Jay-Z suing US tea house over ‘Umbrella’ – Daily Gossip

Gaga falls onstage (video), Bono's rock star jibe, Ferrell wants Cowell role – your music gossip stop

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Today’s top gossip:

Jay-Z is suing a tea house in the US for playing his music without permission. The rapper apparently sent agents working for music royalties company ASCAP to the Alabama shop, called A Spot Of Tea, where they observed songs including Rihanna and Jay-Z‘s ‘Umbrella’ being played without licence. He’s now instructed lawyers to get the café to pay up (TMZ)


From the papers:

MPs are to ask Ringo Starr to come to Liverpool to collect his Freedom Of The City scroll, which has gone unclaimed since it was awarded to him (and the rest of The Beatles) in the ’80s (The Independent).

Bono said “footballers are the new rock stars” at the launch of theLace Up Save Lives campaign for HIV and AIDS (RED) charity (The Sun).

Russell Brand posed for photos with girlfriend Katy Perry‘s dad Keith Hudson at Ischgl ski resort in Austria (The Sun).

Amy Winehouse apparently chatted up a man after Mos Def‘s gig at London]‘s HMV Forum on Sunday (November 29). However, the man’s ex-girlfriend – who was also at the gig – didn’t seem too pleased, and she stormed over to the couple and broke them up (Daily Mirror).

Actor Will Ferrell says he would “love” to play Simon Cowell in a movie (The Sun).


Lady Gaga‘s Canadian tour got off to a shaky start last week (November 27) after she fell over during a dance routine mid-set. Watch video footage of the blunder below now. Gaga was singing ‘Teeth’ at Montreal‘s Bell Centre when she twice lost her footing – once roughly 20 seconds in to the video and again at 2.53.

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