Beach Boys Threatening Lawsuit Against Katy Perry

    I feel like a lawsuit blogger today: The Beach Boys, more specifically the label that manages Brian Wilson and Mike Love’s publishing rights, is threatening to sue Katy Perry unless Love and Wilson receive partial writing credit on Katy Perry’s “California Gurls,” a song that is obviously indebted to “California Girls” by the Beach Boys. The Boys are specifically taking umbrage with the direct line “I wish they all could be California Girls.” You have to imagine that Perry’s label will settle fast, since a lawsuit could prevent future sales, but her label might have to give up some serious change. [Page Six]