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Last Update on March 05, 2015 08:10 GMT

PHARRELL WILLIAMS - MARVIN GAYE LAWSUIT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Pharrell Williams says he wanted the feel of a 1970s Marvin Gaye-type song -- but didn't steal from a Marvin Gaye song. The producer, singer and coach on "The Voice" has testified in a case in which he, Robin Thicke and rapper T.I. are accused of swiping parts of Gaye's "Got To Give It Up" for the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines." Williams says he grew up listening to Gaye's music and is familiar with the song he's accused of pilfering. But he insists he didn't use it to create Blurred Lines. Williams says it was only after his song was released that he noted similarities between his and Gaye's. Blurred Lines made more than $16 million in profits.

Here is sound of Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and T.I.'s "Blurred Lines." The artists are being sued by Marvin Gaye's children who claim the song was improperly copied.

`AMERICAN IDOL' - ARETHA

DETROIT (AP) -- "American Idol" enlisted some Detroit star power to open last night's show. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, did "I Will Survive" before the Top 8 guys performed. Franklin was also a mentor to the contestants. The Top 12 guys started the show. As each of the Top 8 was named, he got to perform for this week's vote. The last to make it was Quentin Alexander, who says he was getting plenty nervous as the clock ticked down. Tonight, the Top 8 ladies take the Idol stage.

Quentin Alexander says he was getting nervous as the results were announced. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

MTV MOVIE AWARDS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- They weren't up for the Oscars. But "The Fault In Our Stars," "Neighbors" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" are in the running for a movie award. They each have seven nominations for the MTV Movie Awards -- a trophy in the shape of a movie popcorn box. Other movies in the running are "22 Jump Street" and "Whiplash" -- with five nods each. Winners will be announced April 12 in Los Angeles.

BRUCE WILLIS - BROADWAY

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bruce Willis is headed for Broadway for the first time. He will make his debut in a stage version of the Stephen King novel "Misery." Elizabeth Marvel will star alongside him. Dates and a theater will be announced later. Everyone involved has to be hoping this show won't have the same fate as the play based on King's novel "Carrie." That 1988 production is considered one of the biggest flops in Broadway history.

CONRAD HILTON - GUILTY PLEA

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- For a while, Paris Hilton was best known as an heir to the Hilton hotel chain fortune. Conrad Hilton's claim to fame? He's Paris' 20-year-old brother. Paris' baby bro is getting attention now -- after he acted up big time during a trans-Atlantic flight. He has pleaded guilty to assaulting flight attendants on a trip from London to LA. During his tantrum, Conrad called other passengers "peasants" and threatened to kill crew members. The offense carries a max of six months in jail, a year of probation and a $5,000 fine. Under the plea deal, prosecutors say they will ask for only probation.


Entertainment History

March 05, 2015 08:10 GMT

On March fifth, 1955, Elvis Presley made his TV debut on the regional show "The Louisiana Hayride."

In 1960, Elvis Presley was discharged from the Army.

In 1963, country singers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins were killed when their small plane crashed near Camden, Tennessee. They were returning to Nashville following a benefit concert.

In 1971, Badfinger began its first American tour, in Toledo, Ohio.

In 1975, singer Rod Stewart met actress Britt Ekland at a party in Los Angeles. Their romance became much publicized.

In 1979, MCA Records dissolved the ABC record label. Hundreds of staffers were fired.

In 1982, comedian John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose in Hollywood. He was 33.

In 1993, Paul McCartney kicked off a world tour in Perth, Australia, in support of his album "Off The Ground."

In 2002, "The Osbournes" premiered on MTV.

In 2004, Martha Stewart was convicted of obstruction of justice and lying to government investigators involving her ImClone stock. She was sentenced to five months in a minimum-security prison.

Today's Birthdays: Actor James Noble ("Benson") is 93. Actor James B. Sikking ("Hill Street Blues," "Doogie Howser, M.D.") is 81. Actor Dean Stockwell is 79. Actor Fred Williamson is 77. Actor Michael Warren ("Soul Food," "Hill Street Blues") is 69. Actor-singer Eddie Hodges is 68. Singer Eddy Grant is 67. Keyboardist Alan Clark of Dire Straits is 63. Actress-comedian Marsha Warfield ("Night Court") is 61. Comedian-magician Penn Jillette is 60. Singers Craig and Charlie Reid of The Proclaimers are 53. Guitarist John Frusciante (froo-SHAN'-tee) (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 45. Singer Rome is 45. Actor Kevin Connolly ("Entourage") is 41. Actress Eva Mendes is 40. Model Niki Taylor is 40. Actress Kimberly McCullough ("General Hospital") is 37. Actor Sterling Knight ("Sonny With A Chance") is 26. Actor Jake Lloyd ("Star Wars Episode 1: Phantom Menace") is 26.

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