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Not So ‘Happy': Marvin Gaye’s Family Considering Suing Pharrell Williams…Again

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Hitmaker Pharrell Williams’ 2015 came in with a bang as he was able to celebrate two consecutive year-end chart-toppers with Robin Thicke‘s ‘Blurred Lines’ (2013) and his own ‘Happy’ (2014).

This week, however, brought with it news that certainly didn’t bring a smile to Williams face after he, Thicke, and Sony were found liable for ripping off Marvin Gaye‘s hit single ‘Got To Give It Up’ – a misstep that cost the trio a hefty $7 million.

But, if Gaye’s family has their way, that price tag may only the beginning.  See more below:

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Christina Milian, Whoopi Goldberg & Anika Noni Rose Ready Respective Returns To Scripted TV

Rockmond Dunbar & Lance Gross En Route To Primetime TV As Well

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The primetime success of ABC’s ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Scandal,’ and ‘How To Get Away With Murder,’ alongside FOX’s breakout hit series ‘Empire,’ are proving themselves just the catalysts needed to see more faces of color in high profile roles.

Now, with ABC and FOX changing the game, CBS and NBC are both readying a slew of projects to “get in on the action,” so to speak, by calling on the likes of Rockmond Dunbar, Anika Noni Rose, and Lance Gross to veteran actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Phylicia Rashad to help steer potential future projects upward.

Get the latest on all of the previously mentioned actors/actresses and more as primetime TV promises to see its most diverse displays yet later this year, early next year:

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New Video: Lyfe Jennings – ‘Pretty Is’

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Singer-songwriter Lyfe Jennings has returned with “Pretty Is,” the lead single from his highly anticipated sixth studio album, Tree Of Lyfe.

Already  making waves across the net, the single’s official accompanying music video has only heightened the buzz surrounded his new album, due this summer via RAL/Sony Music Entertainment.

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Are You Buying?: Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’

Today brought with it the release of ‘Rebel Heart’ – Queen of Pop Madonna‘s 13th full length studio LP.  Though, on one hand, greeted with overall positive reviews from the industry’s top critics, the delivery of their thumbs up come as a sigh of relief, so to speak, for an era that to date has seen no dearth of dilemmas for the daring diva (see:  multiple leaks, on-stage fall, overall messiness).

Yet, in what is no unexpected response, the Material Girl is pressing forward with her new material as one thing remains certain:  the challenges have only helped reaffirm the fighter in the 56-year-old…

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Iggy Azalea Delays ‘Great Escape’ Tour As Nick Jonas & Tinashe Drop Out

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Scheduling for ‘The Great Escape’ tour, starring Iggy Azalea, isn’t exactly going so great, a recent report reveals.  The Grammy-nominated rapstress was set to hit the road in her first headlining tour this spring, but due a number of unexpected switch-ups the outing has been faced with rumors of cancellations.

Azaleans should not fret too much, however.  For, despite ‘Jealous’ co-stars Nick Jonas and Tinashe dropping out, Def Jam confirms the trek is still on.  See the new dates below:

 

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R&B Diva Angie Stone Arrested For Knocking Daughter’s Teeth Out *Update*

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Does R&B diva Angie Stone have iron fists?

Daughter Diamond Stone may have the answer as reports have surfaced she is now missing two front teeth as a result of an altercation with her Grammy-nominated mother.

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Update:  Diamond releases statement on the incident.

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Madonna Reveals Forthcoming Collabos With Drake & Kanye West

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Lil’ Wayne (‘Revolver’) and Nicki Minaj (‘Give Me All Your Luvin’) have already shared song credits with Queen of Pop Madonna, but if she has her way, it seems their chart-topping Young Money mate Drake is soon set to follow.

After expressing a mutual fascination on Instagram, the Canadian hitmaker lent the tune ‘Madonna’ (found aboard his #1 album ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’) in honor of his new legendary friend.  Earning a thumbs up from the diva herself, she now reveals to our friends at Complex that a collabo is already in the works.

Madge, who is in full promo swing for the March 10th release of her new album ‘Rebel Heart,’ also dished on the new project and contributions from Kanye West – who fans may remember was also spotted on the her ‘Hard Candy’ project.

Are you ready for hip-hop flavored hits from the Queen?  Get the details below:

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