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Keshia Knight Pulliam Sued

You Make a FORTUNE

on 'House of Payne'

3/1/2012 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Keshia Knight Pulliam made $20k PER EPISODE to star on "House of Payne" this season ... and then fired the agents who put the deal together ... this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

KKP is being sued by Greene & Associates Talent Agency ... which claims it signed Keshia back in 2007 and immediately got her a lead role on the Tyler Perry TV show as Miranda Payne.

G&A claims it kicked ass for KKP, getting her between $7,500 to $20k per episode ... including $20k per ep for all of the 2011-12 season ... not bad.

But not good enough for Keshia ... because according to the suit, she fired G&A back in July.

There's just one BIG problem ... G&A claims Keshia never forked over a single cent in commission from the 'Payne' deal ... and several other shows it worked on for Keshia.

Now, the agency is suing for more than $100k in back payments PLUS more than $250k for commissions that Keshia stands to earn in the future from deals it helped put together.

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Jay W.     

Best of luck to you Greene & Associates Talent Agency !

963 days ago
2.

Carl    

Wow that's a terrible picture of her. She's actually pretty good looking.

963 days ago
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Cognizant _illiberal    

The reason why the news always reports on white people shooting up schools and murdering and molesting is because black people commit those types of crimes so much that it is common place not news anymore a news stations did report all ethnic crimes at one point but it was complained about by ethnic people because the truth made them look bad so when the rare white crime happens it is news, you people that say black and brown kids dont bring guns to school and shoot people up hahahaha that occurs so often it is no longer news and the news would be called racist if they reported every time it happened because there are not enough hours in the day to report it all. just because equality is a right does not make it a fact.

963 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Pay your bills, bud. You could have ended up in porn like that Family Matters girl.

963 days ago
5.

nof    

Never a good idea to fire an agency, manager or agent:


They can make life MISERABLE for you.


Better to show loyalty no-matter-what.

963 days ago
6.

obama'saracist    

what a thief and a liar always trying to scam people this is why black people always get a bad rap well that and a long time ago blacks sold blacks to other countries as slaves

963 days ago
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Grumpinmcpunkkin    

As much as people are going to hate this... I hope the agency gets their money and then some. She "used" them in more ways than one and they did their job so they should be paid.

963 days ago
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CrabbyPatty    

I have never figured out why stars get paid so much...they entertain, so what?? It's not like brain surgery, space exploration, or anything really important. I just can't figure it out....

963 days ago
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Bird    

Good. People worked hard to get her career up and going again. She knew the deal, now she needs to pay these people what she owes them.

963 days ago
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Rich     

Simple. The Agency deserves whatever the signed contract stated. She just wants the entire fee without paying those who got her the gig.

963 days ago
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Sincerity    

I have no sympathy for this woman. G&A arranged the deal and she "OWES" them the "MONEY"!!! I guess the money she earned from the Cosby Show went to her head. Times have changed and she's competing with so many very talented African Americam women for "ANY" acting roles. The money may not be to her liking, but at least she's getting some very good exposure. Actually, KKP should be "THANKFUL" that she's working, PERIOD!!!

963 days ago
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SUPER-FREDDY    

I've got a real House of Pain for her!

963 days ago
13.

LJ    

Aren't agencies supposed to take their commission out BEFORE paying their clients? If they got her the job the money should be going through them first.

963 days ago
14.

campy    

Classy!

963 days ago
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prameela    

Best of luck

963 days ago
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