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Tina Turner Sues Impersonator For Looking Too Much Like Her

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There can only be one Tina Turner and the legendary singer is letting that be known! Ms. Tina is suing a tribute act based in Germany for looking too much like her, according to the Daily Mail.

Tina’s lawyers argue that professional impersonator Dorothea “Coco” Fletcher, who is in her 30s, looks so much like Tina in promotional posters that fans may mistakenly think she’s the real thing and believe they’re actually paying to see Tina.

Fletcher performs in an unofficial tribute show called “Simply The Best.” The case has now reached Germany’s Federal Court of Justice, which is set to make a ruling that could affect the multi-billion dollar tribute act industry as the defendant, Cofo Entertainment, is a German firm that represents Fletcher and a host of other tribute acts.

Tina first hopped on the issue when ...ers for “Simply The Best” were released. She filed a suit against the company, which is based in Bavaria, and celebrated a victory with her legal team after a court in Cologne ruled ...ers could indeed be misleading to the public.

After that, ...ers were re-designed and Tina lost a follow-up case at the Cologne Court of Appeals, which ruled that the risk of confusion among the public did not outweigh Fletcher’s right of artistic expression in regard to ...ers.

The legal battle has now reached the Federal Court of Justice, which held its first hearing on the matter last week.

Kerstin Schmitt, a lawyer representing Tina Turner, argued that ...ers do not constitute “art” and are merely advertising.

“(Turner) would like to decide when her name and image are used for commercial purposes,” Schmitt told the court.

Brunhilde Ackermann, lawyer for the entertainment company, retorted that the average fan would expect a tribute act to look like the real Tina Turner.

Considering Tina is in her early 80’s, Ackermann added that only a “chronically stupid person who looks at everything superficially” would get the two confused.

Ackermann also cautioned the court against making a binding ruling because she argued that it could potentially wreck a multi-billion dollar industry that has long-standing recognition as legitimate.  

Judge Thomas Koch then questioned whether the motivation for Tina Turner’s lawsuit is that she allegedly endorses a rival official tribute act. Koch’s final ruling in the case is not expected until February 2022.

Despite mostly performing in Germany, Fletcher is a U.S. native who grew up in Alabama and worked as a club singer in her early days.

In 1997, Fletcher moved to Berlin and began performing in the ‘Stars in Concert’ show, which is dedicated to tribute acts.

Aside from performing as Tina Turner, Fletcher has also sung at shows organized by Austrian composer Udo Jürgens, who passed away in 2014.

She has also made several TV appearances in Germany, including a popular dancing show called “Let’s Dance.”

We’ll keep you posted on any updates.

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Man United 1-0 Crystal Palace: Fred’s Late Strike Gets Ralf Rangnick’s Reign Off To A Winning Start

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Fred’s brilliant second-half strike was enough to give Man United a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace and Ralf Rangnick victory in his first match in charge.

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It looked like it could be a frustrating afternoon for the home side, as it remained goalless deep into the match and United seemingly appearing to tire.

But with 77 minutes on the clock, Fred broke the deadlock and proved to be the decisive moment in the match.

United were bright in the early stages, setting up in a 4-2-2-2 formation.

Cristiano Ronaldo fired over from a free-kick, before he headed over the bar and then saw a left-footed strike comfortably saved after good work from Marcus Rashford.

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James Tomkins headed a Fred strike over the bar brilliantly, while Jadon Sancho was also denied by good Palace defending.

Diogo Dalot cut inside and fired over with the final kick of the first-half, as the sides went in level at the break despite United’s dominance.

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It was a much slower start to the second-half, with United unable to produce the same intensity to their performance.

Rashford won a free-kick after cutting inside, and Alex Telles clipped the top of the bar as he whipped the set-piece towards the far corner from a tight angle.

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Jordan Ayew missed a huge chance to put Palace in front, as he somehow put his effort right across the face of goal from just a couple of yards out.

And United made him and Palace pay just a couple of minutes later. Mason Greenwood played the ball back to Fred on the edge of the box, and the Brazilian produced a lovely finish into the far corner to put his side in front.

Palace tried to pile men forward late on, but United held on comfortably enough to move back within three points of the top four.Man United 1 0 Crystal Palace KOKO TV Nigeria 3 scaled

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First Case Of Omicron Variant Detected In Senegal

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A first case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been reported in Senegal, in a visitor who was leaving the country after an international meeting in capital Dakar, a research institute said. Omicron variant in Senegal

The IRESSEF health body said late Saturday that the 58-year-old patient arrived in Senegal by air from another West African country on November 22.
READ ALSO: Covid: No Reports Of Deaths From Omicron Variant Yet – WHO

He had been vaccinated earlier this year with the AstraZeneca and Pfizer shots and had no symptoms by Saturday.

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Although the man has now been quarantined in a medical centre, he stayed at a Dakar hotel and took part in an event with 300 people from different countries on November 24-25.
READ ALSO: South Korea Reports Five Omicron Variant Cases On Flight From Nigeria

Senegal has recorded more than 74,000 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began.

Launched in February, the country’s vaccination campaign has made slow progress, with 1.3 million people inoculated out of a total 17 million population. Indian COVID-19 Variant

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#Justiceforsylvester: Actress Susan Peters Calls Out Singer Lami Phillips Over Sylvester Oromoni’s Death

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Actress Susan Peters has called out singer Lami Phillips, said to be a board member and Director of Student Affairs at Dowen over death of Sylvester Oromoni.

 

Susan Peters shared a 2018 video of Lami Phillips making a case for the school after the Lagos state government moved to demolish a pedestrian bridge which they (Dowen College management) built for students to use, accusing her of saying nothing about Sylvester who died from injuries he sustained after allegedly being assaulted by schoolmates who were allegedly forcing him to join a cult.

She also alleged that Lami Phillips deleted her Instagram page, adding that they are hiding the truth.

 

Susan Peters wrote;

 

Auntie so you were able to come out in 2018 to defend dowen college and now cat got your tongue abi ? Lami Philips am so disappointed, you are a mother you should do the needful!!! This is becoming a trend now , you and other parents and well meaningful citizens should speak out .

We have been shouting corruption, how did we get here in the first place ?
Why is your Instagram account deleted ? All of Una know the truth and nothing but the truth !

#justiceforslyvester

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