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  • Beastie Boys settle lawsuit with GoldieBlox over song parody

    Yet another reason to love the Beastie Boys: Those guys know how to settle a lawsuit. The band settled for an undisclosed amount with GoldieBlox over the toy company’s video ad that featured a parody of their hit song “Girls.” “That settlement includes (a) the issuance of an apology by GoldieBlox, which will be posted on… More ▸

  • Update: GoldieBlox pulls Beastie Boys song from viral video

    The toy company GoldieBlox has pulled the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls” from an insanely popular video advertising their pink- and purple-hued take on Tinker Toys. In the first incarnation of the video, ridiculously adorable female children build a Rube Goldberg-esque contraption to the tune of a non-misogynistic version of “Girls” (think lyrics about girls doing… More ▸

  • Beastie Boys song used without permission in ‘Princess Machine’ video

    The Internet was kvelling like crazy last week over the viral video from toy company Goldieblox, in which empowered cuties eschew princess merchandise for a Rube Goldberg-like “Princess Machine.” And when we say viral, we mean viral — it has been viewed over 8 million times. It seems a couple well-known boys are unhappy with… More ▸