First Dibs: Why Is Robin Thicke Filing A Lawsuit?

Miley Cyrus confirms the release of her next album, Beyonce ditches the short hairdo, and two new acts are slated to perform at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

  • Robin Thicke has brought a suit against Marvin Gaye’s family and Funkadelic, apparently to preempt any claims of royalties from the parties. Fans have noted similarities between this summer’s hit “Blurred Lines” and Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up,” but Funkadelic also believe parts of their song “Sexy Ways” can be found in Thicke’s track. [Huffington Post]
  • Fans of Miley Cyrus better strap on their twerking shoes. The pop star has unveiled the date when her forthcoming LP drops, so be prepared to crank some BANGERZ on October 8. [Idolator]
  • What happened to the pixie cut, Bey? Not long after she shocked us with Instagram pics of her close-cut ’do, the R&B queen was spotted with a bob haircut. [Daily Mail]
  • With just over a week to go before this year’s VMAs, the show’s roster of live performers is filling out nicely. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Bruno Mars are both now set to take the stage. [MTV]