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Kyle Massey Sues

I Got Screwed Out of

Bristol Palin's Reality Show

6/19/2012 4:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former Disney star Kyle Massey claims he and his brother Christopher CREATED a reality TV show specifically for Bristol Palin ... only to get cut out of the project at the last minute ... this according to a new lawsuit.

In the suit, filed today in federal court in L.A., the Massey brothers claim they met Bristol on "Dancing with the Stars" ... and developed the idea for a show in which the brothers help Palin meet the challenges of child rearing while adjusting to life in L.A.

In fact, the Masseys claim they had even picked out a name for the show -- "Bristol-ogy 101."

But according to the suit, a producer named David McKenzie hijacked the project, cut the Masseys out of the show and repackaged the program as "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp" ... which is set to premiere tonight on Lifetime.

The Masseys are demanding a ton of money -- claiming they were guaranteed $500k to star in the show ... PLUS they want even more cash for coming up with the idea.  The brothers also want a judge to shut down "Life's a Tripp" as soon possible.

Bristol is not listed as a defendant in the lawsuit.

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Santo    

Why does this ditz have her own reality show? Will she spend half of each episode telling young teenagers to remain abstinent, like a hypocrite?

667 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

....don't worry there brothers...who the heck will watch it...ur better off distancing yourself from that family....tocks a ticken..time is almost up! whew!!

667 days ago
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Dohi    

I remember them saying there were gonna do a reality show together. She stayed with Kyle and his bro when she and Kyle did DWTS.

667 days ago
4.

obama'saracist    

low life racist bottom feaders

667 days ago
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Kari    

He should consider himself lucky to get away from this show. It will never make it.

667 days ago
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craig    

These two homeboys simple said she should hae a reality show,nothing more...now she has one,they are selling pubic hair animals on the street they are mad

667 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

by there logic if i am stoned talking with friends and one is like hey you should do this.then i do it.then they get mad and want to sue.that is pretty much what this is.good thing they repackaged it.what do the massy bros know about raising a kid they are kids themselves

667 days ago
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oleman    

no one is going to watch it...her minutes were up an hour ago!

667 days ago
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Flying Blind    

you think her mother is going to let her run around with two black guys. the Tea Party would have none of that. I know it's sad, but that's the life of a Republician.

667 days ago
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amazinglybored    

Lifetime again!

667 days ago
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LOVELIFE    

The whole Palin family ridiculous!

667 days ago
12.

deedle    

another wanna be KK I'LL put my shoe through my TV. !!

667 days ago
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priceless    

do you know how many THOUSANDS of people had reality show ideas for this chick? Newsflash, you didn't sell yours. #crapshoot

667 days ago
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Jan    

LOL. Massey's are ACTORS. Bristol is not. Sounds like their ACTING was scrapped by BIO then footage with Bristol who I hear is entertaining REALITY TV, was salvaged. BIO and LIFETIME are owned by the same company clearly must understand their contract with the Massey's. I do not think they will win. I am betting on the network has covered their assets.

667 days ago
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Sincerity    

I DON'T BLAME THEM!!! STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED AND THIS SHOW JUST MAY BECOME SUCCESSFUL!!! THEY SHOULD BE "PAID"!!!

667 days ago
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