A judge has thrown out Rick Ross' copyright infringement lawsuit against LMFAO due to incorrect paperwork.
The rapper launched legal action against the dance music stars in 2014 over their smash-hit Party Rock Anthem, which featured the phrase "Everyday I'm shufflin'", which Ross claimed was illegally derived from his line "Everyday I'm hustlin'" from his 2006 debut single Hustlin'.
Ross requested maximum statutory damages and an injunction against the 2011 party song for copyright infringement, but a judge has now ruled he has no copyright protection for Hustlin' due to poorly filed documents.
Ross reportedly made three separate copyright applications that were inconsistent and incomplete, so the judge has thrown his case out of court, according to TMZ.com.
Redfoo Has Fulfilled A Childhood Dream By Recording A Song With His Hero Stevie Wonder.
The LMFAO star is the son of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, who worked with the cream of the music industry over the years, so he has known Stevie for most of his life.
The Superstition star has always been top of his list of dream collaborators, and Redfoo was delighted when the music veteran agree to record a track for his new solo album Party Rock Mansion.
"(Stevie features on a song called) Where the Sun Goes," he tells the Las Vegas Sun. "I grew up with Stevie in the Motown family, but I never dreamed that he would do a song with me. I never thought about it. When we were working on the song, his name came up during the harmonica part - 'That's a part for Stevie. I can't believe we got him on the song."
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In the words of N'Sync, 'what's the deal with this pop life and when is it gonna fade out?' Well, if this three-cd compilation is anything to go by, then the answer is: not anytime soon. Ironically, the clean-cut American quintet isn't actually among the 66 artists featured across this album.
Kicking off with Little Mix's recent single Black Magic, the tracks here span almost a 10-year period, from present hits back to Take That's 2006 smash Rule The World. Pop as a genre arguably has been around for an awful lot longer than a decade, but perhaps the folks at Now! who put this together felt it was easier to focus on a specific time frame, or that the age of people they're expecting to purchase this record aren't old enough to remember anything prior to this period. Either way, this compilation demonstrates that there have been both a huge amount of both ridiculously catchy and ridiculously awful songs that have captured the public's attention in the past few years.
It's almost a prerequisite that Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk is included, and it certainly reminds you why the catchy hooks and memorable lyrics of pop songs help the genre dominate the music industry. Followed by Roar from Ms. Katy Perry, Sexy And I Know It by LMFAO, CeeLo Green's Forget You, Happy by Pharrell Williams and Lady Gaga telling us about her Bad Romance, there's certainly enough hits to get you smiling and singing along (however much you try to resist). There's also songs in this mix that are questionable as pop and could easily be classed in other genres - there's Lean On from Major Lazer x DJ Snake, a blend of dancehall/electronica; the dreamy indie synths of MGMT's Kids; and Rudimental ft. John Newman's drum and bass tones of Feel The Love to name a few. However, pop or not it's no bad thing these have been included, as they're all absolutely fantastic tracks.
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Rapper Rick Ross Has Been Dealt A Blow In His Court Battle With Lmfao After A Florida Judge Dismissed A Big Part Of His Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Over The Dance Duo's 2010 Hit Party Rock Anthem.
The hip-hop star sued LMFAO in early 2014, claiming they illegally derived the song's phrase "Everyday I'm shufflin'" from the lyrics of his 2006 debut single, which featured the words, "Everyday I'm hustlin'", and "capitalised on the fame and success" of Ross' tune by performing the line in a similar fashion.
He also took issue with bandmates Redfoo and Sky Blu's use of the phrase on their concert merchandise, but now that portion of his argument has been thrown out of court.
In a summary judgement regarding the use of the phrase "Everyday I'm shufflin'" for clothing, U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams writes, "The question presented, however, is not whether the the Iyrics of Hustlin', as arranged in their entirety, are subject to copyright protection. The question is whether the use of a three word phrase appearing in the musical composition, divorced from the accompanying music, modified, and subsequently printed on merchandise, constitutes an infringement of the musical composition Hustlin'. The answer, quite simply, is that it does not."
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Redfoo likes to impress women by ''playing around'' and twerking on the dancefloor.
Redfoo impresses women with his twerking skills.
The former LMFAO star has revealed his top tip to getting a woman's attention is to shake his derriere because it ''keeps things light'' and shows his playful side.
He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''If I want to get silly, sometimes I may play around. There's a move that I do in the club all the time. The girls, they start twerking and stuff and then I start twerking on them and it always gets a laugh and keeps things light. It's a go-to move for me.''
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Redfoo has promised his debut solo album will show off his softer side and will feature ''romantic songs''.
Redfoo has promised his debut solo album will feature ''romantic songs''.
The former LMFAO star - who shot to fame with singles including 'Party Rock Anthem' and 'Sexy and I Know It' - is gearing up to release 'Where the Sun Goes' and has promised to show his softer side on the collection.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, he revealed: ''It has a summertime attitude and the songs are fun. I do have some romantic songs on there. I actually have a love ballad.''
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Pop Star Redfoo Has Reportedly Been Dropped From His Role As A Judge On Australia's The X Factor.
The LMFAO star has been a mentor on the hit TV singing contest for two seasons but will not be returning for the 2015 run later this year, according to the Sydney Daily Telegraph.
The rumour was unconfirmed by show producers as WENN went to press, and there was no indication whether his co-judges Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Dannii Minogue, and Ronan Keating will be returning without him.
The report suggests The X Factor bosses are planning two new star additions to the panel.
A Clubber Who Hurled A Glass At Lmfao Star Redfoo On A Night Out In Sydney, Australia Last Year (14) Has Pleaded Guilty To Assault.
The Sexy and I Know It hitmaker, real name Stefan Gordy, was partying at The Golden Sheaf Hotel in August (14) when he was attacked and he later received treatment for a nasty head wound.
Arian Berisha, 21, denied charges of reckless wounding and assault in September (14), but changed his plea on the latter charge to guilty during an appearance at Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney on Tuesday (31Mar15). The charge of reckless wounding has been dropped and Berisha will be sentenced in the same court on 26 May (15).
Redfoo previously said of the incident, "I have no clue on why you could do such a thing, I can only think of the word jealousy... Why would somebody throw a glass at somebody? (Clubs have to) get rid of the glass cups, the glass bottles. It's just unnecessary in the club and it's very dangerous. I don't do shows unless there's everything plastic in the clubs and the shows."
Veteran actress Suzanne Somers, The Hunger Games' Willow Shields, Glee actor Riker Lynch, model Charlotte MCKinney, gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin and Michael Sam, the first openly-gay player in the National Football League (Nfl), will also compete on the dancefloor on the 10th year of the reality show.
At 14, Shields will be the youngest-ever competitor on the programme.
Redfoo admits he felt a bit envious that the saxophone on his new single 'New Thang' stole the show.
Redfoo is envious of saxophones.
The 39-year-old singer has admitted to feeling jealous of the brass instrument after it stole the show on his new single 'New Thang'.
When asked how it felt to share his music video with a sax player, Redfoo - real name Stefan Kendal Gordy - shared: ''The sax was trumping me as the artist. I did a duet with a saxophone. That's why in the video we've got the Sax Man. He represents that line. And always I'm like 'Hey?!'
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