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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘plagiarism’

Beyonce Sued; Singer Claims She Stole “XO” from Him

Beyonce Knowles may not have 99 problems, but she’s got this one. Beyonce’s hit song “XO” has already caused a bit of controversy over the audio snippet at the beginning of the song of the ill-fated Space Shuttle Challenger. But now a man has come forward claiming that the singer stole the song from him, and he says he knows …

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Paula Patton Left Robin Thicke Following Drug and Alcohol Issues, Plagiarism

Paula Patton left Robin Thicke right around February of last year. Now Thicke has admitted that she left him because he was in the throes of drug addiction and alcoholism. The singer admitted recently to the Hollywood Reporter that he didn’t do one interview last year while not high, and that he also didn’t help write his 2013 hit ‘Blurred …

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CNN Fires News Editor over 50 Instances of Plagiarism

CNN has fired a news editor after they discovered around 50 instances of plagiarism in her articles. Marie-Louise Gumuchian has been terminated after CNN’s internal investigation. According to the company, Gumuchian wrote frequently about international events–especially in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. She worked out of CNN’s London bureau. CNN says that they’ve edited out plagiarized passages from her …

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Carly Rae Jepsen Lost Legal Battle, Plays Cinderella

Carly Rae Jepsen, the Canadian pop singer best known for her summer hit from 2012 Call Me Maybe, has lost a legal battle in which she was sued for plagiarism. Jepsen and her record company BMI have been ordered to pay Allyson Nichole Burnett $800,000 in royalties that her record label put into escrow pending the outcome of the court’s …

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George Zimmerman: Accused Of Plagiarism By The AP

A couple of days ago, I asked a simple question of George Zimmerman’s latest artwork: Why on Earth was it, like the $100,000 artwork sold before it, based on a copyrighted image? Did Zimmerman honestly think that no one was going to notice? It only took me all of five seconds to find the original AP image when I wrote …

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Jim Carrey’s Ex, Jenny McCarthy, Addresses Shia LaBeouf Insults

The Internet death rumors that were made about Jim Carrey on Tuesday were suspected to stem from Shia LaBeouf’s comment on Twitter Monday. The feud between the two all started at the Golden Globe Awards. Carrey made a playful reference to LaBeouf’s plagiarism scandal of the 2012 film “HowardCantour.com,” which was clearly based off of the comic Justin M. Damiano by …

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Shia LaBeouf Could Face Legal Action Over Plagiarism

Shia LaBeouf recently got himself into some trouble over a short film that he made. He debuted a short film called Howardcantor.com online, and it was quickly revealed that he had borrowed the same idea for a film that had already been used without giving credit. While it seems like something that most people learn in middle or high school, …

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Shia Labeouf Might Face Legal Action For Plagiarism

Who knew plagiarizing another persons work could result in legal ramifications? Almost everyone, but maybe not Shia Labeouf. On Monday, Labeouf debuted his short film Howard Cantour online and many people noticed the story line was similar to something they had read before. The story line of Howard Cantour “examines the life of an anguished online film critic.” That familiar …

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Shia LaBeouf Addresses Plagiarism Claims on Twitter

The one thing no writer wants to be accused of is plagiarism, and that is exactly what has landed Shia LaBeouf in hot water this week. LaBeouf’s short film Howard Cantour was released online yesterday, and it wasn’t long before the plagiarism claims started rolling in. After people said that LaBeouf’s film ripped off Daniel Clowes’ comic Justin M. Damiano, …

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Rachel Maddow and Rand Paul Trading Blows Again

Rachel Maddow and Rand Paul are back to trading blows, with Maddow calling out Paul for plagiarism. This certainly isn’t anything new between the television host and the Kentucky senator. They have been at heated odds for years. The Christian Science Monitor says Paul is in big trouble if he decides to throw his hat into the 2016 presidential campaign. …

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Plagiarism Charges Against Rand Paul Could Hurt 2016 Presidency Chances

There is perhaps no topic that is preached more in college than plagiarism. The heinous act of plagiarism is hammered by professors so hard that some students become nervous writers and over-cite. However, there are also those students who seem to simply not grasp the concept of plagiarism. Despite how often professors and students fret about lifting another’s words and …

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Zynga Defends Game Development Strategy

As we reported last week, Zynga was accused of straight up stealing the ideas in Tiny Tower for their new game Dream Heights. Zynga CEO Mark Pincus wrote an internal memo defending their style of game development. That memo has now leaked online via Forbes. The memo starts out nice enough with Pincus congratulating his mobile team for making some …

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