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Nona Gaye: The 'legacy' Of My Father Has Been Upheld


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Marvin Gaye's daughter is glad the ''legacy'' of her father has been upheld.

Nona Gaye has been celebrating a jury's ruling that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke must pay $7.3 million for plagiarising her father's 1977 hit 'Got To Give It Up' with their track 'Blurred Lines'.

She told the New York Daily News: ''It's a beautiful day when you can sit in a courtroom and have justice stand.

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Marvin Gaye's Family Sue Robin Thicke


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Robin Thicke is being sued for copyright infringement over his hit song 'Blurred Lines'.

Marvin Gaye's children have filed legal papers accusing the singer and Pharrell Williams, who features on the track, of copying elements of the song 'Got To Give It Up', according to The Hollywood Reporter.

They are seeking damages and a porTIon of the profits from the song, which has been one of the biggest hits of 2013.

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The Polar Express Review


Weak
The first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes of Robert Zemeckis' digital banquet The Polar Express draw inspiration from Chris Van Allsburg's wonderful Christmas novel of the same name. Beginning with the late-night arrival of the pinch-me-I'm-dreaming locomotive and ending with the narrator's ringing of a symbolic bell, these whimsical bookend scenes find the perfect holiday ambiance that wraps us in a cozy blanket of adolescent wonder.

Bridging the film's beautiful opening and closing, though, are 77 minutes of exhaustive, roller coaster-worthy action sequences, death-defying skids across frozen lakes and approximately 15 harrowing occasions where the beloved Polar Express is inches away from jumping its tracks and killing everybody on board. It's Van Allsburg by way of Arnold Schwarzenegger, and it just doesn't fit the initial warm-and-fuzzy mood.

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Gaye Quits Law And Order


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Actress Nona Gaye has quit NBC's drama Law And Order: CRIMINAL INTENT after only a short spell on the show.
It is believed the star's hasty exit was prompted by creative differences which surfaced soon into the programme's sixth season.
Gaye, the daughter of late soul icon Marvin Gaye, starred as the new assistant district attorney ADA on the show.
She has been quickly replaced by Theresa Randle in her first major TV series after starring in the movies Bad Boys, GIRL 6 and SPAWN.

XXX: State Of The Union Review


Terrible
If it weren't for IceCube's charismatic bad attitude, "XXX:State of the Union" would be downright unwatchable.

A paper-doll sequel with paper-thin performances and avideo-game plot -- a ridiculously implausible presidential coup plannedby an arch-conservative Secretary of Defense (teeth-gritting Willem Dafoe)-- this is nothing but a sorry attempt to ride the explosion-shredded coattailsof 2002's "XXX"without bringing back its star. Vin Diesel apparently got a big head fromhaving the first picture custom-tailored for him, and was booted afterasking for $25 million to reprise his role as an extreme-sports-jock spy.

So instead, Cube plays a Navy SEAL imprisoned for insubordinationwho is busted out by loose-cannon National Security Agency honcho SamuelL. Jackson (tough-guying his way to an easy paycheck) and deputized asthe new Agent Triple-X after Jackson's underground headquarters is raidedby gadget-laden baddies in black body armor. Who these thugs are and whatthey were doing there is barely explained, and no reason is offered forwhy, with all its agents, intelligence and firepower, the NSA must relyon a lone prison escapee to investigate and thwart a takeover of the U.S.government.

But director Lee Tamahori (who helped dumb down the lastJames Bond movie) doesn't really care as long as the next 5,000-round shoot-out,five-story fireball or $500,000 sports-car chase is just around the corner.This is the kind of brain-dead action movie in which window-rattling, wind-generatinghelicopters inexplicably sneak up on people, characters "lie low"by squealing around street corners in Washington D.C. while driving tricked-out,iridescent pimp-mobiles, and federal agents have to be certifiable moronsin order for the plot to advance.

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The Matrix Reloaded Review


Weak

Here's your review of "The Matrix Reloaded" in a nutshell: One incredibly cool, gravity-defying, CGI-aided, swirling-camera kung-fu melee; one jaw-dropping, 100-mph, against-traffic freeway chase; and way, way too much long-winded, expository, circular, self-important, pseudo-philosophical yappity-yappity-yap.

Writing-directing brothers Larry and Andy Wachowski saddle their cast with endless equivocal prattle while toiling to buttress the complex plot and metaphysical undertone of this picture's uber-stylish 1999 predecessor, which saw what we think is the real world exposed as an elaborate virtual reality prison for the minds of all humanity. Mankind's suspended bodies provide a power source for a race of machines, which a small band of escapees are hoping to destroy in the post-apocalyptic world outside the Matrix.

"We can never see past the choices we don't understand," sage but elusive cyber-prophet The Oracle (Gloria Foster) preaches cryptically to Neo (Keanu Reeves), the cyber-Messianic hero whose realization that physical laws don't apply in the Matrix led to the first film's groundbreaking wire-work martial arts fights and bullet-dodging slow-mo stunts.

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The Matrix Revolutions Review


OK

The eye-popping, heart-stopping last hour and a half of "The Matrix Revolutions" more than makes up for everything plodding and ponderous that has taken place since the mind-blowing first hour of the 1999 original.

Astonishing in scale and momentous in scope, it encompasses a spectacular battle between the scrappy, out-numbered but heavily armed defenders of Zion (humanity's last refugee city hidden deep beneath the Earth's scorched surface) and a million-strong swarm of enemy sentinels (those frightening, giant squid-shaped robots) invading from the machine-ruled surface world.

But the monstrous melee may be for naught if uber-human messiah Neo (Keanu Reeves) cannot defeat the invincibly evil, incalculably self-replicating rogue computer program known as Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) in a simultaneous, nuclear-strength airborne-kung-fu showdown inside what's left of the crumbling Matrix (that virtual world pulled over the eyes of the comatose majority of mankind kept in stasis by the machines who feed off our life-force).

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Kind-Hearted Keanu's French Lessons


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Keanu Reeves delighted his homesick MATRIX RELOADED co-star Nona Gaye by treating her to French lessons on the set of the sci-fi film.

Reeves's gift not only helped the ALI actress feel more at home on the film's Sydney, Australia set - it also alleviated her boredom between shooting scenes.

She says, "It took me seconds to realise he's a very kind and intelligent person. I remember when I first got to Australia I didn't have anything to do for a month and a half and everyone else was working.

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Nona Approached Aaliyah's Family For Acceptance


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Singer Nona Gaye was prepared to give up her dream role in the MATRIX sequels if the parents of tragic Aaliyah disapproved of her replacing the late music star.

Gaye was thrilled when she was given the role of ZEE in Matrix films RELOADED and REVOLUTIONS, because she was a such a huge fan of the first film - which she has seen seven times.

But she felt compelled to get in touch with Aaliyah's family to make sure they were happy with the fact she'd be replacing the dead star, who was killed in a 2001 plane crash.

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Marvin Gaye's Daughter Will Never Forgive Prince


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Singer turned actress, Nona Gaye - known for her appearance in the 'Matrix' sequels - has stated that she was left heartbroken by the musician Prince. The singer/songwriter was 16 years older than Gaye when he suggested that the couple would be married. He then turned around and proposed to his later wife, Mayte Garcia, breaking the heart of Gaye.

Related: Prince Signs Major New Record Deal With Warner Bros

The actress discussed the relationship, by saying "I never really knew him, and I never let him really know me. I tried to be this woman I thought he wanted - very passive, letting him lead. He told a friend of mine he was going to marry me and take care of me. I knew I wouldn't get anything better than that from him, so I believed it."

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The Polar Express Movie Review

The Polar Express Movie Review

The first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes of Robert Zemeckis' digital banquet The...

The Polar Express Movie Review

The Polar Express Movie Review

The first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes of Robert Zemeckis' digital banquet The...

Crash Movie Review

Crash Movie Review

A meditation on the often unacknowledged undercurrentsof racism in everyday American city life, "Crash" has...

XXX: State of the Union Movie Review

XXX: State of the Union Movie Review

If it weren't for IceCube's charismatic bad attitude, "XXX:State of the Union" would be downright...

The Matrix Reloaded Movie Review

The Matrix Reloaded Movie Review

Here's your review of "The Matrix Reloaded" in a nutshell: One incredibly cool, gravity-defying, CGI-aided,...

Ali Movie Review

Ali Movie Review

The opening shot of Michael Mann's masterfully crafted boxer biography "Ali" is an image from...

The Matrix Revolutions Movie Review

The Matrix Revolutions Movie Review

The eye-popping, heart-stopping last hour and a half of "The Matrix Revolutions" more than makes...

The Polar Express Movie Review

The Polar Express Movie Review

One thing is clear from Hollywood's latest attempt at generating photo-realistic human characters through computer...

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