Mtv - Reality Star Sues Entourage Creator

Subscribe to MTV alerts

An MTV reality star has filed suit against Entourage creator Doug Ellin over allegations of copyright infringement surrounding a character portrayed by actor Kevin Dillon.
Dillion played struggling actor Johnny Drama on the hit HBO series, in which his character signed up to voice a gorilla cartoon called Johnny's Bananas.
The name of the animated show landed TV bosses in trouble with former The Real World star Johnny Devananzio, who claims to own the rights to his nickname Johnny Bananas. His lawyer issued a cease and desist letter to network executives in August (11), demanding they pull episodes of Entourage from U.S. broadcast or face "judicial intervention".
Hbo chiefs ignored the warning and aired the eighth and final season of Entourage as planned until it wrapped for good last month (Sep11), prompting Devananzio to follow through with his threat to sue, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
He has named executives from Hbo and its parent company Time Warner as defendants in the lawsuit alongside Ellin, claiming he has "undergone tremendous emotional distress that has been intentionally inflicted upon plaintiff by defendants' unwarranted, unauthorised, and unjustified use of plaintiff's name and characterisation in an offensive and disparaging manner."


Tags: MTV - Doug Ellin - Kevin Dillon - HBO

Subscribe to MTV alerts

More Mtv

MTV 'Real World' Star Ryan Knight Dies Aged 29

Ryan Knight who appeared on ‘The Real World: New Orleans’ in 2009, has died aged just 29, MTV has confirmed. “We are saddened to hear...

Chris 'CT' Tamburello Pays Touching Tribute To Late Ex-Girlfriend Diem Brown

Diem Brown's ex-boyfriend Chris 'CT' Tamburello has paid a touching tribute to the late MTV reality star on Instagram.Diem Brown ar the InTouch 6th Annual...

Friends Of Diem Brown Speak Of MTV Star's Passing And The Remarkable Event That Happened Shortly After

As tributes pour in for Diem Brown, the MTV star who tragically lost her battle with cancer yesterday, friends of the 32 year old have...

Diem Brown, MTV Reality Star, Dies After Cancer Battle Aged 32

Diem Brown, the star of MTV's reality show The Challenge, has died at the age of 32. The reality star and ovarian cancer advocate passed...


Calvin Harris Among Performers At MTV's EMA Awards Next Month

Globe-conquering DJ Calvin Harris is among the host of stars booked to play MTV’s Europe Music Awards ceremony in Glasgow next month. It’s set to...

Nicki Minaj Announced As Host For 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards In Glasgow

Fresh off hitting the UK number one spot this past weekend, Nicki Minaj has been unveiled as the host for this year’s MTV Europe Music...

The MTV Video Music Awards Line-Up Has Been Announced

The line-up for MTV's VMAs has been announced, and now it's time to take bets as to whether this year will serve as any less...

Childish Gambino Plays Coolest Set of the Year at mtvU Woodie Awards 2014

Childish Gambino took to the stage at the mtvU Woodie Awards on Sunday night, singing the hook to his song '3005' while surrounding by color-shifting...



MTV Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on MTV

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All