Shia LaBeouf is an even bigger plagiarist than we thought.
Earlier this week, the “Transformers” actor was revealed to have stolen the plot from a comic drawn by Daniel Clowes for a short film that debuted at Cannes and was screening on Vimeo. Now BuzzFeed has revealed that Shia stole from the poet Charles Bukowski and the author Benoit Deuteurtre in comics he himself has drawn. But that’s not all: his apologies on Twitter after getting caught for plagiarism were taken from Tiger Woods, Kanye West, and the politician Robert McNamara. Very funny. Haha. Keep reading »
On last week’s episode of “Project Runway,” resident mean girl Irina Shabayeva was called out for using trademarked images of Coney Island on the silk-screened tees she was planning to show at Bryant Park. Tim Gunn handed down the word from the lawyers and Irina had to soldier on, making new, original tees to keep her New York theme. But Project Rungay bloggers Tom and Lorenzo think the revamped shirt, emblazoned with reasons to love New York, is no better. They’re pretty sure she lifted the phrases on the shirt from New York magazine’s annual “Reasons to Love New York” issue. Phrases like “Because Robert Moses would have a coronary if he could see our streets now” and “Because people will still do crazy things to live here” seem cribbed directly from the issue. Keep reading »
These days, everyone and their mother is reading and writing about vampires. And apparently Twilight author Stephenie Meyer and lesser-known scribe Jordan Scott have “similar” vampy storylines. Scott is claiming that Meyer plagiarized main bits of Breaking Dawn from her novel The Nocturne, which was released in 2006. So what’s the beef?
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