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Even though "Blurred Lines" was 2013's undisputed "song of the summer" the catchy smash hit has since become a source of never-ending headaches for its singer, Robin Thicke.

Laying It on Thicke

Thicke is being sued over "Blurred Lines" by the family of legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye. They claim that Thicke stole the rhythm and basic melody of the song from Gaye's 1977 classic "Got to Give It Up."

Thicke basically admits that "Lines" is plagiarized in a bizarre, rambling deposition that just went public today. However, he says he's not responsible, as his collaborator Pharrell "wrote the whole thing pretty much by himself."

"I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up to the studio," Thicke tells lawyers when asked about the song. "I thought I wanted...I wanted to be more involved than I was by the time nine months later when the song became a huge hit...I was jealous and wanted some of the credit."

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Let's be honest: there are Best Dressed lists in Hollywood.

And then there's the Best Dressed list in Hollywood.

Who was stylish enough to land a spot on the latter?

Vanity Fair just came out with the 2014 International Best-Dressed countdown - and it includes a couple Oscar winners, a New York Giants wide receiver and, of course, the Duchess of Cambridge.

In fact, having appeared four straight years on the list, Kate Middleton has been inducted into Vanity Fair's Hall of Fame (along with fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld).

Pay tribute to the brunette beauty and to the other fashion icons that made the cut now:

Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett often goes with Giorgio Armani, Givenchy and Valentino. And she looks great while doing so!

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Beauty has no expiration date.

So the screen reads prior to the official music video for “Come Get It Bae,” Pharrell’s follow-up to the smash “Happy” that finds Williams playing cinematographer in a studio filled with various women.

As the track plays, each woman does her own dance in front of the camera... and one of those women is Miley Cyrus!

"Come Get It Bae” is the third single to come out off Pharrell’s smash hit album "G I R L." It currently sits at number-56 on the Billboard Hot 10.

Miley, meanwhile, goes back on her Bangerz tour at the beginning of next month. She'll perform in New York City on August 1 because, no, Miley Cyrus is not dead.

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In what often seems like a genre focused on getting cars, cash, and girls, rap often gets a bad rap. Some of the genre's most talented voices use their powers for good.

Or they try. Instead of playing to the lowest common denominator, their politically charged and often personal song lyrics are an attempt to alter the course of pop culture.

It's easy to sell records when songs are about Miley Cyrus Twerking. Making people listen to your song about class struggles, religion, and racism is a different story.

Drake
Drake was 2013's most Tweeted about rapper. He definitely knows a thing or two about social media, and the personal stories behind his songs have made him immensely popular.

Fortunately, some rappers have made this their mission. They're the voices of political discourse for their generation. And they know the meaning of one simple word: diversify.

Instead of focusing solely on their careers as musical artists, they've branched out into the world of music production, acting, apparel, and public speaking.

Drake may not know the square root of 69, but he does know a thing or two about rap and joins a list of our 17 most intelligent rappers ever, a group of most definitely smart men.

Bottom line: There's more than one way to bank the Benjamins while spreading your message than merely rapping about being all about the Benjamins.

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Joan Rivers is at it again. The legendary comic who has publicly bashed just about every celeb to cross her line of vision in the past 50 years (often in very funny fashion) has now set her sites on a couple of unlikely victims: Kristen Stewart and Pharrell Williams.

Joan's new memoir Diary of a Mad Diva was released today and some excerpts that have leaked online are likely to anger a wide range of celebs:

"Many stars only do one thing well," Rivers writes. "Of course the best one-trick pony is Kristen Stewart who got a whole career by being able to juggle directors' balls."

Rivers is of course referring to Stewart's affair with director Rupert Sanders, and as though her implication wasn't clear enough, she then adds that Kristen "slept her way to fame."

Harsh words. Of course, Joan's comments about Pharell aren't much kinder:

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For a change, Pharrell Williams is not making some folks Happy at the moment.

The singer covers the latest edition of Elle UK in what the magazine describes as "an elaborate Native American headdress," and in what many Twitter users have described as incredibly offense.

The hashtag #NotHappy sprung up online soon after the following image went viral, with Williams quickly releasing a statement to E! News as an apology.

Pharrell Indian Headdress Cover

"I respect and honor every kind of race, background and culture. I am genuinely sorry," Pharrell says of the get-up.

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It's no secret that actors are often booked to play characters of much younger ages. Kerr Smith was 26 when he played 16 year old Jack McPhee on Dawson's Creek.

His incredibly youthful appearance (which has since become a full head of gray hair by 40) worked in his favor. Other celebrities have ridden a similar wave of good fortune. 

Playing younger roles on camera certainly helps keep them younger in our minds, but for many stars, the truth is they really look like they're only as old as their characters.

Have they found the fountain of youth? Are they just the product of a slow-aging gene pool? Maybe they're just secret friends with Dr. Botox and his friend The Scalpel?

Who knows! But here are 19 stars who are older than they look:

Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston is 45! Contrary to reports, she is not becoming a mom in her mid-40s. Probably.

We know. We don't believe it either. Especially not #5.

In fact, to further test that fountain of youth theory, here are nine pairs of stars who are the same age, but you'd never know it by looking at them ...

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This year's annual Time 100 issue features Beyonce on the cover but the celebration of celebrities doesn't end there.

Though it generally focuses more on movers and shakers in the fields of science and global politics, this year's list of the 100 most influential people features more famous faces than the poshest post-Oscar parties.

Miley Cyrus
Miley on stage in NYC. The singer was recently forced to cancel concerts due to illness.

In addition to Queen Bey, Miley Cyrus, Matthew McConaughey, Pharrell Williams and Kerry Washington all made the list for their various contributions to the worlds of art and philanthropy. 

Naturally, some have taken issue with Miley's inclusion on the list at such an early (and controversial) stage in her career, but it's hard to argue when she's defended by none other than her godmother, country legend Dolly Parton:

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No other song routinely has us toe-tapping and nodding along at our desks like Pharrell's "Happy." Some of us even shed a tear along with him when Pharrell cried on Oprah about how people's enjoyment of the song had touched his life.

But what happens when the "Happy" music video has no music? 

It's still full of happy, that's what.

Sure, it begins with Pharrell singing along to himself in a dark, creepy alley and why is he there?

But then it becomes a montage of people enjoying themselves which is a pretty cool thing to see. 

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Forget the song of summer. Let's talk about the song of the century.

"Happy" by Pharrell might be one of the best songs ever written, produced, recorded, and played anywhere in the world. The infectious joy of the song had Pharrell crying happy tears in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

We understand, Pharrell! The song makes us cry happy tears, too! 

"I don't know why I'm crying on Oprah," Pharrell said, after watching a montage of people from around the world enjoying his song.

"It's overwhelming, because it's like I love what I do, and I just appreciate the fact that people have believed in me for so long that I could make it to this point to feel that."

"I get it," Oprah responded.

"I so now get why it's so infectious, because it came from such a clear space that the energy was absolutely uninterrupted by anything other than letting it flow from heart to heart. And that's what happens when you see it."

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