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"Scud Stud" Declares "War" on Tom Hanks

4/25/2008 11:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Arthur Kent -- the "Scud Stud" from NBC -- is grasping at the last straws of his war-reporting glory, suing the makers of "Charlie Wilson's War" for using his voiceover in their footage of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
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The Canadian reporter wants Universal Studios to shell out unspecified damages for using a 1986 newscast he made about the former Soviet Union's war on Afghanistan.

Also hilarious -- Kent relives his glory days in Afghanistan in the suit, trumpeting how he put himself in the middle of the fray with the freedom fighters. Universal had no comment.

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There is no such thing as reality tv    

This is breaking news? Who cares!!!!

2341 days ago
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Ken    

Yawn. And if there is merit to the suit shouldn't he be going after his former employer?

2341 days ago
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CELEBS HAS NO COMMON SENSE OR DO THEY PAY IN FULL CASH    

HE'S A HANDSOME MAN , THAT'S FOR SURE ...........WOOHOOO................

JUST ONE NIGHT WITH HIM , HE WILL BE WANTING IT MORE .........LOL


2341 days ago
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Liz    

Well, if CNN sold the tape to Universal Studios, doesn't the suit have a hell of a lot of merit? I mean, it is his voice?!

2341 days ago
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gossipqueen    

What does this have to do with Tom Hanks? Did I miss something?

The Gossip Queen

2341 days ago
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Big Dee    

Who cares? What is he doing wrong by suing? They used his voice without paying him. TMZ is a load of crap.

2341 days ago
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twinklle    

...and are we forgetting that he actually DID put his life on the line when few cared to do so. How quickly we forget those who work to make our world safer. Derision at his lawsuit doesn't say anything about him but it says a lot about the silly twits who report it as something he should be ashamed of.

2341 days ago
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Sharona    

I bet a little money will make his "boo boo" go away!

2341 days ago
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Ed    

This is one of the few pieces of significant news i've ever seen on TMZ. This is a newscaster suing for the use of news that he produced. It's significant and will effect the use of newscasts in future portrayals of events which were reported by the media in the past.

The douche bag who left the first comment, complaining that this isn't "news", can go back to living vicariously through professional stalkers and jerking off six times a day to grainy pictures of celebrities on vacation.

2341 days ago
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Bubblebunny    

Ed: You took the warts ride out of mine mouse !

2341 days ago
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Robert    

His lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles, relies on international copyright laws, under which the original creator of a work must give permission for it to be used, even if it was sold to or created for a news outlet. Seems pretty straightforward to me. The producers should have got his permission and should have secured the rights before using the footage.

2340 days ago
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nancy    

Arthur Kent did an incredible job reporting from Afghanistan. The person writing this article is obviously clueless. Kent is right for suing. Filmmakers have no right to simply steal the work of reporters for their own uses without compensation to the reporters.

2340 days ago
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Glisten Garbor    

He made watching the Iraq war of 1990 tolerable..

2340 days ago
14.

Hyde    

He's an amazing reporter, and a fighter-he took on NBC and won. I wish we'd see more of his reporting work here.

2340 days ago
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Liz    

Hyde, I will second that..................Scud Stud is someone I will NEVER forget watching!

2340 days ago
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