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'Bruno'

Smacks 'Himbos' in

Velcro Lawsuit

8/9/2010 7:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A guy who claimed Sacha Baron Cohen ripped off his idea for the Velcro scene in "Bruno" couldn't get the lawsuit to stick in court ... TMZ has learned.

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According to documents just filed in federal court in California, a judge ruled that the "Bruno" scene didn't have enough in common with a scene from an unmade movie called "Himbos" ... in which some dude was also supposed to don a Velcro suit and wreak havoc at a fashion show.

As a result, the case was just dismissed -- making it the 487,007,784th legal victory for Cohen and his lawsuit-inducing mega-flicks.

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1.

HMD    

Borat? Very nice... Bruno? Not so much

1506 days ago
2.

tgrfan42069    

sasha sucks everyone of his movies are the same tired crap staged stuff and passes it off as real.

1506 days ago
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ROBERTO    

Maybe Sacha Baron Cohen's next persona should be that of a potential civil plaintiff looking to mount a frivolous lawsuit against the Bruno or Borat characters from his movies. He can video tape himself consulting unsuspecting lawyers for this legal action and entice a response from them the way his other characters do from everyone else.

1506 days ago
4.

Anony Moose    

Bruno is definitely my least favorite character played by Sacha Baron Cohen.

1506 days ago
5.

Meowman    

Being a fan of Ali G Show, I loved Borat. When first I saw Bruno I wasn't as impressed. Flash forward, Bruno on cable. Even 'tho I saw it a year or less earlier, I liked it more each time. Sacha Baron Cohen (and his brother Erran Baron Cohen) are hilarious.

ps: @Matt Blum is a bot, just like shoestrade25
For the person who said staged, yeah sure for "parts" of the film that needed that, otherwise it's all real like Borat. Sad thing is, is that middle-america/whatever-pride/nationalism are that dumb to suc***b to being spoofed.

Cheers to to Cohen's, they rock and as [us] observers in the media or just in-general America or Europe...it's good to give 'them' their eyes poked out and in their face.

1506 days ago
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Kev the Realist    

Come On Guys, Borat was huge and made money and that was all she wrote as far as Sacha Baron Cohen's movie career went. Bruno sucked and was anti climatic and his talent is useless as an ongoing bankable talent. He has (thank God) hit his stride and now just needs to go away. Maybe he should hook up with the loser Kardashian tramps, maybe they can do a movie together as they all just pander for money and fame.

1505 days ago
7.

vegaseric    

Bruno was funny.

1505 days ago
8.

Musero    

This sucks!

Signed,

Musero

1505 days ago
9.

Squeaky Shoes    

just another sad tale of money hungry losers who are too lazy or stupid to get their ideas recognized so they sue the rich and famous.

1505 days ago
10.

Doyers    

Compared to the Ali G Show, Borat and Bruno both sucked balls. Bruno literally and figuratively.

1505 days ago

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