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Spencer BLASTS Virgin Mobile -- 'Sparah' Is a Rip-Off!

5/28/2011 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Spencer Pratt is furious at Virgin Mobile -- telling TMZ, the cell company's new celeb couple spoof "Sparah" is blatantly copying Speidi ... and now he wants Virgin to start paying up for using his likeness.

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If you haven't seen the commercials ... Virgin Mobile's new ad campaign is built entirely around a fake Hollywood couple called "Sparah" -- a mashup of the names Spencer and Sarah -- and Pratt is pissed he and Heidi have become the target of a national joke ... with no paycheck to show for it.

According to Spencer, Speidi's getting ripped off -- telling us, "They should being paying for using our likeness. It's obvious they are trying to be us."

0527_sparah_commercial_min_playerPratt doesn't stop there -- adding, he and Heidi "hate" Sparah ... "It's nuts how much [Virgin is] promoting them, when they are obviously copying us."

Attempts to reach Virgin's celeb couple were unsuccessful -- but we're guessing ... "Sparah has no comment."

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31.

Nancy    

Spencer,

It's time to do the KFC commercial and give them competition...
"Ain't no thing..."

1181 days ago
32.

Sloane    

THEY ARE ALREADY A NATIONAL JOKE!!

1181 days ago
33.

ManiacalZebra    

Parody is protected speech. Why can't he have that Spencer's wardrobe malfunction? It might occupy him enough to shut up for a while.

1181 days ago
34.

Sloane    

BTW

this is a bit like Lindsay Lohan wanting to sue E-Trade over the commercial with the babies where the one referred to another one (called Lindsay) as "that milkaholic"

http://www.fox8.com/news/wjw-news-lohan-sues-etrade,0,7885168.story

1181 days ago
35.

SpecialK    

waaaah waaah waaah - cry me a river. I thought the commercial was stupid, but you know what pratt, i thought of you when i saw it. without that commercial, you would be a washed up name and face. so quit yer bi%^$ing, its good to laugh at yourself sometimes! Money hungry non-celebrity. Only in America can we sue because we think someone is making fun of us. If i talk about you at a party, does that mean i have to pay you for using your likeness? get over it.

1181 days ago
36.

Cleveland Gal    

Those 2 see something that no one else does. The Verizon couple is much better looking.

1181 days ago
37.

TimD    

Obviously a parody, thus it cannot be any form of copyright violation.

The "complaints" are, IMO, nothing more than an attempt to grab publicity from it.

1181 days ago
38.

footballisus    

Yeah its a parody of them,and it truthfully hummilates them for what they are. And I hope virgin mobile gets away with not paying them a dime too!


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1181 days ago
39.

Mork12    

that commercial is hilarious,good job Virginmobile

1181 days ago
40.

Robin Renee    

It was only a matter of time, the second I saw that commercial I knew this guy would resurface.

1181 days ago
41.

Bruno    

Love the commercial! Parodies are protected forms of free speech. Good job, Virgin Mobile!

1181 days ago
42.

Carolan    

Sorry Speidi, but you're not the only fused couple names! How about Brangelina? Besides, the couple depicted in the video is so much better looking than either of you! News Flash: you're the day before yesterday's news!

1181 days ago
43.

Chai    

A fake Hollywood couple being portayed by another fake Hollywood couple. Oh, the irony! LOL @ "tweet that ****!" Spencer "No Talent Ken Doll" Pratt is just mad that the Sparah couple looks better that Spiedi!

1181 days ago
44.

natalie    

I actually agree with them. They are exactly who I thought of when I saw the first commercial.

1181 days ago
45.

MaxieMOO    

I saw this commercial a week ago and NEVER even thought of Spencer and Heidi LOL I think he is crazy & just because they used a play on the names doesn't mean it's about them..they use all kinds of names in jest ...give me a break Spencer! You are not famous nor will you ever be again 15 mins are up

1181 days ago
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