Thursday, March 31, 2005

It's Over

I got a certified letter in the mail this afternoon along with this email from Getty Images, Inc. I might have to pay upwards of $150,000 in resitution! I felt that I owed you all an explanation for why I have to quit doing this blog. Here is the email that I received:

Dear T. Miguel Vanegas, owner of

It has come to our attention that you have made an unauthorized use of copyrighted photographs (the "Work") belonging to Getty Images, Inc. in the preparation of a work derived therefrom ('Pink is the new Blog'). My company has reserved all rights in these photographs, first published as far back as 2001, and have registered copyright therein. Your work entitled 'Pink is the new Blog' is essentially identical to the Work and clearly used our photographs as its basis. Entries dating as far back as July of 2004 have illegally used our copyrighted photographs.

As you neither asked for nor received permission to use our photographs for 'Pink is the new Blog' nor to make or distribute copies, including electronic copies, of same, we believe you have willfully infringed our rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and will be liable for statutory damages as high as $150,000 as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) therein.

We demand that you immediately cease the use and distribution of all infringing works derived from our photographs, and all copies, including electronic copies, of same, that you deliver to us, if applicable, all unused, undistributed copies of same, or destroy such copies immediately and that you desist from this or any other infringement of our rights in the future. If we have not received an affirmative response from you by April 15, 2005 indicating that you have fully complied with these requirements, we shall take further action against you.

Very truly yours,

James McIntosh
Getty Images, Inc.

I totally suck. I thought that I could get away with using whatever pictures I found and now I know that I was wrong. I have to pay for all the pictures that I used and therefore don't really feel like blogging anymore. I hope you all understand. I doubt that I will start blogging again. I think I've learned a valuable lesson. I'm sorry, and I'll miss you all :(


Down The Hatch

When Britney Spears is not busy berating the tabloid press via her official website, she's hanging out with her friends outside bars ... like here where she's hanging outside Busby's Bar in Santa Monica:

I heard that she never likes to pose for pictures or sign autographs so I'm happy to see that she's posing for a picture with this guy. It shows she cares, y'all. And, just in case you were wondering what her kids would look like, if she were to have kids with her rat-husband Kevin Federline, well here you go:

These scary-ass kid pix are via Defamer.

So there was an all-new episode of Lost last night ... and how fucked up was the whole Locke backstory?! I have never been swindled out of a kidney but I can imagine that it must smart like a motherfucker. I had a real hard time believing that Swoosie Kurtz was Locke's mother but ... I think we were supposed to believe that with all that hair that he was really young. I love the Sawyer subplot:

And I really loved the whole drug-smuggler plane dream/crash-Boone looks like he's going to die-the freaky light that emanated from underneath the hatch wrap up. The show is really going to get all Twin Peaksy and I approve! Next week ... does Boone die? Does Claire finally have the baby? Does Locke get inside the hatch? Wee!!!

Here is the first picture of the new cast of The Surreal Life 5:

Omorosa and Janice Dickinson?! Oh hellz yeah ... bring it on ... I can't wait!!!

Colin Farrell spent some time in the Bahamas. Looks like the man needed to unwind:

I absolutely LOVE that he spent some of his alone time playing in the sand:

Hahaha! Big, macho man likes to make sand castles and mudpies ... Rock on! Loves it!

David Beckham looks pretty happy since the birth of his third son Cruz:

Here's the man posin' after scoring a goal this past weekend. Cute!

Garbage have begun to tour in support of their new album Bleed Like Me ... here is a picture from their Paris show:

You can see more pictures from this show HERE. [via Enjoy Garbage]

Jessica Simpson needs to bathe and brush her dog Daisy:

It looks ratty as hell! Besides, it's grown too big ... it's not cute and cuddly like Blondie, Ashlee Simpson's new little puppy:


Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher showed up in support of her ex-husband Bruce Willis at the premiere of Sin City:

They decided to wear the ugliest clothes they could find. She looks 50-years old in that outfit! Egads ... they look terrible.

Lindsay Lohan is becoming quite the little New Yorker, picking up a slice of pizza on the way to work and everything:

Hey, at least she's keepin' it real.

Pamela Anderson is the new face, er, body of Mac Cosmetics Viva Glam campaign:

She looks really good and not at all Hepititus-ridden at all!

Since Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have decided to sell their unused multimillion dollar NYC apartment it looks like they need to unload some furniture as well:

I know these kiddies need the cash but, seriously, they should burn that carpet!

High School Yearbook flashback:

If I ever become famous I'm going to have every single yearbook from my High School burned and utterly destroyed.

And finally, Abercrombie & Fitch have gotten their summer line of clothes in stock:

I don't care what you say, I love me some A&F!

Let's get to the news, y'all:
Last night was very fun ... we just ate and hung out ... tonight Erik and I are going to see Andy's band, Pilot To Co-Pilot, play a show. It should be very fun.

My Spring Break is nearing its end and I'm very sad about it ... so I'm going to take off and do as little as possible while I still can. Later!