Jack White talks about leaving Detroit with Dan Rather
Jack White sat down for an interview with Dan Rather for the newsman’s show “Big Interview,” which airs 8 p.m. Tuesday on AXS TV. He gives Rather a tour of his Third Man Records store and headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, and talked about his decision to leave his native Detroit. “It was very hard for me to move,” White said in a clip of the interview posted on RollingStone.com. “I always imagined I was going to be there my whole life.” He said that after he and White Stripes band mate Meg White broke into the mainstream, it was hard to stay. “When you’re in that kind of cynical environment, it’s hard for people to understand how to relate to it,” he told Rather. “I’m thinking 90 percent of the time what I can do for other people so I don’t have their feelings hurt. You give your brothers and sisters a million dollars if you win the lottery, they’re going to end up hating you a couple of years later. You can never fix it, that problem. It’s tough, especially for a town that’s not known like L.A. or New York for successes happening all the time ... in Detroit it’s pretty unheard of to break through. So it was a hard place for me to live and create after that.”
Robin Thicke admits to being high during ‘Blurred Lines’ recording
Robin Thicke and the family of the late Marvin Gaye are in a legal battle over Thicke’s smash hit song “Blurred Lines,” which sounds an awful lot like Gaye’s song “Got to Give it Up.” The Hollywood Reporter obtained copies of the depositions, which reveal that Thick admitted to being impaired when the song was recorded. “I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio,” Thicke said, trying to explain that he had less to do with the songwriting than he originally claimed, and that it was producer Pharrell Williams’ creation. “The reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song.”
‘Scandal’ clothing line comes to the Limited
This week, the Limited clothing store released a fashion line inspired by “Scandal” character Olivia Pope, played by actress Kerry Washington. The ABC series shows Washington’s character impeccably dressed as she handles crazy business in and out of a fictional White House, making the actress a fashion icon. The “Scandal” fashion line, created by Washington and costume designer Lyn Paolo, includes 78 pieces and is priced $49-$250.
■“Orange is the New Black” writer Lauren Morelli, who announced in the spring she is divorcing her husband of two years because she is gay, has begun dating one of the Netflix show’s stars, Samira Wiley, who plays inmate Poussey Washington.