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H&M Copies Independant Artist? — Thieves?

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Don’t think you can rip people off in the blogging generation and get away with it. When a graffiti artist named Tori LaConsay discovered that her graffiti design on an unused billboard had been reproduced by H&M, she immediately contacted the company, only to get a standard reply, saying, “We employ an independent team of over 100 designers. We can assure you that this design has not been influenced by your work and that no copyright has been infringed.” When the public got wind and subsequently pounced on H&M’s facebook page with angry comments, they decided to issue a lengthier apology:

We apologies [sic] if anyone should think we have copied, which has never been our intention and also not allowed. We have merely been inspired, after seeing many different varieties with different text messages, to create something similar in a different font, with the use of big and small brackets and the placement of the shaped heart. We are truly sorry if we have led someone to believe that we intentionally should have copied someone else’s creation.

Since the above quote is what I like to call a “non-apology-apology” it’s no surprise that it only fanned the flames. The debacle forced H&M to take it seriously, and they are now doing some serious damage control. Most intellectual property cases in fashion get dismissed because there’s often no way to prove that an item was copied. Perhaps both designers think alike? But this case is different. H&M copied words, handwriting, and even that adorable little heart. Hopefully this will set a precedent for large corporations taking advantage of the little guy. They should have just apologized and paid her for the design.

Saturday

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January 2012

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Kim Kardashian Cries About Divorce on Finale — Admits Mistake

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A small part of me (a very small part) actually feels bad for Kim Kardashian. I think she was somewhat manipulated into this marriage by the people around her, and she thought it was better to go through with it than to jump ship. The worst part is that she seemingly found comfort in choosing her career over her personal life. She’ll never meet a man that’s comfortable on a reality show, and any man that is comfortable will likely have tainted intentions. Money is great, but you can’t take it with you when you die. You can take love with you though. Watch her confess to her failed marriage below.
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Saturday

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January 2012

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Tabloid Gossip — Week-in-Review — Up to No Good

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  • ROBH’s Kim Richards admitted to being an alcoholic. NY Daily News
  • Drew Barrymore might be converting to Judaism for her fiance. ICYDK
  • Gabrielle Union discussed her relationship with  Dwyane Wade. Bossip
  • Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis may or may not still be together. Celebuzz
  • Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry’s custody battle continues.  E! Online
  • Simon Cowell and Mezhgan Hussainy are no longer engaged. Contact Music
  • Aretha Franklin called off her wedding. Yahoo!
  • Rosie O’Donnell and her fiancee are trying for a baby. Us Magazine
  • 67 year old Calvin Klein is dating a 20 year old underwear model. Gawker

 

Friday

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January 2012

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‘Fear Factor’ Contestants Drink Donkey Semen — NBC Condones Bestiality?

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Though I don’t personally know the executives and producers behind NBC’s Fear Factor, I certainly know their type. They’re bloated, narcissistic, career-driven douches that have lived in the reality television world just long enough to lose all sense of reality. So in case you’re inquiring about the source of my rage, it’s about TMZ’s report that the contestants of Fear Factor will drink donkey semen during one of the stunts. And yes — you read that correctly. This is akin to bestiality, and it’s deplorable. For the next stunt, perhaps the producers should have the contestants actually blow the donkey? Why not, right? It is reality television after all, and if you’re going to drink the semen you might as well work for it.

Friday

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January 2012

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Demi Moore’s 911 Call Airs — Will TMZ Rot in Hell?

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Here at The Dishmaster I like to preach morality. So you can imagine my rage at TMZ’s airing of Demi Moore’s 911 call. These 911 calls need to remain private. It’s deplorable to think that a celebrity cannot ask for help in private. Sure she put her marriage on display thereby inviting the public’s reaction to her divorce. But this is different. Until there’s a law against public access to 911 calls, TMZ needs to maintain their last shred of human decency.

Friday

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January 2012

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Quote of the Day — Howard Stern on Abortion

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“These f*cking people won’t lighten up with that abortion. It’s legal. Get over it. Don’t have one if you’re not into it. And Rick Santorum is another genius with that sweater vest. They should take that vest and him and throw him right out of this country!” Howard Stern’s take on abortion protesters and his opposition to Rick Santorum.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday

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January 2012

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Kyle Richards on The View — “Don’t Cheat and Tell”

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I’ve never cheated on a significant other in my entire life. That’s more about my anxiety than it is about being moral, but either way — it’s wrong. So when I hear of friends who have engaged in such indiscretions and don’t tell their partner, I often wonder if they are sociopaths. Kyle Richards might be one such sociopath, after an appearance on The View where she discussed advising a close friend (who may or may not be Kyle Richards in disguise) not to “cheat and tell.” How does the guilt not eat you alive? Remember when love involved picking flower petals and saying, “he loves me, he loves me not.”

 

Friday

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January 2012

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Armie Hammer Arrested for Weed — Career Suicide?

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I have a lot of friends who smoke weed. And though I outwardly say, “no judgment,” my internal monologue is on rapid-fire thinking things like, “this drug is ruining your life; your brain has become a latke; you’re a loaf of bread; if you keep this up, you’ll eventually deteriorate into an actual potato (forgive my excessive food references).” So you can imagine my reaction when I heard that The Social Network star, Armie Hammer, was arrested for pot possession. Aside from no longer finding him attractive on any level, it’s bad for his career. The illusion of perfection if important to maintain — TMZ is for the end of your career — not the beginning.

Thursday

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January 2012

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Quote of the Day — Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson’s May-December Romance

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“Aaron, almost before anything started between us, said he wanted kids. He was very clear about wanting a family. We hardly go out now — it’s just us. Aaron has brought a set of values I didn’t even know I was looking for — family values. He is more grounded. He has been getting work offers which he has turned down because he wants to be here for the crucial first months of Wylda’s life.” Director Sam Taylor-Wood, 44, on her relationship with Kick-Ass Actor Aaron Johnson, who is 21 years old. She just gave birth to their second child together.