3LW songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler sued Swift in September, claiming the lyrics of her song "Shake it Off" infringed on those found in their 2001 track.
Swift's track includes the lines, "The players gonna play, play, play, play, play/ and the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate." 3LW's less wordy tune features the phrase, "Players, they gon' play/ and haters are gonna hate."
On Wednesday (Jan. 3), Swift's legal team moved to dismiss the copyright lawsuit, arguing that the phrase should be in the public domain, reports Variety. "There can be no copyright protection in 'playas, they gonna play and haters, they gonna hate,' because it would impermissibly monopolize the idea that players will play and haters will hate," Swift's lawyers wrote in the motion. Read morehere.
As previously reported In the Mark Romanek directed clip, Timberlake adopts Steve Job's signature look and bounds onto a stage wearing a turtleneck, glasses and a headset microphone as he addresses an applauding audience, the song's bombastic intro plays in the background.
The song is the lead single from Timberlake's fourth studio album Man of the Woods, which is set to be released on Feb 2. Two days later, the singer will hit the stage to headline the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show. Watch the videohere.
Lamar and Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith (the head of the rapper's label Top Dawg Entertainment), are set to curate and produce Black Panther: The Album. The project will feature music from and inspired by the new superhero film.
"I am honored to be working with such an incredible artist whose work has been so inspirational, and whose artistic themes align with those we explore in the film," said director Ryan Coogler in a prepared statement. "I can't wait for the world to hear what Kendrick and TDE have in store."
"Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director," added Lamar. "The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture. I'm truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside Ryan and Marvel's vision." Check out the new trackhere.
In the clip, which was shot in the studio, the artists wear headphones as they rehearse and listen back to the uptempo dance song. From the looks of things, it was a fun recording session.
Check out the preview clip for the new duethere.
Gambino (a.k.a. actor Donald Glover) is up for five awards this year including Record of the Year for "Redbone" and Album of the Year for Awaken, My Love! His performance at this year's awards will mark his GRAMMY stage debut.
Gaga is also a nominee for her pop album Joanne and pop solo performance "Million Reasons" and will sing a song from the record. P!nk earned a pop solo performance nod for 'What About Us" while Little Big Town earned two nominations in country music categories. Read morehere.
"Yeah, it was crazy, we got here and our whole house was like bashed in, it was crazy," Clarkson told Extra's Renee Bargh. The singer explained that her and the family were fine after the traumatic event
She said that the only casualties of the robbery were some "materialistic things we didn't care about, the guy was in our kid's room' so it was a little weird, other than that everyone is safe and good." Read morehere.
The rapper faces up to five years behind bars when he's sentenced, with a court date scheduled for March 29 (via Rolling Stone). With DMX still dealing with rehab for drug and alcohol issues, however, that date is likely to be postponed.
Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said DMX was "systematically cheating on his taxes" by insisting on cash payments whenever possible and diverting royalty payments to the bank accounts of others, including managers.
"No matter who you are or whatever fame you may have achieved, the law applies equally to all, and no one is exempt from the shared obligation to pay our taxes," Kim said. Read morehere.
"The defendant is not entitled to this sort of special treatment simply due to his 'celebrity status,'" Brinkley wrote in her opinion, which was written on Friday (Dec. 1) and released Monday (Dec. 4).
"As stated on multiple occasions, he has never missed a previous court date in this case and poses absolutely no threat to the community, which makes him an ideal candidate for bail - a conclusion the Commonwealth did not oppose," Mill's attorney Joe Tacopina explained in a statement.
"We intend to immediately appeal this decision, so Mr. Williams can be released from prison on bail while we continue to work to overturn this wrongful and unjust." Read morehere.
"We did a duet for her album and I don't know when it's coming out but it's amazing," Pink shared with The Sun. "We did it two years ago so I don't remember the title, but she's incredible."
The beef between Pink and Aguilera ignited back in the early '00s, when the singers clashed while recording the hit "Lady Marmalade." The rivalry came to a shocking climax when according to Pink, Aguilera tried to punch her during a night out clubbing. Read morehere.
The singer received an overall whopping 6.3 billion streams of his music worldwide. He also earned Spotify's most streamed album kudos; Divide was streamed 3.1 billion times this year. In addition, Sheeran took top streamed song honors with "Shape of You" which was listened to 1.4 billion times.
Females didn't fair as well in the most streamed artists lists. No woman ranked in either top 5 albums or singles categories. Rihanna was the most streamed female performer of the year, followed by Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Sia. See some of the top listshere.
The court ruled that Hollister acted with malice against Perry and the church and as a result, both parties were awarded $10 million in damages which they will split.
Perry first tried to purchase the property from the Archdiocese in 2015. Before the sale was finalized, the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary decided to sell the eight-acre property to Hollister. Read morehere.
Rodgers made the revelation in a new blog post, where he explained how a bout of food poisoning while CHIC was on tour with Earth, Wind and Fire this year led to doctors finding cancer. The illness caused him to miss a CHIC show for the first time ever.
After having surgery in August, the producer said that his "prognosis is 100% recovery." Rodgers successfully battled a previous cancer diagnosis earlier this decade. Read morehere.
Travis on Tuesday (Dec. 5) issued a formal statement in response to this decision. "Randy's behavior was extremely altered the evening of his arrest due to the state of his mental health, and substances in his body, causing him to do and say things that were entirely out of character," reads the statement. "He suffered a severe concussion and sustained numerous other injuries from the crash."
Despite the apology, Travis is still seeking comeuppance against those he claims mistreated him after the arrest, reports TheBoot.com. "Notwithstanding the release of the tape, Randy and his team will have their day in court regarding the ongoing lawsuit against the State of Texas in relation to the violation of his civil rights," the statement continued. Read morehere.
"7AM N THE STUDIO!," Lil Jon shared on Instagram with a photo from the studio session, shouting out Usher, DJ Kronik and most interestingly, Skippy peanut butter, which was tagged in the post.
The rapper is also holding a big jar of the peanut butter in the photo, suggesting that perhaps they're working on a new ad campaign. Time will tell. In the meantime, check out Lil John's posthere.
Sia has responded to the article in a series of Tweets, echoing some of the writer's same concerns. "This article poses a question I have asked myself often. I do check in with Maddie weekly about whether she wants this, and assure her if she ever wants it to stop it stops," Sia wrote. "It's a conversation we should all be having. Not just myself but all directors, stage parents and agents with their children, clients, charges. Maddie was already famous when I discovered her, but I have certainly expanded her exposure and feel responsible for that. I feel very protective of her and my goal is to empower her in whatever choices she makes."
"Some would argue a teenager can't or shouldn't be charged with making sound choices for themselves and so I do try to choose the best for her always. But I think this is an important conversation," the singer added, along with a link to the article. "What I learned from Maddie is that fame affects her differently than how it affected me. I can only trust that she is telling me the truth. If that changes, we stop." See the tweetshere.
According to pretax earnings between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017, Diddy cleared $130 million, with most of his wealth coming from the sale of a portion of his Sean John fashion line, his Ciroc vodka deal and this year's Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour.
Drake followed Queen Bey with $95 million and The Weeknd came in at number four with $92 million. View Forbes' top 10 highest-paid musicians of 2017here.
That is until the arrival of Kesha, driving a classic Trans Am and decked out in a fabulous matching gold ensemble. The singer convinces him to give up his roller-blading dreams and go on tour with her instead.
The dynamic duo will launch the nine-week, 30-city tour June 6 in Phoenix, AZ, running until the final date on August 5 in Tampa, FL. $1 from every ticket sold will be donated on 'The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore' tour. Kesha will donate her proceeds to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network), the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the US. Macklemore will donate his proceeds to M Plus1, an organization that advances racial and social justice through the M&RL Equity Fund.
Watch 'The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore's tour trailer, which contains explicit language, and see all the dateshere.
Bass shared her story on Instagram at the time, she also made a police report, but was told by authorities that "other women have to come forward" before they could pursue the case.
She has detailed the incident again to Spin, with Miguel categorically denying the allegations. "I felt I had already addressed how bizarre and twisted this accusation was when I was asked about it in March," Miguel said through a representative regarding the renewed allegations in Spin. "Her story of what transpired is not accurate and the accusation is unfair and unwarranted." Read morehere.
The special edition includes Katy Perry, Usher, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, the Foo Fighters and more who all pop up in the Carpool Karaoke holiday special -- all brimming with Christmas cheer.
At the end of the set, Harry Styles plants a big wet kiss on James Corden to which he replies: "Wow! I did not expect that for Christmas!" The video also includes Sam Smith, P!nk and Kelly Clarkson. Watch the festive new Carpool Karaokehere.
Chesney, whose home on St. John was completely destroyed, established Love for Love City, a foundation dedicated to providing aid to victims of hurricane Irma.
While working to help provide, food, water, electricity and more to the residents of the area, Chesney's assistant, Jill Trunnell, noticed a larger number of domestic animals wandering the streets.
"She said to me, 'What about the animals who have been left behind?'" Chesney told USA Today. "I said, 'You're right. We've got to help them too.'"
"Once we got past the anxiety of getting water to people and taking care of their basic needs, Jill contacted Big Dog Ranch in Florida and Island Dog Rescue in St. John, St. Thomas and Vieques in Puerto Rico," Chesney continued. "Next thing you know, we've got three or four planes going down there to get these animals healthy and safe." Read morehere.
"I'm pretty sure dis is very old or fake," Grande shared with a photo from a fan site claiming to show the singer working on new music. "If u wanted confirmation I've been working why didn't you just ask?"
The singer followed by sharing a video from a recording studio, where she's crafting a new set of bangers for a future release. See fan captures of the Instagram storyhere.
The music executive (who stepped down from various business roles last month due to other allegations) took to Instagram to publicly declare his innocence and announce his intention to defend himself against the allegations.
"Today, I begin to properly defend myself. I will prove without any doubt that I am innocent of all rape charges," Simmons wrote. He said he would begin by addressing the claims made by model Keri Claussen, followed by the account published by screenwriter Jenny Lumet in The Hollywood Reporter.
"My intention is not to diminish the #MeToo movement in any way, but instead hold my accusers accountable," he wrote. "Again, this is not a movement against or even in conjunction with #MeToo. It's just a statement about my innocence." Read morehere.
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