One Direction sues One Direction, Simon Cowell over identity theft


Daybreak Daily’s afternoon workout in the pop-culture gym finds a lawsuit aimed in one direction, a renewed musical collaboration, other things, and the mystery music video.

WHICH DIRECTION?: Thing is, the party suing has benefited from the odd exposure, per The Hollywood Reporter, “One Direction is one of the hottest boy bands in years, formed by Simon Cowell. . . But there's a problem: Another U.S. band already calls itself One Direction. Cowell's record label, Syco Entertainment, and Sony Music have just been hit with a $1 million lawsuit that says that One Direction (U.K.) can't navigate itself into U.S. jurisdiction without causing consumer confusion and destroying the goodwill of the U.S.-based doppelganger.”

REUNION: Justin Bieber and his mentor, Usher, are hooking upper again, per the Huffington Post, “The duo are collaborating on two new tracks, one for each of their upcoming albums. Bieber's third studio album Believe is expected to hit shelves this summer, while Usher's seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself, will drop on June 12.”

LOLLAPALOOZA: Black Sabbath a headliner the Aug. 3-5 event in Chicago, per Rolling Stone, “Joining Sabbath on the Lolla lineup is a cavalcade of color-named bands, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White and the Black Keys. Rounding out the bill are the reunited At the Drive-In, Florence and the Machine, Miike Snow, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Delta Spirit, Metric, Gaslight Anthem, Sigur Rós, the Shins, Kaskade, Bassnectar, J. Cole, Childish Gambino, and another big reunion in the Afghan Whigs.”

WE’RE NOT DARTH VADER: Just wanted to be good neighbors, per the New York Times, “With a bittersweet reference to its best-known movie franchise, Lucasfilm, the production company of George Lucas and the studio behind the “Star Wars” saga, said that it would not pursue plans to build a new facility in Marin County, Calif., saying that it feared alienating neighbors and wanted to work with “communities that see us as a creative asset, not as an evil empire.”

CLOSE CALL: Demi Lovato nearly takes out Paul McCartney, and lives to tweet about it, per the Insider, “"So.... today I was pulling into a parking space that some guys were standing in the middle of, and almost hit them..... When one of the guys turned around.... it was a BEATLE........ Yes, YOU HEARD ME.... SIR PAUL McCARTNEY!!!," she recently wrote on her Twitter. "He was so sweet!! Can't believe I met him today.. WOW!"

DARLING NICKI: No. 1 with a bullet, per Billboard, “Nicki Minaj scores her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" debuts atop the list with 253,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.”

CONFIRMED: It was suicide for Ronnie Montrose, per E!, “According to the San Mateo County Coroner, the musician, who most famously fronted an eponymous group in the 1970s that featured Sammy Hagar on vocals, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 64 at the time of his passing on March 4.”

FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY: But sting like a bee, per Deadline Hollywood, “Danny Glover, Barry Levinson, Pablo Schreiber, Ed Begley Jr., Bob Balaban and Kathleen Chalfant have boarded Stephen Frears’ HBO movie Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, which dramatizes the machinations of the Supreme Court as Ali pursued Conscientious Objector status.”

LIFE’S A HITCH: Or something like that, per the AP, “B doesn't just stand for broadcasting at ABC. The network uses the letter as an abbreviation for "bitch" in the title of its new Wednesday night sitcom "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23." ABC's prime-time soap "GCB" is based on the book "Good Christian Bitches," although it says the B actually stands for "belles."

GAME CHANGE: Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson have agreed to headline a TV series, True Detective, per Deadline Hollywood, “It centers on two detectives, Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson), whose lives collide and entwine during a seventeen-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. The investigation of a bizarre murder in 1995 is framed and interlaced with testimony from the detectives in 2012, when the case has been reopened.”

YEAH, WELL: She apparently is not as forgiving as Jackie, per TMZ, “Arnold Schwarzenegger would like Maria Shriver to take him back, but he's not holding out hope and is at peace with the likely end of his marriage ... sources very close to the actor tell TMZ.”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip) { }