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'Blind Date' Host Accused of Relationship Sabotage

1/1/2011 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Roger Lodge -- the guy who hosted "Blind Date" -- has some relationship drama of his own ... after a former business associate claims Roger stabbed him in the back over a sports radio deal.

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According to a lawsuit filed in L.A. County Superior Court, producer Steven Latham claims he approached Roger back in 2009 with the idea of moving Lodge's sports radio talk show -- The Sports  Lodge -- over to AOL.

Latham claims Lodge liked the idea -- and along with a third man -- entered into an agreement to share equally in whatever deal they made with AOL.

But Latham claims sometime after the group met with AOL execs and began negotiations -- Lodge cut him out ... and sealed a secret deal with AOL behind his back. Latham claims he called Lodge on the alleged misdeeds -- and Roger even copped to acting "improperly."

Now, Latham is suing for an undisclosed piece of the action. Calls to Roger's peeps have not been returned.


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www.hairclub.com    

Howard Stern' pen is...

1209 days ago
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Sad sad    

He is ugly and would have to pay for a date.

1209 days ago
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Mia    

Whatever you may say about him, to me, this guy is not ugly - he's gorgeous!

1209 days ago
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Sad sad    

Mia when you sober up come back.

1209 days ago
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missbella    

I love him on World's Dumbest!

1209 days ago
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Sam    

I never really liked this pipsqueak although I found Blind Date to be hilarious at times.

He seems like the type of guy you'd wanna shove into a locker or duct tape to a tree.

1209 days ago
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reynosa98    

I went to HS with this prick & we DID ducktape his nuts to his ankles one year. Poor basturd had to duck walk back to the locker room and finally gave up and had to ass scoot his way to the showers. LMAO right now just thinkin' about it. Thats how he got the nickname Numnuts. Just ask him next time you see him. Coach was P/O'ed but even he got a kick out of it. How's it hangin' NumNuts?!!!

1209 days ago
8.

stu    

i see the HATE still holds into 2011!
though he may be a greedy bastard..he's rich & VERY cute.
u losers need to get a life.
#7 is still drunk from last night.

1209 days ago
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Paddy    

hahaha...all's fair in business. Don't want to get screwed? Get the deal in writing. You don't, you lose...simple as that.

1209 days ago
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lori    

I went to h.s. with him and he was a very shy guy!...It took me 30 yrs. to finally figure out that the host of blind date and the guy I went to school with, was one of the same person! Go figure!

1207 days ago
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Sam    

@8

I don't hate the guy. The comments he'd make about one of the dates after each date segment were not funny and made him sound like an ass (even if it was the intention of the show). The comments while watching each date segment (such as what each of the dates were possibly thinking) were funny as hell though.

1207 days ago
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Jeff    

Roger is one of the nicest guys you'd ever want to meet, and there is no way in the world he would do a dirty deal in business. Absolutely not. Anyone can file a lawsuit, but very few people actually have the evidence to win. They just harass. Roger will come out on top. Watch and see.

1207 days ago

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