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Coffee Talk: Marvin Gaye's Family and Robin Thicke's Label Settle 'Blurred Lines' Case

Porsha Stewart slams Wendy Williams on Twitter, Michael Jackson's estate settles a court case and several top actors receive Razzie nominations. 

Here’s what we’re chatting about over coffee this morning:

  • Marvin Gaye’s children have settled claims against Sony-owned music company EMI over similarities between Robin Thicke’s Grammy-nominated summer smash “Blurred Lines” and Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up.” Although the terms of the settlement are confidential, a judge dismissed Nona Gaye and Frankie Gaye’s lawsuit. Documents say they have come to an agreement. Lawsuits between the Gaye Family and Robin Thicke remain active. [HuffingtonPost]

  • Porsha Stewart had a few choice words for Wendy Williams. The outspoken host accused Stewart of trying to “keep up with the Kardashians” by purchasing a 8,000 square foot mansion. Porsha responded with a tweet that read, “Should you stay with your husband after he cheats? Or should you judge everybody else and not want to be judged?” [Twitter]

  • Michael Jackson’s estate settled a $17.5 million lawsuit against insurance company Lloyd’s of London after they refused to pay out after Jackson’s death. A policy was taken out on the “This Is It” star two months before his death. When they tried to claim their compensation the insurance company claimed that the cause of death was a homicide, ruling out the “accident only” clause. The two parties have settled out of court. [EurWeb]

  • Will Smith and Halle Berry are nominated for Razzie Awards this year. Berry received a nod for her role in the comedy Movie 43. After Earth starring Will and Jaden Smith and Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas received six nods each including worst picture, worst actor and worst supporting actor. [TheGrio]