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The Cricket's Daily 3: Suing over 'Blurred Lines'

Published August 18, 2013 10:18 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Here's what's happening today in pop culture:

• Singer Robin Thicke and his producers are suing Marvin Gaye's family and the holders of Funkadelic's music rights, to head off accusations that Thicke's single "Blurred Lines" copies from Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" and Funkadelic's "Sexy Ways." [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Actress Lisa Robin Kelly, who played Eric's older sister Laurie on "That '70s Show," has died at the age of 43. At the time, she was in a rehab facility, and has battled addiction for the past several years. [Entertainment Weekly]

• Alan Lanier, a founding member of the hit '70s band Blue Öyster Cult, has died at the age of 67. [NBC News]