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Art And Politics Blur The Lines Of Appropriation

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 07.28.2016 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

Appropriation of every type of visual art, music, dance... even cultural attributes has been taking place since the dawn of time.

Emily Ratajkowski Slams 'Blurred Lines' Video

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.05.2015 | Entertainment

Uh, there are no "Blurred Lines" here. Emily Ratajkowski is completely over the Robin Thicke music video that supercharged her career. "I wasn’t int...

How 'What Do You Mean' Promotes Rape Culture

Sofia Lyons | Posted 09.04.2016 | Entertainment
Sofia Lyons

"What Do You Mean," like "Blurred Lines," points to a consensual ambiguity where a woman's partner takes interpretation into his own hands by presuming (incorrectly) to know what she's thinking -- even when she says otherwise.

Pharrell Williams And Robin Thicke Score $2 Million Back In 'Blurred Lines' Case

Associated Press | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment

A judge on Tuesday trimmed more than $2 million from a verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over their hit "Blurred Lines," but Marvin G...

Robin Thicke Finally Comments On 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 07.02.2015 | Entertainment

Robin Thicke has been lying pretty low for the past few months, but he's finally ready to talk about the ordeal surrounding his megahit, "Blurred Line...

Brennan Williams

Nile Rodgers On How The 'Blurred Lines' Case Will Affect The Music Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.17.2015 | Black Voices

In the months following a ruling that determined Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams copied Marvin Gaye’s "Got to Give It Up" in their 2013 hit...

Marvin Gaye's Ex-Wife Shares The Story Behind The 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

HuffPost LIve | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.21.2015 | Entertainment

The lawsuit over "Blurred Lines," which pitted Marvin Gaye's family against the song's hitmakers, was highly publicized, but according to Marvin's ex-...

Marvin Gaye's Sister Addresses Alleged Family Feud Over 'Blurred Lines'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.31.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Since Marvin Gaye's estate was awarded $7.4 million in the copyright infringement case over "Blurred Lines" earlier this month, reports have swirled a...

Pharrell Slams 'Blurred Lines' Verdict

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 03.19.2015 | Entertainment

Pharrell Williams has stayed quiet since the "Blurred Lines" case reached a verdict, which awarded Marvin Gaye's family $7.3 million for copyright inf...

A Copyright Expert Explains the ‘Blurred Lines' Ruling

Posted 03.11.2015 | Entertainment

The “Blurred Lines” saga has finally come to its legal end, but the story may not be over. On Tuesday night, a federal jury ruled that Robin Thick...

The Most Shazamed Song Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.10.2014 | Technology

Electronic dance music performer Avicii may be the artist who most frequently inspires people to say, "OMG I love this song, who is it?!" according to new data released Wednesday by Shazam.

More Bad News For Robin Thicke

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 10.31.2014 | Entertainment

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams lost the first round of their "Blurred Lines" lawsuit against Marvin Gaye's estate. Earlier this year, the two musi...

5 Inspirational Songs for a 30-Minute Workout

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

In order, here is my playlist of five inspirational songs for a 30-minute (actually 30 minutes and 47 seconds) work out: 1. Blurred Lines Robin Thic...

Robin Thicke Reportedly Admits To Drug Use And Lying (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Robin Thicke's camp gave HuffPost Entertainment a statement on the depositions obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. On behalf of Thicke, Howard...

Alan Thicke Opens Up About Parenting, and Relationship Advice for Son, Robin Thicke

Caroline Presno | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

In an interview, I talked with Thicke who, by the way, has this great, strong, resonating voice that would have been perfect had he chosen to be an overbearing dad, however, as you'll see, was not the case...

WATCH: Weird Al's Brilliant Grammar-Themed Parody Of 'Blurred Lines'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.15.2014 | Comedy

Grammarians, rejoice! Weird Al's latest video, "Word Crimes," offers viewers a humorous schooling in the correct usage of often misused words, and ...

Robin Thicke's Twitter Q&A Isn't Going Very Well

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment

Robin Thicke is slated to take part in a Twitter Q&A session with fans on Tuesday afternoon, but it's not looking too good for him so far. Sponsored b...

Pharrell Says He Can't Be A Feminist Because He's A Man

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.30.2014 | Entertainment

It's been a year since "Blurred Lines" was the frontrunner for the 2013 Song of the Summer, but Pharrell Williams is still fielding questions about it...

An Open Letter to Pharrell Williams

Jessica Puente | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jessica Puente

I don't want to sit here and pretend I know what you're thinking and what your songs mean. So can you tell me something? Can you tell me what this song means? Can you tell me how I, as a woman, am supposed to escape in it?

Striking the Right Chord; Music and Marketing

Gail Federici | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Gail Federici

I love music. I was actually in the music business for about five years after we sold our hair care company in 2002, John Frieda PHC. It was a roller ...

Either Robin Thicke Is Unworthy of an NAACP Image Award or the Awards Are Unworthy of Our Support

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 03.17.2014 | Black Voices
Morris W. O'Kelly

How should I or anyone else familiar with the stated mandate of the NAACP Image Awards look upon these 4 nominations for Robin Thicke, all directly connected to the song, Blurred Lines?

The Top 15 Black Entertainment News Stories Of 2013

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

There's no doubt that 2013 had its share of exciting and heartbreaking entertainment news. From the good news like Cicely Tyson winning her first Tony...

Matthew Jacobs

The Most Head Shaking Year Of Pop Culture In 13 Charts

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.23.2013 | Entertainment

Whether you had an unquenchable distaste for Anne Hathaway or an all-consuming love for "Breaking Bad," the year in popular culture came with plenty o...

'Blurred Lines,' The Christmas Version

Posted 12.11.2013 | Comedy

Craving a less risque version of "Blurred Lines"? Well, Christmas came early, thanks to BBC Radio 1 and its airing of "Mulled Wines." Performed by Fat...

The Most Popular Music Video Of 2013 Is ...

Posted 12.07.2013 | Entertainment

Miley Cyrus may not have earned any Grammy nominations, but her music videos were certainly the year's most popular. The most commonly viewed videos o...