Tyler Perry has been sued AGAIN for apparently ‘stealing’ someone’s story-line… An Indiana man who says that he was the first person to ever write a story about a woman cheating on her husband. Writer William James of Gary, Indiana, filed a lawsuit against Perry in U.S. District Court in Indiana on Wednesday, which claims that Perry’s 2013 film Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor is a complete rip-off of his 2009 screenplay Lovers Kill. According to the lawsuit, James’ script and Perry’s film involve a marriage that is ruined after the wife has an affair. But, isn’t this like everyday life?? I thought Perry, adapted this film after his play “The Marriage Counselor“?
But still James says that he passed a copy of his script through the right channels hoping that somewhere down the line it would get to Perry’s desk. It’s unclear whether or not it ever did. In any case, James is seeking unspecified damages that include an edit to Temptation’s opening and closing credits. If he wins, it will read “Based on the Novel ‘Lovers Kill’ by William James.” Ouch. It’s doubtful that James will win his lawsuit, but even if he does, it’s not like Temptation has been the runaway success train he’d want to hitch his cart to anyway. It hasn’t done very well with critics, but with $49 million at the box office, it has been a modest financial success. Perry’s people have not yet commented on the lawsuit.
LeBron James ultimately does whatever LeBron James wants to do. One thing fans have been pretty much begging King James to do, to no avail, is participate in the NBA’s annual Slam Dunk contest. Now Earvin “Magic” Johnson has gone on the record to say he’ll put up $1 million for James to enter the contest. There has always been discussion of why James keeps ducking the contest. But the talk reached a fever pitch after a video of James easily performing a between the legs dunk during pregame warm ups went viral. Johnson clearly feels strongly that James should take his skills to All-Star Saturday next year. ”I’ma put up a million dollars to get him into the contest,” said Magic during Friday‘s (March 1) ESPN pregame show. “A million dollars from Magic to LeBron, please get into the dunk contest. I go every year. I want to see you. A million to the winner. Bam, nuff said.” The milli is a bump in pay for whoever wins. According the NBA, the dunk contest winners earns $100,000 while the runner up gets $50,000. James is probably scared that he’d enter the contest, and God forbid, take an L. But hey, even Michael Jordan lost his first time out. The NBA Slam Dunk contest could use an All-Star caliber player, or two or three. Bet you already forgot the name of who won this year’s contest. Let us know if King James should take Magic up on his offer, or if you think the dunk contest doesn’t really matter, in the comments. Watch Magic put up the dough, and some of LeBron’s sick warm up dunks, in the video below.