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BBQ Joint Sues the United States ... of Tara

1/30/2009 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Toni Collette'sToni Collette's performance in "The United States of Tara" didn't exactly bring the house down -- but it may have caused a roof to collapse.

The owner of a BBQ joint in the San Fernando Valley is suing the makers of the Showtime show, claiming a day's worth of filming in his restaurant left nearly $400K worth of damages.

According to the court docs, the owner of the joint, Un Suk Yun (common spelling), agreed to rent out his restaurant for one day last September. But, Yun claims, "due to many heavy movie machine's pressure, the roof and ceiling came down" -- causing serious damage and forcing him to shut down the eatery for two weeks.

A call to Showtime was not immediately returned.

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99centz    

that suck'z'z yan suk...................

1902 days ago
2.

dangdong    

BUCK RULZ!!

1902 days ago
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Ashley Ingram    

You guys have GOT to be talking about the bear pit in Mission Hills!

1902 days ago
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99centz    

im first suckers!

1902 days ago
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me    

man people will sue over anything nowadays!

1902 days ago
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daxon    

Buck can fix the joint,

1902 days ago
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rachel    

Toni Collette is an overrated bore,
Her only shtick is being ugly, and it's a one joke.

1902 days ago
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nikki l    

Well, their claim certainly doesn't make any sense, Lights are not just held on ceilings they are propped up on stands they wouldn't rig anything from a real ceiling thats not enforced for that.

1902 days ago
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saved1    

Hey #4 - yea you. To fast for nothing. Your number 4, four. 99 centz said it all...get faster dial up. Not only that, all you who write first are idiots. Especially when your NOT!!!! Write something or stay off. Yahooo, look at me I'm number 9 or 10 or 11 beat you all to one of those numbers. Now...doesn't that sound just plain stupid.

1902 days ago
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something smells    

AN ASIAN OWNS A BBQ PLACE??

1902 days ago
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Brucef310    

I worked on that set that day as an Extra. Yeah it was pretty bad.

1902 days ago
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BeerGut    

Haha it's the Valley Ranch in Van Nuys. That place sucks and everyone who works there is a bunch of bitches. I used to work in that dump. Yuck...They must be hard up for money to renovate that old pos place.

1902 days ago
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B. Witch    

This is one of the STUPIDEST shows I've ever attempted to watch. I had to change the channel after about 10 minutes. I'm sure Toni Collette is a nice person but the story line was awful and the acting was just as bad.

1902 days ago
14.

Borat    

That show sucks.


1902 days ago
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tantra5445    

to #'s 15 and 16, that,s why they made REMOTES! if you don,t LIKE the show, change the channel. real simple biatches,got it?

1902 days ago
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