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This just in from Digital Spy: British singer Des'ree has filed suit against Beyoncé Knowles, claiming the singer/actress covered her song "I'm Kissing You" without her permission:

Des'ree yesterday filed the case at Manhattan Federal Court, with the intention of stopping the distribution of the song. She is also demanding $150,000 in damages.

The two parties originally communicated over the possibility of the cover but Knowles decided to forgo the negotiations and record the song anyway, according to Des'ree.

Wow, that is cold, if true. Not that surprising, though. For most people, the only surprise is that Des'ree had a song other than "You Gotta Be."

In other news:

  • All the talk about Kate Middleton's mother has re-ignited a discussion about class in the UK. (Telegraph)

  • Heather Mills on her PR transformation: "You clear 21 million square meters of landmine-filled land and they vilify you. You do three dances and you're amazing." (Daily Mail)
  • The Rolling Stones: wild horses couldn't drag them away because the horses will be too doped up on sedatives. (Guardian)
  • Arctic Monkeys enjoyed some Hammertime while recording Favourite Worst Nightmare, they told XFM Radio. (NME)
  • The eye-roller himself, Simon Cowell, is worth an estimated £100 million.
    (The Sun)
  • Madonna's trip to Malawi has sparked a major row with husband Guy Ritchie, reports The Sun.
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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.