Moore and Kutcher settle, Gaye estate files lawsuit
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 01:32
Oct. 31 - The day's top showbiz news including Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are close to finalizing their divorce, and Marvin Gaye's estate files a lawsuit again Robin Thicke. Roselle Chen reports.
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Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are close to finalizing their divorce - this according to celebrity news website TMZ, who reports that Moore was previously seeking alimony from Kutcher, but has since dropped the request. Kutcher filed for divorce from the actress in December 2012 after more than a year of separation. Moore and Kutcher separated in November 2011 following six years of marriage, after a San Diego woman said she had a brief affair with Kutcher.
Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is making more headlines. The estate of Marvin Gaye has filed a lawsuit claiming that Thicke ripped off Gaye's song, "Got to Give It Up" for his chart-topping single. In August, Thicke preemptively sued Gaye's estate after complaints were made about ripping off the music, asking a judge to rule that the two songs were "starkly different." The estate is requesting an injunction requiring Thicke to cease infringing on Gaye's copyrights and asks for unspecified damages.
Celine Dion treated New York fans to an intimate concert to celebrate the release of her new album "Loved Me Back To Life." This is the veteran singer's first English-language CD in six years. The concert will be broadcast on U.S. shopping network QVC on November 1. "Loved Me Back To Life" will be released in the U.S. on November 5.
Singer-songwriter James Blake won the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for best album of the year in London on Wednesday (October 30). The album, "Overgrown," was selected among British and Irish artists and carries a 20,000-pound ($32,200) cash prize. Blake is known for his melancholy tunes that incorporate hip hop and electro-pop.
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