June 24, 2008
Would You Really Want Credit for this Idea?
Corey Feldman and Corey Haim are out of the spotlight, but that's nothing a little car-wreck-reality-tv can't temporarily fix (see, e.g., VH1's Surreal Life). The two former childhood stars have been sued for $1 million in L.A. Superior Court based on claims of breach of contract, unjust enrichment, unfair competition and fraud.
Feldman and Haim allegedly agreed to star in a reality show with writers David Pullano, Matthew Odgers and Jeff McCarthy. The show, entitled "The Two Coreys," would focus on their attempts to regain the spotlight. But, before the writers could pitch the show to TV networks, the Coreys allegedly sold the show to A&E without the writers.
As you might imagine, the show is apparently "hard to watch." While some may have only "vaguely heard of the show", the lawsuit does bring it some publicity. And, with a sleeper reality tv concept like this (apparently it just started its second season), it seems that any publicity is, well, good publicity.
[Meredith R. Miller]
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