LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” Carol Burnett has filed a $2 million copyright infringement lawsuit against 20th Century Fox, claiming her cleaning woman character was portrayed on the animated series Family Guy.
$2 million bucks?? Is the inference that a couple hundred thousand people were headed out to the store to buy Carol Burnett’s greatest hits (does that even exist?) but after a 17 second clip they’ve now had their fill?
Carol Burnett, you are an idiot. If you have any money left, which most likely you don’t or you wouldn’t being wasting time and energy fighting what is an unwinnable case, you should spend it on removing your head from your ass. You were a comedian. You made funny jokes, or at least my grandparents told me you did before they died. Family Guy is in the business of making jokes. Surely you see the reason you are doomed in this case don’t you?
Also, no one knows what the â€œcleaning woman characterâ€ is. You canâ€™t infringe what doesnâ€™t exist. I canâ€™t infringe on the Sasquatch.
Satire is protected by the right to free speech, plain and simple. This is why everyone and their Rabbi is allowed to call Tom Cruise a boy-loving whackjob. It’s the burden of being a public figure.
I think you should PAY Family Guy because the chance of anyone even remembering you were a human on this planet without them was very small indeed.
He threw her a birthday party (she’s 32, but who’s counting?) in Miami this weekend, which is weird because her birthday is March 28, but when you have a good excuse to have Mark McGrath and Scott Storch in the same place at the same time, why wait??? Unless you’re afraid the universe might just implode into the black hole of cultural fucking relevance formed when these two are in close proximity. Kim Stewart’s tasteful ass is there, too, because her best friend was banging Travis while he was separated from his wife, and because there might be a pink motorcycle she can fall off of. Happy birthday, Shanna. Love the bangs, doll. Try not to get herpes.
I love how he calls everyone “a disaster.” Also, what’s up with CNN’s three-pane screen? Is it absolutely necessary that I see both Donald Trump and Wolf Blitzer from every possible angle at all points in time?
Ryan Phillippe throws a hamburger at photogs, because everything’s totally fine. [Celebslam, photos]
Kirsten Dunst takes a break from chain-smoking to suck face with the lead singer of some band you’ve never heard of. You know who probably has heard of his band? His girlfriend. [Allie]
Tonya Harding’s whole life is Nancy Kerrigan’s revenge. [IBBB]
Nicole Richie is also going on a hunger strike until Sanjaya Malakar is voted off American Idol. Or until 2010, whichever comes first. [DListed]
Usher’s girlfriend finally ditches her husband. [Bossip]
It turns out that men would rather look at pictures of an exotic, hot, half-naked chick than listen to that same chick sing about she’s a “crazy bitch” who will “f*** you up.” Some lessons you learn the hard way, Tila Tequila. [Agent Bedhead]
Twin Peaks Season 2 makes its DVD debut. You know you wanna. [popbytes]
Hayden Panettiere gets a little frisky with the Stanley Cup. [Ninja Dude]
Tori Spelling uses the word “mommihood” on her MySpace blog, and, like, I don’t know what to do with the fact that she obviously put a great deal of thought into the spelling of a word that doesn’t exist. [SOW]