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Achy Breaky Lawsuit

billy-ray-cyrus-2.jpgBuddy Sheffield, a comedy writer who has written episodes of “The Smothers Brothers” and “Dolly,” filed suit against Disney, claiming that the studio ripped off his idea and turned it into the Disney Channel show “Hannah Montana.” He is suing for breach of contract, unfair competition, and unjust enrichment. His pitch, he claims, was about a junior high student who lived a double life as a rock star.

According to an IMDB description, “Hannah Montana” is about Miley Stewart, who “leads a completely normal life, except for one factor. She’s teen pop sensation Hannah Montana! She lives with her fun dad Robbie Ray (Billy Ray Cyrus) … and goes through average teen problems including pimples, bullies, and the occasional wicked cousin trying to reveal your secret.”

When asked for comment about the pending litigation, the current writer for “Hannah Montana” could not be reached, as he was too busy trying to color within the lines and preparing for the upcoming Special Olympics, in which he’ll compete against “Hannah Montana’s” casting director.

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