theater yourself to see? I don’t know if that’s going to hold up in court. But then again, I’m not a law analyst so you never know. But it doesn’t make sense to me.

Image via Entertainment Tonight

Jessie J Sued For Copyright Infringement for “Domino”


 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessie J is in TROUBLE! Will Loomis, lead singer for the band Loomis & the Lust, is suing the singer for copyright infringement, accusing her of illegally using the band’s song “Bright Red Chords” for her top 10 hit, “Domino.”

 The suit was filed on June 25 in a federal court in California. Will’s lawyers claim “Bright Red Chords” is the band’s “most popular” song, which Will wrote and then registered with the U.S. Copyright office on Oct. 10, 2008. The suit alleges that Jessie J and a team of songwriters in August 2011 contained “substantially similar compositional elements” from his song for their single, “Domino,” featured on her new album Who You Are, which infringed on the musician’s copyright and causing “irreparable injury.”

“The arrangements are virtually identical,” said Will’s lawyer, Chris Arledge. Will is seeking $150,000 in statutory damages on behalf of his client. A rep for Jesse J could not be reached for comment.

Will recently uploaded a YouTube video comparing “Domino” and “Bright Red Chords,” but it was later blocked on copyright grounds by Universal Music Group, which is listed as a defendant in the complaint along with Lava Records and Universal Republic Records.

“If Jessie J and the record labels have an explanation other than infringement, we’d love to hear it,” noted Arledge, who added “links exist” between Will and Jessie that may have led to the infringement, though he declined to divulge them citing pending litigation.

Will has now re-posted a new clip comparing the songs which you can find here.

Drama!

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