Let's hope this isn't true, MTV! This would NOT be cool!
Writer/producer Christopher Gambale is claiming that MTV stole his idea for Jersey Shore, and he may file a lawsuit against the network.
Gambale says he had submitted a treatment to MTV called Guido: A Reality Series, which he registered with the Writer's Guild of America in 2006.
His treatment included some key Jersey Shore words, such as "guido," "guidette," "nightclubbing," and "Guido fist pump."
The subject from the treatment was described as gym-toned and tanned. BUT did he have heavily-gelled hair?!?!?
Looks like Gambale's attorney sent MTV execs a letter, and they plan on filing a lawsuit one month from Nov 10 if they don't hear a response from the network by then.
One thing Gambale doesn't claim credit for is Snooki.
Here's what he had to say about her:
"Nobody can create that."
We're glad to hear you're not taking credit for Snook, Christopher!
As for the origin of the show's concept, we'll be curious to hear how MTV responds to your complaint.
Do U think MTV stole Gambale's idea?
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