Robin Thicke dismisses Marvin Gaye plagiarism claims

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American singer Robin Thicke has filed a legal suit against the family’s of 70’s soul singer Marvin Gaye and Bridgeport Music after they accused him of plagiarism over his hit Blurred LinesThe Gaye family has claimed that Blurred Lines is plagiarism of their father’s Gaye’s 1977 song “Got To Give it Up”.

Bridgeport Music, owner of the compositions of the 1970’s funk band Funkadelic claim that the song is a reworking of that group’s 1974 single “Standing on the Verge of Getting it On.” Thicke has denied the charges or any suggestion that the song was inspired by any other. Pharrell, who also appears on the song and is a big fan of Marvin Gaye, has denied any comparisons.

Thicke has had some measureable success lately, appearing on the Kevin Hart-produced hit BET fake reality comedy series “Real Husbands of Hollywood”. Thirty-six year old Thicke is married to black actress, Paula Patton, who has starred in “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” and the Denzel Washington film “2 Guns”.

Blurred Lines has been stirring up controversy for weeks now. It was banned from YouTube for being too racy with its depiction of naked women gyrating over Thicke. The song has reached number one in 14 countries.

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Washington DC

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While it is true that Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States, it is a nice place to visit for the average tourist in its own right.

The city is cool and with an easy road network is one of the nicest cities to walk around in with chic neighbourhoods, trendy restaurants, and an entire section dedicated to American history on the National Mall.

It is also walking or a metro rides distance from the nearby states of Maryland and Virginia which both donated land to help form the district, named in honour of President George Washington, in 1791.

The city is in a humid sub-tropical zone and has four seasons with hot summers and cold winters.

The city has a distinctly European feel which is not surprising since it was designed based on plans of the cities of Paris, Karlsruhe, Amsterdam, and Milan.

Six of the buildings listed in the top ten of the American Institute of Architects are in Washington D.C. These include the White House; the US Capitol; Thomas Jefferson Memorial; Lincoln Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Historic buildings in the city have a varied style built in Queen Anne, Chateauesque, Romanesque, and Victorian styles.

Georgetown, the Smithsonian Institute with the National Air and Space Museum are also must sees. Across the Potomac River in Virginia is Arlington Memorial cemetery where former presidents including JFK are buried.

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Cowell to give pregnant lover house

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Simon Cowell is to give his pregnant lover Lauren Silverman a house in Los Angeles worth £10 million pounds so she can raise their child near to him.

 

Cowell has several homes around the world but is based in LA while the 36 year old Silverman currently lives in The Hamptons in New York. It is understood that the producer of X Factor,Pop Idol, and American Idol, who is about to become a father for the first time at age 52, will visit the child whenever he can. Silverman is due to give birth in February.

 

Cowell has decided to give Silverman mansion he has on the Trousdale Estate in Beverly Hillsonce she is divorced from husband Andrew. This isn’t the first time that Cowell has given a house to a girlfriend. In fact, it is the method he usually uses to ditch them.

 

The house is said to have four bedrooms with ocean views, a digital screening room, and swimming pool. British musicians Elton John and Ringo Starr are among the neighbours. Silverman has a seven year old son, Adam, and it is expected that she and Andrew will share custody.

 

Andrew Silverman filed for divorce in July and has named Cowell as a co-respondent in his suit. Cowell is reportedly excited about the prospect of becoming a father for the first time.

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