The Weeknd Gets What’s Coming To Him In Bloody «In Your Eyes» Video

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The Weeknd‘s After Hours album arrived last Friday, but if you thought you’d seen the last of his skeezy, bloody, crimson-suited alter-ego, you’re dead wrong (emphasis on «dead»).

On Monday (March 23), The Weeknd stormed back with a violent visual for «In Your Eyes,» a standout track from the album that he co-wrote and co-produced with pop genius Max Martin. The five-minute slasher is a continuation of his After Hours short film that finds Abel stalking a young woman (played by model Zaina Miuccia) through empty alleyways and packed dance floors.

Here’s your obligatory spoiler warning — press play on the Anton Tammi-directed vid now if you want to see for yourself what happens. If you don’t, here’s the gist: Zaina and The Weeknd’s pursuit brings them to a dingy boiler room, where she gets the last laugh by cleanly chopping his head off and then bringing it back to the nightclub for one last dance. As that screaming saxophone solo plays the track out, we see her dancing with the severed head as the sun rises: an apparent homage to the final scene in 1974’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. RIP Abel.

The «In Your Eyes» video comes just hours after The Weeknd shared a deluxe edition of After Hours that features appearances from Lil Uzi Vert and Chromatics, and also includes a live recording of «Scared to Live» from his recent Saturday Night Live performance. Check out the deluxe edition right here.

Lizzo Wants To Dismiss ‘Opportunistic And Legally Bankrupt’ Claims In ‘Truth Hurts’ Copyright Lawsuit

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Not only has “Truth Hurts” been dethroned to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but Lizzo is now being hit with a plagiarism lawsuit involving the hit song.

Producers Justin and Jeremiah Raisen took to Instagram on Monday night to call out the singer, 31, for the undeniable similarities between “Truth Hurts” and an earlier called “Healthy”. The pair included a video in their post, layering the two tracks over one another.

In both versions of the song, Lizzo’s already-iconic opening line, “I just took a DNA test/Turns out I’m 100% that b**ch,” is featured.

The producing duo alleges that not only that line but also the melody, lyrics, and chord progression was derived from the 2017 demo, which was co-written by the Raisen brothers, Lizzo, Jesse Saint John and Yves Rothman.

In addition, the brothers also claim that Saint John is credited as a writer on what is now “Truth Hurts”, alongside Lizzo, Ricky Reed, and Steven Cheung, while the rest of the demo’s co-writers were left out.

“After reaching out to Ricky Reed and Lizzo’s team about fixing it, we put the song in dispute in 2017 when it came out,” Justin wrote in the lengthy Instagram post. “We’ve tried to sort this out quietly for the last two years, only asking for 5% each but were shut down every time.”

He continued: “Coming forward publicly to family, friends, artists, and colleagues seems to be the only way at this point in relieving some of our emotional distress caused by this. The last thing we want to do is throw any negativity toward Lizzo’s momentum and movement as a cultural figure. If we believe in what she’s preaching, believing in ourselves & our own voices is something we thought she’d understand.”

Lizzo has since taken to Twitter to hit back at the plagiarism claims, writing, “The men, who now claim a piece of ‘Truth Hurts’, did not help me write any part of the song. They had nothing to do with the line or how I chose to sing it.”

She added, “There was no one in the room when I wrote ‘Truth Hurts’, except me, Ricky Reed and my tears. That song is my life and its words are my truth.”

Her lawyer, Cynthia Arato, also filed a lawsuit against the Raisen brothers making it clear they have “no right to profit from the song’s success.”

“Today we filed a lawsuit on Lizzo’s behalf to establish, in a court of law, that the Raisens are not writers of ‘Truth Hurts’ and have no right to profit from the song’s success,” Arato said in a statement. “The Raisens did not collaborate with Lizzo or anyone else to create the song, and they did not help write any of the material that they now seek to profit from, which is why they expressly renounced any claim to the work, in writing, months ago, as the lawsuit makes abundantly clear.”

She added, “Although it is all too commonplace for successful artists to be subjected to these types of opportunistic claims, it is nevertheless disappointing that Lizzo had to take this step to put an end to the Raisens’ false claims and their campaign of harassment.”

In new court docs, Lizzo is asking a California federal judge to dismiss “opportunistic and legally bankrupt” copyright counterclaims.

“Defendants are wrong that they can co-own ‘Truth Hurts’ because (1) Defendants allegedly co-own the unreleased demo and (2) ‘Truth Hurts’ contains the same DNA test line and melody as contained in that unreleased work,” writes Lizzo’s attorney Cynthia Arato in docs obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. “As both the Ninth and Second Circuits have recognized, it would ‘eviscerate’ fundamental copyright law if new works based upon jointly authored works could be transformed into joint works, regardless of whether there had been any joint labor on the subsequent version.”

The trio will meet for litigation at a later date.

 

Fuente: ETCanada

Selena Gomez Takes On ‘Safe Hands Challenge’ Amid Coronavirus Crisis

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Selena Gomez is giving fans a crash course on washing your hands.

The “Rare” pop star is the latest celebrity to participate in social media challenges to spread awareness about health and hygiene amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. On Saturday (March 21), the singer pledged her participation in the #SafeHands challenge, a World Health Organization (WHO) campaign that calls for people to use their social media platforms to encourage others to practices proper hand washing hygiene.

Gomez, nominated by author Arianna Huffington, answered the challenge with a hand washing video instructing Selenators at home the general guidelines of the 40-second process.

In the clip, the songbird, wearing a comfy pink sweater, wets her hands with after and then applies enough soap to cover her hand. Before lathering up, Gomez advises those at home to turn the facet off to save water, and proceeds to rub her right palm over her left hand and continues doing so in vice-versa before scrubbing her fingers into her palms to get underneath her nails.

Turning the facet on to rinse off, the “Lose You to Love Me” singer then towel dries her hands (while the facet is running) before using it to turn it off. “Alright, here’s my #SafeHands Challenge 🧼 thanks @ariannahuff!” the superstar captioned the video, before challenging Cardi B, Gigi Hadid and Olivia Wilde to take on the challenge.

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, several other celebrities have shared hand washing videos of their own, including Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy” hand washing tutorial and Gloria Gaynor’s #IWillSurviveChallenge.

To keep up to date on the latest news about the coronavirus and to understand what you need to stay safe and healthy, check out the Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction podcast from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Photo: Instagram/Selena Gome

Rihanna donates $5 million to coronavirus relief through Clara Lionel foundation

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Rihanna has pledged $5 million (£4.3 million) towards the coronavirus relief efforts through her Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF).

The 32-year-old Work hitmaker’s singer’s foundation announced the contribution on its Twitter account on Saturday, which aims to support and fund «groundbreaking and effective education, health and emergency response programs around the world.»

«We’ve responded to COVID-19 by distributing $5 million to @PIH @DirectRelief @FeedingAmerica @rescueorg @WHO & #Barbados to prepare communities w/ critical protective gear, medical supplies, equipment and access to food across multiple regions. #CLF #HealthcareHeroes,» the post read.

The Umbrella singer founded the nonprofit organization in 2012 in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.

CLF Executive Director Justine Lucas discussed the monumental importance of Rihanna’s pledge with TMZ, adding: “Never has it been more important or urgent to protect and prepare marginalized and underserved communities — those who will be hit hardest by this pandemic.»

Numerous stars have made donations to help support those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, with Ariana Grande and Kanye West both pledging donations to charities.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Bell, and Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have also donated to coronavirus relief efforts.

The outbreak of Covid-19 has seen more than 308,600 cases of the virus registered, resulting in a death toll of over 13,000, since it began in December.

Fuente: Music News

Filtran «Future Nostalgia», el segundo disco de Dua Lipa

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‘Future Nostalgia’, el esperado segundo disco de la artista británica de origen kosovar Dua Lipa, se ha filtrado en las últimas horas por internet a unos pocos días de su salida en todo el mundo, prevista para el 3 de abril. Se trata de uno de los grandes lanzamientos de 2020 tras la publicación del previo ‘Dua Lipa’ en 2017, álbum que convirtió a su intérprete y coautora en una de las nuevas grandes voces de la escena pop global, con numerosos temas de éxito, como ‘New Rules’.

Hasta el momento se habían editado de manera oficial tres anticipos de ‘Future Nostalgia’: el corte que le da título y las canciones ‘Don’t Start Now’ y ‘Physical’, cuyo colorido y vistoso videoclip fue rodado por la productora española Canadá en Barcelona. Se acababa de anunciar que la próxima semana se lanzará otro nuevo sencillo, ‘Break My Heart’, el cual contiene un extracto de ‘Need You Tonight’ de la mítica banda australiana INXS. Como indica el nombre de este trabajo, Dua Lipa hace en él un homenaje al pop de los años 80, especialmente a la música de baile, con arreglos electrónicos y sintetizadores, en la línea del tema también titulado ‘Physical’ en aquella década y popularizado por Olivia Newton-John.

‘Future Nostalgia’ ha sido producido por una nutrida nómina de profesionales de la industria, entre los que destaca el del británico Stuart Price, habitual colaborador de The Killers y artífice de parte de la composición de álbumes como ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor’ de Madonna y ‘Aphrodite’ de Kylie Minogue.

La cantante anunció hoy en su cuenta de Twitter que adelantará la salida de su album para este mismo Viernes 27 y su sencillo «Break My Heart» para el miércoles 25.

 

Fuente: MARCA