Two Virginia songwriters are suing Justin Bieber and Usher for $10 million for copyright infringement. Devin Copeland and Mareio Overton claim Bieber’s song Somebody to Love contains numerous lyrical and stylistic similarities to the song they wrote in 2008 by the same name. They provided a copy of their song to musical promoters who turned it over to Usher’s reps.
How do you spell relief? A defamation lawsuit against Sammy Hagar filed by a former Playboy bunny who claims he fathered her child has been dismissed. U.S. District Judge Li nda Reade ruled that the former Van Halen front man did not defame the woman — Jane Doe in court documents — when he accused her in his 2011 memoir of falsely naming him as the baby’s father in order to extort money.
The Iowa woman claims she and Hagar had an affair in the 1980s, and that she became pregnant with his child after a concert in 1988. The two reached a legal settlement in which Hagar agreed to pay her during the pregnancy as long as she kept quiet. The child died shortly after birth in 1989 and no paternity tests were done. In all, Hagar paid the woman $7,000. In his 2011 memoir, Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock, Hagar denied fathering the child and cried extortion.
In her new book, Obsessed, Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski shares a secret: she’s had an eating disorder since she was a teen.
In the June issue of Cosmo, on stands Tuesday, she dishes that she would eat “two Big Macs and two orders of fries in one sitting. And then extreme exercise or I’d starve myself afterward.”
The journalist, 46, is in a better place now. “I think about how I can eat a meal that is healthy and satisfying and doesn’t make me feel sick mentally, emotionally and physically.”
Boys will be boys
Someone’s got some anger issues. TMZ has footage of Patrick Schwarzenegger ranting outside of an L.A. club after being thrown out. Apparently, he was acting obnoxiously and threw ice cubes at the DJ. The 19-year-old used someone else’s driver’s license to gain entry, sources connected to the club tell the gossip site. Using a fake ID is a misdemeanor in California, punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
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