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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-22-2007, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Chuck Norris Sues

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Actor Chuck Norris
By Christine Kearney, Reuters
1 day ago
NEW YORK 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.

(Editing by Michelle Nichols and Todd Eastham)
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anyone that believes shit they read from that mythical fact book is a retard. in fact its only because of those mythical facts that chuck norris has the following he does. way to try and kill the gravy train. its just like when he took facts and turned them into christian life lessons. like "my tears dont cure cancer, but believe in the kingdom of god and believe in jesus and you will live forever"

he went from being a stand up guy about it and joking along to taking it beyond what it really is.

Edit: i can understand him being upset about the title because it claims "truth" they should just rename the title of book as mythical facts/satire.

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this is too funny! I was wondering when he'd stop being a good sport about it
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I've seen him read a top ten list of them on t.v... I guess you stop being a good sport when somebody is going to make money off your name..
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the fact that chuck norris supports huckabee's crazy christian ass is enough to make him lose all street cred

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