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Gomez sued over chorus

By | Published on Monday 30 April 2012

Selena Gomez

You see, we knew that Selena Gomez would eventually appear in the CMU Daily in her own right, and not just as the other half of the always innovating Justin Bieber (by my maths he’s had five different hair cuts in the last twelve months alone), and as it turned out, she just needed to get sued to make that happen (actually, come to think of it, it’s possible she achieved this feat once before, that time by painting some horses pink, which is probably less costly).

Anyway, Gomez has been sued over the chorus in the title track to her 2010 album ‘A Year Without Rain’, which a little known Californian band called Luce reckon was stolen from their 2005 single ‘Buy A Dog’. The rock outfit’s million dollar lawsuit claims that Gomez’s chorus was “virtually identical” to theirs.

Of course Gomez didn’t actually write ‘A Year Without Rain’, so the lawsuit is really targeting songwriters Lindy Robbins and Toby Gad, though the teen star has been named as a co-defendant too because, well, why not? I mean, had they not, Gomez would probably have had to paint a giraffe blue to ensure another appearance in CMU sans her slightly tedious boyfriend, and that sounds like a whole load of hassle to me.