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Jonathan Coulton on Seeing His Glee Flap Play out on The Good Wife

  For Brooklyn-based indie musician Jonathan Coulton , Sunday night’s installment of The Good Wife , in which warring lawyers Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Will (Josh Charles) battle in court over intellectual-property rights, was a case of art imitating life. The episode took its ripped-from-the-headlines inspiration from his January 2013 kerfuffle with the producers of Glee , after the Fox show used Coulton’s self-described “kind of poppy, kind of folky, white-guy” cover arrangement of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” without permission or credit. While Glee had acted within its legal rights, the court of public opinion let it be known that Coulton was in the right: His “Baby Got Back” cover, an Internet hit upon its release in 2005, shot up the iTunes charts and overtook the  Glee  version, in part because Coulton’s legion of fans torpedoed the latter with negative reviews. On The Good Wife , the rap ditty in legal question was named “ Thicky Trick ”;  Glee became Drama Camp ; and Coulton’s alter ego was a bespectacled, lanky, slightly obtuse musician named Rowby (portrayed by guest star Matthew Lillard), who comprised one half of the fictitious folk-pop duo Rowby and Marshall. (Christopher Fitzgerald played Marshall.) Here, Coulton — who also serves as the house musician on the NPR game show Ask Me Another  — tells Vulture what he thought of the episode, what it was like seeing his life play out in scripted format, and how long it took him to get “Thicky Trick” out of his head.  Read More... //www.vulture.com/2014/01/jonathan-coulton-interview-good-wife-glee.html

'Good Wife' rips 'Glee' story from the headlines, makes fantastic music video

The "Law & Order" franchise -- and "SVU," its lone remaining incarnation -- is known for its topical ripped-from-the-headlines storylines. But CBS' legal drama "The Good Wife" is quickly becoming the go-to show for topical plots. Case in point: Sunday's (Jan. 5) episode of "TGW," which tackled a case incredibly similar to a "Glee" controversy from early 2013. When "Glee" covered Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back," fans of singer/songwriter Jonathan Coulton recognized the folksy arrangement used on the show as the very same one Coulton had released years before. But after complaining to the show, Coulton received a less-than-stellar response. "They also got in touch with my peeps to basically say that they're within their legal rights to do this, and that I should be happy for the exposure (even though they do not credit me, and have not even publicly acknowledged that it's my version -- so you know, it's kind of SECRET... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/the-good-wife-rips-glee-story-from-the-headlines-makes-fantastic-music-video.html

'Good Wife': Marilyn's baby daddy revealed, as Peter Florrick prepares for a scandal

"The Good Wife" does not waste any time clearing up the cliffhanger from last year's fall finale and it turns out to be pretty much what we thought it was, thankfully. Glad to see the show didn't go the cliched right we were fearing it might.It turns out Marilyn's baby daddy is Peter Bogdanovich, the famous film director behind "The Last Picture Show" and "Paper Moon," who cameos in the episode as himself. Delightful.The case of the week features "The Good Wife" taking on "Glee," thinly disguised as the TV show "Drama Camp." Matthew Lillard guest-stars as one half of an acoustic singing duo who are suing the TV network for the not-"Glee" show covering their cover of a popular rap song. F. Murray Abraham reprises his role as Burl Preston, the attorney for the TV network, which is a lot of fun.The case is spiced up by Will offering his services to Preston because... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/good-wife-marilyns-baby-daddy-revealed-as-peter-florrick-prepares-for-a-scandal.html

New Bruce Springsteen Songs to Debut on The Good Wife

  The Good Wife is teaming up with The Boss. Three new songs from Bruce Springsteen 's upcoming album, High Hopes , will debut on the Jan. 12 episode of the CBS drama two days before the record hits stores. Fans will be able to get their first listen of...   //www.tvguide.com/News/Bruce-Springsteen-Good-Wife-Preview-1075129.aspx?rss=breakingnews

The Good Wife Season 5 Episode 11 “Goliath and David”

The Good Wife  Season 5 Episode 11 “Goliath and David” airs Sunday, January 5 (9:30-10:30 PM, ET/CT, 9:00-10:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis:  The Good Wife Season 5 Episode 11 “Goliath and David” – Alicia represents a band suing a TV show for copyright infringement, but the simple case becomes psychological warfare when Will joins the opposing council and uses his knowledge of Alicia’s strengths and weaknesses against her. Also, Eli hires Kalinda in an attempt to get ahead of a potential scandal, on THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, Jan. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/01/05/the-good-wife-season-5-episode-11-goliath-and-david/