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Saturday, August 9, 2003

Saturday August 9, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:04 PM

Jews in the News

LOS ANGELES (AP) Aug. 9 –Howard Stern has settled a lawsuit against the producers of the television series “Are You Hot? The Search for America’s Sexiest People,” which he claimed was based on an idea stolen from his radio show.
— AP-NY 08-09-03 1336 EDT

Stern was suing producer Mike Fleiss, cousin of Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss.

From the Daily News, 4/30/03:

In Emmy magazine, Mike Fleiss “cites Stern’s work as an influence on his own and says he was inspired to get into TV after seeing Stern’s series on WWOR/ Ch. 9.  ‘It was so irreverent, so brilliant, so satirical,’ Fleiss says in the magazine. ‘That viewing experience changed my life. I knew where I needed to go.’ “

See also yesterday’s entry, Sewage.

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