Marvin Gaye Kids: Pharrell’s “Happy” Sounds Like “Ain’t That Peculiar”

Marvin Gaye Kids: Pharrell's "Happy" Sounds Like "Ain't That Peculiar"

Marvin Gaye Kids: Pharrell’s “Happy” Sounds Like “Ain’t That Peculiar”

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke lost big earlier this week when a jury ruled that they engaged in copyright infringement of Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit song with their “Blurred Lines” mega-hit. Now the kids of the legendary crooner are saying Pharrell’s hit song, “Happy” has some similarities to “Ain’t That Peculiar.”

Nona Gaye suggested that another legal fight wasn’t in the works right now. She said, “I’m not going to lie. I do think they sound alike. We’re not in that space.”

Here’s a mashup from The Grio:

Robin Thicke Mega-Hit “Blurred Lines” Rip-Off of Marvin Gaye Hit Song

Robin Thicke Mega-Hit "Blurred Lines" Rip-Off of Marvin Gaye Hit Song

Robin Thicke Mega-Hit “Blurred Lines” Rip-Off of Marvin Gaye Hit Song

A jury ruled that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ mega-hit “Blurred Lines” was a rip-off Marvin Gaye’s song, “Got to Give It Up.”

Thicke and Williams are now on the hook for $7.4 million to Marvin Gaye’s family because the duo infringed on his copyright for the 1977 hit.

Rapper T.I. was deemed not responsible for the copyright infringement.

Blurred Lines was No. 1 on the Billboard charts for 12 weeks back in 2013. That’s the same year Marvin Gaye’s kids — Nona, Frankie and Marvin III — first sued Robin Thicke.

R&B Singer Angie Stone Arrested for Allegedly Knocking Daughter’s Front Teeth Out

R&B Singer Angie Stone Arrested for Allegedly Knocking Daughter's Front Teeth Out

R&B Singer Angie Stone Arrested for Allegedly Knocking Daughter’s Front Teeth Out

R&B Divas: Atlanta” star Angie Stone was arrested after getting into a fight with her daughter, Diamond Stone. She allegedly knocked out her front teeth with a metal stand.

Stone, who is known for hits such as “Brotha” and “No More Rain,” is being held in DeKalb County jail on a charge of domestic aggravated assault

According to the police incident report, Angie Stone said her 30-year-old daughter, Diamond Stone, hit her in the face with a closed fist. Diamond Stone claims the spat started when Angie entered her room, demanded that she clean it up and ordered her to control her children, who were running around her Rogers Lake Road home half-naked.

Angie Stone gave a different version of the event, saying she did not know she hit her daughter with the metal stand. The police report says, “Once she realized this, she quickly put the stand down and attempted to get away from Ms. Diamond Stone. Ms. Angie Stone then stated while she tried to get away, Ms. Diamond Stone continued to after her as if to strike her again but stated that Ms. Blondy Chisolm came to break up the fight.”

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Aunt Claims Nick Gordon Under Investigation for Attempted Murder

Bobbi Kristina Brown's Aunt Claims Nick Gordon Under Investigation for Attempted Murder

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Aunt Claims Nick Gordon Under Investigation for Attempted Murder (Photo Credit: Facebook via Leolah PrayerWorks)

Leolah Brown, the aunt of Bobbi Kristina Brown, dropped a bombshell of sorts on Facebook, saying Nick Gordon is under investigation for attempted murder. This revelation, thought to be a personal theory, comes as Dr. Phil staged an intervention after Gordon’s social media posts became more erratic. He has since entered rehab for alcohol and drug addiction.

Leolah Brown posted on her Facebook page:

Dr. Phil,

With all due respect,

Nick Gordon is under investigation for the attempted murder of my niece Bobby Kristina Brown.

We have strong evidence of foul play. Until this investigation is completed by law enforcement, I would ask that you or anyone else not provide this individual a platform to spin this situation to his benefit.

If Nick Gordon does not have the courage to speak with my brother Bobby Brown and/or law enforcement about what happened the day my niece’s body was found in a bathtub, he does not deserve to have a platform to speak to anyone of your caliber until this investigation is concluded.

Respectfully,

Leolah Brown

It should be noted that law enforcement has NOT confirmed her allegations and Nick Gordon has not been accused of a crime or arrested. This is one more sad turn in the life of Bobbi Kristina Brown who was found unresponsive and facedown in a bathtub at her Roswell, Ga., home on Jan. 31.

Leolah Brown also railed in another Facebook post about the treatment of her family:

…and let me say this because right now it needs to be said. I am so sick & tired of so called civilized and so called educated people making ugly comments about my family, The Brown’s! Now lets talk. Anyone in their rightful mind if you have been following my brother Bobby Brown’s career. You have to bear witness that, my brother Bobby Brown has been in the entertainment business for well over 30 years. How many times have you seen a BROWN trying to do a story to make money? So ya see, will the REAL money hungry people please stand up.

Another thing. Who took that picture of Whitney in her Casket? I went to the funeral of course, but did not want to view her body that day. I just could not see her like that. Yet, I was so glad that my spirit did not allow me to go. When I learned that picture was taken; I was also so glad A BROWN was not present at the body viewing on that day. Lets talk now! They couldn’t blame the Brown’s for taking that picture…could they? But who REALLY took that picture AND RECEIVED MONEY?

I want you all to know that from this day on; I am going to defend my family and come after the culprits that love reporting crap like this. Because evidently there are those who LOVE to make The Brown’s look bad. But I know THE TRUTH. And let me tell you this also to keep under your hats~and please don’t ever forget this. My sister Whitney Houston’s tragedy was NOT done on the Brown’s watch! Remember that. Furthermore, my niece Bobbi Kristina Brown’s tragedy was also NOT done on the Brown’s watch. Remember that as well. Yet, there are those who have always tried and continue to try to divide & conquer my family. But who’s watch did these things happen under!? You all think about this good!

Don’t try to make my family look so bad so that others who are fake and malicious can continue to shine in a dark world! Kick Rocks! The devil has always been a dam liar, a dam thief and a dam murderer! Now let the dam games begin and I promise you I will finish it properly. I am no longer standing down while allowing my family name to go in the mud while doing nothing about it. I have every right in the world to defend my family. We have children too! Children that see & hear all of the crap they pull. Therefore, I will continue to be a fighter that MY CHILDREN may be as well when I leave here. It is better for one to simply try to correct the differences in YOUR family and leave mine alone. Peace.

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Boyfriend Nick Gordon’s Tweets Getting Crazy

Bobbi Kristina Brown's Boyfriend Nick Gordon Tweets Getting Crazy

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Boyfriend Nick Gordon Tweets Getting Crazy (Photo Credit: WSB-TV Video Screengrab)

Nick Gordon, the boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, is sending some crazy tweets, including one in which he appears to threaten suicide. Dr. Phil is reportedly set to meet with Gordon within the next few days. Yeah, Nick is going to spill the beans. Bobbi Kristina Brown turned 22 today.

Nick Gordon’s isn’t guilt. It’s being silent. No-one can blame Bobby Brown for being angry. He has a right to know what happened to his daughter.

Charmayne ‘Maxee’ Maxwell, Member of 90s R&B Group Blackstone, Dies at 46

Charmayne 'Maxee' Maxwell, Member of 90s R&B Group Blackstone, Dies at 46

Charmayne ‘Maxee’ Maxwell, Member of 90s R&B Group Blackstone, Dies at 46 (Photo Credit: Twitter)

There are reports that Charmayne ‘Maxee’ Maxwell of the 90s R&B group Brownstone died after suffering a fall in Friday night.

TMZ, quoting a Danish media outlet, says Maxwell fell while she was attending a soccer game. Her death has been described as an “accident,” though family members are looking into whether she committed suicide. Maxee’s brother, Brandon Maxwell, has denied she hinted at committing suicide on Twitter before her death.

TMZ:  A family member tells us Charmayne had come home from her son’s soccer game, and was home alone with him. Later in the evening … around 9 PM her husband, music producer Carsten Soulshock, came home and found her unconscious and bleeding.

We’re told it looked like Charmayne had fallen and cut her neck on glass … she was bleeding profusely, but still had a pulse. Carsten called 911, and paramedics transported her to Cedars Sinai Hospital … but she had lost too much blood. We’re told she died on the way to the hospital. LAPD went to the home … and tell us it was a broken wine glass that cut Charmayne’s neck. Detectives do not suspect foul play.

Brownstone will best be remembered for their biggest hit, Billboard Music award-winning, “If You Love Me” in 1995. Charmayne ‘Maxee’ Maxwell is survived by her husband Carsten Schack and a son, Nicolaj.

Nick Gordon Seeks Temporary Restraining Order Against Roswell PD

Nick Gordon Seeks Temporary Restraining Order Against Roswell PD

Nick Gordon Seeks Temporary Restraining Order Against Roswell PD (Photo Credit: Instagram)

NICK GORDON LAWSUIT:  The AJC is reporting that Bobbi Kristina Brown’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon, is seeking a temporary restraining order to bar Roswell police from carrying out a “search warrant involving a security camera.” Um, so if he wants to dispel any suspicion about his involvement in something untoward to Bobbi Kristina, wouldn’t he give the police everything they want?

The filing also seeks to stop the company Nest Labs from complying with the warrant, issued on or about Feb. 12, documents show.

“The Search Warrant violates the Fourth Amendment in that it is overly broad and seeks private data ‘without limitation,’ and fails to narrowly limit the scope of the data sought by date or other characteristics,” court documents say.

On February 12, 2015, Nest notified via email its customer, Nicholas Gordon …that it had received ‘legal process’ for data and documents related to the account and that it intended to comply.”

The issue is an unjust breach of privacy, the documents say:

“Privacy, in the context of stored information includes the right to control how stored information is communicated and prevent its abuse. lt is more than just confidentiality of data. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution implicitly governs in its very core that Americans have a reasonable expectation of privacy which inherently extends to the right to control their own data and access thereto.”

Documents go on to say “there is an insufficient link between the crime alleged in the Search Warrant, specifically ‘possession of a controlled substance.’” Source: AJC

UPDATE: Nick Gordon’s lawyers, Joe Habachy and Randall Kessler, issued a statement saying, “To protect his client’s interests, Mr Habachy filed the Temporary Restraining Order. “However, Mr Gordon has since elected to dismiss the claim in an effort to help Roswell PD speed up their investigation.”

Legendary Entertainer Patti Labelle Joins “Dancing With the Stars”

Legendary Entertainer Patti Labelle Joins "Dancing With the Stars"

Legendary Entertainer Patti Labelle Joins “Dancing With the Stars” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Legendary entertainer Patti Labelle will join the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars. She is partnered with Artem Chigvintsev.

In addition to Labelle, Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin and LMFAO’s Redfoo are Michael Sam; actress Suzanne Somers; Rumer Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore; Willow Shields, who played Primrose Everdeen on The Hunger Games; Noah Galloway, an Iraq war veteran and model Charlotte McKinney.

The new season of Dancing With the Stars premieres on March 16. We will be rooting for Miss Patti!

Richard Pryor’s Widow Jennifer Lee Pryor Blasts Bill Cosby as a “Piece of Sh*t”

Richard Pryor's Widow Jennifer Lee Pryor Blasts Bill Cosby as a "Piece of Sh*t"

Richard Pryor’s Widow Jennifer Lee Pryor Blasts Bill Cosby as a “Piece of Sh*t” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

BILL COSBY SEX SCANDAL: Richard Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor, blasted embattled actor/comedian Bill Cosby, describing him as “a piece of sh*t” who “had sex with everything that moved.”

Pryor also called Cosby a hypocrite on the podcast, “Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend.”

She said: ‘Bill hated Richard because he “worked dirty.”  Bill worked clean, so therefore, you know-Bill’s just a f*cking hypocrite and dirty on the inside.”

Jennifer Lee Pryor added, “It was a well-kept secret that Bill f*cked everything that moved.” “This kind of sh*t that we’re finding out about is beyond.”

Listen to Jennifer Lee Pryor blast Bill Cosby:

Giuliana Rancic Blasted for Saying Zendaya “Smells Like Weed” Over Dreadlocks

Giuliana Rancic Blasted for Saying Zendaya "Smells Like Weed" Over Dreadlocks

Giuliana Rancic Blasted for Saying Zendaya “Smells Like Weed” Over Dreadlocks

Giuliana Rancic was blasted by Black Twitter after critiquing Zendaya’s look on the red carpet ahead of the Oscar Awards.

During Monday night’s Fashion Police Oscar recap on E!, Rancic commented on Zendaya’s dreadlocks saying, “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil or maybe weed.” Um, wrong choice of words.

Zendaya took to Instagram and Twitter to put Giuliana on blast:

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The response on Twitter was fierce:

Giuliana Rancic tweeted an apology for Zendaya weed diss: