Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Costner and Grammar Allegedly Pilfered 'Swing Vote' Outside Three Mile Zone

The Spewker often ends up the goat in a race with TMZ to publish celebrity lawsuits
Looking for all the hot "celebrity justice" stories? Well, keep on surfing.

We can barely get the jump on behemoth TMZ.com. Yesterday, all the gavel bangers worth knocking about literally flooded their homepage, including the gruesome knifing of an ex-girlfriend by some bit player in The 40 Year Old Virgin.

Lately, before I can catch a whiff of any celebrity mauling, assault, DUI, carjacking, civil suit, you name it, TMZ has already left the building. It's gotten so bad, I'm beginning to wonder whether this tiny division of celebrity politics is worth my time.

But then news of a copyright infringement suit against Kelsey Grammar, Kevin Costner, Jason Richman, The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney Pictures, and Touchstone Pictures, et al. wafts my way and once again, all is right with the world.

Not for the muckety-mucks, natch. I'm just giddy over finding a lawsuit that isn't spread-eagle on the TMZ homepage.

Bradley Blakeman, a former aide to President Bush, claims he gave Grammar a screenplay entitled Go November. Somehow, Kevin Costner and his daughter stole elements of said screenplay to create their latest release, Swing Vote.

I don't know how Blakeman intends to show his screenplay's chain of command from Grammar to Costner, but you can't blame a guy for trying. I'd be outraged too if bits and pieces of this blog ended up on another website packaged as something slightly different (yet oh so familiar) and ... oh ... well ...

Never mind.

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