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Posted: 21 Feb 07 14:33 - Edited By: queen mudder, 21 Feb 07 14:39
Britney: Rehab lice ate my hair extensions
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Britney: 'I shaved my head because of lice'
Daily Mail
published 21 February
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=437474&in_page_id=1773&ico=Homepage&icl=TabModule&icc=picbox&ct=5

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A source for the 25-year-old singer claimed she shaved her head because of lice: "She thought lice were eating her hair extensions, so decided to get rid of them as soon as possible"

Jalapenoman's:
Britney Spears Shaved Bald Due to Head Lice
http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s4i15143
17 February

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Posted: 21 Feb 07 16:26
So someone took our lice stories (especially yours) and turned them into a news story? Was that in a real newspaper, another spoof type thing, or a tabloid trash paper? I'm not familiar with the title.

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Posted: 21 Feb 07 16:52 - Edited By: queen mudder, 21 Feb 07 21:45
Daily Mail is a right wing UK tabloid with about 2.5 million readers of the printed edition plus mega-doshed up website.

Their sister paper the London Evening Standard is also carrying the Spoof lice stories today, see:

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/showbiz/article-23386263-details/Britney%3A+%27I+shaved+my+head+because+of+lice%27/article.do

Plagiarism or wot indeed?

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Posted: 21 Feb 07 21:22
The most sincere form of flattery. Take it as a compliment. Unless you want to sue for credit


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Posted: 21 Feb 07 22:05 - Edited By: queen mudder, 21 Feb 07 22:23

Quote: Buck E Filbert

The most sincere form of flattery. Take it as a compliment. Unless you want to sue for credit



If I was running a satirical website that was not being attributed correctly in a commercial tabloid paper for a direct rip-off story I would write to the editors and point out standard industry professional etiquette/code that says give credit where it's due or pay the author royalties.

The Spoof is a relative minnow compared to the Daily Mail and its sister the London Evening Standard.

If they syndicate the story to other sites and publications that originated here last Saturday it will constitute a larger breach of conduct.

Then it might be worth thinking about the legal equivalent of an electronic cattle prod.

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Posted: 21 Feb 07 22:08 - Edited By: Jalapenoman, 21 Feb 07 22:09
I'd contact the newspaper's editor and show them the original story (with the timestamp). Ask them for a retraction and credit (and whatever they paid their reporter to plagarize).

If they offer money, remember that I get my share! (even though it looks like they ripped you off more)

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Posted: 21 Feb 07 22:22
JMan, you might be in the money at long last.

I'm thinking of waiting a day or two to see if they syndicate their story; a lot of their stuff gets published in English language papers and websites abroad especially the Middle East and Asia.

Then it might be worth a pounce.

Personally my preference would be for the paper to run an attribution with the story focusing on how a relatively small satirical site is suddenly taking off into the stratosphere (I'm looking at your scores this week, Senor, wondering just when you're gonna hit the big 100).

And then to publish the Spoof items on their website and paper.

Don't think they are likely to cough up much $$$$$ but if I get paid JMan then we can go 50/50 - having seen my writers discussion message to you of last Saturday about the lice story that would seem appropriate.

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Posted: 21 Feb 07 22:47
Queen,

You would be doing all the work on this, so would deserve the better side of any split if there were any money. YOur story was also copied more than mine, ergo you would deserve more of the money.

If they do give credit in their paper, however, I would like billing. I would even mail you an envelope and the money to buy that edition and mail it to me (as a souvenier).

Also, the Britney hits are all dying off and I don't think I'll reach the 100,000 mark. I have not got the time to do any follow up stories right now.

After I get off work in a little bit, I'm going straight to a comedy concert (Larry the Cable Guy in a 14,000 seat arena).

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Posted: 22 Feb 07 02:50
If there is any litigation to be considered, just remember that I had a thought about this story ...so I want a cut too ( oops a PUN...sorry Brit)

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Posted: 22 Feb 07 13:51 - Edited By: queen mudder, 22 Feb 07 14:32
SYNDICATED plagiarism: How the Spoof's lice scoops are being touted around the world without attribution:

From Zee News:
I shaved my head because of lice, says Britney
Los Angeles, Feb 22: Britney Spears has exited from the luxurious rehab center where she went after claiming she shaved her head because she had lice.

Spears went for treatment after relatives, including her mother Lynn Spears, urged her to get help. She is reported to have complained to friends of a `strange itching` on her scalp, and said the `bugs` had `totally freaked me out`.
see:
http://www.zeenews.com/znnew/articles.asp?aid=355845&ssid=2&sid=ENT


From Khaleej Times:
True lice?
22 February 2007
BRITNEY SPEARS is back in rehab after claiming she shaved her head because she had lice. The pop star has checked in as an inpatient days after publicly shaving her head at a Los Angeles salon. Spears went for treatment after relatives, including her...


mother Lynn Spears, urged her to get help. She is reported to have complained to friends of a 'strange itching' on her scalp, and said the 'bugs' had 'totally freaked me out'.
See:
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/CityHome.asp?xfile=data/citytimes/2007/February/citytimes_February178.xml§ion=citytimes&col=



From ITV.com:
There are suggestions that the 25-year-old had opted for the drastic makeover because she believed that lice were eating her hair extensions and was heard to say at the weekend: "I had to get rid of the lice. They were horrible."
See:
http://www.itv.com/news/index_996a56b812bdd6735663ac22422aadbe.html



From YourHub Denver.com:
Droppings: Britney Spears did it for the lice
Brit's in good company.
Provided by: Dot the Dog

Contributed by: Dot the Dog on 2/21/2007
So Britney Spears is claiming that she shaved her head because she had "lice." Unless"lice" is some sort of celebrity street slang for "illegal narcotics," I'm not buying it.
See:
http://denver.yourhub.com/Denver/Blogs/News-Politics/Commentary/Blog~253912.aspx


From Times-Herald Record:
Britney Spears rehab rumor mill
By Sandy Tomcho
One school of Britney baldness thought is that she had a case of lice, while another (and the best one) is that she shaved off all her hair to avoid positive results in a drug test (which could affect her current child custody case
See:
http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070221/ENTERTAIN/70221009



From thehollywoodnews.com
Britney says why she shaved her head
More Britney Spears news, and this time it seems that the singer has spilled the beans as to why she shaved her head. According to The Mirror newspaper, it was because she had hair lice!
A source at the newspaper said: "She thought lice were eating her hair extensions, so she decided to get rid of them as soon as possible
See:
http://www.thehollywoodnews.com/article/article_2007_02_21_5453.html


From Mark A. Kilmer (the weblog):
The 25-year-old singer [Britney Spears] shocked the public by shaving off her brown hair. She claimed it was because of a problem with 'lice'.
A source said: "She thought lice were eating her hair extensions, so decided to get rid of them as soon as possible
See:
http://www.rightsided.org/index.php/2007/02/britney-spears-has-lice/


From Ace of Spades HQ:
Britney Spears Shaved Head Because She Had Lice
So she says herself, a London paper reports. The 25-year-old singer shocked the
public by shaving off her brown hair. She claimed it was because of a problem
with 'lice'. A source said: "She thought lice were eating her hair...
See:
Ace of Spades HQ - http://ace.mu.nu/


From PopDirt.com:
Lice Prompted Britney Spears To Shave Off Her Hair?12 hours ago
Britney Spears shocked the public by shaving off her hair last Friday, and the Daily Mail claims it was because of a problem with lice. A source said: "She thought lice were eating her hair extensions, so decided to get rid of them as
See:
Popdirt.com - http://popdirt.com


From CelebrityPro.com:
Britney Thought Lice were Eating Her Extentions? ...


... meal of her scalp. At least that is Britney's admittedly ****y self-diagnosis. According to the 3AMGirls : ' BRITNEY Spears told pals she shaved her bonce because her hair was home to hundreds of egg-laying lice. "She made the extraordinary claim ...


Britney ****ed the whole **** up. The chick is cracked. Do lice even eat hair extentions? A likely story, to be sure. What would compel Britney to shave off her luxurious weave (Exaggerated cough suggesting feigned detachment), exposing a cratered surface with a crazy-eyed "Look What I Just Did" face into all the assembled cell-phone cameras? Lice, people (Or so she wants us to believe). Horses may have had to die -- or at least appease the appetite of a Lagerfeld -- for Britney's hair, but apparently lice (Riiight) were making a meal of her scalp. At least that is Britney's admittedly "****y" self-diagnosis. According to the 3AMGirls:

'BRITNEY Spears told pals she shaved her bonce because her hair was home to hundreds of egg-laying lice.

"She made the extraordinary claim just hours before checking herself back into an LA rehab clinic last night.


"Troubled Britney complained to friends of a 'strange itching' on her scalp before running out of Eric Clapton's Crossroads clinic last week on Caribbean isle Antigua The 25-year-old said the bugs 'totally freaked me out' and she had no choice but to lose her locks.

"Leaving LA's Mondrian hotel, Brit was heard shuddering: 'I had to get rid of the lice. They were horrible.'

"A source close to Brit told us: 'She thought lice were eating her hair extensions, so she decided to get rid of them as soon as possible.'"

See, we would have diagnosed dandruff and counseled a robust moisturizer, but, hey: Britney evidently got her medical degree at Carvell's College of Knowledge, no? Either that, or -- the much more sane reason -- is Fed-Ex threatened to have her hair tested for drugs in their upcoming custody battle. Britney, as youll remember, is -- like all trailer trash -- obsessed with crime scene forensics. Obsessed. We don't know why trailer trash dig it; our aesthetic tastes run towards African masks, Gurdjieffian metaphysics and Etruscan Vases, but there's no accounting for taste. Evidently Brit-Brit, amateur forensic scientist (or, perhaps K-Fed just knew how to push her buttons) kind of lost it when thinking those same forensic breakthroughs she loves could permanently separate her from her kids. So she cut her hair, not realizing that her eyebrows and eyelashes still exist. Crackhead move, brit.

She's Old School possum-eating trailer trash Dingbat. Fer realsies. More (3AMGirls)
See:
http://ronmwangaguhunga.blogspot.com/2007/02/britney-thought-lice-were-eating-her.html
and
http://www.celebritypro.com/news/britney_spears/Feb07feed/Britney_Thought_Lice_were_Eating_Her_Extentions_.rss.htm


From WooFactor.com:
Bad Mom, Britney Spears, Cocaine & Ecstasy Shame?
16 hours ago by The Bosh
Britney Spears two sons are in good hands. "The kids are being well taken care
of," Spears's ... Britney Spears walked out the rehab facility she checked into,
... A source said: "She thought lice were eating her hair extensions, ...
See: Woo Factor - http://www.woofactor.com


From Bullwinkle Blog@
I Must Be Psychic
17 hours ago by Bullwinkle
A source said: "She thought lice were eating her hair extensions, so decided to
get rid of them as soon as possible." I said it might be head lice 4 days ago.
Heh. Tags: Britney Spears, Head Lice, Rehab.
See: The Bullwinkle Blog - http://www.bullwinkleblog.com


From bloggerpary.com:
Britney has lately been known for her bizare behaviours with the most recent being shaving her head. She eclaimed the reson was lice in her hair extensions. Last week, she cheke dinto rehab only to walk out 24 hours later
See: http://bloggerparty.com/britney_spears_in_and_out_of_rehab_agian

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Posted: 22 Feb 07 16:31
AND even more:

Britney Spears has lice
By Mark
The 25-year-old singer [Britney Spears] shocked the public by shaving off her brown hair. She claimed it was because of a problem with 'lice'. A source said: "She thought lice were eating her hair extensions, so decided to get rid of ...
Mark A. Kilmer (the weblog) - http://www.rightsided.org


Britney Spears bald head had lice !
By Happywonder
When Britney Spears shaved her head, I totally joked that she probably had lice. Well, that's what a source close to her is saying.
My Relax Place - http://www.myrelaxplace.com


Britney Spears Shaved Head Because She Had Lice
By Ace
So she says herself, a London paper reports. The 25-year-old singer shocked the public by shaving off her brown hair. She claimed it was because of a problem with 'lice'. A source said: "She thought lice were eating her hair...
Ace of Spades HQ - http://ace.mu.nu/


Lice Prompted Britney Spears To Shave Off Her Hair?
By MusicMan(Paul Laudanski (mailtoaul@computercops.biz))
Britney Spears shocked the public by shaving off her hair last Friday, and the Daily Mail claims it was because of a problem with lice. A source said: "She thought lice were eating her hair extensions, so decided to get rid of them as ...
Popdirt.com - http://popdirt.com


Britney Spears Flees Rehab AGAIN!
By Chris
>>Shaved head 'because of lice'? >>MAG: Britney feared K-Fed would 'test her hair to find out exactly what she's been up to': ? MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - Britney Spears left a live-in rehabilitation facility early Wednesday, less than a day ...
Anything & Everything - http://ballyblog.wordpress.com


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