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Bob Marley's Family Brands Line Of Marijuana Products

November 19th, 2014 10:42am EST
Bob Marley's Family To Launch 'Natural' Cannabis Brand (Video)
Late reggae singer Bob Marley's family has put the Marley name on a line of cannabis products that will be available to consumers in 2015.

The family is teaming with Privateer Holdings to launch a global marijuana brand called Marley natural.

The Seattle-based company will sell marijuana as well as other products including lotions and accessories that will be infused with the essence of the plant.

In a statement, Privateer Holdings revealed its mission is "to champion Bob's voice and his insight to help people realise the positive potential of cannabis of the mind, body and spirit. Along...
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Michael Jackson Tops Forbes List Of Highest-Earning Dead Celebs

October 16th, 2014 2:06pm EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson tops the Forbes list of the Top Earning Dead Celebrities for the second year in a row.

The late King Of Pop continues to rake in big bucks posthumously, bringing in $140 million in earnings according to the magazine.

His CD "Xscape" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts and his holographic image appeared on the Billboard Music Awards in a move to continue his relativity in the industry.

Jackson's song, "Love Never Felt So Good" a duet with Justin Timberlake, hit the Billboard Top 100 upon its release in May of 2014.

Rounding out the list of the top deceased earners ar...
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Rohan Marley Defends Snoop Dogg Over His Rastafari Move

January 25th, 2013 4:20pm EST
Rohan Marley
Bob Marley's son Rohan has jumped to the defense of rapper Snoop Dogg after one of his late father's The Wailers band mates accused the rapper of fraudulently posing as a Rastafarian.

Bunny Wailer took aim at the Gin and Juice hit-maker after he was anointed by a Rastafarian priest while making his first reggae record in Jamaica last year.

After seeing images of the star, who now also goes by the moniker Snoop Lion, in traditional Rastafari dress and sporting dreadlocked hair, he accused him of the "outright fraudulent use of (the) Rastafari community's personalities and symbolism."

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Bob Marley's Widow Rita Settles Trademark Lawsuit

December 3rd, 2012 8:25am EST
Rita Marley
Bob Marley's widow Rita and their nine children have settled a trademark lawsuit with the reggae legend's half-brother.

The Marleys accused Richard Booker of using his connection to the late Three Little Birds hit-maker to promote fish produce and concerts in Miami, Florida under his Mama Marley banner.

They filed a lawsuit for trademark infringement and unauthorized use of the singer's likeness in late 2011, and now both parties have come to an undisclosed agreement after settling the matter out of court.

Booker's lawyer, Robert Scholz, tells TMZ.com, "This was a very sensitive case ...
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Review: 'Marley' A Documentary About A Music Legend (Video)

April 20th, 2012 4:20pm EDT
'Marley'
The music of Bob Marley makes me feel really, really good. I could be in the worst mood, stuck in traffic...whatever. All I have to do is click on 'One Love', 'Exodus' or 'No Woman No Cry' and my spirits soar.

However, my knowledge of Bob Marley was limited. I knew that he was a Rastafarian, a Jamaican legend and one incredible songwriter/singer.

After seeing Kevin McDonald's documentary entitled 'Marley' I am happy to report that I now know so much more about Bob Marley the man and why he was and still is one of the greatest musical icons of the 20th century.

Bob Marley brought reggae...
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Ziggy Marley Talks About Documentary 'Marley' & Protecting Father's Legacy At SXSW

March 16th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Marley
The South by Southwest Film and Music festival often combines both arts in films about music. The documentary Marley tells the life and musical story of legendary reggae singer Bob Marley. Marley’s children, Ziggy and Karen, attended SXSW in Austin to discuss the documentary. They have become the representatives of Marley today.

“We have to protect and take care of his legacy,” Ziggy Marley said. “That’s why we do this film because that’s the role we played. Here this is our father and here is how we want you to see him, his life and feel him. We’re more like caretakers.”

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Rihanna Procures A Crystal Marilyn Monroe Portrait

January 30th, 2012 10:25am EST
Rihanna
Rihanna has added to her art collection by snapping up a $160,000 Marilyn Monroe portrait - made of 65,000 crystals.

The Umbrella hit-maker commissioned British artist Claire Milner to create the giant piece, which took four months to complete and weighs 182 pounds.

Milner tells Britain's The Sun, "I tried to show the glitter of the public life and then the sadness in Marilyn's eyes. Because of who Rihanna is, everything had to be done through her interior decorators. But they told me afterwards that she loved it."

"A 100 per cent Swarovski crystal portrait is very luxurious - people ...
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Bob Marley's Half-Brother Files Countersuit Against Family

January 15th, 2012 10:00am EST
Bob Marley
Bob Marley's half-brother has filed a countersuit against the late star's family after they launched a legal battle to stop him allegedly cashing in on the music legend's name without permission.

Marley's widow Rita and her children recently filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Richard Booker, who has the same mother as Marley, claiming he has been using his connection to the late singer to promote concerts and products under his Mama Marley banner.

Booker has now filed his own suit against the company which controls the star's estate, 56 Hope Road Music, alleging he is using th...
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Biggest Celebrity Scandals Of 2011

December 21st, 2011 8:00am EST
Arnold Schwarzenegger
There were a lot of celebrity scandals this year. From fathering a love child to cheating on a wedding anniversary and beating up a spouse, 2011 was chock full of philandering and criminal activities.

The year isn't over yet, and celebrities like to go out with a bang, so anything could happen in the next couple of weeks.

Check out the biggest scandals of the year...

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Secret Affair

Bad: Arnold Schwarzenegger had an affair during his marriage to Maria Shriver. Really bad: His mistress was his employee. Unforgivable: He fathered a son with the employee and kept it...
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Rihanna Named Facebook.com's Most-Liked Star Of 2011

December 14th, 2011 8:22am EST
Rihanna
Rihanna has beaten Bob Marley to the top of Facebook.com's most liked list in 2011.

The Umbrella singer was the most sought after celebrity on the social networking site, while We Found Love, her collaboration with DJ Calvin Harris, was the most listened to song on the website.

Marley was second on the most-liked list and Avril Lavigne has come in third.

Also making the top 10: David Guetta, Enrique Iglesias, Usher, Lady Gaga, Metallica, Green Day and the Black Eyed Peas.
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Rep Says Miley Cyrus' 'Stoner' Comment Was Sarcasm

November 28th, 2011 8:28am EST
Miley Cyrus
A representative for Miley Cyrus has insisted the teen star was joking when she told revelers at her birthday party last week she's becoming a "stoner".

The former Hannah Montana star celebrated turning 19 at a bash in Los Angeles, and pals presented her with a cake in the shape of pot-smoking reggae legend Bob Marley.

Cyrus, who was caught on film last year puffing on a bong, giggled, "You know you're a stoner when friends make you a Bob Marley cake - you know you smoke way too much f**kin' weed."

However, a rep for the singer/actress tells Access Hollywood, "The cake was a joke and ...
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Bob Marley's Daughter Designing Jamaicain Olympic Outfits

September 5th, 2011 3:30pm EDT
Bob Marley
Bob Marley's daughter has been put in charge of designing Jamaica's sportswear for the 2012 London Olympics.

Cedella Marley has been appointed the official designer for Team Jamaica's uniforms, which will be worn by the country's athletes competing in the London Olympics and Paralympics.

The 44 year old reveals her collection was influenced by reggae legend Bob, who lost his battle with cancer in 1981, as well as singer and style icon Grace Jones.

She says, "Dad has been a big part of everything that I've done with this collection. I'm all over the place with pride... If Dad was here, I ...
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Share & Download Bob Marley & The Wailer's 'High Tide Or Low Tide' For Charity

August 9th, 2011 10:06am EDT
Bob Marley
Today sees the launch of a ground-breaking social media campaign, "I'm Gonna Be Your Friend" (www.imgonnabeyourfriend.org) supported by many of the world's most famous names in entertainment and their fans.

A global audience over 700 million* Facebook and Twitter fans will be able to view a short film of the crisis in East Africa created by award-winning director Kevin MacDonald from footage of East Africa. The film is set to the 1973 Bob Marley & The Wailers song 'High Tide or Low Tide' and will reach over a billion people**.

The campaign was developed to support Save the Children's ap...
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Ziggy Marley To Celebrate Dad's Anniversary With Documentary

July 2nd, 2011 10:30am EDT
Ziggy Marley
Ziggy Marley is creating a new documentary about his dad Bob to commemorate the 30th anniversary of his death.

The I Shot The Sheriff hit-maker passed away after a long battle with cancer in 1981, and son Ziggy is set to pay tribute to the reggae legend by shooting a personal film to preserve his father's legacy and show fans another side of the singer.

He tells Us Weekly magazine, "We are working on his documentary, which should be out in the fall. I am producing the documentary and Kevin McDonald will direct it."

"People are going to have not only the connection that you have now wi...
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'The Last King of Scotland's' Kevin Macdonald to Direct Bob Marley Documentary

February 3rd, 2011 12:30pm EST
Bob Marley | Photo Credits: Gregg Cobarr/WireImage.com
The Last King of Scotland director Kevin Macdonald has set his sights on reggae legend Bob Marley for his new documentary, Marley, TheWrap.com reports.

"What made Bob tick is probably unanswerable but viewers will certainly feel that they know him a little better after seeing our documentary. I am grateful to the Marley family for entrusting me with their heritage," Macdonald said, alluding to how his relatives are participating in the project.

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Ziggy Marley Welcomes Third Child

February 3rd, 2011 9:01am EST
Ziggy marley
The Marley reggae dynasty has a new addition - singer/songwriter Ziggy Marley is a dad again.

The Melody Makers leader and his wife Orly welcomed their third child into the world on January 26.

Little Abraham Selassie Robert Nesta Marley - named in part after his legendary grandfather Bob Marley - was born in Los Angeles.

The couple has a five-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son.
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Bob Marley's Family Wins Image Rights Case

January 23rd, 2011 4:13pm EST
Bob Marley
Bob Marley's family has won a legal battle against the bosses of an apparel company, who were accused of unfairly selling products bearing the reggae legend's image.

Marley's heirs filed suit in January 2008, alleging Nevada-based AVELA and its owner Leo Valencia intentionally interfered with the family's businesses, Fifty-Six Hope Road Music Ltd. and Zion Rootswear, which were formed by the singer's widow Rita and nine of his 11 children.

According to court filings, AVELA executives first licensed Marley's identity in 1986 and then in 1999, and granted Zion Rootswear bosses the exclusive...
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Bob Marley's Family Loses Copyright Battle

September 14th, 2010 10:00am EDT
Bob Marley
The family of reggae legend Bob Marley has lost a lawsuit seeking ownership of his most famous tracks.

Executives at UMG Recordings were declared the rightful owners of copyrights to five albums that Marley recorded between 1973 and 1977 for Island Records. The decision came down in Manhattan on Friday.

The albums in the haul include Catch a Fire, Natty Dread and Exodus and were all recorded with Marley's band the Wailers. Marley died of cancer in 1981, aged 36.

The Marley family accused UMG bosses of intentionally withholding royalties from them, and ignoring a 1995 agreement assign...
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Bob Marley Recordings Destroyed By Fire

August 4th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
 Bob Marley
A stash of reggae legend Bob Marley's master recordings and personal belongings has been destroyed by a fire in Aburi, Ghana.

The tapes were being stored at the solar-powered studio established by Marley's wife Rita, who has lived in Africa for the past decade. The studio complex, Studio One, was set to officially open in June - a month after it was ravaged by a blaze.

Rita Marley insists she will rebuild the complex. She reveals the lost items include footage of her late husband performing in concert. Work on the studio was completed in early 2009, but the launch was delayed because R...
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Damian Marley's Dreads Are Really, Really Long

July 21st, 2010 6:02pm EDT
Damian Marley
How tall is Bob Marley's son Damian? Because that's how long his dreadlocks are. He started growing them back in 1837, long before Reggae music was even invented. That's how long they are.

We spotted Damian at his hotel in London on Tuesday after performing a live gig with rapper Nas at the Hammersmith Apollo.

Fun facts about Damian:
-He's the youngest of Bob's sons and was only 2 when his father died of cancer.
-He formed his first band at age 13.

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Phil Collins Stunned By Hall Of Fame Honor

June 16th, 2010 10:24pm EDT
Phil Collins
Veteran rocker Phil Collins was left dumbfounded when he learned he would be receiving the Songwriters Hall of Fame's highest honor this year - because he was convinced he was not "qualified."

The former Genesis frontman will be presented with the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award, in recognition of his lyrical prowess on classics such as "Against All Odds" and "In the Air Tonight," at a ceremony in New York on Thursday.

Collins admits he was taken aback by the honor - and initially assumed he was simply being called on to present the prize to another artist.

He tells the Associated Press,...
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Fuse's 'Rock Monster March' Continues Genesis, David Bowie and Bob Marley

March 14th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
Genesis
Fuse continues to be the rock music mecca this month with an extensive lineup of classic rock programming. As “Rock Monster March” rolls along, this weekend fans can view concert footage from former Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Genesis, Bob Marley and David Bowie. And all the great programming this month has been leading up to the live airing of the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony!

For the second year in a row, Fuse is the exclusive television partner of the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, bringing viewers front and center for the big...
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Celebrity Weekend In Photos: 'Twilight' Stars Dress Up, 'Glee' Cast Sings & More!

November 2nd, 2009 9:18am EST
Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene
"Twilight" stars Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene at Veuve Clicquot's "Yelloween" Party at Tao Nightclub in Las Vegas on October 31. See what other celebs did this weekend!

The cast of TV show Glee sings the national anthem before Game 3 of the Major League Baseball World Series between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, Oct. 31, in Philadelphia.

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Matisyahu Discusses His New Album 'Light'

August 24th, 2009 1:28pm EDT
Matisyahu Light
Matisyahu, best known for his hit 2004 reggae album "Shake Off the Dust… Arise" has a new album, "Light", that drops Tuesday, August 25th. Matisyahu discusses his inspiration behind the album, the recording process and how he learned to sing with a Patois accent.

Starpulse: Your new album "Light" comes across as being a beautiful, catchy and enjoyable work of art. Can you tell us a little bit about "Light" and what some of your influences and inspirations were going into the recording process?

Matisyahu: It's a product of a little bit of soul searching, who I am and my take on the ...
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'American Idol' Recap: Anoop & Megan Must Go

April 1st, 2009 8:42am EDT
American Idol
Random Thoughts While Waiting for the American Idol Contestants to Start Singing:

-It's amazing how four judges can combine to say absolutely nothing in the show open.

-What a strange theme. Why not just say, "pick whatever song you want"?. How does one define a 'popular' download? Conspiracy people!

-Just when you thought the product placement couldn't get any more shameless - Seacrest uses it to promote his own show!

-Wow, Ryan Seacrest plays drops of Simon Cowell and the "American Idol" theme on his show. Local FM Radio now seems like a bastion of creativity and w...
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MIMS Is Back To 'Move' The Crowd

February 13th, 2009 3:00pm EST
MIMS
Second Album, "Guilt", Releases April 7th On Capitol Records/ American King Music Returning to center stage after a chart-topping, platinum-certified debut, Capitol Records/ American King Music hip-hop artist MIMS is showing why he's still hot. "Move (If You Wanna)," the unstoppably rhythmic kick-off single from MIMS' forthcoming second album, Guilt, has set off a mad rush to the dance floor and to cyberspace by his fans, logging an astounding near- 9 million plays so far at the official MIMS MySpace site. The track is also the No. 2 most-added song nationally in the rhythmic crossover an...
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Playing For Change Celebrates Bob Marley's Birthday

February 6th, 2009 6:04pm EST
Bob Marley
In conjunction with Bob Marley's 64th world-wide birthday celebration on February 6th, Playing For Change, the cross-cultural global musical movement, debuted their version of Marley's timeless classic "One Love" on www.BobMarley.com. This five-minute video is a song from around the world featuring American blues wunderkind Keb' Mo' and Spain's Manu Chao playing with an incredible group of 35 musical artists. "One Love" was produced by Playing for Change's creator and driving force Mark Johnson, the Los Angeles based Grammy®-winning producer and engineer.

Playing For Change is a mu...
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Writer's Viewpoint: Disputing An Iconic Song List

January 30th, 2009 2:14pm EST
Beatles
It takes a cataclysmic event to derail Overrated/Underrated from its usual Friday spot. Currently the Oscars have been serving as that disruptive force, but this week interruption comes from the most unlikely source: a sports columnist from the Kansas City Star.

This is because Joe Posnanski has suggested on his blog that we stop voting artists into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame and shift our focus to Hall-Worthy songs. Songs he deems "Iconic". His criterion for including a song on the ballot is that it be "A song that represents a set of beliefs or a way of life. So, I see these s...
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Matisyahu At The Variety Playhouse In Atlanta, 11/8/08

November 24th, 2008 11:59am EST
Matisyahu
At 29 years of age, Matthew Paul Miller may seem like an average New Yorker. Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Mr. Miller was raised as a Reconstructionist Jew. At 16, he took a trip to Israel to take part in an educational program designed to offer students an in-depth look at the Jewish faith. This experience so changed Matthew's life that he adopted Orthodox Judaism.

This Hasidic Jew is now known as Matisyahu. The appearance of traditional clothing is a striking contrast to his music, which blends elements of reggae and hip-hop. In 2006, Billboard named Matisyahu its Top Re...
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Music Biopics: What's Been Done, What's In The Works, & What We Want

September 19th, 2008 9:07am EDT
Walk the Line
The biopic is a longstanding Hollywood tradition. There are the big budget epics like the now infamous Elizabeth Taylor vehicle "Cleopatra," David Lean's masterpiece, "Lawrence of Arabia," or Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi." Then there are the smaller pictures chronicling the equally gripping stories of those less celebrated. Daniel Day Lewis' portrayal of the Irish cerebral palsy painter, Christy Brown in "My Left Foot," or Bill Condon's 2004 film "Kinsey" about human sexuality researcher Alfred Kinsey come to mind.

In recent years, thanks in part to the wide success of the films "Ray...
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