#The411: Ed Sheeran Sued For Ripping Off Marvin Gaye

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Ed Sheeran Sued For $100 Million Ripping Off Marvin Gaye

Ed Sheeran is looking at a $100 million dollar lawsuit all for allegedly ripping off Marvin Gaye's classic hit "Let's Get It On." A company called Structured Asset Sales filed the lawsuit, claiming Ed's song "Thinking Out Loud" has the same melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bassline, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping as "Let's Get it On." Gaye's song was written by a guy named Edward Townsend and Gaye in 1973 & when Townsend died in 2003, and Structured Asset Sales bought one third of the copyright. Therefore, this company is claiming that just 1/3 of the song is worth $100 million dollars!

Time Magazine Releases Biggest Internet Influencers

For the fourth year in a row, Time Magazine has compiled an unranked list of the 25 Most Influential People of the Internet. The publication looked at each contender’s global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news. To no one's surprise, Kylie Jenner, Rihanna, and Kanye West all made the list but so did actress Busy Phillips, the California couple who started the fundraiser for the children separated from their migrant parents at the border, and President Trump. Take a look at the full list here.

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