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Former ‘Hills’ Star Lauren Conrad’s Breaking News: Banksy Invades LA!

February 16th, 2011 1 comment

Former reality TV star Lauren Conrad star managed to create a media headline that  did not involve the announcement of a new clothing line or the shenanigans of her Hills co-star Heidi Montag, when she tweeted the above picture with the caption:

Is Banksy in LA?

With less than two weeks to go before the Oscar telecast, the graffiti artist Banksy, who is nominated for Best Documentary Film for Exit Through the Gift Shop, is bypassing all the usual methods of communicating with Academy voters like placing an ad in Variety or sending an email blast. Instead, the notorious and little seen artist is believed to be behind graffiti art that has been sprouting up in the LA area. Read more…

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Madonna’s Brother Tells Lady Gaga “To Fire Her Entire Creative Team” Over Latest Single’s Similarities To ‘Express Yourself’

February 14th, 2011 No comments

Pop music is full of sound a like songs and in some cases  the similarities have even led to legal disputes.  In 1971, George Harrison was forced to give away most of the royalties for his song, “My Sweet Lord” when a U.S. Federal court ruled that it bore too much of a resemblance to  The Chiffons‘ “He’s So Fine”. Now Lady Gaga‘s newest single, “Born This Way,” a club ready disco hit that is sure to top the charts before the successful pop star releases a new album in May, and which the singer performed at last night’s Grammy ceremonies, is being singled out for its similarities to Madonna‘s 1989 classic “Express Yourself”. Madonna has yet to respond to the release of the song, but her brother Christopher hasn’t wasted any time voicing his opinion to the press. Madonna’s sibling said that he noticed the similarities immediately:

I was like, Express Yourself, wow. It’s not like it’s a direct copy, but it is more that song than any other song I’ve ever heard. I think when you have one major inspiration like my sister, which I think Lady Gaga uses as her major inspiration, that this kind of thing is bound to happen. Read more…

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