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EXCLUSIVE: U2 – Bono And Band Members Slapped with $5 Million Lawsuit by Musician, Accuses Them of Ripping Off His Work without Paying Him a Dime

EXCLUSIVE: U2 – Bono And Band Members Slapped with $5 Million Lawsuit by Musician, Accuses Them of Ripping Off His Work without Paying Him a Dime
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The Dirty can exclusively reveal Bono and his fellow U2 band mates have been slapped with a federal lawsuit … with a musician accusing them of stealing his work and passing it off as their own and now he is demanding $5 million+ in damages.

A self-described “internationally renowned writer, composer and guitarist” named Paul Rose sued Bono aka Paul Hewson, The Edge aka David Evans, Adam Clayton and Laurence Mullen Jr. along with Universal Music Group.

Around 1989, he wrote and composed a song entitled “Nae Slappin” and it was released the following year. He obtained a copyright for his work in 1991. He claims to have sent a demo tape with his work to Island Records in 1989 … which he believes was circulated to numerous senior executives … and confirmed that the label received the demo.

U2 was signed by Island Records around the same time and he believes his music was handed off to Bono and his band. He points out at the time the band was in need of re-invigoration and went into the studio to change up their sound for their 7th studio album “Achtung Baby”.

On the album was a song “The Fly” which Rose claims rips off his track claiming U2’s song has obvious similarities including an elaborate and distinctive guitar solo, same guitar hook in the songs and a similar percussion. Rose is demanding an injunction prohibiting U2 from continuing to illegally profit off his work plus $5 million in damages for the copyright infringement.

https://thedirty.com/?p=2183253

EXCLUSIVE: Vicki Gunvalson Played A Part In Getting Rid Of Gretchen Rossi From RHOC

EXCLUSIVE: Vicki Gunvalson Played A Part In Getting Rid Of Gretchen Rossi From RHOC

While The Dirty exclusively reported that washed up former star of The Real Housewives of Orange CountyGretchen Rossi, was blaming an alleged stalker for losing her spot on the show, we have now learned there was more to it than that.

An insider dished to The Dirty that, Vicki Gunvalson had gained a lot of power within the franchise by Gretchen’s last season on the show.”

“Bravo has always made a big fuss about keeping one original cast member on the show,” the source continued, “so Vicki clearly had more weight than Gretchen.”

“At the time, Vicki hated Gretchen, and probably aided in her not being asked back,” our insider added. “Vicki likely wanted Gretchen gone and probably was vocal about her feelings to production.” 

While the pair now appear to be friends from social media posts, our source reminded us that, “Let’s not forget that Vicki was right alongside Tamra in trying to take Gretchen down, helping to show images [from The Dirty] of Gretchen that were not of a flattering nature on Gretchen’s last reunion. Vicki definitely couldn’t stand her and this certainly didn’t help her case in coming back to the show.”

Stay tuned to The Dirty for more exclusive information related to Rossi coming your way.

https://thedirty.com/?p=2183224

EXCLUSIVE: Grindr – Judge Shuts Down Man’s Plea for Restraining Order, Despite His Fear He Would be Raped or Murdered

EXCLUSIVE: Grindr – Judge Shuts Down Man’s Plea for Restraining Order, Despite His Fear He Would be Raped or Murdered

The Dirty can exclusively revel a Grindr user who claimed the app refused to take action against his ex who created fake profiles impersonating him and which caused him to fear for his life has been SHUT DOWN by a judge … with his attempt for a restraining order denied.

Matthew Herrick sued the gay dating app, Grindr, accusing them of being so reckless that he feared he would be murdered and raped. He explained he met someone on the app back in 2015 and the two began dating. However, he claimed the guy opened up new profiles with his photo to impersonate him and even gave out his home and work addresses to strangers on the app.

One example, Herrick said a man showed up to his apartment and refused to leave … when his roommate got involved and told the stranger to leave, the man lunged at him and wrestled him in the hallway.

He explains he filed 14 police reports against Grindr and 50 complaints against the company with no response. Due to the app not taking action he claimed he’s in a constant state of hyper-vigilance and afraid that someone will rape him. He sued for an emergency temporary restraining order against Grindr and damages.

Recently, the judge came back with his decision and shut down Herrick’s plea for a temporary restraining order. The order states that just because a Grindr user allegedly impersonated Herrick does not mean the company is responsible for the person’s actions and they cannot be liable for offensive content created by users. A hearing has been set for next month.

https://thedirty.com/?p=2183250

Charlize Theron – Showcased All The Wrong Features At The OSCARS

Am I the only one who thought Charlize Theron looked like Scarlett Johnson’s mother last night at the OSCARS.

Her dress was not flattering at all – made her look wide. The earrings were cool, but she had to slick back the hair to showcase them … which gave her the illusion of lesbianism. Very ScarJo.

Charlize is a beautiful woman for 41 years old. So I was very disappointed. She’s 5’10 … the stylist should have showcased her vertical, not her horizontal.

https://thedirty.com/?p=2183107

MFW: Bottega Veneta – My Favorite At Milan Fashion Week

Channeling my inner gay or should I say Chanel-ing my inner love affair with fashion.

Can I just tell you the cut in the rib area of these gentlemen trenches show so much strength. Even the straight lines on the deltoids are sick. I’m definitely buying the first coat.

This Bottega Veneta line is awesome … especially on the men’s side.

https://thedirty.com/?p=2182958

Alessandra Ambrosio – Supermodel On Elton John’s AIDS Board

Earlier The Dirty shared supermodel Adriana Lima’s interview. Now we can share supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio’s interview (no translation needed). Her English is strong like her teeth, but this is also her third year in attendance and she’s on the AIDS board … so she knows everything about AIDS. It’s not fair to Peru.

On a non-AIDS topic … look at the very end of the video – the chin concerns me.

https://thedirty.com/?p=2183106
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