There's no question this must be excruciatingly difficult on the entire family.
The source said:
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Last week, it was reported that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke clapped back hard at that Blurred Lines lawsuit — appealing the verdict that they committed copyright infringement against Marvin Gaye's Got to Give It Up.
Throughout the drawn out court battle, the singers expressed the sentiment that paying homage to an earlier era and making a song reminiscent of a sound shouldn't fall under copyright infringement.
And it looks like a TON of musicians agree — because 212 artists, composers, and producers have filed a brief with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the bid by Williams, Thicke, and T.I. to overturn the decision.
Musicians from all corners of the industry have banded together to support the appeal, claiming that the Blurred Lines creators deserve victory on grounds that the court's ruling will set a precedent that will "stifle creativity" and "impede the creative process."
Among those who threw their names in the ring are the members of Train, Linkin Park, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Black Crowes, Fall Out Boy, as well as Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, Hall & Oates' John Oates, R. Kelly, Hans Zimmer, Jennifer Hudson, Jean Baptiste, Evan Bogart and Brian Burton (Danger Mouse).
The artist's brief, penned by entertainment attorney Ed McPherson, states:
We could legit listen to her speak for DAYS!
Britney Spears has been a global superstar for over two decades, and she spilled the tea on the music industry like NEVER BEFORE in a new BBC Radio 1 interview!
Over the course of the conversation, a bubbly Brit dished on family, her Las Vegas show, and of course her upcoming album Glory — and dropped some veiled shade at "divas" she's worked with in the past!
The Toxic songstress explained that she doesn't collaborate with other artists that often because they can be flakey, but more so because:
This might be the most beautiful one yet!
It's been over three weeks now since the tragic shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida and thankfully the push for change and awareness isn't going away any time soon!
Over the past couple of weeks, celebs like Elton John, Sofia Vergara, and more helped to pay tribute to the victims through videos or performances, and now Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, and a whole lot more are letting their voices be heard!
In an emotional new song titled Hands, Spears, Stefani, Derulo, and Trainor join Pink, Jennifer Lopez, Ty Herndon, Adam Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Imagine Dragons, and Mary J. Blige in order to pay tribute to the victims of the terrible shooting.
But the great cause goes beyond a tribute and awareness as all of the proceeds for the song, which was released by Interscope Records, will benefit the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, GLAAD, and the LGBT Community Center of Central Florida!
Ch-ch-check out the AH-Mazingly touching song (below) and make sure you help lend support by downloading the song HERE!
Now THIS is the kind of response we're talking about!
On Tuesday night, Elton John gave a touching and inspirational tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting mid-concert. The message was just what we needed after these dark past few days and shameful silence from a TON of celebrities.
In John's speech, he spoke about the hate that continues to permeate THE ENTIRE WORLD and why it's so important the LGBTQ community remain strong despite the ignorance and despicable people that wish to take us down, saying:
"Tonight we are winning the fight against prejudice."
To keep it short and sweet, E.J. gave us HOPE.
You can watch the full message (below)!
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Preach it, E!
Elton John is arguably the most famous gay musician in the world, so it's about time for him to officially speak out against Gov. Pat McCrory and his beyond bigoted House Bill 2.
Luckily, the 69-year-old AIDS ambassador did just that in an open letter to North Carolina through The Hill on Tuesday where he not only defended his LGBT peers, but also offered suggestions on how to move forward!
In his essay, the Can You Feel the Love Tonight singer first pointed out how discriminatory and dangerous the laws truly are, saying:
Taylor Swift had one hell of a 2015!
With the mega success of her Grammy-winning album 1989, and her epically lucrative 1989 World Tour, the New Romantics songstress was the top earner of last year!
Swifty absolutely slayed the competition, earning a whopping $73.5 million largely thanks to her tour — which cashed in $61.7M for her 2015 haul.
But other factors like album sales and streaming sales helped — and even Ryan Adams' 1989 cover album helped make the pop star the top earner of publishing royalties!
While Swift's success isn't that surprising, the rest of the top ten earners may be…
Coming in at number 2 is