Pharrell Williams testified in a single phrase to what he thinks “Blurred Lines” shares with the Marvin Gaye song it’s said to copy: “Feel. Not infringement.”
Marvin Gaye Family Says Jury Has Been “Poisoned” by ‘Blurred Lines’ Trial Testimony
That’s the dispute in the trial currently in its second week in Los Angeles federal court, with the soul singer’s children Frankie and Nona Gaye claiming “Blurred Lines” infringes their late father’s 1977 song “Got To Give It Up.” The prolific producer (and The Voice judge) took the stand on
“They took us 90 percent of the way there. We still got that 10 percent in order to cross over to the other side,” Obama said. “So the question, I guess, that I have today is, what’s called of us in this Joshua generation? What do we do in order to fulfill that legacy, to fulfill the obligations and the debt that we owe to those who allowed us to be here today?”
“I think that our show represents a huge opportunity to stay in the culture beyond entertainment value and there’s an intrinsic nature of you have the gay factor, right? So, obviously, Lee (Daniels, co-creator) is gay. That was an important storyline for him. I think it’s important for people to see themselves. Even within the Black community. But if you aren’t really, really taking it off of screen and making it live in the community in a significant way … like I know Jussie, he is gay, and he’s very committed to issues around the LGBT community. He and I have a very close relationship, “Yoba stated.
Earlier this week, Bobby Brown celebrated Bobbi Kristina’s 22nd birthday at an Atlanta hospital. For over a month and a half, Bobbi Kristina has been in a medically induced coma, after being found unconscious in a bathtub by Nick Gordon and a friend. Brown stated from the beginning that Gordon and his daughter were not officially married, and also made it clear he didn’t want Gordon around Bobbi Kristina.
Slip ‘n Slide ‘n Hospitalized
Last Christmas, an Australian travel company’s holiday party got the summer fun treatment when it built a makeshift slip-and-slide past a row of cubicles. Flight Centre’s legendary slide competition took a bad turn, though, when one employee was rushed to the hospital after being knocked unconscious.
Paul Gaffney told The Courier-Mail that he was “out for about 20 to 30 seconds” after slipping backwards on his second attempt. The company seems to have dodged a legal bullet, though, as Gaffney downplayed his injuries and said he wants the slip ‘n slide competition to continue.
2-Story Slide = 2 Injury Lawsuits
Rackspace Inc., a cloud computing company, is also famous for an office slide, though theirs is a curving, two-story metal slide permanently affixed in