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Suing Over 'Avatar' --

Don't Waste Your Breath

12/9/2011 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The sci-fi geek suing James Cameron for stealing the "Avatar" idea might have a case -- but most likely ... he's wasting his time.

And, Khloe Kardashian's hubby Lamar Odom on the outs with the Lakers after the Chris Paul trade fails. What's next for Lamar and the Lakers? Former NBA star Olden Polynice joins us and blasts commissioner Stern.

Plus, Kris Humphries leaves everybody dumbfounded after his strange GMA interview.

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(3:33)A man is claiming James Cameron stole his story idea when he made Avatar ... and he plans on suiing Cameron.  Seems like a common trend in Hollywood.
(8:02) TMZ's lawyer, Jason Beckerman, lets us know if the guy suiing Cameron has a case.
(18:08) Former NBA star, Olden Polynice, called in and gave us his views on Lamar Odom staying with the Lakers.  Olden compares NBA Commissioner, David Stern, to Jerry Sandusky.
(29:45) Poor Kris Humphries was blindsided today on Good Morning America when he was asked about his marriage to Kim Kardashian.  Did he really think they weren't going to bring it up?!
(36:07) A caller fills us in on what he calls 'the Kardashian curse' -- Listen up! This guy might have a point.
(47:11) We squeeze in two more topics!  Katherine Heigl says she would forgive her hubby if he cheated on her.  Last topic ... did you see X-Factor last night?!  The water works were turned on ... Nicole Scherzinger didn't take a stance, and the wrong contestant might have went home.

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Jenny    

HOW COME U GUYS DONT ANSWER THESE ????? ANYMORE? U JUST HANG ON TO THE PAPERS.

988 days ago
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Jenny    

TMZ, WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL OF LILO'S FRECKLES?? SHE HAS A **** LOAD OF THEM. ALSO MAKEUP DOES WONDERS.

988 days ago
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MIKE    

I cant see anyone other than TMZs Mike buying a PlayBoy just to see that lilo skank naked,

988 days ago
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BarrysConspiracyWorld    

Alec Baldwin DID NOT take it too far with his 9/11 reference. The point is that we've all been subjected to the abuses of the TSA and power hungry flight attendants -- none of which has anything to do with safety. A metal detector was and is still sufficient. In case you don't know by this late date, there were no terrorists on 9/11. 3000 Americans were murdered by the powers that be.
The Indignity of the TSA: http://barryb911.blogspot.com/2011/10/indignity-of-tsa.html

988 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Did Baldwin go too far mentioning 9/11? No! Things changed for the worse and never got better. We're all pissed off!

988 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Ya' know, Harry, I almost copied and pasted that url to check out your petition...but I could here the whining from all the way over here.

988 days ago
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jeanmarie    

Commissioner,

It would be a travesty to allow the Lakers to acquire Chris Paul in the apparent trade being discussed.

This trade should go to a vote of the 29 owners of the Hornets.

Over the next three seasons this deal would save the Lakers approximately $20 million in salaries and approximately $21 million in luxury taxes. That $21 million goes to non-taxpaying teams and to fund revenue sharing.

I cannot remember ever seeing a trade where a team got by far the best player in the trade and saved over $40 million in the process. And it doesn’t appear that they would give up any draft picks, which might allow to later make a trade for Dwight Howard. (They would also get a large trade exception that would help them improve their team and/or eventually trade for Howard.) When the Lakers got Pau Gasol (at the time considered an extremely lopsided trade) they took on tens of millions in additional salary and luxury tax and they gave up a number of prospects (one in Marc Gasol who may become a max-salary player).

I just don’t see how we can allow this trade to happen.

I know the vast majority of owners feel the same way that I do.

When will we just change the name of 25 of the 30 teams to the Washington Generals?

Please advise….

Dan G.

An NBA spokesman said owners “didn’t kill the deal,” instead citing “basketball reasons,” for why the league office blocked the trade.

988 days ago
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Gerri    

This clown is alittle late. Avatar came out two years ago.

988 days ago
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Donovan    

Charles, you can be so obnoxious. Any time the conversation gets even remotely intelligent or you don't agree with someone, you start rolling your eyes and cutting it off. Not everyone who watches TMZ has an IQ below 70.

988 days ago
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MIKE    

His Pub people told GMA NO ? ABOUT KIM AND THE BLINDSIDED HIM?

988 days ago
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Robert    

The Avatar guy has no case. Clearly it was stolen from Fern Gully & Pocahontas, which are both WAY older than whenever this guy claims he pitched the idea.

988 days ago
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Craig    

I hate to be too hard on this guy but I think that Kris is really not very intelligent.. and this is the fundamental problem.. with this interview, and with his marriage break up.. With respect to the marriage, I can imagine that there's some chemistry and a few months of bliss, where you can be so smitten with someone based on physical attraction that you overlook things.. however as time progresses Kim began to figure out that he wasn't particularly intelligent (implortant in a life partner).. After some months of marriage she came to the realization that she could probably deal with a lot of things but NOT a husband who wasn't particularly intelligent. That explains the marriage break up, and this inane interview... and a lot of other things, including him not knowing she was married before etc.. he's just not smart.. sorry to say that.

988 days ago
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Donovan    

as if Kim Kardashian is a brain surgeon herself.

988 days ago
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UPYOURS    

I suggest Baldwin buy his own plane and do what he wants, he is a major jerk.

988 days ago
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mike holly    

i have no idea who kris(with a K like a girl) is but i do know kim was a porn star

988 days ago
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