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Marc Anthony & J.Lo

Production Companies Sued Over 'Q'Viva!'

It's a Grande Rip-Off

12/18/2013 3:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Marc Anthony
and Jennifer Lopez are a couple of show-stealing rip-off artists -- so claims a guy who says their reality show "Q'Viva! The Chosen" was his idea ... so he's suing for $25 MILLION.

John Jacobs filed the lawsuit in New York, claiming he contacted Marc Anthony Productions and J.Lo's Nuyorican Productions about his show idea "Miami Beach: The Game" in 2007 and 2008.

According to Jacobs, his idea was to combine two well-known Latino celebrities who would travel in search of the next big superstar.

Jacobs says both companies initially expressed interest, but ultimately ignored his phone calls.

Fast forward years later -- Jacobs says he starts seeing ads for "Q'Viva!" starring Marc and Jennifer (which aired in 2012) and he was blown away by the similarities to his own show concept. In the lawsuit, Jacobs claims in 11-year-old fashion, "They were so similar that they were twins."

He says he followed up with both companies as well as Univision to get to the bottom of the alleged thievery, but never heard back. Now he wants at least $25 million.

Marc's company told us they couldn't comment on the lawsuit.

23 COMMENTS

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1.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Q'BigAzz

317 days ago
2.

Jennifer    

Okay! I am really over all these people suing because their idea fell through and worked for someone else. HELLO!!! It didn't work for your dumbass, can't get mad now because it did for someone else.... Plus there's probably no proof he had the idea first.... many peeps may have thought about it....

317 days ago
3.

Dead account Delete at will    

Reality TV sucks ass. I cant wait for that trend to fade. theres so little worth while even on the tv.

317 days ago
4.

Diamond Goddess!    

I watched and enjoyed this show.
They would find the MOST gorgeous girls in the absolute worst slums, it was heartwrenching.
And their break-up dynamic was interesting to watch.

317 days ago
5.

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Good luck with that, but don't buy that oceanfront home just yet. Okay?

317 days ago
6.

woolly -Bear    

Marc Anthony looks like a little ugly Bald F#cking TROLL. Or maybe a washed up JUNKIE is more like it EH??

317 days ago
7.

Paulina82    

Here come the racist baboons , never fails in the united states of ignorance lol

317 days ago
8.

TheEric    

if he first noticed it when ads for the show came out, why did he wait two years to file a lawsuit?

317 days ago
9.

Ciganos01    

Oye mi canto

317 days ago
10.

GothamGirl    

Why does she work non-stop? She should be set for life, by now. How did such a mediocre talent become so famous? How? Mediocre looks, dancing ability, singing ability....she must be really good at something!

317 days ago
11.

macev    

Suing over $25 million? Why don't they drop the suit and donate the $25 million to St. Jude's House or another charity to help people? They're celeb pieces of sh*t, that's why. How much money does Lopez have in the bank and assets? Disgusting bitch, sell what you don't need and help people. Her watch could save lives but no she has to be rich and famous. What a s***bag

317 days ago
12.

Truth    

PRETTY OBVIOUS... THESE 2 BITCHES STOLE THE IDEA - ESP. J.HO! YALL KNOW THAT LUMP ON HER SHOULDERS COULDNT FIGURE ANY SH*T OUT UNLESS IT'S ON A CUE CARD. AS FOR THE GAAAY MIDGET HE KJUST KISSES J.HO'S FAT ASS. GUILTY, POINT BLANK! #TRUTH!!

317 days ago
13.

Hot Dumb Italian Mike    

No more singing competition shows people, enough already! This means you too Carson Daly!

316 days ago
14.

SpitBall    

For those of you who don't know the strategy (and if he WAS ripped off), JLO and MA will run the show as hard as they can and make as much money as possible, drive his legal fees through the roof and end up settling for a fraction of what the show produced. Cool business, eh?

316 days ago

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