JAY-Z / BARNEYS; Follow Up

In an effort to save face with Jay-Z, his fans, and members of Barneys’ shopping community, Barneys’ CEO Mark Lee offers and apology to the man himself.

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Jay can now continue building his empire.

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Crime as Entertainment; Wolf of Wall Street

In one of the most anticipated films of the year, from Academy Award winner Marty Scorcese, Leo plays real life character Jordan Belfort. Belfort, in his time, was one of the most infamous names and faces of Wall Street.

At the ripe age of 22, this young man successfully founded one of the most successful brokerage firms in the country.

Belfort was later charged with numerous securities violations and negotiated a deal with authorities whereby he cooperated with the Federal Authorities, served a prison sentence and returned over $100MM to investors which were defrauded.

In any event, the entertainment industry and our society are obsessed with programming that has a criminal element. Just think of the success of Breaking Bad, and Sons of Anarchy, the list goes on.

Now, with the talents of Marty and Leo, this film “Wolf of Wall Street” promises to please.

Check out the new trailer here.

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Thicke v. Gaye

Thicke v. Gaye

The family of Marvin Gaye is suing Robin Thicke for Copyright infringement, claiming that Thicke stole two songs from the late Marvin Gaye.

The family claims, “that Thicke not only stole Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” for his mega-hit “Blurred Lines,” but also lifted Gaye’s “After the Dance” for his track “Love After War.'”

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. district court in California, follows Thicke’s own preemptive lawsuit in August that sought to protect him from the Gaye family’s allegations that “Blurred Lines” uses the same “feel” and “sound” as Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.”

The latest suit contends that Thicke is guilty of a “blatant copying of a constellation of distinctive and significant compositional elements of Marvin Gaye’s classic No. 1 song, ‘Got to Give It Up.’”

The Gayes cite interviews given by Thicke to GQ and Billboard as evidence that he deliberately boosted Gaye’s sound for “Blurred Lines.”

What are your thoughts?

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