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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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A million dollars???? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Quit cryin and go make something of yourself.
Probably a washed up musician who needs
self satisfaction.
Good luck with that million

2147 days ago


Even better Harold Eugene! LOL
Musician in his own mind maybe.
Needs the million bucks for PRP.
Sob sob sob.... I can't make it in the real world
so I have to sue somebody.
GET A JOB!!!!!!!!!

2147 days ago
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