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Kooky Lady

Rides Naked Cowboy

for $10 Mil

4/2/2008 12:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Some woman wants to ride the Naked Cowboy's bare back to try to nab $10 mil from the folks who make M&Ms.

Naked Cowboy, and M&M
Bonnie Vent says Mars stole her idea for an Addams Family-themed TV spot in a suit filed suspiciously soon after the Naked Cowboy sued the company for $8 million for swiping his Speedo'd image for a digital billboard.

Here's where Ms. Vent's argument has some gaps: She says she pitched an ad with the original Wednesday Addams and Cousin Itt. Which raises two questions: Wasn't the show forty years ago, and ... Cousin Itt was played by a human being?

Mars hasn't gotten back to our request for comment.

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Standards are badly needed.    

Fist, who is the naked cowboy, and secondly, he sued for 8 million for an unauthorized billboard flash of his image? That's a bit of a high ball figure, dontchathink, considering A-list stars get that sum for doing a whole movie. Just a tad overinflated, in my humble opinion.

2373 days ago
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erae    

yeah, this naked cowboy guy has a VERY high opinion of himself... he is really self absorbed

2373 days ago
3.

pd    

Why is there a naked cowboy and why would anyone want him on a billboard?

2373 days ago
4.

armysoldiergirl    

no the real question is why are they writing about him

2373 days ago
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michaelcory    

guess no one here has been to time square in the last 10 years

2373 days ago
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bvak    

They took his "identity" and are using it for their own $$$benefit$$$ - surely they could cough up some dough to "thank" him for his idea... HE is the naked cowboy... and Mars Company should pay up if they care to use any likeness of his image - FAIR is FAIR... Just because he isn't a paid superstar that gives the right for a corporation to take his "idea"...
Come on people - the Naked Cowboy has been around forever - Ive never been to Times Square and even I know that...

2373 days ago
7.

panda    

the naked cowboy is in Times' Square, NYC.
check him out, it's actually pretty funny to see a guy in his drawers playing guitar in Times' Square in the middle of winter.

2373 days ago
8.

Kat    

Well, I hope mars loses this law suit as well....THEY TEST ON ANIMALS, HERSHEY DOESNT, WHY DO THEY NEED TO?? DONT SUPPORT MARS. OR ANY OF THERE PRODUCTS!!! DONT LET THE CUTE M&M ADS FOOL YOU!!

2373 days ago
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MissThing    

If he is the naked cowboy, why does he wear drawers? I mean maybe they should call him the "underwear cowboy" and is he hung? That matters.

2373 days ago
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thats right    

i saw him on christina's court suing his ex, seems like a douchebag

2373 days ago
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LOSERS!    

WHO'S NAKED COWBOY?!?! I am guessing you live under a rock and/or have never been to NYC. Just a wild guess. Im not calling you stupid at all.

2373 days ago
12.

shockeddd    

no no. "Who is Naked Cowboy" is a very legitimate question - he should *not* be famous. It is *not* funny to see a country singer singing in his underwear in the winter.... THAT is stupid.

2372 days ago
13.

Mickey D    

The naked cowboy is not just in NYC, he's all over the place. I saw him in Nashville, TN last year about this time and in Vegas a year or two before that. He must travel a lot!

2372 days ago
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bophus    

the naked cowboy owns the name "the naked cowboy" and he also own the likeness of the naked cowboy. he went through the proper steps to trademark his name and likeness. he is suing them for infringment on two counts and i think he threw 2 million in there for the hell of it.

the naked cowboy is a man who primarily performs in new york cities time square. he does perform all over. the is also a naked cowgirl, not sure if it is his girlfriend.

corporations can not just steal from people and think they will get away with it. im sure that this suit will settle out of court though.

the naked cowboy makes a ton of money. he is out there 200+ day a year. even if it is cold, raining, whatever. he had a good idea and he is capitalizing on it. good for him.

2372 days ago
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DB    

I LOVE THE NAKED COWBOY...MET HIM AND HE'S A GREAT GUY...

2372 days ago
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