Chuck Norris sues, says his tears no cancer cure

Jerry1

Megatron Star!
#1
Looks like Chuck is getting upset....

Chuck Norris sues, says his tears no cancer cure By Christine Kearney
Fri Dec 21, 7:21 PM ET



NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tough-guy actor and martial arts expert Chuck Norris sued publisher Penguin on Friday over a book he claims unfairly exploits his famous name, based on a satirical Internet list of "mythical facts" about him.


Penguin published "The Truth About Chuck Norris: 400 facts about the World's Greatest Human" in November. Author Ian Spector and two Web sites he runs to promote the book, including www.truthaboutchuck.com, are also named in the suit.

The book capitalizes on "mythical facts" that have been circulating on the Internet since 2005 that poke fun at Norris' tough-guy image and super-human abilities, the suit said.

It includes such humorous "facts" as "Chuck Norris's tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried" and "Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits," the suit said, as well as "Chuck Norris can charge a cell phone by rubbing it against his beard."

"Some of the 'facts' in the book are racist, lewd or portray Mr. Norris as engaged in illegal activities," the lawsuit alleges.

Norris, who rose to fame in the 1970s and 1980s as the star of such films as "The Delta Force" and "Missing in Action," says the book's title would mislead readers into thinking the facts were true.

"Defendants have misappropriated and exploited Mr. Norris's name and likeness without authorization for their own commercial profit," said the lawsuit.

The suit, filed in Manhattan federal court, seeks unspecified monetary damages for trademark infringement, unjust enrichment and privacy rights.

Norris, whose real name is Carlos Ray Norris, claims in the suit he is protective of what his name is associated with. He has recently made U.S. headlines for backing Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

A spokesman for Penguin, owned by Britain's Pearson, was not immediately available for comment.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071222/en_nm/norris_lawsuit_dc
 

mascan42

Registered User
#2
So his response to a list claiming he's so great is to sue them, thus proving that he's just an asshole?
 
#3
thanks for clarifying.

(what a fucking douche.. what were the 'offensive' ones??)
 

Bit Wrecker

Too big to fail
#5
Chuck Norris should be glad anyone even knows who the fuck he is.

Not to mention the fact that parody is protected speech (or is supposed to be anyway) and not actionable.
 

Jerry1

Megatron Star!
#7
Funny thing is that originally he was ok with the website. Got the joke and all.

"Defendants have misappropriated and exploited Mr. Norris's name and likeness without authorization for their own commercial profit," said the lawsuit.
I guess now that major money is involved he's not crazy about someone making money off him without his cut. The website is probably named because it wouldn't be much of a case if he sues the book and not add the website(which is free).
 

d0uche_n0zzle

**Negative_Creep**
It's My Birthday!
#8
Chucks first mistake was supporting Huck, what a couple of dumb fucks.
 

Plunkies

Registered User
#9
His entire existence and everything he's ever done has been a joke. I'm not sure why he's getting upset about it now.
 
#10
Didn't he just appear on a political add where some of these joke facts appeared?

Chuck, shut your fucking beard.
 

Philly loser

Wackbag Elder Statesman
#11
Didn't he just appear on a political add where some of these joke facts appeared?

Chuck, shut your fucking beard.
You mean this one?
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDUQW8LUMs8[/media]

While we're at it, here's "Huck & Chuck" on Morning Joe on MSNBC this morning. The hosts banter and fake laughter bother me far more than Chuck.
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPLtw5Dz6Rc[/media]
 
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