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Uh-oh! These similarities are really difficult to ignore!
She'd better own up to this!
Beyoncé has once again come under fire for ripping off her dance moves, this time in her Countdown music video, due to its striking - and sometimes shot-for-shot - similarities with the work of Belgian contemporary choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker!
Watch the comparisons (above)!
What do U think?? Is this beyond an homage, and just straight-up plagiarism?
Well. This isn't creepy at all.
According to insiders who were in attendance at LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian's wedding this past Friday, the ceremony had a bit of an uncomfortably familiar feeling - because it was SHOCKINGLY similar to the latter's last nuptials with first wife Brandi Glanville in 2001!
Sources reveal that not only did Rimes wear a gown by Reem Acra, whom Glanville also chose for her big day, but she also got a matching boob job late last year - with the same plastic surgeon, and asking for the same cup size!
The pair also mimicked Cibrian's first beachside nuptials by hosting the event in Malibu in the springtime, and cut their cake to the tune of I Got You Babe, which they apparently first sang together during the wrap party of the flick on which they had their affair…in front of their respective spouses at the time!
The source explains:
"Brandi wore Reem Acra at her wedding to Eddie too. [Eddie and Brandi] also got married in the spring at the beach. Interesting [song choice in I Got You, Babe] Because that's the song they did a karaoke duet to at the wrap party of their movie [Northern Lights] in Canada when they were still married, in front of Brandi and Dean [Sheremet]!"
And in case this isn't all awkward and uncomfortable enough, Eddie had to go and make it worse with the following speech during the reception:
"Someone loves the fucking microphone and that's me! We've both had much larger weddings before, about 100-150 people both, but we just wanted our closest of friends and family here with us tonight. The next one will be even smaller though."
Yeesh. We certainly hope not!
You seem to have recreated the same wedding twice, we don't think it needs to be done a third time!
But hey - whatever works, we guess! Even if it is a little too Single White Female for our taste!
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Team Britney or Team Bellamy Brothers??
Britney Spears' songwriter is firing back at the Bellamy Brothers' claim that her hit song Hold It Against Me is a rip-off of their 1979 song If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me?
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald is countersuing the duo alleging that they launched a "smear campaign" against Britney, claiming that it was "a publicity stunt aimed to increase their record sales … and to combat their dwindling relevance."
He's suing for defamation damages as well as a court order that states that Britney's song has nothing to do with the Bellamy Brothers.
Besides the one lyric, the two songs sound nothing alike. And like we've said before, the line "if I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me" was a double entendre said by Groucho Marx so really, who's copying who??
What do U think?? Is Hold It Against Me a rip-off or just a coincidence??
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Wow! She really hits the nail right on the head with this one!
Foxy Brown recently gave her opinion on the feud between Lil' Kim and Nicki Minaj, and claims that although the new rapper has been compared to her, as well, she doesn't have any beef with her, and thinks that Kim shouldn't, either!
"Nicki has always been cool with me. She and I have something online I did for her — it was a video shoot with Lil' Wayne and Rick Ross, she wasn't signed yet. And she was like, 'Foxy is the first female artist who ever embraced me.' She was classy; she was articulate. I'm so proud of her. Of course, people everywhere clearly are saying, 'She wants to be Foxy, she wants to be Kim.' Everybody's going to say that. But do I think she's doing an incredible job at branding herself? Yes, I do. When you're an icon in the music business…like Mary J. Blige. Keyshia Cole came out after her, you didn't hear Mary J. Blige starting a beef with her just because they compared her. Mary J. Blige stayed clean. She does what she does, and I do what I do. Had Lil' Kim let the people say, 'Oh, you're trying to be Kim, you're a fake Kim,' then it doesn't come directly from her. But when you're using that as a platform to bring your new album out, that's like, 'Oh my God, wait a minute.' I don't condone it at all; I don't think it's cute. Nicki clearly drew from both Kim and me. And she hasn't been disrespectful to me in any way — I haven't heard her be disrespectful toward anybody else but Kim. And at some point, it's like, 'O.K., Kim, you've had a problem with Foxy, you've had a problem with Nicki, you've had a problem with Faith, with Charli, with everybody. It's like, enough already.' I choose to stay out of it. Put out great music, and that's that."
Say it, sister!
While Nicki has definitely been influenced by Lil' Kim and Foxy, she's going in her own direction! We would like to think that everyone could be as mature about the matter as Brown is, and just be proud of the fact that they paved the way for female rappers with their success!
No need for sour grapes!
What do U think?? Do U agree with Foxy??
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David LaChapelle is NOT happy with Rihanna's video S&M.
He accuses her, director Melina Matsoukas, and US of stealing his ideas from several of his videos and photo shoots.
And now the photographer/director took to his Twitter to make sure that Rihanna knows he's not pleased. He writes:
@PerezHilton @rihanna the next time you make a David LaChapelle music video you should probably hire David LaChapelle
Yikes!!! But we didn't direct it!!
He has since deleted the tweet.
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Check out the video (above) of The Bellamy Brothers performing their song If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me.
Here's what David Bellamy had to say about it:
"Howard and I have no personal beef with Britney. She's a talented gal. But professionally, well, in all honesty, we feel completely ripped off. Where's the originality?"
At this time, they do not plan to pursue legal action against Brit Brit, but they've made it clear that they're unhappy.
If we're accusing people of being unoriginal, then maybe we should point out that the line "if I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me" was a double entendre said by Groucho Marx before The Bellamy Brothers released their song.
Do U think Hold It Against Me rips off The Bellamy Brothers and/or Groucho Marx?