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Kyle Massey Suing Producers Of Bristol Palin Reality Show

Television
by Sergio
June 21, 2012 11:11 AM
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In this week's "is this really news?" news item, former That's So Raven cast member Kyle Massey, his brother Christopher and his mother Angela, are suing the producers of the new Lifetime reality show Bristol Palin: Life's A Tripp (which, not surprisingly, completely tanked ratings-wise on its premiere), claiming they were ripped off.

The 31-page lawsuit, which was filed in L.A. Superior Court, claims that Massey originally came with the concept for the show, which was developed after Kyle Massey was Palin's dance partner on Dancing With the Stars, and that the series started shooting with them, only for Massey to be cut out and uncompensated.

The Massey version was originally conceived for the Bio TV network (an A & E owned network which also owns Lifetime) and was to be called Helping Hands.

The premise had Palin and her son Tripp rooming with the Massey brothers in L.A. while they perform charitable work around the city together. The show was also supposed to suggest a romantic relationship between Kyle and Bristol.

However, the new show, now on Lifetime, just features Bristol, along with her sister, trying to make it as a single mother in Los Angeles.

The Masseys are asking for damages and a permanent injunction against the producers from profiting on an idea they claim was theirs. They are also charging the producers with copyright infrigment, fraud, deceit, breach of contract, bad failth, misappropriation, tortious interference and unfair competition. WHEW!

A pilot for Helping Hands was shot, but supposedly the producers didn't believe that Kyle and Bristol were a real couple, and that there was a real lack of chemisrty bewteen them. They decided to retool the show and go in another direction.

Can't say I blame them. And I think Kyle should be thanking his lucky stars.

What guy, especially a brother, would even want to hint at the idea that he was in a relationship with Bristol Palin? I mean seriously?

The idea alone makes me want to lose my lunch.

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5 Comments

  • Miles Ellison | June 23, 2012 12:32 AMReply

    The Massey's claiming that this "idea" was stolen from them is like trying to claim credit for throwing a lit match at gasoline-soaked garbage.

    Sarah Palin slept with Glen Rice. That train is never late in the Palin family.

  • Verinia | June 21, 2012 4:47 PMReply

    Not that I want to see Kyle Massey in a relationship with Bristol Palin they should be compensated for their idea. I hope they win.

    The Masseys are asking for damages and a permanent injunction against the producers from profiting on an idea they claim was theirs. They are also charging the producers with copyright infrigment, fraud, deceit, breach of contract, bad failth, misappropriation, tortious interference and unfair competition. WHEW!

  • Adam Scott Thompson | June 21, 2012 12:00 PMReply

    Bristol Palin's not a bad looking woman, personal history and pedigree notwithstanding. But a suggested relationship with Kyle Massey? Chubby Checker might wanna leave that out of the suit. LOL But if he's got a case then the brother will get a taste. Not much, though. I give the show one season. We already have the "gem" that is MTV's "Teen Mom."

  • the black police | June 21, 2012 11:23 AMReply

    Corey in tha house done grown up, y'all. But... ew, really? Another black man chasing after the flawless white woman (this is sarcasm for those who cant read subtlety). When will it end? As Monsieur Sergio said, he should be thanking his stars. But wait I dont g et the dance partners part... To my knowledge the stars are paired with professional dancers as partners... Neither of them are professional dancers, are they?

  • Akimbo | June 21, 2012 11:23 AMReply

    Get your money, whatever, kid; being cut out of that garbage is definitely, better for your career.

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