For one woman who felt like she was taken advantage of by Girls Gone Wild, justice has been served — in the form of a $5.8 million paycheck!
Tamara Favazza sued the maker of the
classy Girls Gone Wild Sorority Orgy DVD series in 2010. She claimed that her breasts were shown in one of the installments without her permission because someone lifted her shirt at a St. Louis bar in 2005.
She initially lost
She can call this song whatever she wants! We're only calling it one thing - FIERCE!
Yesterday, Madonna debuted the lyric video for her new single Girl Gone Wild, and we were absolutely LOVING it!
Now, Madge is addressing rumors that she changed the name of her song, which was originally called Girls Gone Wild, due to a cease and desist letter from GGW video series creator Joe Francis.
Madonna's manager Guy Oseary is claiming that his team NEVER received a letter from Joe, and he's saying that they changed the name of the song to the singular word "Girl" because "that's the way Madonna sings it in the song."
Let's just hope this is the last we hear of this! The song has NOTHING to do with Joe Francis' videos, and it has EVERYTHING to do with being an A-MAZING track!!!!! LOLz!
Excuse us while we listen again a couple hundred times! Sooooo good!!!!!!
After a nasty mess over Joe Francis' gambling debts and his threats to expose Steve Wynn's "high-end deception," Joe has lost the defamation lawsuit filed by the Vegas mogul.
Joe was sued after he promised to reveal the ways Steve deceived all of his high rollers. But Joe had also sued Steve for "ruining his reputation" over the gambling debt "exaggerations."
So even though the Girls Gone Wild kind just lost 7.5 million in this lawsuit, his lawyer says that's nothing compared to what Steve's about to lose:
Joe Francis is STILL going through with his lawsuit against Madonna!!
Even though Madge took Girls Gone Wild off her Super Bowl setlist after receiving Joe's cease and desist letter, Joe is super pissed about MDNA already hitting #1 in over 50 countries.
His legal team says:
We doubted that this would even cause her to bat an eyelash in the first place!
Joe Francis is apparently none too pleased with Madonna for using his trademarked title Girls Gone Wild as a song on her new album, MDNA, without his consent, and fired off a cease-and-desist letter to the pop icon, essentially banning her from performing the track during her halftime performance at the Super Bowl!
Uh-oh! This is not good!
Joe Francis, who created the Girls Gone Wild series, has slapped Madonna with a cease-and-desist letter over the usage of his franchise name as a title of one her new songs on MDNA, and is threatening legal action if she does not comply to certain terms!
According to the letter, which asserts that the pop icon is trying to get a "free ride on the valuable consumer goodwill and brand recognition" of the Girls Gone Wild trademark, she must negotiate a licensing agreement for it usage, holding accountable the number of times she's already used it, and she must not perform the song during the Super Bowl halftime show!
What?! That last part seems seriously ridiculous!
Apparently, Madge has to answer by 5pm PST today before legal action is taken.
What do U think? Does Joe have a case?
[Image via WENN.]
Can't blame Steve Wynn for this one, Joe!
Yesterday, the LAPD busted a Girls Gone Wild photo shoot in a Hollywood Hills house to "conduct a 'film permit investigation.'"
Police sources claimed that there's been an ongoing issue with people shooting at the location without permits, and they also said that they weren't JUST targeting GGW.