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Judge Reduces Cash Settlement Of "Blurred Lines" Verdict, Adds New Stipulation

Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and, now, T.I. will be forced to relinquish half of the single's royalties to the Gaye family.=

While a new ruling has reduced the amount of money paid to Marvin Gaye's family in the "Blurred Lines" copyright infringement lawsuit, the judge is not through with Robin Thicke, Pharrell Willams' and T.I.'s pockets just yet.

The original $7.3 million that the judge ordered the "Blurred Lines" musicians and their team to pay was chopped down to $5.3 million after a new development was made in the case, the Associated Press reports. The judge agreed to order Thicke and Williams to pay half of their royalties to the family instead, with a block on the new trial that Thicke requested. The block also stood relevant for the Gaye family, who motioned for a bar on all of the single's sales until court proceedings settled.

READ: Robin Thicke On ‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict: ‘I’m Constantly Inspired, But I Would Never Steal’

Richard Busch, the Gaye family's attorney, threatened to re-litigate the infringement every three years if a royalty percentage hadn't been settled upon. Because the original ruling only addressed past sales of "Blurred Lines," the Gaye family wanted to be sure they received all of their just dues.

The attorney for Billionaire Boys Club co-creator, Pharrell, disputed all of the judge's resolutions. "While we certainly respect the diligence and care devoted by the court throughout these proceedings, we must agree to disagree on the conclusions," Howard King said in The Hollywood Reporter. "We look forward to exercising our further remedies and ultimately achieving clarity on the difference between inspiration and copyright infringement."

READ: T.I. On The ‘Blurred Lines’ Case: ‘I Don’t Steal From Anybody Creatively’

Tip, who had previously dodged any involvement with the lawsuit, was also thrown in the mix as a result of the new ruling. The Grand Hustle Records head honcho received a sting from the judge's order to now include him in Thicke and Williams' judgment along with Universal, Star Trak Entertainment and Interscope records.

"I am thrilled for the Gaye family, and the thoughtful members of the jury, who had to listen to all of that while remaining silent," Busch said of the new ruling. He also appreciated the court's decision to involve T.I., who is a co-writer and royalty recipient for the track, back into the lawsuit.

Hopefully, this is the last and final adjustment to the lawsuit, and a case closed can be stamped on the dispute once and for all.

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"I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta," Knight said. "The NFL recently announced their new social justice platform Inspire Change, and I am honored to be a part of its inaugural year."

In more recent years, Beyonce, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Natalie Cole, and many more have performed the anthem on this stage.

Alongside Knight, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), will have a performer and deaf activist by the name of Aaron Loggins sign the National Anthem and "America The Beautiful."

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Stephen Curry Breaks Another Three Point Record

Stephen Curry's three-point shooting average has made him a player to watch in the NBA for the past five seasons. Now, one of the league's favorite shooting guards has set a new record by scoring eight or more three-pointers in three straight games.

The well-known Golden State Warrior hit the courts Wednesday night (Jan. 16) to play the New Orleans Pelicans. The NBA champion finished with 41 points, ending with a 147-140 win against the Louisiana-based team.

"Sometimes when you get hot like that, you really don't see anything but the rim," Curry said, according to ESPN. "And you just try to stay on balance and get to your spot wherever that is. These are shots I work on. I have confidence in them. I know my teammates do."

Alongside Curry's record-breaking performance, the Warriors and Pelicans set a new NBA stat by scoring the most three-pointers in a game. The feat surpassed the Warriors and Sacramento Kings' game with 43. The Oakland team also happens to be the first to score 140 points back-to-back since 1998.

Wednesday night's matchup was described as a "pickup game" by Warriors coach Steve Kerr and cemented the team's legacy, breaking one record after the other in a matter of hours.

 

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Janelle Monae And Cardi B To Perform At The 61st Annual Grammy Awards

According to a press release, Janelle Monae and Cardi B are among the first performers announced to hit the stage for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10.

Monae is up for two honors including Album Of The Year for Dirty Computer, while Cardi could win a total of five awards, including Best Rap Album and Album Of The Year for Invasion Of Privacy. The Wondaland artist performed "We Are Young" with the group .fun during the 55th Annual ceremony, and the Bronx-bred MC rapped alongside Bruno Mars during a performance of "Finesse" at last year's big event. Both Dirty Computer and Invasion Of Privacy were named to the list of VIBE's Best Albums of 2018.

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