| Feb 25, 2015
| 3:45 PM
The stage was a witness box barely 3 feet wide, but Robin Thicke sang, played the piano and even danced a little in his seat during his testimony Wednesday for his copyright trial against Marvin Gaye's children.
Thicke took the stand in a federal...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 3:35 PM
Kevin Hart is Hollywood's current favorite comic it guy. He's been playing the best black friend in one film after another: "Think Like a Man" 1 and "Too" opposite Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Terrence Jenkins and Romany Malco; "Ride Along," 1 and soon to...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 11:09 AM
"Entourage," a fully-loaded, star-packed, celebrity-cruise, movie-within-a-movie, is coming in June.
Its new "official" trailer released this week is so full of cameos and guest stars that it probably makes this movie too big to fail.
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| Mar 19, 2015
| 5:12 PM
The pop-music industry suffered a potentially damaging blow in the Robin Thicke-Marvin Gaye copyright infringement case. That's the fear generally expressed across the South by Southwest Music Conference this week, and articulated by entertainment...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 11:33 AM
Marvin Gaye's children don't just want a piece of "Blurred Lines." Now, they want to bury it.
On Tuesday night, lawyers representing the children and the estate of Marvin Gaye filed an injunction to halt all sales, streaming and performances of the...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 2:03 PM
Attorneys for the family of late musician Marvin Gaye have asked a federal judge to block the sale, distribution and performance of the hit 2013 song “Blurred Lines,” after last week’s jury verdict that the tune infringed on Gaye’s...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Have a hit, get a writ.
That music-industry axiom is one way to understand the legal battle between Marvin Gaye's heirs and two recent chart-toppers, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams. The Gaye family accused Thicke and Williams of plagiarizing one...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 5:50 PM
In the moments following the verdict that awarded the Marvin Gaye estate $7.3 million in a copyright infringement suit against musicians Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke, the outraged comparisons looped through social media. Imagine, someone wrote on...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 2:47 PM
There's a reason the vast majority of musical infringement cases in the music world don’t end up in front of a jury.
Count Robin Thicke among those artists who likely wonder what in the world he got himself into after a Los Angeles federal jury...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 4:42 PM
A federal jury found Tuesday that the 2013 hit song "Blurred Lines" infringed on the Marvin Gaye chart-topper "Got to Give It Up," awarding nearly $7.4 million to Gaye's children.
Jurors found against singer-songwriters Pharrell Williams and Robin...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 3:30 AM
The weeklong trial has featured pop singer Robin Thicke sidling up to a piano to play songs by U2, the Beatles and Michael Jackson. Superstar producer Pharrell Williams attempted under oath to parse the difference between vibe and theft.