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Joe Francis

Beats Madonna

2/27/2012 12:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Joe Francis has scored a victory against the likes of Madonna without ever having to set foot in a courtroom ... because she has changed the title of her new song "Girls Gone Wild" ... as well as its lyrics.

You may recall ... just before the Super Bowl, Joe and his lawyer David Houston fired off a cease and desist letter threatening Madge with legal action if she sang the song during her halftime performance, and also demanding that Madonna make things right on her new album.

Well, apparently Madonna and the record label, Interscope, have seen it Joe's way ... because we've learned they have agreed to change the song title to "GIRL Gone Wild."

We've tracked down the new art for the single ... and they've clearly taken the S out of "Girls" (below).

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The battle's been won ... but Joe tells TMZ, the war's not over -- "Clearly her label was trying to avoid legal action surrounding the song ... BUT [the new title] is still infringement as far as the law is concerned, and we have been in touch with Madonna’s people in an effort to resolve this issue."

Joe says he'll pursue new legal action if the Madge squad doesn't make further changes to the title. 

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mrsschrute    

I have no desire to see someone the same age as my grandmother in her underwear gyrating around like a $3 prostitute. Why doesn't this old woman accept her age and act like a dignified woman? Does she not already have enough money? It's all about her disgusting, overly inflated ego. She needs a reality check. She's old, wrinkly, and embarrassing herself.

788 days ago
32.

laura    

Wow, Joe is acting like such a little bitch.

788 days ago
33.

charley    

damn the man is fine...whatta nice looking chest

788 days ago
34.

Sxxssst    

Joe Francis is an idiot. The first thing i thought of when I heard the song was his scandalous little videos. I haven't seen any better publicity for him. I like the song though. Go Madonna! Your selling out arenas everywhere. Even if you sing in your underwear. lol

788 days ago
35.

simon says    

DAMN this dude is HOT..what a face and chest,,yumm,.,,be gay and call me!!!

788 days ago
36.

Curty    

He's an ass....but that that chest is hot as hell!

788 days ago
37.

paul    

actually a clip of it was released earlier in the month and had the same lyrics...the title was changed NOT THE LYRIC. TMZ of course is WRONG.

788 days ago
38.

Robert    

She can change the lyric to: Joe's an ass .

788 days ago
39.

employees speak    

Hey Madonna.... Please call the new album "Girl Gone Wild Bitch!" because that is what Joe is acting like! perfect slap in the face for him.

788 days ago
40.

Christy    

Joe Francis would be lucky to have Madonna sing about Girls Gone Wild. From what I understand the franchise is no longer flourishing but rather floundering!

788 days ago
41.

Artist    

"Who's that Girl" on Madonnas album cover?

788 days ago
42.

bodie    

Once again Joe uses the court system to get what he wants this time he didn't have to file in court to do it. I can't take that away from him

788 days ago
43.

Criss    

I wish somebody would throw this guy in front of an oncoming anything!

788 days ago
44.

byazrov.com    

it looks like this ugly man needs more money for further plastic surgeries. he's ugly both outside and inside.
Nobody knew his company, at least not before episode with Madonna. And actually he the one to be sued for using three very popular English words.
What a moron let him patent that name?
Madonna f* him hard!

788 days ago
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byazrov.com    

He is the ugliest person with fake manboobs on Earth.
Did anyone know his company before the Madonna episode?
What a moron let him patent the three such common words?
American patent system sucks hard.
Such immoral animals should be banned from society by law.

788 days ago
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