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Justin Timberlake announced a new album, Hoda gets screwed, and Taylor Swift faces a copyright lawsuit. These are your Hollywood Headlines!

Justin Timberlake announced a fifth solo album, Man Of The Woods, will drop on Feb. 2, and the first single from the album, "Filthy," will drop everywhere tomorrow. The song was co-produced by Justin's long-time partner Timbaland, and is said to be "dance heavy," with Timberlake acting as a "modern day inventor presenting his latest creation to the world." Has he gone Dr. Horrible now? JT is also gearing up to headline the Super Bowl halftime show Sunday, Feb. 4, just two days after Man Of The Woods is released.

We talked about NBC’s Today yesterday, but now it’s starting to get ugly. Hoda will make roughly $18 million per year less than disgraced male predecessor Matt Lauer, despite doing significantly more work, raising the frustration over NBC News’ treatment of women.  According to sources, Lauer was typically out the door when his show wrapped up at 9 a.m. and he only worked four days a week most of the time. Not only will Hoda replace Lauer from 7-9 a.m., but she will also continue to co-host the 10 a.m. hour with Kathy Lee Gifford. Hoda will earn $7 million per year, according to the Post, while Lauer reportedly made $25 million. Hoda’s day will now end at 11 a.m., meaning she is literally working twice as much as Lauer did for significantly less cash.

Taylor Swift’s lawyers asked a federal judge to dismiss a copyright lawsuit earlier this week, arguing that the phrase “players gonna play and haters gonna hate” is a musical cliché that should be in the public domain. Swift was sued in September by Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, songwriters who wrote “Playas Gon’ Play” in 2001. In their motion to dismiss, Swift’s lawyers contend that the twin concepts of players playing and haters hating is not subject to copyright, arguing that courts have consistently held that short phrases cannot be copyrighted. They also cited numerous other references to “players” and “haters” in pop culture, including the 1977 song “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac.

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