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Robin Thicke: ‘I Didn’t Do a Single Interview Last Year Without Being High’

ShutterstockRobinThickeJuly2013Hollywood Reporter legal eagle Eriq Gardner dubs it the “rock ‘n’ roll defense.” And certainly, the unsealed deposition obtained by the trade reporter backs up that great description.

Beating TMZ to the court docket punch, Gardner has pulled some wild quotes from Robin Thicke and “Blurred Lines” producer Pharrell Williams, as part of their ongoing legal dispute with the family of Marvin Gaye. The deposition of Thicke and Williams was taken in April:

Thicke states he hardly remembers his specific media comments [about "Blurred Lines"] because he “had a drug and alcohol problem for the year” and “didn’t do a sober interview.” In fact, when he appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s show with his young son and talked about how weird it was to be in the midst of a legal battle with the family of a legendary soul singer who “inspires almost half of my music,” Thicke admits he was drunk and taking Norco — “which is like two Vicodin in one pill,” he says.

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Meet AP’s New Music Editor

AP Appointment FekaduOne of the signature elements of Associated Press is the clever, wink-wink lede (when and where appropriate). So we thought we’d take a look at some of the notable recent handiwork in that department by Mesfin Fekadu ["Mess-phin Fah-KAH'-doo"] (pictured), newly installed as the wire service’s music editor:

NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Thicke may be pleading to get his wife back, but he needs to work on getting his fans back, too.
[July 9, 2014]

NEW YORK (AP) — Britney Spears is going to hit you one more time, Las Vegas. A bunch more times actually.
[May 11, 2014]

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Critic Expands on Blurred #AskThicke Lines

RobinThickePaulaCoverIn the summary view of New York Times music critic Jon Caramanica, when VH1 threw open the doors Monday to a Robin Thicke Twitter Q&A, the result was stored-up agita, frustration and discomfort.

But very cleverly, Caramanica does not dwell on the details of this Twitter “tsunami.” Instead, after a brief sampling of the waves, he remarks that very few people focused on the matter at hand – Thicke’s new album Paula – and remedies by asking about two dozen questions that coulda, shoulda been posed.

Here, from that list, are two of FishbowlNY’s favorites:

Have you considered, instead of touring this album, only performing it outside windows in acts of hostile serenade?

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Skidmore College Adds Miley Cyrus to the Curriculum

CarolynChernoffPicPer a report by The Saratogian‘s Jennie Grey, it started in the aftermath of the 2013 VMAs and took fuller form this January when Skidmore College visiting assistant professor of sociology Carolyn Chernoff (pictured) gave a lecture at the Women’s Center titled “The Rise and Fall of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media.”

Reaction to the talk was generally positive, and as a result, Chernoff is now finalizing the syllabus for a much more extensive examination of Cyrus. A summer learning track:

The course, called The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media, is a 251-level special topics course. Chernoff encourages students to look past the colon in her course title and see what the class is really about.

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AskMen Makes Room for the ‘Almost-Influencers’

Top49MenLogoOnce upon a time, AskMen decided to put together the annual list “Top 99 Most Desirable Women.” The success of that compilation spawned, in 2006, the spin-off “Top 49 Most Influential Men” and this week it’s time to peruse the 2013 edition.

To AskMen’s credit, they didn’t stop at encompassing the likes of Robin Thicke (#7), Pope Francis (#25) and Shane Smith (#46). They also share the names of some of the dudes who *almost* made the list:

Rapper Kendrick Lamar not only burned bridges, he set fire to the two connecting towns, using lyrics as lighter fluid. The Compton, CA lyricist played arsonist on Big Sean’s song “Control” by crowning himself the king of rap and throwing shade on past and present collaborators like Drake, A$AP Rocky and even Big Sean himself.

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YouTube Restores Gender-Reversed ‘Blurred Lines’ Critique

Black Nerd Comedy‘s Andre Meadows has the scoop via What’s Trending on some interesting YouTube flip flopping.

As was widely reported Tuesday, the Google video hub briefly removed “Defined Lines,” a cheeky reverse-gender take-down of Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” uploaded over the weekend by a group of law students at New Zealand’s University of Auckland. There’s no outright nudity, but fyi the lyrics are definitely NSFW.

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Reason TV Remix Has Anthony Weiner Singing ‘Blurred Junk’

You knew it was coming. Replace Robin Thicke in the music video for “Blurred Lines” with some dancing Anthony Weiner doppelganger and you’ve got the NYC must-remix of this summer’s infectious hit.

The magazine enlisted the help of GoRemy (a.k.a. Remy Munasfi) and easily, for our money, the best line in this “Blurred Junk” version reads as follows – “Not since Chilean miners, were rescued fast; have people been so happy, seeing the top of a shaaaaaaft.” The oversized hashtag #PRICKE ain’t too shabby either.

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Andre Harrell Takes Over With ‘Champagne and Bubbles’

Acclaimed record executive Andre Harrell has joined 98.7 Kiss FM/WRKS as host of Sunday nights “Champagne and Bubbles.”

Longtime listeners of Kiss FM know the show features famous 1980s and 1990s jams, while sprinkling interviews with some of the industry’s biggest names.  

Getting the interviews shouldn’t be a problem for Harrell, who founded Uptown Records/Uptown Entertainment Group. He is responsible for discovering Sean “Diddy” Combs, signing Mary J. Blige to her first recording contract, and introducing Robin Thicke to millions of fans.

Harrell hosts the show Sundays from 6 to 9 p.m.

There’s more Kiss FM news.

Tom Joynerwho made his return to the airwaves of New York this morning, did it in style with a visit to Kiss FM. As we reported last month, Joyner’s nationally syndicated show was on WRKS from 2001 to 2003.

As part of the celebration for being welcomed back to Kiss FM, and to get listeners away from winter fatigue, Joyner’s morning show is offering a “Trip-a-Day” promotion on their annual Fantastic Voyage Cruise to the Caribbean.