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Friday, March 20, 2015

This Week: Justin Bieber Cries in a Car, Henry Rollins Never Dies, and Kanye is an Insult to Music Fans

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"All babies contain a soul however they come to this earth and their families. There is nothing synthetic about a soul!! So how can we dismiss IVF and surrogacy?"
Madonna, responding to Dolce & Gabbana's assertion that babies born via non-traditional means are somehow lesser than. (Instagram)

“Your mamma should be ashamed you were born."
Killer Mike after getting attacked by a stage invader halfway through a SXSW performance. (NME)

"There was no infringement,.. You can't own feelings and you can't own emotions.”
Pharrell Williams on losing the Marvin Gaye copyright infringement case. (Financial Times)

"Great artists like our dad intentionally build their music to last, but we as the caretakers of such treasures, have an obligation to be vigilant about preserving the integrity of the music so that future generations understand its origins and feel its effect as the artist intended, and to assure that it retains its value.”
Marvin Gaye's children, defending the copyright infringement suit aimed at Pharrell and Robin Thicke for "Blurred Lines." (Billboard)

“It’s about a man who cannot die and he's bored, because he's done everything and eternity’s a drag… What if your bucket list was nine miles long but you had checked every box, sometimes even twice. I live very urgently because I'm trying to get stuff done, but the guy in the movie is the opposite."
Henry Rollins on his new movie, He Never Died, which looks a little something like this: (NME)


"Kanye West is an insult to music fans all over the world. We spend hundreds of pounds to attend glasto, and by doing so, expect a certain level of entertainment."
British people are objecting to Kanye West headlining this summer's hallowed Glastonbury Festival. They've started a petition and everything. (Change.org)

"I just turned 21. I swear!"
Justin Bieber, in response to the statement: "Never have I ever been kicked out of a bar." (Ellen)

"It went a little rough. Yeah, I'm not gonna lie. There was some moments where I was like, 'Justin's gonna cry in the car. There's no way he's not gonna cry.' You know how you can look at a person and they're trying to have a good time, but you can tell that there's a tear?"
Kevin Hart is wondering if Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber was a little too rough on the singer. (Jimmy Kimmel Live)

"The Associated Press reported erroneously that Robert Durst is a member of a band. He is a real estate heir; Fred Durst is the former frontman of Limp Bizkit."
AP wants to clarify that Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst is not the same person as possible-serial-killer, Robert Durst (of HBO's The Jinx). Just so we're clear. (JimRomenesko.com)

"We're just in the beginning phases of it so I can barely share anything about it because we haven't created it yet. But the story is going to be fictionalized and then at some point down the next 10 years I can envision myself creating a one-person show where I can really get into the subtleties and the stories, but for this particular musical it will be a fictionalized story and we'll add songs and change lyrics."
Alanis Morissette is in the process of creating a musical based around her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill. Get in line, people! (Billboard)


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