DC Comics Is Mad At Rihanna

DC Entertainment is pissed at Rihanna, due to a trademark claim. RiRi tried filing a trademark for her real first name—which is Robyn—about a year ago, in the hopes of using it to launch an online magazine. DC Comics thinks that Robyn is “virtually identical” to Robin, aka Batman’s crime-fighting sidekick, and “consumers are likely to be deceived,” and filed a formal complaint with the US Patent and Trademark office last week. DC also argued that a publication called Robyn “is likely to cause confusion, cause mistake, or to deceive the public.” What’s Robyn, the Swedish songstress and only person who comes to mind when I think of the name “Robyn” have to say about this? I also want to know more about Rihanna’s online magazine. I’d hope it would be a cross between Vogue and High Times.

[D Listed]


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Speaking of beef, it looks like Drake and Diddy have squashed theirs in order to make some scrilla. The two rappers, who previously brawled over Drake’s song, “0 to 100 / The Catch Up” recently met at Mel’s Drive-In to discuss forming a joint venture. The only thing I find suspicious about this is the fact that they met at Mel’s Drive-In. I hope they shared a plate of cheese fries.

[TMZ]


Oops. Looks like Jay Z did actually donate to the Marina Abramović’s Institute. Someone just forgot to let her know. No word on how much Jay Z contributed to the performance artist’s organization, but a statement from the institute was released, apologizing to both the rapper and Marina Abramović. Show me the receipts! I wanna see the receipts!

[Complex]


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  • Rebel Wilson is dating a comedian named Mickey Gooch. [Us Weekly ]
  • Brody Jenner didn’t watch the Bruce Jenner special. [Perez Hilton]
  • Joe Jonas saw a golden opportunity on this ad of Adam Levine. [E Online]
  • Ireland Baldwin, who broke up with Angel Haze before entering rehab, is now dating a man she met during her stay there. [Just Jared]
  • L.A. Reid says Mariah Carey’s song, “Infinity” won’t be a No. 1 hit and she should feel lucky to be on the radio at all, because radio doesn’t like olds. [E Online]
  • Flipping Out is coming back to Bravo. [Reality Tea]
  • Ashley Olsen’s battle with Lyme disease is not going well. [Radar Online]
  • Verne Troyer chased after a TSA suspect at LAX on his scooter and filmed the excitement. [TMZ]
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