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Al Capone

War Brewing

Over Gangster Reality Show

4/17/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Will the real Al Capone relative please stand up?

A man claiming to be Al Capone's grandson wants new ReelzChannel reality show "The Capones" to sleep with the fishes ... telling TMZ there's no way anyone in the cast carries the gangster's DNA.

Chris K. Capone
says if the network doesn't pull the show his legal goons are prepared to go to war ... "Al would be rolling over in his grave right now if he knew something like this were to actually air on TV," he told us.

Chris says he hired a genealogist who couldn't find any direct relation between AC and the show's star Dominic Capone.

Reelz is sticking by its story -- claiming Dominic is a bona fide descendant, and that his great-great grandfather was Al's uncle ... though they're not offering any proof.

It's worth mentioning ... Chris has never proved he's Al's grandson either. In fact, his name was Chris Knight until he changed it to Capone in 2008.

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IwuvTMZ    

Fighting over this?

553 days ago
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Jackie    

Ok....

553 days ago
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Throwback kid    

His real name is Chris Knight? why doesn't he just change his name again to Peter Brady? we already have one hasbeen in Hollywood named Chris Knight. These two losers are fighting over nothing, no one was going to watch this lame show anyway. I would rather watch Puck from the Real World sit in his jail cell for an hour than waste my time watching these two as-s clowns!

553 days ago
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monique    

ENOUGH with the "reality" shows already!

553 days ago
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Truth    

MEHHH... ALL THIS PROVES IS FAT ITALIANS LOOK ALIKE. NEXT!! #TRUTH!!

553 days ago
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LDB    

Dominic looks more like Al with no hair

553 days ago
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Azi    

They don't want to get too popular and make a lot of money. For I hear it is in their DNA not to pay taxes on it. If that's the case these two boneheads will be in prison for income tax evasion as well. Then Geraldo Rivera can uncover some phony secret stash and make a TV show. However, you two won't be in it show you'll be in prison.

553 days ago
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Miss Lily Skye    

All 3 of them kinda look alike. Maybe they are all from the same family. But even if so, that chris guy is just jealous the show isnt about him. And unless he can prove that he is actually related, he might as well just shut up and sit down!

553 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

One would think Al's descendants would be more organized. Or at least they should be. He may have been a criminal, but he is an historic figure whose legacy should be the responsibility of his family.These guys should take a DNA test and pull their family together if they are family.

553 days ago
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JMP    

I wish people would stop producing/writing/watching these stupid relity TV shows!! we don't need any more talentless wannabe celebs making our youth dumber and dumber!

553 days ago
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mobexpert    

TMZ forgot to bring up the fact that Chris Knight also tried to exhume Al Capone's Body to test DNA... This guy is crazy.. TMZ you guys have no credibility when you write about someone this unstable.

553 days ago
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carbin    

Guys, even assuming you are related doesn't make you badasses. My uncle played for the Mets...I'm not a great baseball player.

553 days ago
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mobexpert    

TMZ stop deleting my comments. I know you guys dont like to report FACTS and like to spin things. Why don't you bring up how Chris Knight filed a lawusit to exhume AL CAPONES BODY for DNA testing? This guy is crazy and you guys are giving him way more credibility than he deserves so you can get a cheap story to write about.

553 days ago
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awesomewave    

And neither of them look like Robert De Niro.

553 days ago
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Jia    

With that douchey ass hat and suit the Chris dude just looks like a tryhard, or the Godfathers Pizza guy. The other one actually looks like he could be related.

553 days ago
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