An artist who performs as White Hinterland is suing Justin Bieber (and his producers) for allegedly borrowing a vocal riff. She claims part of her 2014 song "Ring The Bell" was used in Justin's hit "Sorry."
Listen for yourself - It's right at the beginning of both songs.
It doesn't sound like Justin's producers sampled White Hinterland, but they definitely might have taken the melody.
If Justin ends up apologizing I hope he does it with the song. The lyrics "Is it too late to say sorry" are perfect.
Adele forgot the words to her own song during her 25 world tour this week. She went from being perfectly composed to realizing her mistake and shouting profanities, lots and lots of profanities. Then she explained, "Wrong Words! I started singing the verse instead of the chorus!"
By the way this is the 3rd time she's forgotten the words to one of her songs on this tour, which just makes her more human. Now where did I leave my car keys?
Back in March five members of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, claiming they are paid 25% less than their male counterparts. On Thursday the U.S. Senate took action, passing a resolution.
The resolution passed without objection, but is mostly symbolic as it only applies public pressure on the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Actor Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead is a little excited about Season 7. He says the episodes are so good it will "make the world explode." Is this like when Kim Kardashian was going to "break the Internet?"
Nothing ruins something good faster than hype. It raises your expectations super high and then you can only be disappointed when you finally experience whatever it is. The one good thing is he's making these comments months before the premiere this fall, so we'll all have time to forget his overhyped claim.
It's almost over for Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. They filed for divorce in April 2015 after announcing their "conscious uncoupling" in 2014 and have just now reached a settlement in their pending divorce. According to a court document filed by Gwyneth Paltrow, the couple have entered into a written agreement regarding their property and child support, and agreed that neither of them will ever ask for spousal support. The last step in the ending of their 10-year marriage will be a final judgment from the court. It's so nice to see them both getting along!
As one marriage ends, another other is about to begin and this may just be the wedding of the summer! Retired New York Yankee Derek Jeter and model Hannah Davis will reportedly tie the knot this July in a ceremony in California's Napa Valley. It will be on a Saturday in early July, possibly during 4th of July weekend. The bachelorette party will be in Miami. Sounds like a big party with lots of wine to me! Napa Valley is simply gorgeous!
One more marriage is coming to an end though! Khloe Kardashian has just gone to court a second time to end her marriage to Lamar Odom. She filed for divorce yesterday claiming irreconcilable differences. Now it's just a waiting game. In California, a divorce cannot become final until 6 months after it's filed. The divorce is amicable and Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are on good terms. She let him know that she was filing. The final straw came in March when Khloe Kardashian saw pictures of Lamar Odom drinking again after he promised her he'd stop. Sometimes you can't change a person!
Johnny Depp has broken his silence three days after his wife, Amber Heard, has filed for divorce. He did it through his rep who said, "Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life. Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly." The couple didn't have a prenuptial agreement so Amber Heard could have some money coming her way. The rumor is that Johnny Depp is worth $400 million. Uh oh!
Justin Bieber is being sued! An indie pop star is claiming that Justin Bieber stole her vocal loop for his hit song, "Sorry." Casey Dienel claims the "unique characteristics of the female vocal riff" off her 2014 hit "Ring The Bell" are identical to "Sorry." Justin Bieber only uses 8 seconds of the riff but she is saying that he repeats it 6 times in the track. That's not the only similarity. She claims that both songs feature keyboard synthesizers, samples, synth bass, drums, and percussion. So of course, she is going after the money! In the end, that's what it's all about right?
I love this woman because she is clearing enjoying life! She walked into an Apple Store in Providence Rhode Island, started playing Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," and went into a dance routine around the store.
The whole video was recorded on one of the Macs in the store and discovered by employees.