In colloquial terms: a buttload. The song generated over $16 million in total profits, about 5.5 million of which went to Robin Thicke himself. Roughly 5.1 million went to Pharrell, and T.I. took home just over $700,000 for his contribution. The rest of the money went to the record companies involved in the song's production.
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It's fascinating to see these kind of numbers, and this is actually a rare opportunity, because typically song profits are a closely guarded secret. The only reason we actually get to see the numbers is because Marvin Gaye's estate is suing Thicke and company for copyright infringement, and thus they had to be disclosed in court. You can get all the nitty gritty details here.
Did you feel a special connection with Left Shark from Katy Perry's Super Bowl Halftime Show performance? Well now you TOO can be just like Left Shark.
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Katy Perry is selling official licensed Left Shark onesies on her website, and you can have one for the low low price of $129.99.
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That's right, for just 130 bucks, you can get your own pair of glorified feety pajamas! And since the underappreciated right shark looked exactly the same, it's basically like getting two onesies for the price of one! WHAT A DEAL!
Taylor Swift thinks she'll still be single when she's 30. Not because she's in some kind of woe-is-me-I'll-be-perpetually-single state of mind, but because she hasn't dated anyone in years and she doesn't know if anyone can handle the pressures that come with being in a relationship in the kind of life she lives. That sounds perfectly reasonable, but who wouldn't want to date a girl like this?
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I jest, of course, Taylor Swift is a beautiful woman. What's even more concerning, though, is that she says she doesn't know if she'll even put out any new music before that point. "I'm not going to put out an album until I've made one that's better than this one and that's going to be really hard," she said in the same interview with The Telegraph, referring to her album 1989. At the same time, it's good to know that she respects her craft enough to not just pump out song after the song for the sake of remaining relevant.
Plus, odds are that I'll still be single when she turns 30, so if anyone out there knows Taylor Swift and wants to hook me up... I wouldn't complain about the camera flashes too much.
In the biggest fast food news since Taco Bell started serving breakfast, KFC is introducing a coffee cup that is not only edible, but also smells like grass and sunscreen! You read that right, it's a coffee cup that's effectively made out of a cookie, coated with sugar paper, and lined with heat-resistant white chocolate that's designed to slowly melt as you drink the coffee. On top of THAT, it's scented to remind you of the warm and comforting aromas of a sunny spring day.
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There's just ooooooone little problem. This design was whipped up for the UK, and there are currently no plans to release it in the United States. Hopefully if it does well enough over there, they'll bring it stateside, because as a connoiseur of fast food (and someone who requires caffeine to function on a day-to-day basis) I have to get my hands on one of these somehow. Check out all the full story here.
You know it's true. Don't deny it. The only thing this dog is missing is the "skinny arm" or whatever it's called.