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Hollywood Dirt – A Nearly Naked Lady Gaga Steps Out in Public + Is Katy Perry’s New Song a Sarah Bareilles Rip off?

DID KATY PERRY RIP OFF SARA BAREILLES? – ‘ROAR’ SOUNDS LIKE ‘BRAVE’: No sooner did KATY PERRY’S new song, “Roar” hit the Internet over the weekend when talk on the social media site Twitter began about it sounding very much like the current SARA BAREILLES’ song, “Brave” It’s interesting to note that back in May, Katy professed her love of Bareilles, tweeting a link to the song and the words “I heart you @SaraBareilles!”

Katy hasn’t commented on the comparison, and technically Sara hasn’t either — although she did Tweet, quote, “All love, everybody. All love” in response to her fans asking her about the songs’ similarities.

WE REPORT, YOU DECIDE: Here are clips of the the two songs. What do you think, did Katy Rip off Bareilles?

1. “Roar”:

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2. “Brave”

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And here are the two songs being played on top of each other:

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LADY GAGA GIVES THE PUBLIC AN EYEFUL: Less than a week after appearing completely naked in a weird yoga video, LADY GAGA showed up at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood in basically just a bra and thong with boyfriend Taylor Kinney. Sadly, he was fully clothed. (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO)

Meanwhile ... Gaga was forced to well, fully expose her new single “Applause” yesterday after parts of the song were leaked online over the weekend. Here’s a clip, tell us what you think about it. Me? Meh …

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SIMON COWELL TAKES VACATION FROM BABY MAMA SCANDAL: Baby-mama scandal, what baby-mama scandal? While Lauren Silverman sweats out her bitter divorce, SIMON COWELL has been on a yacht soaking up the sun. (PHOTO)

Cowell, who’s expecting a child with Silverman, is “happy to be on vacation,” a source tells People magazine, adding that he’s been “in contact with Lauren since her divorce turned messy but won’t see [her] in person until things calm down.” And Simon, by the way, has not been without female companionship either. He was spotted aboard the Slipstream yacht with his ex-girlfriend Sinitta Malone and a mysterious blonde woman.

TRENDING NOW – SELENA GOMEZ: SELENA GOMEZ and the double-slit dress that allowed both of her legs to roam free at Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards has been seeing lots of Internet searches. Peep the pic then describe it in one word. Ready? Go!

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TODAY IN SHIRTLESS CELEBRITIES – SEAN PENN: SEAN PENN is in Ibiza these days doing the shirtless vacation thing. What do you think of the 52-year-old’s physique, hot or not? (PHOTO) (PHOTO)

CELEBRITIES WITHOUT MAKEUP: HILARY DUFF on a “no make up kinda day” …

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PAULA DEEN RACE DISCRIMINATION CHARGES DROPPED: Finally, some good news for Paula Deen. A judge yesterday ruled that former restaurant manager Lisa Jackson had no right to sue Deen for racial discrimination because she is white.

Jackson tried to claim someone in her family was bi-racial, which may not be true, but the judge ruled that even if it was true, she was at best an “accidental victim” of racial discrimination. Unfortunately for Paula, the damage that exploded from the filing of that lawsuit is already done. Deen’s reputation and bank account took a huge hit after the release of her deposition in the lawsuit, in which she admitted to having used the N-word in the past. As a result, she was dropped from the Food Network as well as a bunch of her business partners.

Jackson also filed sexual harassment claims against Deen and her brother Bubba, and those charges still stand in the ongoing case.

UPDATE – JENNIFER ANISTON DID NOT GET ENGAGED, THROWNS FIANCÉ STAR-STUDDED BASH: Contrary to rumors, JENNIFER ANISTON and fiancé Justin Theroux did not tie the knot this weekend, but they did throw one heck of a party. Celebs such as ELLEN DEGENERES and PORTIA DE ROSSI , LAURA DERN, and DAX SHEPARD and KRISTEN BELL to name just a few, turned up to the couple’s newly renovated Bel-Air mansion to celebrate Theroux’s 42nd birthday. (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO)

Word on the street was Aniston and Theroux were planning a secret wedding, since they got engaged exactly one year earlier on Justin’s 41st birthday.

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Speaking of Aniston … If you’ve been rooting for Jennifer to become pregnant, it looks like you’re just going to have to keep holding your breath — Jennifer Aniston’s not pregnant. Rumors started flying for the 847th time last week after Jen was spotted rockin’ what looked to be a baby bump, but she tells an Australian radio show that it’s just a couple of extra pounds she’s put on after having lost all that weight to play a stripper in We’re the Millers.

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