If music be the food of love, things are looking grim for Robin Thicke, whose get-her-back album Paula sold less than 54 copies in Australia this week (after selling only 530 in the UK). The album is the public face of Thicke’s attempt to win back his ex-wife Paula Patton after the two separated earlier this year. That, in addition to a slew of attacks and wisecracks posted in response to an #AskThicke hashtag on Twitter last week are making it a tough July for the musical star.
This time last year, Thicke’s single “Blurred Lines” stood at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Maybe he’ll send himself flowers. Part of the marketing hoopla surrounding the Paula album was a deal with retailer 1-800-FLOWERS, where you can buy a Thicke-themed bouquet called “Get Her Back” and “Forever Love,” both named after tracks on the album. At $89.99 “Forever Love” is cheaper, as anyone who has ever cheated already knows. “Get Her Back” is $349.99–and not guaranteed. Thicke’s best bet with Paula is probably to send her this: