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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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pattie in cali    

i love this show, its funny, keep up the great work

2029 days ago


This show is very bad. Hey, I paint my nails black, I'm 15. I paint them red, I am from the 50's. I wear a trucker hat and I am a dude.

All that ugly broad really needs is a paper bag and maybe some acting lessons.


2029 days ago


The Claim is all B.S , No damage was done, The owner is using the Production Company as an escape goat to get a new roof.

2028 days ago


What can you expect from people like this (NOT SHOWTIME!). They always want to sue someone...greedy money hungry idiots!

2028 days ago

This is my Boom Stick    


2027 days ago


Yes, it's the Valley Ranch on Sherman Way. The place was rented out many, many times for the shoots, and the Movie folks always cleaned it up better than when they started. The only waitress I can refer is a sweet gal named Kathy. The owners are known Gold Diggers, for sure!
The Movie Company is being hosed!

2012 days ago
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