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Friday, 14 October 2011

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Lordy Haha claims his look is not based on Lady Gaga

An animated character from popular children's website, Moshi Monsters, has had a gagging order from international pop diva, Lady Gaga.

"We're a little surprised," said Moshi Monster creator, and the brains behind Googoo, Sue Perb. "Although the names are similar, and the song we wanted to release was called Fart-arazzi, we did not think there was enough similarity to warrant an injunction."

Lady Gaga's lawyers have insisted that Lady Gaga's target audience is the same audience as Moshi Monsters, six to twelve year olds, and at this age, they would struggle to distinguish between an over-exaggerated cartoon character and Lady Googoo.

"Whilst we don't mind parody," said Anne Tenner, Lady Gaga's lawyer, without a trace of irony, "we feel that this is infringing on Stephanie's intellectual copyright and will reduce market share. And the courts agree. Basically, because we're better lawyers."

This isn't the first time that the Gaga Empire has stepped in to quash a possible rival.

The UK's Monster Raving Loony Party wanted to release a song ahead of their last election campaign.

"We were going to release Vote This Way," said Lord Haha who heads up the MRL Party, and would have been the lead singer in the band Lordy Haha. "We were banned from being a band, ha ha."

As well as an injunction against Lord Haha, the GeeGees were silenced from releasing their double parody Poker Face Stayin' Alive, which was the song Poker Face to the tune of Stayin' Alive.

"It was a massive YouTube hit," said GeeGees lead singer, Harry Bibb. "We're very disappointed. We were going for the novelty Christmas number one until Gaga stepped in."

Shaun the Sheep and his band, the Baabaas have also seen the nasty side of the pop diva, and Baa Romance will never see the light of day.

It's not all tragic news, as Paul Gascoigne, Gazza, was prevented from re-releasing Fog On The Tyne, not because it was a parody, but because it was shit.

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