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Kevin Connolly

'Johnny Bananas' Lawsuit is

a Heap of Monkey Crap

10/28/2011 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Kevin Connolly thinks the MTV star who's suing "Entourage" is a frickin' moron -- claiming there's no way in hell the show could've ever stolen the name Johnny Bananas from him.

Connolly was leaving Dan Tana's in Hollywood last night ... when he told us, "I think he's crazy ... he's bananas if he thinks he's gonna get the money."

TMZ broke the story ... former "Real World" star Johnny Devenanzio recently filed a lawsuit against the people behind "Entourage" ... claiming he owns the rights to the name Johnny Bananas, because he used the nickname during his stint on MTV. 

Devenanzio claims "Entourage" was blatantly attempting to "capitalize on the name recognition" when they ran a storyline in which Johnny Drama voices a cartoon monkey named Johnny Bananas.

Drama.

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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Why would anyone want to brag about the name of some whose name sounds like a burnout douchebag?

1088 days ago
17.

i said lesbians...    

this storyline was neither funny or engaging just like the last 4 seasons of this show. i almost hope he wins this lawsuit.

1088 days ago
18.

AntiSocialForum.com    

Johnny Devenanzio is just another no talent MTV reality show LOSER.

1088 days ago
19.

tazer    

lol what an MTV douche why does he wanna be hated by millions of entourage fans and hollywood? The name came from the character Johnny on the show obviously and monkeys like bannas there u go.

1088 days ago
20.

Leader of the ignorant masses    

I think they have this backwards. This guy is trying to capitalize on the name recognition of Entourage not the other way around. Lets be honest here most people including myself do not even know who this guy is. Just another no talent "reality star" trying to grab another 15 minutes. If no one cared before about you what makes you think they will now?

1088 days ago
21.

MisterNascar    

There has been a Johnny Banana's Bar in NJ for about 40 years.

1088 days ago
22.

Terry    

"Real World" star Johnny Devenanzio is a total douchebag. HE is trying to make money from Entourage cause his career is pretty much over.

1087 days ago
23.

Tess    

I jus*****ched the most recent season of the real world the challeneg just LAST YEAR and they STILL call him johnny banana's its just always been his nick name on the show. its been said maybe a 1000 times since he started fliming those seasons, put a clip together and I think youd be surprised the case he has.

1087 days ago
24.

matt    

Look, people were more subconsciously aware of the name johnny bananas because of Johnny from MTV, whether HBO wants to admit it or not. Whether it's his character or his real life persona, Kevin Connolly has always rubbed me the wrong way. He's just a jerk always ready to say something insulting to someone; he has little man syndrome.

The real question is did Johnny trademark the name, which it doesn't sound like he did. If Pat Riley can trademark 3-peat, then anyone can trademark anything.

950 days ago
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