Art bro Jeff Koons, who you might know from his giant metallic balloon sculptures, is notorious when it comes to copying other people’s art and objects.
In her book Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules of Success, Ivanka Trump writes that changing “the narrative around women and work once and for all” has become her life’s mission. With this book, she purportedly hopes to “provide solutions” for women who have jobs and personal lives. “Like you,” she ends her…
On Friday, a Chicago artist and urban planner by the name of Chris Devins wrapped up a large mural of Michelle Obama dressed as an Egyptian queen, located a few blocks from Michelle’s childhood home. The completed mural was the endgame of a GoFundMe Devins launched in November that raised a few thousand dollars more…
On the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live, host Louis CK starred in a sketch called “Birthday Clown,” in which a depressed Louis (“Ernest” in the sketch) orders a clown to his home, just for himself. But that same concept has already been done—by fellow comedian Tig Notaro, in her short film Clown Service,…
On January 5, CNN reported that Donald Trump’s pick for a top national security position, conservative TV personality Monica Crowley, had plagiarized 50 times in her book What The (Bleep) Just Happened. The Trump administration supported her in a statement, but it looks like the tides have turned.
Beyoncé’s legal team has responded to a lawsuit from a man who claims her visual album Lemonade ripped off his short film.
Meredith McIver, a former ballerina and in-house staff writer for the Trump Organization, has released a statement taking responsibility for Melania Trump’s ludicrously plagiarized speech given at the RNC on Monday night.
Zara, the Spanish fast-fashion empire that’s made a whole business out of “borrowing” ideas from other designers, is back at it again! Their latest victim: Tuesday Bassen, an indie artist with a large internet cult following thanks to her illustrations and line of pins, patches and apparel.
Thousands of nurses have been getting through school with plagiarized essays, cheating on exams and even impersonating each other for tests.
RNC Chief Strategist Sean Spicer has revealed his newest strategy for defending against plagiarism accusations directed towards Melania Trump’s speech on Monday, a speech that was very easily shown to rip off Michelle Obama’s speech from 2008. It involves a flying unicorn.
Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott was profiled in this week’s issue of the New Yorker. Incredibly, the profile makes no mention of the multiple allegations of copyright infringement against Scott, including an ongoing lawsuit filed by graffiti artist Rime.
French artist Orlan, who’s suing Lady Gaga for allegedly plagiarizing her style in the “Born This Way” video, is seeking to subpoena the pop star’s creative team.
Stephenie Meyer recently demonstrated that taking one of your old novels and “rewriting” it as a gender-bent retelling can be a lucrative way to appeal to one’s fans. But what if the story that you’re writing up isn’t yours to begin with? A romance novelist specializing in gay fiction has just been uncovered as a…
Popular graffiti artist Joseph Tierney, aka Rime, is suing Jeremy Scott and Moschino for allegedly ripping off his artwork.
Saturday Night Live has been accused of plagiarism after a sketch from this week’s episode was discovered to be more than a little similar to a 5-month-old sketch from the Canadian series, This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
Earlier this week, Blake Lively's Preserve posted an ode to the antebellum Southern belle, worthy of a teen circa 1915 who just loved all the pretty dresses in Birth of a Nation. Turns out part of the paean looks a lot like an article from Examiner.com. We checked the rest of the site and found another damning…
A student at a major university was asked to write an essay on pop culture and image. What this student did, instead, was copy and paste a blog post that I wrote and slap his name on it.
Last night on her show, Rachel Maddow addressed Rand Paul's comments from over the weekend when the Senator, while talking to George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week, expressed a desire to duel Maddow over her recent claims that Paul plagiarized large parts of his books and speeches from Wikipedia and other sources.…