Minogue, Jenner’s legal battle over first name

Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) It seems that there’s some bad blood between singer Kylie Minogue and reality TV star Kylie Jenner, as the two are currently in a legal battle over the trademark of the name “Kylie”.

Minogue took to Twitter to seemingly take a dig at the 18-year-old star, reports aceshowbiz.com.

“Hello… My name is Kylie #lightyears,” Minogue wrote, quoting a lyric of her 2000 track “Light years” from the album of the same name.

It is said that the hashtag was a way of saying that the “Get outta my way” singer wanted to say that she had greater experience than the teenage star.

Last August, Jenner filed a US trademark application to protect her first name in connection with advertising services.

In February, KDB, an Australia-based business representing Minogue, filed a notice of opposition to Jenner’s application to prevent her from claiming ownership of the name.

They also note that if the request is approved it will “cause confusion” for Minogue’s fans.

In the court documents, KDB points out that Jenner’s trademark bid is undeserved since she is only a “secondary reality television personality” who appears on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” as “supporting character” to the Kardashian sisters.

Additionally, the firm states that Minogue has owned the domain name, Kylie.com, since August 21, 1996, a whole year before Jenner was even born.

Bieber’s wax figure immortalises his love for Gomez

 Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas unveiled a new wax figure of Grammy-winning singer Justin Bieber which has a tattoo of his former girlfriend Selena Gomez.

The wax figure, which was unveiled just ahead of Bieber’s birthday — on Tuesday — flaunts the “Sorry” hitmaker’s toned abs wearing a silver chain necklace, black Calvin Klein boxers and black leather pants. There are more than 50 tattoos on his body, including a girl with angel wings that bears a resemblance to Gomez, reports aceshowbiz.com.

The 23-year-old, who was in an on and off relationship with Gomez a few years back, got the tattoo inked in 2013.

The pop star said that the ink was dedicated to Gomez, causing people to speculate that the two were dating again. However, Bieber recently admitted that he wanted to alter the tattoo to make it look less like his ex-girlfriend.

Bieber was most recently linked to model Hailey Baldwin.

Hamilton pens songs about Scherzinger

Reigning Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has written songs about his former girlfriend and singer Nicole Scherzinger.

Hamilton is currently working on his debut album and admits that his on-and-off relationship with the former Pussycat Dolls band member has provided inspiration for his music, reports mirror.co.uk.

However, the 31-year-old says that he won’t be making heartbreak tracks and instead he has focused on the “fun stuff” from their romance.

“I’ve been inspired by life – the easy stuff like relationships, that’s always easy to talk about, and partying,” Hamilton said.

“It’s not really break-ups or none of that emotional stuff, it’s usually fun stuff. It’s the good stuff in relationships, the excitement when you’re in something new,” he added.

Rachel McAdams’s Oscar dress yet to hit runway

Actress Rachel McAdams wore an exclusive August Getty dress to the Oscars which has not yet graced the runway.

The 37-year-old actress walked the red carpet at the 88th Annual Awards Ceremony at the Dolby Theatre here on Sunday in a backless emerald green gown. It is so exclusive that it has not yet been exhibited on the runway, reports people.com.

“The second she put it on she was like, whoa, this is so amazing, this is the dress,” the star’s stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn said about McAdams’s choice of attire for the night.

“A lot of the pictures you can’t really see, but it’s actually pleated in the center and it jets out almost like a triangle at the end. It looks like one train, but it’s actually a pleated train within the train. It’s so amazing,” Zangardi said.

The jade silk slip floor length halter-neck dress is set to make an appearance on Saturday at a fashion week in Paris.

Oscars witnesses lowest audience since 2008

With 34.3 million viewers, the 88th Academy Awards brought in lowest viewership since 2008, according to preliminary figures released by Nielsen.

The audience for Sunday’s ceremony hosted by comedian Chris Rock at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood was 6.3 percent smaller than the preliminary 36.6-million average for last year’s ceremony hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris, Xinhua reported.

Last year’s ceremony averaged 37.26 million viewers, the lowest since 2009, showed the figures released on Monday.

Despite the decrease, the audience was the largest for an entertainment programme since last year’s Academy Awards telecast. The Oscars are traditionally television’s most-watched entertainment programme of the year.

Nearly 58 million people watched at least six minutes of the telecast, 8.1 percent less than last year’s 63 million. Viewership was up one percent among viewers of ages 18-34, with a 9.4 rating compared to a 9.3 rating.

The rating is the average percentage of total viewers or a particular group watching. Viewership was also up among all male demographic groups. There was a 20 percent increase among men ages 18 to 34, a six percent increase among men ages 18 to 49 and men ages 25 to 54.

News of the drop in overall ratings for the telecast was cheered by local civil rights activists who called for a boycott of the telecast over the lack of black nominees in any of the acting categories for the second year in a row.

West removed Bieber’s vocals from his album

 Kanye West has reportedly cut Grammy-winning singer Justin Bieber’s vocals from the rapper’s latest album.

West’s close friend and musician Fonzworth Bentley, who was closely involved in the making of the rapper’s album “The Life Of Pablo”, shared the process behind putting the record together, specifically the first track “Ultralight beam”.

The song, which features the likes of model Kelly Price and Kirk Franklin, at one point had “Sorry” hitmaker as well, reports mirror.co.uk.

Bentley explained that the pop star’s involvement came about by chance after West reached out to songwriter Poo Bear, who was with Bieber at the time.

“Justin hops on the phone and is like: ‘Tell Yeezy whatever he needs I got it’. Justin got on the mic and sang some a cappella. It was free flow. It was creativity,” Bentley said.

Bentley added that Bieber’s freestyle vocals just didn’t work for West and he ordered them to be removed.

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