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Crossing the Lionel: Richie’s head case

Posted at 5:30 pm, February 18, 2014 in Fun London, Music & Nightlife

Fond of using ceilings as dancefloors, Lionel Richie’s always been a happy-go lucky kinda guy. So when he heard that a group of artists were taking a giant replica of his head on a world tour last summer, he posted a Facebook status saying: ‘I seriously love this idea!’ His lawyers, however, had reservations, and last week sent a cease and desist order to Hungry Castle, the crew behind the mega-bonce, who were funding the tour by selling unlicensed Lionel-themed merchandise. Mr Richie didn’t respond to our request for a comment, even after we emailed him saying, ‘Hello? It’s you we’re looking for…’

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