Lavigne settles copyright lawsuit

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne has reached a settlement in the copyright lawsuit brought against her by The Rubinoos. The group claimed that she stolen too much of the track “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” for her song “Girlfriend,” especially the chorus, which goes “Hey, hey, you, you, I wanna be your boyfriend.” Despite the obvious similarities, Lavigne denied that she’d ever heard the song and claimed that hers was completely different. However, the two sides reached a confidential agreement this week, although details, such as how much money Lavigne forked over, were not released to the media.

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  1. Bill • January 11, 2008 @ 12:19 PM

    I’m glad.

  2. me • January 11, 2008 @ 1:39 PM

    What are you glad about Bill?

  3. Anonymous • January 11, 2008 @ 2:03 PM

    Probably wanted to just get it over with. Sometimes these litigation suits can drain more out of the person than their bank accounts and it’s not worth it; especially now that she’s broken the news she’s going to have a baby.

  4. me • January 11, 2008 @ 2:25 PM

    She’s preggers? I didn’t know that. Where’s that news been hiding?

  5. Karen • January 11, 2008 @ 2:33 PM

    Like situations like this can be helped. She probably did not intentionally mean to do anything wrong but I wonder how long it will take before more suits like this come on. I mean really…how many things are there that one can write about without trying to make it sound like someone else’s song? Yeah, I heard she was pregnant too. Maybe its another hoax like when she was first engaged, they were just joking but a year later it happened for real. I thought she would do more with her career and acting before she had a baby.

  6. Anonymous • January 11, 2008 @ 4:47 PM

    If you listen to the two songs, they are EXACTLY the same. She probably didn’t know it was ripped off simply because she doesn’t write her own stuff. I’m sure the writer knew what he/she was doing wrong.

  7. Anonymous • January 11, 2008 @ 4:48 PM

    PS- she’s not pregnant. She’s already come out and said that rumour was false.

  8. Anonymous • January 11, 2008 @ 5:42 PM

    She looks really creepy in the above picture

  9. Ginger Grant • January 11, 2008 @ 10:03 PM

    That girl needs to lighten up on the mascara.

  10. me • January 12, 2008 @ 4:14 PM

    She ALWAYS looks creepy, she over-does her eyes big time. I’m glad she’s not pregnant, she’s just a baby herself.

  11. Poppa John • January 12, 2008 @ 8:39 PM

    She’s a fraud, plain and simple. She only started writing her own music with the help of Chantal Kreviacuk on this album, and I guess it shows you how good she really is.
    None of her “hits” have been penned by her. Absolutely Zero!

  12. Anonymous • January 12, 2008 @ 11:01 PM

    So Poppa John- why don’t you write her a couple for her next album?

    See what happens when you listen to the latest Hollywood gossip. Even they try to pass off speculation as truth and Avril IS NOT pregnant as they earlier reported. They just love to lead us astray.

    Why would they do that to us?

  13. me • January 13, 2008 @ 1:15 AM

    I do my eyes the same as Avril, so back off!

  14. Anonymous • January 13, 2008 @ 1:35 AM

    Then you must look like a drag queen!

  15. The Farting Cactus • January 13, 2008 @ 4:17 AM

    So the CLOVERFIELD monster is a giant tuna?

  16. Arnold • January 13, 2008 @ 11:49 AM

    She looks like a aquirrel. I think she’s watching how the chipmunks are doing $200 Million and wants in on sequel. I would like to see her doing that Christmas chipmunk song with that Mascara.

    I don’t think her biggest talent is her song writting. Her gift is that booming voice.

  17. 2legit2quit • January 14, 2008 @ 10:18 AM

    A giant tuna?!?! It’s a scallop!

  18. browny • January 14, 2008 @ 1:39 PM

    Really?? It better not be a damn tuna or a scallop cause that would piss me off. I would be happy if it was Godzilla sent by the chinesse to destroy NYC. Screw the writers pay me 1000 bucks a week im so game.

  19. Anonymous • January 15, 2008 @ 1:30 AM

    Browny- You’re hardly “game”. Godzilla was Japanese, not Chinese so having YOU write anything would probably not be worth watching – let alone worth paying you a grand a week for it!

    Avril is not the only one with the raccoon look. It seems to be making a comeback though. Someone should tell these ‘women’ that make-up is supposed to “enhance” their natural beauty, not make them look like a five-year-old who got into their mother’s make-up case while she wasn’t looking.

  20. theoriginalme • January 15, 2008 @ 3:11 PM

    Don’t worry Anonymous, Browny is just an idiot anyway.

  21. Nancy • January 15, 2008 @ 7:48 PM

    What you talkin’ bout Arnold??

  22. theoriginalme • January 15, 2008 @ 9:48 PM

    Here we go again. Didn’t they cancel Different Strokes?

  23. Anonymous • January 15, 2008 @ 10:33 PM

    Looooong time ago. I think Arnold is taking his name from Arnold (as in Ziffel) the pig in Green Acres and, that is not a total insult because pigs are actually smart animals.

  24. Nancy • January 16, 2008 @ 1:08 AM

    Gee, I guess men are not pigs then after all!!! Ha ha ha!

  25. Anonymous • January 16, 2008 @ 10:40 PM

    Some are, but then again we might still be giving them more credit than they deserve. Either that or we’re doing a disservice to porkers everywhere!

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