Britney’s songwriter caught up in legal drama

Lukasz Gottwald, the guy who wrote Britney Spears‘ new hit, “Hold It Against Me,” has recently had to deal with public claims by the Bellamy Brothers that the song is nothing but a rip-off of the 1979 Bellamy Brothers song, “If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me?

In response, Gottwald has decided to sue for defamation, stating that the Bellamy Brothers’ claims are ridiculous and unfounded.  Gottwald is also asking for a court order clarifying that the two songs have no relation to each other whatsoever.  If you’ve heard both these songs, it’s pretty obvious that the Bellamy Brothers are just grasping at straws here.  If they really thought the song was a rip-off of theirs, they would have taken the case to court themselves.

Britney doesn’t dance in her new video

The new Britney Spears single, “Hold It Against Me,” is her strongest effort in years and her first valid attempt at a real comeback, but it’s not all good news.  According to sources who were involved in the shooting of the song’s video, Britney had not adequately practiced the dance moves the choreographer had created, and her dancing was so far below the required standard that a dance double had to be asked to step in and perform some of the more difficult moves for her.

Britney’s rep denies that this is true, and claims that fans will be able to see that it’s all Britney when they view the video.  Multiple witnesses at the actual filming of the video, however, say that the dancing is sometimes Britney, but mostly dance double Allison Kyler.