The latest celebrity legal dispute pits Mother Monster vs. Bratz! Lady Gaga is being sued for a staggering $10 million by MGA Entertainment -- the makers of the sassy, alienesque fashion dolls -- for breach of contract over a planned Gaga doll.
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According to the New York Daily News, MGA Entertainment is taking legal action against the pop star and her management team after Gaga requested that several adjustments be made to the doll late in the manufacturing process, thus jeopardizing the toy maker's ability to meet their deadline for retailers. According to the suit, manufacturers were instructed via e-mail to make the doll's face "more supermodel-like ... Think a prettier version of Gaga. Thin out the cheeks and sharpen the jawline. Give her more of a cat-eye and sexier, poutier lips."
Gaga and co. also wanted to include a "Born This Way" video-inspired zombie ensemble for the fashion doll and suggested that the toy have a removable head to reveal a bloody stump.
While company executives claim they planned to have the Gaga fashion doll on toy store shelves in time for Christmas 2012, they're now alleging their muse was, well, being a brat! MGA bosses believe Gaga and her team "engaged in intentional and deliberate delays" to ensure the toy would not reach shelves until 2013, in order to coincide with the release of her upcoming album.
A spokesperson for Gaga tells the publication, "Lady Gaga will vigorously defend MGA's ill-conceived lawsuit and is confident that she will prevail," adding, "There was no legitimate reason for dragging Lady Gaga into that dispute."
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