This Just In . . .
- The Associated Press is mad at artist Shepard Fairey, claiming he used one of its photos for his iconic Obama "Hope" poster, which became the dominant image of the presidential campaign and now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. Fairey admits he took the image from a 2006 shot taken by Mannie Garcia for AP, which is asking for credit and compensation. Fairey's lawyer countered that the artist is protect by "fair use" -- a legal term that allows for artists to incorporate copyrighted material in their work. The two sides are "in discussions," reports AP.
- Aretha Franklin has recorded a "preferred version" of her performance of "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" at the swearing-in ceremony last month. Yesterday, the Queen of Soul said that she wasn't able to give her "very best" because of the low temperature and that she wants fans to hear the do-over instead. The single will be for sale any minute.
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