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'Cougar Town' Star

$200,000 Cat Fight with Manager

2/23/2012 2:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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"Cougar Town" star Christa Miller's manager insists the actress exploited her to get a job on the show ... then refused to pay her $200,000 in commissions -- but she overlooks one teensy detail... Christa's MARRIED to the freaking show creator.

Manager Jill Littman filed the lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court -- claiming Christa violated an oral agreement to pay her 10% of all "Cougar Town" earnings ... after she helped Christa land the gig ... a sum totaling at least $198,187.

Jill claims Christa paid her for Season One -- but then the checks stopped coming.

Relevant side note -- Christa's married to "Cougar Town" creator Bill Lawrence ... and call it a hunch, but she probably didn't need Jill's help getting the acting job.

Calls to Christa Miller were not returned.

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Kelly    

Bad docs.

868 days ago
17.

pam    

I do not recognize her from Scrubs (never a fan but watched 2 shows) or Drew Carey(which I liked for about 3 yrs.) ...... I think the only story here is, since the two main characters are getting married the show is ending, as it is listed as a 'coquette' production maybe David and Courtney are ending joint ventures? I do not know, they have a strange life, but what do I know.

868 days ago
18.

Johnny Carcinoma    

Christa's face looks like plastic surgery gone wrong. She sucked on her last show, and Cougar Town is beyond awful.

868 days ago
19.

iaminthburg    

And you ****s have to call it a CAT FIGHT ? What nasty girl-hater queen wrote this headline ?? ( You don't like my ignorant characterization of you, am I right???????? )

868 days ago
20.

Grouchy Smurf    

Cougar Town is a television show? Flipping by, I always thought it was an infomercial for a clinic that did really bad lip "enhancements' as featured on the faces of Courtney Cox and Christa Miller.

868 days ago
21.

Amos    

Mona, Christa Miller is a niece of Susan St. James of Kate & Ally (Jane Curtain) and played the wife on McMillian & Wife (Rock Hudson).

868 days ago
22.

Cindy     

For the comments about her face: it's the picture - I've seen her in person this past year and she does not look like that!

And this is definitely an idiot lawsuit - really? We all know she didn't get the job because of this manager. (And married to the creator aside: she's a perfect Ellie)

868 days ago
23.

Shamrock    

Christa Miller's husband created the show....wrote the part...Ms Littman should be saying thanks for paying me for the first season when I did NOTHING to get you that part. She is what is wrong with the world today because the reality is, she should get sued for this!

533 days ago
24.

Shamrock    

Please! her HUSBAND created the show, her HUSBAND wrote the show....how exactly did she help her get the part again? She should be grateful for the season she did get paid, I think CHrista Miller should sue her.

533 days ago
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