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Lawsuit: Kathie Lee's Music Ruined My Life

12/4/2008 7:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kathie Lee Gifford is under fire for allegedly not being able to come up with an original thought -- and stealing an idea for a horrible musical segment on "The Today Show."
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It's all over a segment called "Everyone Has a Story," in which people send their life stories to Kathie Lee and then she writes a show-tune about them -- yes, it's as painful as it sounds.

But it gets worse. Kathie Lee and NBC have been accused of taking the idea from a musician who claims he pitched a show based around the idea last year -- and after some Hollywood bigwigs passed on the idea, they allegedly funneled it to "Today."

In the lawsuit, filed in L.A. Superior Court, the musician -- Harold Johns -- claims NBC and Kathie Lee were well aware the ideas came from Johns but they screwed him anyway.

Now Johns wants over a million bucks for his troubles, but we're thinkin' dude should pen his sob story and send it over to Kathie Lee -- maybe it'll get on the show.

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fgmvfncncncvncvncdfhnsj    

FUNNY

2057 days ago
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Another Huge Fan :)    

Maybe this person should take notes from the guy who wants to sue BonJovi and MLB for billions of dollars!
Geesh.....is everyone going "sue" happy?

2057 days ago
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Sherry    

I hope Kathy Lee rot's in hell. That skank Kelly, too.

2057 days ago
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moveover    

Is there a more disgusting woman on the face of the earth?

2057 days ago
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Sherry    

First ya'll!! c i m samartt!!

2057 days ago
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jack    

ideas are not protected by the copyright act.

2057 days ago
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E.B.    

Kathy Lee gets blamed for everything. It's not her fault. It's the executives and producers who stole the idea.

2057 days ago
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crahazy    

she's STILL on the today show? I thougth she was in rehad

2057 days ago
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vw    

I quit watching NBC news in the mornings because they hired this has-been loser. Get rid of her!

2057 days ago
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rminva    

How sad your life must be to want her to write a show tune about you!

2056 days ago
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Martha in Ohio    

Kathie Lee Please put a bag over your head and go back home. Reality check Hon, your not as special as you think you are! I can't stand watching the today show when your on. I can feel your self-centeredness coming through the television.

2056 days ago
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Luke Warmwater    

American Idol was Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour. Everyone thought of something first, it's just what you do with it after that counts.

2056 days ago
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KNOWITALL    

MAN, I COULDN'T WATCH THAT SEGMENT. PAINFULYL AWFUL.
KATHIE LEE WAS CRYING AT THE BEGINNING OF EVERY SHOW.
THE SHOULD OF CALLED IT "CRYING WITH KATHIE LEE".

2056 days ago
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Buttercup321    

Poor Kathie Lee! She trys SOOOOO hard to become a REAL star, and ,gosh darn it ( we would not want to hurt KL by using " BAD WORDS " ) she gets hit every time.

First the sweat shops , then hubby cheating out loud - on tv and the mags- and now her "music " if thats what its called.

Kathie Lee please go home and just be a wife and mother - I am divorced , worked all my life and raised my kids pretty much alone. They are great kids, and I am proud of them both - now in their twenties and working/attending school . I wish every day that I could have had a hubby that did not hit me, take all the money, work when he wanted to- and yes, he came from a great family -so this is HIS fault , I just wish I had the heads up BEFORE I married him

I cant feel sorry for KL. I just saw her on "top Chef" being a taste tester on her NBC show , she cound'n just say she did not like the food, she had to spit it out in the sink and put all eyes on herself ,as usual. She must be a b**ch on wheels at home.

Im tired , maybe I needed to say that ?!?

OK,Im done...........

2056 days ago
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al loanese    

IF YOU ARE STUPID ENOUGH TO WORK WITH THIS BITCH KATHY LEE GIFFORD....THEN YOU ARE STUPID ENOUGH TO GET RIPPED OFF.......MAKE THIS BITCH PAY!

2056 days ago
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