From the Hollywood Reporter:
Reality star John Devenanzio, who says he is popularly known in the entertainment world as "Johnny Bananas," has gone ahead with threats and sued the producers of the recently completed HBO series, Entourage. The plaintiff is demanding that the network be permanently barred from distributing episodes containing "Johnny Bananas," which would wipe out the seventh and last season of the show.
This past summer, Devenanzio, who appeared as a cast member on MTV's The Real World Key West and several other MTV reality shows, had his lawyer fire off a cease-and-desist letter to HBO.
The threats apparently did nothing to scare the network.
So, on Monday, Devenanzio filed a complaint in New York Superior Court against HBO, parent Time Warner, and "Entourage" creator Doug Ellin.
According to the complaint, Devenanzio "has undergone tremendous emotional distress that has been intentionally inflicted upon plaintiff by defendants' unwarranted, unauthorized, and unjustified use of plaintiff's name and characterization in an offensive and disparaging manner in named 'Entourage'." (Underline ours)
For his part, Kevin Dillon, who had the character-playing-character role of "Johnny Bananas" in Entourage, told reporters in August that neither he nor Ellin "knew anything about [Devenanzio]" when the character was created, saying the potential lawsuit was a "bummer," partly because there was discussions of a real "Johnny Bananas" spin-off.
Is this douchebag really fucking serious? Guy, you were on the Real World like 5 years ago. No one knows you. Entourage is epically popular. Go fuck yourself. Seriously, look at this clown.
|My money is on HBO over this asshole|
Look, the thing about this fucker is you know he doesn't plan on winning this lawsuit, he just wants to extend his time in the spotlight. Suing HBO seems like a pretty good way to get some kind of attention in between bouts on whatever that challenge show on MTV is where they keep idiots' careers alive. I mean come on dude, don't play like you don't love Entourage. You really think that a court is going to believe that Johnny Bananas on Entourage invaded your privacy? What the fucking fuck. I hope the judge locks this fuck up for wasting his time.
I feel personally insulted that this guy thinks that people know his nickname is "Johnny Bananas". Who the fuck are you dude? That'd be like me suing someone who uses "Hodge" because motherfuckers know it's MY nickname. Pompous asshole reality star piece of monkey fucking shit cock-jockey washed-up no talent splooge-rag.