I am not sure if I have ever used "couldn't help but wonder" and "didn't care for" in consecutive posts before. So be it. Just need a reference to Inuit dining habits in the next one for the triple play.
That's got to be the most petulant press release I've read in a very long time.
That's what CBS should have done in the first place, instead of suing.
One Big Brother was already one too many.
I, for one, am excited for PoMoFam. I hear that the entire second episode is just everyone sitting around the dinner table without moving or speaking. Hysterical.
And now Red Letter Media is claiming CBS's press release steals a joke from one of their Half in the Bag reviews.
I believe this blog has an institutional bias in favor of more lawsuits as a general matter, including but not limited to litigation regarding whether an artistic work was original or borrowed from other sources.
The copyright claim here? Not so good. But apparently, there's a theft of trade secrets type claim that has some legs. The lead producer on Glass House is a Big Brother alum, who took the operations/production manual from Big Brother (which is apparently a closely guarded secret--like the story bible for a scripted show) with him, without the permission/consent of CBS/Endemol. That's where the claim really exists. Of course, given that Glass House bombed opening night, I wonder if this'll disappear.
In the second episode of Postmodern Family, they watch the documentary which was made from the events in the first one.
Didn't watch the video because, you know, video, but is RLM really going to claim that two people never had the same funny idea (I assume it was funny, but maybe I should say "hacky") independently?
I was just speaking to a friend this past weekend that was telling me that at some point, several crew members were listed in the lawsuit, including PAs and camerapeople that had worked on Big Brother. That seems a bit much to me. While I'm sure they signed some sort of confidentiality agreement to not discuss the show while it was airing, I doubt it prevented them from getting work on a competitor. Obviously, I don't know the legal merits of doing such a thing, though. Taking a show bible's a big deal, but suing the PAs over it seems silly.