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Robin Thicke Was Totally High While Recording “Blurred Lines”

  • Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are being sued by Marvin Gaye’s family for stealing parts of his song “Got To Give It Up” to use in “Blurred Lines.” When Thicke was asked in legal proceedings whether he was present when the “Blurred Lines” rhythm track was being created, he said he was high the whole time. In a deposition, Thicke said, “To be honest, that’s the only part where — I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection is when we made the song, I thought I wanted — I — I wanted to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit. So I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was and I — because I didn’t want him — I wanted some credit for this big hit. But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.” Err, okay. [Just Jared] Keep reading »

Frisky Rant: On The Great Robin Thicke Feminist Knee-Jerk Fiasco Of 2013

Frisky Rant: On The Great Robin Thicke Feminist Knee-Jerk Fiasco Of 2013
Rejected Robin Thicke Songs
Robin Thicke & Paula Patton Announce That They’re Separating
Songs about Paula Patton that did not make the cut, unforch. Read More »

The first time I really listened to the lyrics of “Blurred Lines,” I was like, “This is my JAM!” It only took a few minutes of Googling and reading my favorite feminist blogs, though, before I started becoming horrified and dismayed at the feminist community’s reaction to the song. The Daily Beast kicked off a knee-jerk party by calling it a “rape song,” and from there it was over. Feminist blog after feminist blog started jumping on the bandwagon, then the fervor spread to major news outlets, and all summer I was mired in language that made me feel excluded from a community into which I’ve invested not only my time and energy, but also my identity.

Let me be clear, Robin Thicke as a person seems like a giant douchenozzle and his latest album is pathetic. But I looooove “Blurred Lines.” The accusation that it’s “rapey” is unfounded if you look at the entire song in context: It’s about two sexually expressive people flirting. That’s it. At no point in the song does the male narrator imply that he’s willing or going to bypass consent. The idea that it’s about the “blurred lines of consent” was projected onto it by people who came to the song with prior hangups. The “blurred line” he’s referring to is the line of knowing or not knowing if the person you’re flirting with is into you. Like, “I’m pretty sure I know you want it, but you haven’t expressly said so, so we’re still in this hazy flirting territory.” He doesn’t say — at all, ever — “I know you want it, and whether or not that’s actually true, I’m going to take it.” But nonetheless, that’s what it was made out to be. Keep reading »

The Woman From The “Blurred Lines” Music Video Runs & Hides When That Song Comes On

  • Emily Ratajkowski, the very attractive young woman from Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” music video, says that when the song comes on in a bar she runs into the bathroom to hide. I don’t blame her. [Celebuzz]
  • Gary Oldman’s publicist is defending an interview with Playboy in which he defended Mel Gibson and made comments about Philip Seymour Hoffman being fat, among other gems. “In this interview Gary is doing what many intelligent people do: he is illustrating the absurd by being absurd,” says his publicist. Uh huh. [UK Yahoo]
  • R. Kelly has finally spoken about his 14-year-old Jaya, who has come out as a transgender boy and changed his name to Jay. And, it would seem, R. Kelly isn’t so into it. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

Michael Fassbender Dances To “Blurred Lines,” Gives Robin Thicke A Run For His Money

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Michael Fassbender Knows You Want It

So, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy are in a movie together? Some kind of “X-Men” thing? I don’t know, I don’t really care. The important thing is, the hunky trio hit up the “The Graham Norton Show” together and performed the dance moves from “Blurred Lines.”  Robin Thicke had better watch his slimy back. Fassy’s got those moves down***. And he is way hotter, if I do say so myself. [YouTube]

***Given Michael Fassbender’s rumored past history of domestic abuse and the fact that some people think that “Blurred Lines” is a song condoning rape culture, I realize not everyone may share my glee at his dance moves. However, let’s just appreciate a silly video, shall we?

DJ Banned After Playing “Blurred Lines” At A North Carolina Bar

Defending "Blurred Lines"
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Is the song "rapey"? Read More »
"Blurred" Is Feminist
Robin Thicke Says "Blurred Lines" Is A "Feminist Movement"
... says Robin Thicke, who seems kind of dumb. Read More »
"Blurred Lines" Parody
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News station parodies "Blurred Lines" asking Filner to resign. Read More »
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A University of North Carolina student’s complaints about the Robin Thicke song “Blurred Lines” successfully got a DJ banned from playing a Chapel Hill bar again. Here’s how it went down. Keep reading »

Artist Creates Fembot That Dances To “Blurred Lines” And It’s Exactly As Creepy As You’d Expect

Hellllppppppp!
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It Speaks And Makes Eye Contact Too.

Artist Jordan Wolfson seemingly tapped into the deepest fears of my childhood when he created this dancing doll, which is currently on display at NYC’s David Zwirner Art Gallery. The thing that makes the fembot — which gyrates to a warped version of “Blurred Lines” – even more terrifying than the animatronic band members of the Rock-afire Explosion that frightened me in my youth is the fact that the creature makes eye contact and speaks to patrons (in Wolfon’s voice) about existential stuff. The mask and the pole coming out of its chest don’t exactly put me at ease either.  Keep reading »

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