A British reporter was offered an almost identical invitation to Prince William's wedding by someone claiming to work at the printing press that created them for the palace. Apparently the counterfeit looked just like the real thing but was missing the two dotted lines where the names of guests are supposed to be written.
A court in Paris has fined Sony BMG and MTV Online 80,000 euros and ordered them to stop broadcasting Britney Spears's 2005 video for "Do Somethin'." Why? Not because it is a horrible perversion of Pavement's Heaven Is A Truck nor even because watching it will erase instantaneously two years of higher education. No! Because "one shot shows fingers drumming on a dashboard covered with what looks like Vuitton's 'Cherry Blossoms' design: dark pink blossoms on a pale pink, weblike background, embossed with the 'LV' logo." One might think Louis Vuitton would be psyched, but he isn't, and he sued. Isn't world-famous, super-successful Britney actually giving Vuitton some free advertising by splashing its logo inside a music-video flying car? Um, no. "The ruling said the video constituted an 'attack' on Louis Vuitton's brands and its luxury image." Yikes.
Imaginary Socialite claims that on Tuesday night, the NYPD raided a 23rd-Street counterfeit fashion ring, grabbing "over 25,000" fakes in "the largest counterfeit crackdown in New York history." Perhaps it's just the early-morning chill and pre-caffeine shakes, but we're not seeing this reported elsewhere. Thoughts?