plagiarism

Entertainment

Taylor Swift has gotten herself into trouble with a New Orleans-based artist, Ally Burguieres, who claimed in a Facebook post that T.Swift had used a plagiarized, wrongly-credited copy of one of Burguieres’ paintings on her web site.

The image was identical to a Burguieres watercolor of a fox, and Swift hadREAD MORE »


Style

Does it seem to anyone else like the romance genre has been in the news a lot this year? First, it was that very strange Holocaust-themed novel being nominated for two RITAs (the genre’s annual awards), now it’s that a prolific romance novelist has been outed as a plagiarist.

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Celebs

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… READ MORE »


Celebs

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… READ MORE »


Entertainment

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… READ MORE »


News

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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