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Robin Thicke Files Lawsuit Over “Blurred Lines” Against Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up”

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Source: USA Today By Korina Lopez

Posted: Friday August 16, 2013 @3:30 p.m. PST

 

Sometimes, the best defense is an offense.

At least that’s the strategy that Robin Thicke, T.I and Pharrell Williams seem to be taking with their summer pop hit Blurred Lines.

An attorney for Thicke and collaborators Williams and Clifford Harris Jr (aka T.I.) filed a lawsuit Thursday, asking a federal judge to determine that their song Blurred Lines does not copy elements from two older songs from Marvin Gaye and Funkadelic (George Clinton).

This comes after Marvin Gaye’s family and Bridgeport Records’ alleged claims against the singers that the song sounds remarkably similar to Gaye’s Got To Give Up,demanding financial compensation for copyright infringement.

“Gaye defendants are claiming ownership of an entire genre, as opposed to a specific work,” the suit alleges.

Funkadelic, the George Clinton-led band that led the ’70s funk movement, has also allegedly claimed similarity between Thicke’s hit and Sexy Ways.

A copy of the suit obtained by The Hollywood Reporter reads:

“Plaintiffs, who have the utmost respect for and admiration of Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic and their musical legacies, reluctantly file this action in the face of multiple adverse claims from alleged successors in interest to those artists. Defendants continue to insist that plaintiffs’ massively successful composition, ‘Blurred Lines,’ copies ‘their’ compositions.”

Duan Linxi First Veelive Concert In Beijing

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Source: english.cri.cn

Media: cri.cn

Posted: Monday August 12, 2013 @ 5:38 p.m. PST

 

Chinese singer-songwriter Duan Linxi, winner of the 2011 Happy Girl singing competition, recently talked to CRIENGLISH.com about her music and upcoming concert.

The concert will be held at the MasterCard Center (formerly known as Wukesong Stadium) in Beijing on August 30, 2013. Duan Linxi has shared with us her exciting plans for the show. Check out the video.

TO WATCH DUAN LINXI’S VIDEO INTERVIEW: DUAN LINXI VIDEO INTERVIEW

Hall & Oates (Pop Legends) Has Never Won a Grammy “I Can’t Go For That”

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Source:Yahoo Music

Posted: Saturday August 10, 2013 @ 4:57 p.m PST

 

 

Hall & Oates has never won a Grammy but the No. 1 selling duo of all time has won something else: hipster respect.

Putting aside those shoulder pads for a moment, Daryl Hall and John Oates looked like hand-picked opposites: The lanky blond Hall called himself the “more flamboyant” one, while the shorter dark-haired Oates — with his distinctive ‘stache — embraced his role as “worker bee.”

Related: Watch Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival Streaming Live From San Francisco

But their union came from no design, except by the music gods: The Temple University students met in an elevator, both trying to duck a gunfight that had broken out at the Adelphi Ballroom in 1967. Forty-six years later, they’re performing as a duo–again–at Outside Lands in San Francisco on Aug. 11. Not that they ever abandoned their partnership, but the two have been working on solo projects.

Taylor Swift Chipped Tooth Accident

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Source: xinmsn

Media: xinmsn

Posted: Friday August 2, 2013 @2:32 p.m. PST

 

Taylor Swift chipped her tooth on stage.

The 23-year-old singer accidentally hit herself in the face with her microphone while she was belting out hit song ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ during her ‘Red’ show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, causing permanent damage to her pearly whites.

Speaking to Rolling Stone a few days after the incident, Taylor explained: ”Tonight I was particularly hung up on not chipping another tooth like last show in Pittsburgh, definitely. It had a tip on [the tooth] and it doesn’t anymore.

”I try to be really quick with the microphone, so I’m not standing there just waiting to sing with my mic right next to my face, so I really quickly pulled my mic up to sing and basically uppercut punched myself in the tooth.”

Taylor is no stranger to embarrassing stage malfunctions, and was memorably left red-faced when her skirt blew up to reveal her big white underpants in front of a sell-out crowd in St. Louis in 2011.

The ‘Everything Has Changed’ hitmaker was also mortified when Kanye West stormed the stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards as she was being presented with the Best Female Video prize.

The rapper cut her off, grabbed the mic and launched into an angry rant about why Beyonce should have won instead of Taylor.

Taylor Swift hit herself in the face with her microphone during a recent gig, causing her to chip a tooth.

Taylor Swift hit herself in the face with her microphone during a recent gig, causing her to chip a tooth.

Gloria Estefan’s Interview Airs On Oprah’s Next Chapter

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Posted: Thursday August 1, 2013 @12:01 a.m. PST

 

Gloria Estefan will join Oprah Winfrey for an in-depth interview covering the Latin music superstar’s extraordinary career — and the many musical paths she’s helped pave for other stars.

The seven-time Grammy Award winner is the latest musician to join Winfrey on her OWN show “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” following high profile chats with the likes of Justin Bieber, Usher, Rihanna and Fergie.

In the episode that goes to air Aug. 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, Estefan explores how she guided the careers of Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Shakira, among others. In one stretch, Estefan tells Oprah how she fought label execs to release Shakira’s first English-language album, a record that went on establish the Colombian beauty as a global star.

“They wanted her just to throw a couple of songs in English on a Latin record and I fought hard. I said, ‘Listen. This is her shot. You can’t do it halfway, you know’?” Estefan says. “An American audience is not gonna get a record that’s mostly Spanish because there’s a couple of English cuts on it. They’re gonna want to hear the whole thing. This is gonna work. I fought hard for her. Fought hard. And she sold like 13 million of that album.”

Estefan and Oprah sit down for a Cuban-style lunch at the singer’s home in Vero Beach, Florida, where they chat about Estefan’s upbringing as a Cuban exile, her rise into the mainstream, and that shocking bus crash in the 1990s that almost left her paralyzed.

Latin music’s premier female artist has sold more than 100 million albums. She’s also in charge of a string of enterprises, has a Broadway musical about her life, and a minor stake in the Miami Dolphins NFL team.

TO WATCH THE CLIP: GLORIA ESTEFAN ON OPRAH’S NEXT CHAPTER

Gloria Estefan 'Fought Hard' for Shakira: 'Oprah's Next Chapter' Clip

Deception (Rock Band) At Terrace Lounge August 16, 17 2013

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Source: Peppermill Reno NV

Media: Peppermill Reno NV

Posted: Wednesday July 31, 2013 @ 3:11 p.m PST

 

 

Deception brings their blend of high-energy dance and rock music to the Terrace Lounge! See Northern Nevada’s favorite cover band on August 16 and 17 from 8pm – Midnight.

 

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Se7en and Sangchu Will Be Released On August 3

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Source: mwave

Media: mwave via Photo credit: enews DB

Posted: Tuesday July 30, 2013 @12:41 a.m. PST

 

Se7en and Sangchoo will be treated like every other soldier once they′re released from the guardhouse, or army jail.

A rep from the spokesperson′s office of the Ministry of National Defense told enews, “The soldier to be put under disciplinary detention will be transferred to a new unit on August 1, and the other seven soldiers with more severe punishments will be moved after they′re released from the guardhouse. It hasn′t been decided yet on what posts they′ll be assigned to or what units they′ll be sent to, but what′s certain is that there will be no preferential treatment. They will all serve as ordinary soldiers with the others.”

On what posts the former PR agents will mostly be assigned to, the rep said, “Actually, the PR agents weren′t given specialty numbers (numbers given to soldiers based on their specialties). That will be decided on once the time comes to move them to their new units after their release.”

“That decision lies not on the Ministry of National Defense, but on the army headquarters. What is certain is that they will all be trained and treated like other ordinary soldiers,” the rep finished.

Se7en and Sangchoo came under fire for drinking and visiting massage parlors in casual wear during their service. They were both admitted to the guardhouse on July 25, and will be released on August 3.

The PR unit was closed down after 16 years of being active in the army.

Psy Completed 3 Songs For Upcoming Album

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Source: Channel News Asia

Posted: Tuesday July 30, 2013 @12:31 a.m. PST

 

After releasing his hit singles “Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman”, Korean singer Psy is now working on his new album, which is expected to drop in September.

Korean singer Psy’s management agency YG Entertainment recently revealed that he is set to release a new album in September, reported Korean media.

Psy will be collaborating once more with composer Yoo Gyun Hyung, whom he had worked with on his hit song “Gangnam Style” as well as “Gentleman”, for his new album.

Work on the album is apparently under way.

“Already done with 3 songs and they are kinda nice!!” tweeted Psy on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old star, whose real name is Park Jae Sang, shot to international fame on the back of his hit song “Gangnam Style” in 2012, with the song’s music video going on to become the most-watched video of all time on YouTube.

His following single “Gentleman” also enjoyed quite a bit of popularity, but did not manage to match the global success of “Gangnam Style”.

Chicago (Legendary Band) To Perform August 3, 2013

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Source: Thunder Valley

Media: Thunder Valley

Posted: Sunday July 28, 2013 @ 2:23 a.m PST

 

 

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Shinhwa What The Backstreet Boys Can Learn From Them

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Source: Korea Joong Ang Daily / By Lee Sun-min

Media: Korea Joong Ang Daily

Posted: Friday July 26, 2013 @6:07 p.m. PST

 

The boy group Shinhwa has been introduced in the monthly magazine The Atlantic as an example of an idol group with lasting power.

In the story titled What the Backstreet Boys Could Learn from K-Pop, the magazine said each and every member of Shinhwa is still active in the entertainment scene in their 30s – 15 years after their debut – unlike members of the Backstreet Boys, who have not been active in the scene or popular among the younger generation since the group debuted in 1993.

It said there is hope for the American idol group, saying, “Luckily, they have a model to imitate: Shinhwa, the Korean equivalent of the Backstreet Boys.”

Shinhwa, which debuted five years after the American group, released its 11th album, “The Classic” in May to show they can still coordinate a powerful and serious performance while each member shows a more comical or down-to-earth character on talk shows or other programs.

“What the Backstreet Boys can learn from Sinhwa is to get over the awkwardness of being grown men in a boy band and embrace the jokes thrown their way,” said the magazine.

“They over-rely on puns that only older fans would get, or worse yet, puns that will only serve to trigger sneers from younger pop fans.”

The group is scheduled to perform at the 2013 Shinhwa Grand Finale “The Classic” concert in Seoul for two days starting Aug. 3 at Seoul Olympic Park in Songpa, southern Seoul.

By Lee Sun-min

Ginuwine 42, (R&B Group TGT) Denies Being High On “The Couch”

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Source:inquisitr

Posted: Tuesday July 23, 2013 @ 4:31 p.m PST

 

 

R&B group TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank) performed their new song “I Need” on WLNY’s morning show The Couch last week, it was obvious that Ginuwine wasn’t all there. Some speculated that the 42-year-old, who has struggled with drug use in the past, was using again, a claim that he later denied on Twitter.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/865176/ginuwine-denies-being-high-during-tgt-performance/#UJ6E1AC7dXOeR86x.99

 

JJ Lin Confess His Long-Time Crush On Hebe Tien

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Source: xinmsn original article posted on Tuesday July 16, 2013

Media: xinmsn

Posted: Thursday July 18, 2013 @10:04 p.m. PST

 

JJ Lin wrapped up with a perfect performance at the Taipei Arena last weekend, for his 2013 Time Line World Tour, Taiwan show.  The Singaporean singer also took the opportunity to confess to his long – time crush, Hebe Tien, from popular Taiwanese girl group, S.H.E during the concert.

According to earlier reports, the 32-year-old has adored Hebe ever since he debuted in 2003. JJ expressed his admiration for the lady by inviting her on his elevated swing and sang her one of his hits, ‘Dou Jiang You Tiao’ (Soy bean and dough fritters) at one segment in his concert.

At his post-concert interview, the excited JJ revealed his nervousness, “I went all out! At that moment, I was actually very worried that she would reject me because I’ve heard that she was afraid of heights.”

Describing his time spent with Hebe as   “ more precious ” than clinching a Golden Melody award, he added, “Thank you (referring to Hebe) for accommodating to my request and coming to support me at my concert!”

The Mandopop singer also shared his future intentions to “ ask her out for a movie or dinner with the company of some friends ” to reduce the level of awkwardness between them.

Following JJ’s epic love declaration on Sunday, majority of fans from both sides have expressed their support for the two and urged them to “start dating officially ” . However, there were also a group of disapproving fans who warned JJ to lay his hands off their “ goddess ” .

Despite the hype, it seems like fans are the only ones rejoicing over JJ’s brazen confession as his plans to go on friendly dinner dates was met with lukewarm response from the 30-year-old singer. “I’m ok going out with friends,” said Hebe, when asked to comment on his suggestion.

ADDED: JJ Lin lost his beloved grandmother and will resume with his Time Line World Tour on Saturday July 20, 2013.

OTHER JJ LIN ARTICLES: JJ Lin And Hebe Tien Together, Jolin Tsai Played Matchmaker

JJ Lin Opened Up About His Love Life & Cosmetic Surgery Plus Hebe Tien (Photos)

JJ Lin And His Ideal Girlfriend Hebe Tien Bumped Into Each Other, “Very Shy And Did Not Ask For My Number” (Photo)

JJ Lin’s Grandmother Dies

Hebe Tien & JJ Lin

 

 

JJ Lin & Hebe Tien

 

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Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull Performed At The 2013 Premios Juventud

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Source: Just Jared

Media: YouTube LaCoQuillitaPJTV13

Posted: Thursday July 18, 2013 @8:52 p.m. PST

 

Jennifer Lopez poses backstage in a short dress while attending the 2013 Premios Juventud on Thursday (July 18) at the Bank United Center in Miami, Fla.

The 43-year-old entertainer picked up an award and also performed at the show, which is said to be Univision’s version of the People’s Choice Awards.

Jennifer hit the stage in two sexy outfits at the show to perform with frequent collaborator Pitbull. Watch the performance below!

“THANK U for being a part of this special night! Next up on @myNUVOtv watch a special sneak peek of #AStepAway, starring my @JLoDancers!!” Jennifertweeted. Her new special aired on NUVOtv that night.

TO SEE PHOTOS:Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull 2013 Premios Juventud

Junsu (XIA) Interview Will Be Released On Grammys Website

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Source: BNTNews By Joy Kim

Media: CJeS Entertainment

Posted: Thursday July 18, 2013 @9:10 p.m. PST

XIA or also known as Kim Jun su will be on the front page of Grammy.com
According to his official agency CJeS Entertainment, XIA was asked to have an interview with Grammy when he visited L.A. to shoot his music video. From the interview he introduced his new album and his recent careers. The interview will be released on Grammys website on July 19.
With Matthew Morrison and LL Cool J, XIA will be on main page of Grammy.com.
Meanwhile, XIA released his second studio album and topped itunes charts in eight countries. Also he will begin his Asia tour starting from July 19, at Bankok Thailand. (photo by CJeS Entertainment)

JJ Lin and Hebe Tien Together, Jolin Tsai Played Matchmaker

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Source: xinmsn

Media: xinmsn

Posted: Monday July 15, 2013 @11:19 a.m. PST

 

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Not only did Jolin Tsai make a guest appearance at the second night of JJ Lin’s Taipei concert last night, the Mandopop diva also played matchmaker for the Singaporean singer, after she spotted Hebe Tien in the audience.

“Let me help you fulfill your wish today,” she told JJ, who previously expressed his admiration for the S.H.E member on several occasions.

Turning to Hebe, Jolin sang praises of JJ by commenting that he is a “great guy” and asked if she would “accept his invitation to be friends”. The songstress then went on to suggest that the two share a hug, while JJ shyly said, “Thanks for coming to the concert tonight.”

That was not the end of their interaction. The singer surprised Hebe with a cup of soy milk when he performed the song “Dou Jiang You Tiao” (Soy milk and dough fritters), and asked for another hug, drawing deafening screams from the fans.

During the segment where he was supposed to sit on the elevated swing to go around the arena, JJ again invited Hebe to go on the “ride” with him and serenaded her with the sweet ballad “Little Dimple”.

Although JJ was fined NT$50,000 (approximately S$2,115) for the concert on Saturday which overran by five minutes due to his long speech, sales of the concert merchandise from his own fashion label raked in nearly NT$3 million (S$127,000) for the singer.

Hebe Tien & JJ Lin

JJ Lin Pays Tribute To His Idol Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” In The Rain

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Posted: Sunday July 14, 2013 @9:24 p.m. PST

 

Typhoon Soulik proved to be of no threat to JJ Lin’s fans as they showed up at his concert at the Taipei Arena last weekend undeterred by warnings of heavy rain and flooding. Although the singer previously announced that tickets would be fully refunded due to the weather condition, there was hardly any empty seats spotted at the venue.

“I’m son of the sun. Everything will be fine!” he hollered, while expressing his gratitude towards the 10,000-strong crowd.

Kicking off the very first show of his Time Line World Tour, JJ descended on an extended stage with a customised “gear wheel piano” reportedly worth NT$2 million (approximately S$84,000).

Be it stage design or costumes, the singer spared no expense from his black LED diamante encrusted armour to the “man-made rain” segment during the show.

JJ also paid tribute to his late idol Michael Jackson by performing the song “Billie Jean” in the “rain”, which amounted to an estimated NT$3.5 million (S$140,000) in production fees. Despite being soaked from head to toe, he continued performing two more songs before he wowed the crowd by removing his jacket and showing off his biceps.

The audience, who were seated at the second level, got the biggest bang for their buck with upclose interactions with the singer. One such lucky fan even joined JJ on his elevated swing which transported them around the arena.

“Are there any couples that have dated for 10 years who are here tonight? I do have a 10-year lover – all of you,” said the honey-tongued singer.

JJ performed a total of 33 songs on Saturday night at his concert which saw the attendance of celebrity friends such as Jimmy Lin, Jam Hsiao, Gillian Chung, Mark Chao and Ricky Hsiao.

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Randy Travis Hospitalized With Viral Cardiomyopathy

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Source: Yahoo Music

Posted: Monday July 8, 2013 @ 7:32 p.m PST

 

 

 Country legend Randy Travis was in critical condition Monday in a Texas hospital, a day after he was hospitalized with viral cardiomyopathy.

A news release from the singer’s publicist says Travis was admitted to the hospital Sunday in Dallas and is in critical condition. Kirt Webster, Travis’ publicist, said no other details about Travis’ condition were available Monday.

Viral cardiomyopathy is a heart condition caused by a virus.

The illness is a continuation of a tough run.

READ FULL STORY

 

Bruno Mars Live August 3, 2013

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Source:MGM Grand Las Vegas

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Posted:Sunday July 7, 2013 @ 3:08 p.m PST

 

 

Saturday, August 3 : Grand Garden Arena
Bruno Mars is undoubtedly among contemporary pop’s most gifted and compelling artists. Join us for the “Moonshine Jungle World Tour” as Bruno Mars Performs Live at MGM Grand.

 

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“American Idol” Northern California Casting Call July 9, 2013

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Source:Thunder Valley

Media: Thunder Valley / FOX 40

Posted: Friday July 5, 2013 @12:39 a.m PST

 

 

American Idol Casting Call

Are you the next American Idol? Here’s your chance to start the journey! Thunder Valley will host a round of auditions for “American Idol” at the Outdoor Amphitheater, site of the Summer Concert Series. One person will win a guaranteed audition pass at the regional auditions in San Francisco on July 16.

Come to sing, or come to listen. The gates open at 6:30AM, and auditions will run from 7AM to 11AM. Admission is free. Plus, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s mobile learning center with interactive displays will be parked at the entrance.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to secure an audition spot! Must be 15 to 28 years old on June 2, 2013 to participate. For more details and to pre-register, please visit Fox 40 here.

GALNERYUS (Japanese Band) Decides Each Song Will Get A New Title

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Source: jpopasia

Media: jpopasia

Posted: Thursday July 4, 2013 @ 6:42 p.m. PST

 

 

Back in March we already mentioned the first cover album of Japanese bandGALNERYUS. To celebrate their 10th major debut anniversary the band announced two self cover albums. The first one was released in May and the second one will follow in September. The exact release date is September 4th and the price is 3500 Yen.

The upcoming album includes 10 tracks and comes with a DVD featuring scenes of their tour final “UNDER THE PROMISED FLAG” held on December 7th. The tracks included on the DVD aren’t revealed yet but here is the track list for the CD:
・NEW LEGEND
・BLAME YOURSELF
・HOLDING THE BROKEN WINGS
・SIGN OF REVOLUTION
・VANISHING HOPE
・SEASONS CRY
・CAUSE DISARRAY
・CHASING THE WIND
・SHRIEK OF THE VENGEANCE
・THE AWAKENING

The band pointed out that those songs will be very different from the original ones. That’s the reason why they decided that each song will get a new title that will be announced soon.

GALNERYUS to Release 2nd Self Cover Album