Not today, hipsters!
Coachella just brought down the hammer on Urban Outfitters, Inc. for allegedly trying to capitalize on the famous music festival's name.
The yearly event took their case to federal court this week, arguing that Urban's affiliate Free People is using it's trademark for a number of their products online.
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The festival-inspired merchandise includes Free People's "Coachella Boot," "Coachella Mini Dress," "Coachella Pocket Tank" and "Coachella Valley Tunic."
It's important to note that Coachella DOES have an official partnership with H&M, so Urban can't just sling around the name without permission.
The party in the desert is asking for unspecified damages and for UO to stop selling the items in question, while also putting out "corrective advertising" that doesn't "[trade] on the goodwill and fame" of the event by using "Coachella" in product names and search keywords.
Seems fair enough to us!
[Image via Free People.]
Well, this is awkward.
While Lady GaGa fans are surely celebrating the news that Mother Monster is now headlining Coachella, they should know this booking almost didn't happen. As you may recall, Beyoncé was initially slated to headline the popular music festival but had to drop out due to her pregnancy.
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Thankfully, it didn't take too long for those in charge of the festival to find Queen Bey's replacement. In fact, after the Million Reasons singer SLAYED her performance at the Super Bowl, GaGa seemed like the obvious singer to take over for the pregnant A-lister. Which is why we're shocked to report that the industry vet was the FIFTH artist organizers asked to headline. Ouch.
Reportedly, the festival reached out to
After finding out on February 23 that Beyoncé would not be performing at Coachella this year, we were sorely disappointed.
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Luckily, a replacement has been found, and according to Billboard, it's…
Oh hay, little deer!
Unbothered by that Coachella cancellation, Beyoncé decided to break her three week Instagram silence with a new pic uploaded Thursday afternoon!
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Posted up as a pair of baby deer, Bey and Blue Ivy Carter look happy at what looks to be last weekend's NBA All-Star Game!
She simply captioned the image:
This is great and all, but you only have access to this adorable filter if you have a Snapchat account.
Therefore — Does Bey have a secret account? Will she ever make it public? Would you want to see her day-to-day as bad as we do? OH GAWD. CAN'T HANDLE THIS.
[Image via Instagram.]
Wow, Beyoncé really is the best thing we never had.
That's because Queen Bey just confirmed she will not be performing at Coachella on April 15 and 22 in light of her pregnancy and "the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in the coming months."
Srsly so, so sad about this!!!
But, the health of the momma and her babies is the most important thing!
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With this news in mind, which artist do U think should try to fill the Irreplaceable (but actually) singer's shoes???
Beyoncé will NOT be performing at Coachella this year!
The singer, who is pregnant with twins, WILL headline the festival in 2018 — so at least the BeyHive has that!
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In a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday, Bey's Parkwood Entertainment and festival producer Goldenvoice said: