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3Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Good Time’ Song Plagiarism Cost Them $800,000

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Owl City fucking sucks, man. The dude literally must’ve listened to Deathcab For Cutie/Postal Service until it’s all he could hear in his mind and then just went out and impersonated it for an entire record and yet NO ONE called him out for this. His entire artistry is based on plagiarism, so it’s no surprise that ‘Good Time’, that song that featured Carly Rae Jepsen and got stuck in everyone’s heads to the point where we wanted to jump out of our windows, was actually a copy of another song.

Songwriter Ally Burnett filed a lawsuit saying that ‘Good Time’ was a rip-off of her own song, ‘Ah, It’s a Love Song’, which was written way earlier. Turns out, a judge actually agreed with her and now ‘Good Time’s royalties company, BMI, has been ordered to pay $804,156 in compensation to Ally. Jackpot!

Give a listen to Ally’s song and then Owl City’s – do you think they sound the same? I sure hope so, because the entire chorus line is blatantly pulled from Ally’s song (which isn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be before listening):

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January 31, 2014 at 1:30 pm by Jennifer

1Carly Rae Jepsen Is Your New Cinderella

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Cinderella has been incredibly successful on Broadway, and who better to play the glass-shoed princess but… Carly Rae Jepsen? That’s right, she’s outgrown her Ariel phase and has moved on to the next fairy tale character. She’ll take on the lead role in the Rodgers & Hammerstein production starting in February. Exciting!

Carly is taking over the role from Laura Osnes for 12 weeks, which isn’t that long of a run, but ah well. She started her career doing musicals at her school growing up, so this should be somewhat familiar territory for her. Here’s what she had to say (tweet) about it:

What do you think – is it a good fit?

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December 31, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
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0Carly Rae Jepsen Really Can’t Throw a Baseball

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Carly Rae Jepsen may have lots of talents (well…) but throwing a baseball isn’t one. She threw the opening pitch at the Tampa Bay Rays’ game against the Houston Astros… well, tried to throw. Things didn’t really go too well, as you can see above. I mean, I don’t expect her to be a top baseball star, but who can’t toss a ball?

I’m sure everyone had a nice laugh at this and Carly was pretty embarrassed. And now it’s immortalized in gif form! Gotta love it.

July 15, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
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1Carly Rae Jepsen Thinks She’s Ariel From ‘The Little Mermaid Now’

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Carly Rae Jepsen is a bit of an enigma in that I have no idea how she thinks her career has any longevity about it. Sure, ‘Call Me Maybe’ was a runaway hit and she did that stupid song with the Ben Gibbard rip-off that is Owl City, but beyond that… no. In any case, apparently Disney thinks she’s worth investing in because they’re letting her cover ‘Part of Your World’ for the Diamond Edition Blu-Ray and DVD release of The Little Mermaid later this year.

Oh, brother. First of all, why in the hell does this song need a cover? I don’t really have a second of all, besides maybe “Why Carly Rae Jepsen?” but I think number one is the most important thing here. So unnecessary.

In any case, Carly has taken the song to heart, I guess, and she’s now a redhead. Sorry, it’s a slow news day.

June 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
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8Best, Worst, And WTF Of 2013 Billboard Awards Red Carpet

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(Jennifer Morrison)

Ke$ha showed us her butt on the red carpet at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards so it seemed unlikely that anyone could top that awful WTF-ery, and yet, it was managed. Who did it? Click to find out. But first (pun intended), Jennifer Morrison’s butt:

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BEST:  Hayden Panettiere and Emmy Rossum.
WORST: Click to find out.
WTF: Just, so very many.


May 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives

2Well, Thank God Carly Rae Jepsen Is Here To Defend Justin Bieber

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Carly Rae Jepsen and Justin Bieber are both Canadian, so I guess that means they have an unbreakable bond. Plus, Justin took Carly on tour and now they’re BFFs or something. Either way, Carly has felt the need to speak out in support of Baby Elvis and defend his good name from those who have called him out for the asshole he is.

From E! News:

“All I see is an incredibly hard worker and a man who’s just passionate about what he does,” she told E! News in response to the Bieb’s bad press. “Just putting it on himself to take on a lot all at once,” she added, hinting that Justin’s life in the spotlight would be tough for any 19-year-old to handle.

Still, the “Tonight I’m Getting Over You” singer has nothing but respect for the chart-topping star, and she hopes to emulate his incredibly hard work ethic.

“I think if anything I’m inspired by how hard he works, and I definitely want to add that to my own mantra as just like working really hard and doing my thing.”

Oh, shut up, Carly Rae Jepsen. Your 15 minutes is over, anyway, and ‘Call Me Maybe’ makes me want to kill myself now, so just fade back into obscurity and resurface in 2023 when VH1 wants to do some retrospective on hits of the 2010′s.

May 17, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
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