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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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16.

Chuck    

Joe francis is media s*** who made a lot of money peddling porno. He's a no class act anyway.

866 days ago
17.

Eric    

Boy Madonna, I can hear your teeth grind thru my computer screen when you said "I Didn't Change 'Girls Gone Wild' Cause of Joe Whatshisname'

866 days ago
18.

whateverIsay    

omg, what a douche! That story is hilarious!! Go blow, Joe!

866 days ago
19.

Truth    

Madonna knows exactly who Joe is and whats going on. Her Manager is a lying creep who is just trying to save face. So transparent that he's laughable.

866 days ago
20.

INeedFacebookFriends.com    

poor joe. this is what happens when something gets shoved up your butt.

866 days ago
21.

Dazedface    

Dear Madonna,
I am sorry to see that you passed... wait she's still alive... then why does she look decayed and how so you explain that superbowl "performance". She just jealous that Joe never asked her to "Go Wild"

866 days ago
22.

barney    

#14 efbeenie: If Madonna's halftime performance was a joke like you seem to think,how come it had more viewers then the game itself.The fact is your a JOKE.

866 days ago
23.

kay    

This fading 'star' will do ANYTHING to remain relevant. Sorry Madonna, you should spend more time taking care of your kids. That Lourdes is in dire need of attention so beware, your seedy past will come back to bite ya.

866 days ago
24.

writenow    

You go, Girl.
Nothing Joe does makes up for being a weenie.

866 days ago
25.

anony    

I never believe a word she says.

866 days ago
26.

JiLL1    

Madonna's such a liar

866 days ago
27.

Fat Mike    

She knows exactly who he is.

866 days ago
28.

brasileira    

Interesting how they're "completelly unnaware" of Joe Francis claims and demands but are so well informed about the issues at hand. I mean, how many of you could cite "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". Madonna will get schooled by Joe Francis. Take that, Girl going senile.

866 days ago
29.

ChadJ    

Yeah, I'm pretty sure Madonna is in the loop with what is going on, even if she claims she is in the dark with the situation and who Joe Francis is... \/\/hatever!

866 days ago
30.

Jay W.     

Madonna will still be hot at 100 !

866 days ago
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