By Chloe Schneider
For the second time this year, Beyonce Knowles has been accused of plagiarism. This time the allegedly stolen choreography appears in her new video for Countdown.
George Clooney and his girlfriend have taken a quick trip to Mexico while Jake Gyllenhaal showed his support for friend Michelle Williams at the premiere of her latest film.
Beyonce’s Copied Countdown Choreography
Beyonce’s latest music video for new single ‘Countdown’ premiered to legions of fans that were eagerly awaiting its arrival on the Internet. The retro film has been mostly received with praise but one Belgain choreographer has less than positive things to say about it.
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has accused the pregnant singer of plagiarism, claiming the video for Countdown has blatantly stolen choreography De Keersmaeker created for the 1994 film Achterland and the 1983 ballet production Rosas danst Rosas.
The choreographer took to her Danish blog, saying, “I didn’t know anything about this. I’m not mad, but this is plagiarism. This is stealing. They took pieces from Achterland and Rosas danst Rosas… it’s a bit rude, I must say… they seem to think they could do it because it’s a famous work.”
Beyonce’s co-director has admitted showing the singer a number of European works for inspiration.
This is the second time this year Beyonce has been accused of plagiarism. After her Billboard Music Awards performance of Run the World (Girls), it was pointed out the choreography and visual effects were very similar to that of Italian singer Lorella Cuccarini. Later Beyonce admitted the inspiration came directly from Cuccarini.
George Clooney and Stacy Keibler Vacation
Clooney and his most recent fling Stacy Keibler jetted off to Mexico this week, just a few days before Keibler’s 32nd birthday.
The pair were photographed hugging upon their arrival in Cabo San Lucas. It wasn’t just the two of them for the trip though. Clooney invited some of his girlfriend’s friends along for the trip as well!
Keibler posted a photo of the beautiful pool and palm trees she was surrounded by on the trip, tweeting, “Chasing the last days of summer.”
We can’t predict what will happen with these two but, according to a pal, Clooney, 50, and Keibler aren’t sure either! The source told People,”They don’t really know where things are going to go, and it doesn’t bother her. They’re just having fun, and Stacy is enjoying every moment of it.”
That’s a smart attitude to have with Clooney!
Jake Gyllenhaal Supports Michelle Williams
Once co-stars and forever friends Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Williams clearly have each other’s backs when it comes to their careers. A very bearded Gyllenhaal stepped out in New York last night to show his support for friend William’s premiere of My Week With Marilyn.
The screening was part of the New York Film Festival and William’s glammed up for the occasion in a Dior gown. The star revealed she had a team of voice coaches helping her out to master Marilyn’s breathy voice!
We can’t wait to see Williams as the iconic beauty in this film.