On the surface, those in entertainment knows this happens quite often. What remains to be seen is if the person is being honest in his lawsuit. If he is, Paramount (who produced Dreamgirls) is an absolute idiot for not at least changing the names and characters.
What is also unclear to Mo’Kelly in this story is why the lawsuit comes now instead of when the original Broadway show debuted back in the 80s…which goes back to the “honesty” question.
Anyhow, check it out HERE and tell Mo’Kelly your collective thoughts. On a side note, anytime BET gets sued (frivolous lawsuit or not) it’s a good day.
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Mo’Kelly was doing some secondary research on the plaintiff in this case, Samuel G. Bailey and not only has Bailey sued a production company before, over the movie Boomerang (as indicated in the linked story), but also sued director F. Gary Gray and Warner Bros. over supposed copyright infringement in the development of the movie The Negotiator. Mo’Kelly notices a “pattern” and Samuel doesn’t seem to be all that balanced mentally. BET and Paramount probably don’t have much to worry about it seems.
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