The Beastie Boys Suing GoldieBox Toy Company Of Use Of “Girls”

  • The Beastie Boys filed a lawsuit yesterday against girls’ toy company GoldieBlox for acting with “oppression, fraud and malice” over unauthorized use of the band’s song, “Girls,” in their popular commercial. The band insisted that they have never wanted to have their music to promote products and would not have approved GoldieBlox doing so. [New York TimesGothamist]
  • Madonna and  her 25-year-old  boy toy of three years, Brahim Zaibat, are dunzo. [US Weekly]
  • Drew Barrymore’s second baby will be another girl! [People]
  • On how the faux sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial was an insult to deaf people and to Mandela. [The Wire]
  • Ellen DeGeneres denies tabloid reports that she and Portia de Rossi are on the rocks. “In fact,” she said, “the only thing we ever argue about is who loves who more.” Aw. [US Weekly]
  • Hitting the snooze button actually makes getting up harder. Shit. I knew it was too good to be true. [New Yorker]
  • Starbucks is putting out a Valentine’s Day compilation album with Fiona Apple, Thao, Valerie June, Vampire Weekend, Beck, Sharon Jones and others covering classic love songs. [Pitchfork]
  • Jason Derulo’s cover of Lorde’s song “Royals” is actually really good. [Idolator]
  • Kelis announced a new album coming out in 2014 called Food. Yay! [Flavorwire]
  • Ashton Kutcher Instagrammed a rare photo of him kissing new girlfriend Mila Kunis. [Daily Mail UK]

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