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Owen denies Dupree duplication

owen Wilson has denied the allegations made by 1970s band Steely Dan that his character in new movie You, oe And Dupree' is a rip-off from a character in one of their songs. The band accused the actor via their website, claiming owen's Dupree character was based on their Grammy-Award winning song, Cousin Dupree’, about a couch-hopping houseguest. They also insisted the Wedding Crashers' star should front up to one of their concerts to apologise personally to their fans. owen denies the claims with his tongue firmly in cheek, saying, "I have never heard the song 'Cousin Dupree' and I don't even know who this gentleman, or. Steely Dan, is. I hope this helps to clear things up and I can get back to work on my new movie, Hey Nineteen’.” Steely Dan released a string of hits in the 1970s, including Hey Nineteen', Reeling In The Years’ and `Rikki Don’t Lose That Number’. [2 August 2006]

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