Four months after it began, the legal battle between GoldieBlox and the Beastie Boys appears to be winding down, as the band has agreed to drop its lawsuit against the toy maker over the unauthorized use of the song "Girls" in a commercial—in exchange for an apology and a donation to charity.
Two years ago, GoldieBlox didn't exist. This Sunday, the fledgling game company will be a national Super Bowl advertiser, rubbing shoulders with behemoth brands like Coca-Cola, Budweiser and Toyota.
GoldieBlox went from hero to zero in one short week, putting our ad-loving hearts through a roller coaster of emotions.
Crisis control pop quiz: What do you do when an abridged version of your forthcoming album gets leaked online? If you’re the Beastie Boys, the answer is simple: stream the whole friggin’ thing.