Robin Thicke's in the middle of a lawsuit with the family of Marvin Gaye about the music that went into his big hit, "Blurred Lines."
You'll recall that despite its hit status, the song stirred up a lot of controversy, ending up with Robin being labeled a mysogynist - and that's a generous characterization.
It didn't help any that Miley Cyrus joined him on-stage at the Grammys to twerk along in her mostly-naked style as Robin sang the tune dressed as Beetlejuice.
Anyway, the lawsuit claims that Robin and the song's producer, Pharrell Williams, were heavily influenced by and may have borrowed some of Gaye's music. The Gaye family says that Robin gave interview after interview saying how much Gaye inspired him and the creative process that went into the song.
Now, in a deposition from April that's just been made public, Robin's singing a different song. From the transcript:
"I was high on vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection is when we made the song, I thought I wanted — I — I wanted to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit. So I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was and I — because I didn't want him — I wanted some credit for this big hit."
He also says in the year following the song becoming a hit, he never gave one sober interview.
Which helps explain the Beetlejuice fashion choice too...
Season 18 of The View started up yesterday - did you catch it?
Whoopi Goldberg returns. Rosie O'Donnell is back - despite quitting the show seven years ago and vowing never to return. Actress Rosie Perez joined the team. And the fourth member, also new to the show, is conservative political commentator Nicolle Wallace.
You'll remember at the end of season 17, hosts Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy were unceremoniously wheeled out the door. And the show's creator, Barbara Walters, retired over the summer.
The first show, from all reports, had all the elements of a shaky shakedown cruise. Let's see if the boat will stay afloat...