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!

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is 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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