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August 13, 1993 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Pop star Paula Abdul is the only person singing lead vocals on her 10-million-selling debut album "Forever Your Girl," a Los Angeles jury concluded Thursday. The ruling closes the book on a two-year music industry spectacle that erupted after background singer Yvette Marine filed a multimillion-dollar "false and deceptive packaging" lawsuit against Virgin Records, Abdul's record company, claiming she was an uncredited co-lead vocalist on at least two songs of the smash 1988 album.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1993 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Pop star Paula Abdul is the only person singing lead vocals on her 10-million-selling debut album "Forever Your Girl," a Los Angeles jury concluded Thursday. The ruling closes the book on a two-year music industry spectacle that erupted after background singer Yvette Marine filed a multimillion-dollar "false and deceptive packaging" lawsuit against Virgin Records, Abdul's record company, claiming she was an uncredited co-lead vocalist on at least two songs of the smash 1988 album.
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April 12, 1991 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Paula Abdul says she is no Milli Vanilli. She has launched a counterattack against charges that she wasn't the sole lead vocalist on her smash 1988 album, "Forever Your Girl." "Every time I hear one of these commentators comparing me to Milli Vanilli, I just want to reach into the television set and grab them and shake them," Abdul said in an interview this week. "It's not right and it's not fair. When they took the Grammy away from Milli Vanilli last year everybody knew they were a fraud.
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April 12, 1991 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Paula Abdul says she is no Milli Vanilli. She has launched a counterattack against charges that she wasn't the sole lead vocalist on her smash 1988 album, "Forever Your Girl." "Every time I hear one of these commentators comparing me to Milli Vanilli, I just want to reach into the television set and grab them and shake them," Abdul said in an interview this week. "It's not right and it's not fair. When they took the Grammy away from Milli Vanilli last year everybody knew they were a fraud.
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April 9, 1991 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Is Paula Abdul the only woman singing lead vocals on her smash debut album, "Forever Your Girl?" Not according to Yvette Marine, one of three singers credited with background vocals on the album, which has sold more than 7 million copies in the U.S. and made Abdul one of the hottest properties in dance-pop.
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December 7, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Court Watch: The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide this week whether to review an 11th Circuit Court decision that Miami rap group 2 Live Crew's "As Nasty as They Wanna Be" album is not obscene. The review was requested by the Broward County Sheriff's Department after the appeals court declared in May that no evidence was presented to prove the record lacks serious artistic value. . . .
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June 18, 1985 | DENNIS HUNT, Times Staff Writer
The Mary Jane Girls, backup singers for R&B/funk star Rick James, have a raunchy reputation. Some cattily call them the singing sexpots, or James' girl toys. Joanne (JoJo) McDuffie, Candice (Candy) Ghant, Kim (Maxi) Wuletich and Yvette (Corvette) Marine are the opening act for James' tawdry R&B revues and sing backup vocals during his performances. But not too many people ever took them seriously. They were always sex objects first and singers second.
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July 14, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Animation Extinct: A cartoon version of "Jurassic Park" has apparently gone the way of the dinosaurs. Fox Children's Network President Margaret Loesch said Tuesday that there had been discussions about an animated series based on the hit film, but that "Jurassic" director Steven Spielberg was not interested. "There will not be an animated 'Jurassic Park' and that's Steven's decision," she said.
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April 9, 1991 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Is Paula Abdul the only woman singing lead vocals on her smash debut album, "Forever Your Girl?" Not according to Yvette Marine, one of three singers credited with background vocals on the album, which has sold more than 7 million copies in the U.S. and made Abdul one of the hottest properties in dance-pop.
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