I’m sure it’s just an oversight: flamboyant blogger Perez Hilton liked our May 5th Whitney Houston comeback item so much he used it yesterday. The only problem was, he forgot to give this column credit. Whoops!

Sometimes our stuff gets nicked by others but at least it’s re-written. In this case, the story about Alicia Keys and Akon collaborating with Whitney on her new CD was just lifted verbatim ‘ that means word for word!

Not only did Perez take that part, he also transferred the part about the album including “sweeping 80s ballads” and “dance music like Whitney’s old hits”’ then he named the two songs we named. So it must be he just forgot to say, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Showbiz411 column.

Thanks, Perez! Glad you’re reading and getting your entertainment news here!

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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