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Madonna

I Didn't Change 'Girls Gone Wild'

'Cause of Joe Whatshisname

2/28/2012 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Madonna did NOT change the name of "Girls Gone Wild" because of threats from "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis -- this according to her manager, Guy Oseary.

Oseary tells TMZ ... he found it laughable that Francis claimed victory after allegedly sending Madonna a cease and desist letter, ordering her not to perform her single "Girls Gone Wild" at the Super Bowl. In fact, Oseary says no one from team Madonna ever received the letter.

As for Madonna changing the name of the song to "Girl Gone Wild," Oseary says they've been tweaking the album for weeks, and decided to make the word "Girl" singular because that's the way Madonna sings it in the song.

Oseary says they have tweaked other titles on the album as well.

And Oseary scoffs at Francis' claim that he owns the title, "Girls Gone Wild," citing a Billboard story that claims there are 50 records called "Girls Gone Wild," including songs by Ludacris, Jagged Edge, T Mills, Lee Kernaghan, Lil Rick and Jackie Kashian.

And finally, Oseary says Madonna doesn't even know who Joe Francis is ... and claims she's completely unaware he's been making threats.

Take that, Joe Francis.

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1.

My Big Salami    

Ya Madonna looks good for 62..But lets be honest she's already been enjoying her Seniors Citizen discount for some time at Denny's and IHOP....That Grand Slam Breakfast at Denny's Rocks!

967 days ago
2.

King of TMZ    

Fossildonna just like her offspring Lady Caca just steal ideas from others.

I love NY (Stolen)
Girls Gone Wild (Stolen)
Love makes you a player (Stolen)
MDNA (Stolen)
lol

& on other news 'Borin' this way' should be titled "Album of the Decayed" :D

967 days ago
3.

lala    

I bet those of you who bought GGW feel like fools now that you know it made a douche-bag like Hoe Fucsis rich. Did he ever pay his back taxes off? In Madoona's world, he's nothing but a Joe shmo shmuck.

967 days ago
4.

lala    

He's very close with the Kartrashians - is anyone surprised he's a professional, delusional "suer". Any way to get a buck, the whole bunch of them. Madge will crush you, fool!

967 days ago
5.

Lola    

I believe you cannot copyright titles.

967 days ago
6.

Say It Isn't So    

Who gives a skrap what Madonna thinks (or her mgr)....she's a washed up skank that looks grosser and grosser the more plastic surgery and implants she puts in her face.

967 days ago
7.

Superman    

Um, yeah. This would be another liar, liar, pants on fire! He just happens to know off the top of his head that 50 records also used that title. Arrogant people don't lie very good...that's why they usually avoid talking to the press.

967 days ago
8.

Chels    

Right. So they sent Joe Francis a letter and forgot to tell Madonna about it, so... she doesn't know who he is.

http://www.tmz.com/2012/02/04/madonna-joe-francis-girls-gone-wild-song/#.T0ymbHnmj_c

Derp.

967 days ago
9.

MC    

Joe Francis...the douchebag.

967 days ago
10.

jayman419    

More than 50 previous songs sharing the same title make it a pretty tough fight. He obviously hasn't been defending his "copyright" and some of them predate his videos anyway.

967 days ago
11.

efbeenie    

Madonna is like an athlete that hangs onto his career for too long. I like her old material, however the superbowl halftime was an epic joke. It looked like she broke her hip at one point. That new song is SO bad, that I don't even know where to begin. Hey Madonna, it's not 1984 anymore, so stop trying to make songs that are on the level of a 14 year old girl!

967 days ago
12.

Truth    

HAVE TO ADMIT, GRANDONNA LOST HER ORIGINALITY... ALL HER CRAPTASTIC TRACKS SOUND LIKE TWEAKS FROM THE 80'S. NONE OF THE MELODIES ARE ORIGINAL BUT JUST REMIXES OF CURRENT SH*T YOU HEAR ON THE RADIO. SHE HAS TO COLLAB WITH CURRENT TWEENER SINGERS TO STAY RELEVANT LIKE MIA AND NICKI MINAJ. THAT'S HER M.O. DAMN, SHE HAS PLASTIC SURGERY SKIN GRAFTS OLDER THAN THE CURRENT GENERATION. #TRUTH!!

967 days ago
13.

static    

Maybe those two bottom dwellers should hook up.

967 days ago
14.

victory    

Francis may be a somebody in the porn industry but in the grand scheme of things, he's a nobody. As for Madonna singing 'Girls Gone Wild", she has loads of material to work with, like her or not, she is a 'superstar' and still has 'it'. Sorry, Joe, your as high on the rung as your going to get. You won nothing.

967 days ago
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Jackie    

Sell out and who's he anyway.

967 days ago
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