Singer Robin Thicke attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles
*Robin Thicke posted a message on his website today thanking fans for their support following his separation from his wife and canceled tour dates.
The singer said he’d like to “thank everyone for the well wishes these last few days.”
Thicke and actress Paula Patton announced Monday they are separating after nine years of marriage. They have a 3-year-old son, Julian Fuego.
*TMZ is reporting that Robin Thicke is refusing to give on his marriage to Paula Patton despite their announced separation.
Sources connected with the singer tell TMZ he’s resuming his tour on Thursday in Washington D.C., but he will NOT go out on the town — something he liked doing in the past.
TMZ continues: “We’re told he wants to convince Paula he can change and be a good husband. The surreptitious ass-grabbing is a thing of the past.
*Paula Patton reportedly told Robin Thicke on Friday the marriage was over, causing the singer to cancel his concert in Atlanta that night and fly to Canada to beg the actress to stay – this according to TMZ.
Sources connected with the couple tell the website that Patton, who is in Vancouver shooting a film, had a long face-to-face talk with the crooner, both acknowledging they had not been getting along and frequently arguing.
TMZ cites sources who say in the end Robin realized Paula was determined to end the marriage and reluctantly agreed, but was very upset. The actress was also said to be upset, according to the website.
Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” got him in a lot of trouble with Marvin Gaye family and fans.
*Thanks. We’re good!
According to a “satirical” letter that has recently hit the web, that’s what the entertainment industry is telling black artists who have taught white artists so very well how to, basically, rip them off.
Sebastien Elkouby – a hip hop enthusiast and nationally published writer – pens a letter from “the industry” that essentially puts black artists and African American entrepreneurs on notice that their “services are no longer required.”
The letter states eloquently, certainly with regard to the music industry, what black artists and their fans have been saying for years, yet with much more vigor over the past year, with white artists overshadowing blacks in areas more original to black culture.
Oh yeah, and did we mention Sebastien Elkouby is a white man?
Find the letter at EURThisNThat.
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton arrive at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (January 26, 2014)
*After months of cheating rumors surrounding Robin Thicke, the crooner and his actress wife of nine years, Paula Patton, are separating.
The couple, who began dating in high school and welcomed their son Julian in April 2010, said in a statement to People.com: “We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time.”
The pair’s relationship has come under scrutiny in recent months after Thicke was photographed with socialite Lana Scolaro at a post-MTV Video Music Awards party in New York last September.
Robin Thicke attends the ESPN The Party at Basketball City – Pier 36 – South Street on January 31, 2014 in New York City
*Students at Boston University in Massachusetts have launched an online petition calling on school officials to cancel an upcoming concert by Robin Thicke because of his “sexist lyrics.”
The student organization Humanists of Boston University started the petition to derail Thicke’s scheduled March 4 gig, saying, “It is a dishonor to our feminist history to symbolically idolize Robin Thicke by allowing him to perform his misogynist music at our university… ‘Blurred Lines’ celebrates having sex with women against their will.”
Despite the fact that at least 1,400 students have signed the petition as of Friday, a school official tells The Huffington Post that administration had no part in booking the show and it is unlikely to be cancelled.