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Shufflin’ to the Courthouse

On February 26, 2014 By Chastity Bobo

Who knew “shufflin’” could be such a problem? LMFAO’s catchphrase — “every day I’m shufflin’” — from the 2010 smash hit “Party Rock Anthem” is the source of a lawsuit filed by Rick Ross. Ross claims the song is an unauthorized derivative work under 17 U.S.C. § 106 (2) and alleges LMFAO [...]

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“The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” With this phrase — taken from a monologue rivaled only by Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross — Michael Douglas immortalized his character from the 1987 film “Wall Street,” a soulless investment banker named Gordon Gekko. And, [...]

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