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Madonna is facing legal action from an Australian artist who alleges the packaging for her debut perfume ripped off his trademarked logo.
Madonna launched Truth or Dare in New York last month, but RJ Williams is upset that the “M” symbol on her scent bottle and cardboard sleeve resembles his own artwork.
Williams claims he trademarked the logo, which he is said to have used on clothing for eight years, in 2011, and he is taking legal action over what he alleges is a breach of copyright.
He tells Australia’s The Sunday Telegraph, “Friends from all over the world have been calling me upon seeing the Truth or Dare by Madonna campaign to express their disgust and support.
“It’s about my integrity as an artist. I do not think it should be able to be used by a giant cosmetics company.”
Williams claims he has sent a legal letter to Madonna’s agent, Guy Oseary, requesting the star immediately stop infringing his copyright. He has also asked to be provided with all profits made so far and enter into a license with him for future use of the symbol.
Madonna says Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boys rapper who died Friday, was one of a kind and that the group was important to her musical history.
The singer says the seminal hip-hop group was “integral to the musical revolution that was happening at the time.”
Yauch’s representatives confirmed that the rapper, also known as MCA, died Friday morning in New York after a nearly three-year battle with cancer.
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Argentina! We are happy to announce that Madonna’s MDNA Tour is to stop at Buenos Aires’ River Plate Stadium on December 13 and at Cordoba’s Estadio Kempes on December 22! A devoted fan club pre-sale for both shows will start at 10am local time for Legacy members (11am for Live Pass members) on May 7th.
Public on-sale will start May 12 at 12:01AM local time for Internet sales and at 10AM local time for Phones, Outlets and Box Office.
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Madonna has landed.
The Material Girl arrived at Nassau Coliseum this week to start rehearsals for her “MDNA Tour” using the elaborate stage set that will travel around the world with her and is expected to spend plenty of time in Uniondale before the tour launches in Tel Aviv on May 31.
Judging from photos of the closed rehearsals released on her website, the massive, triangle-shaped set includes two walkways for Madonna to wade into the crowd and an enclosed area where fans can get close to the stage. There will also be a huge, three-part video screen that promoters have called the largest in the world.