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Producer Files $30.5 Million Suit Against Ex-Girlfriend Lady Gaga

Calling Beyoncé probably isn’t going to help her get out of this one. Lady Gaga’s ex-boyfriend, songwriter and music producer Ron Fusari, has filed a $30.5 million lawsuit in a Manhattan state court against Gaga, claiming that his "protege" left him in the dust after he co-wrote some of her songs ("Paparazzi," "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich"), came up with the name "Lady Gaga," (!) and helped her get a record deal. “All business is personal,” the lawsuit claims, as Fusari alleges he should have a significant share of the profits from Gaga's first album coming his way. Gaga has not yet commented on the matter. [AP]

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