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Morning Shots: Hart Departs, Beach Boys Send Invoice, Henley Unfriendly (In Court)

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The Beach Boys' publishing company is demanding that Katy Perry credit them for "California Gurls." The most amazing thing about this story: somebody's fighting to get their names attached to the song.

The cast of the American version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo seems to be filling out, with Robin Wright and Stellan Skarsgård circling exactly the roles you'd imagine if you've already read the book.

Mary Hart is planning on leaving Entertainment Tonight in the next year, saying "There are many things I want to do in my life, and I’d better get on with them." While her departure will be too late to put her in the running to be an American Idol judge, it does curiously make her available precisely when Steve Carell is set to leave The Office. More news on this front as events warrant! (They won't.)

For all the talk about how today's filesharing, illegal-downloading kids just don't respect intellectual-property rights and the like, what's often overlooked is how adults — and politicians in particular — don't respect them either, and more publicly besides. Don Henley, via the U.S. District Court, has just reminded them.

Cinemablend would like to remind Mark Wahlberg that the reason Mark Wahlberg is funny is that Mark Wahlberg isn't funny.

Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane is making an album of big-band showtunes. So, you know, keep an eye out for that.

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