- Britney Spears is accused of plagiarizing the lyrics for her new single “Hold It Against Me” from a 1979 song called “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me” by the Bellamy Brothers. [Daily Mail UK]
- David Beckham and Posh Spice have been invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. Sir Elton John is the only other celeb of note on the guest list. [Oh No They Didn't]
- Who wasn’t invited to the royal wedding? Sarah Ferguson, a.k.a. Fergie, the ex-wife of William’s uncle, Prince Andrew. Last year Fergie was caught on tape accepting bribe money to get access to her royal ex. You — and Fergie — can check out the royal wedding invitation here. [PopEater]
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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 »
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