Pauly Shore might sue Sacha Baron Cohen. From the New York Daily News:
There may be more trouble brewing for Sacha Baron Cohen. Comedian Pauly Shore is the latest person to threaten the “Bruno” star with legal action, claiming that an adopted-baby bit in the upcoming “Bruno” bears a striking resemblance to the trailer and tag line for his 2007 film, “Adopted.” Shore tells us he has contacted his attorney and is waiting to take legal action against Baron Cohen…
The tagline to which Shore seems to be referring is the “First there was Angelina, then there was Madonna, now there’s Pauly!” bit from the Adopted poster. Which is a lot like Brüno’s voiceover, “Angelina’s got one, Madonna’s got one, now Brüno’s got one,” at 1:30 of the Brüno trailer, which came out a couple months after the Adopted trailer.
After the jump, the transcript from the courtroom:
OFFICIAL COURT RECORDS OF LAW STUFF
01:34:15 JULY 1 2009 2ND CIRCUIT COURT OF CALIFORNIA USA HONORABLE JUDGE MAGOO PRESIDING
Approach my legal bench of laws.
DEFENDANT S.B. COHEN AND PLAINTIFF P. SHORE APPROACH BENCH OF JUDGE MAGOO.
State the crime!
Your honorable Mr. Judge, it was my idea to make fun of Angelina Jolie and Madonna for adopting black babies in my movie first. He stole it.
Wait, you want credit for that?
Yes, I do, supremely honorable Count Judgula whom I respect and to whom I defer using the proper legal terms of the courts of laws. Sustained.
You do recognize that this is a pretty lame, pedestrian joke that your mother could have made over brunch. It’s actually surprising to me that the plaintiff made this joke considering his tendency to make funny jokes.
SACHA BARON COHEN
Not very niiiiice!
Waah waah waah.
Objection! I order you both to go away. I am bored and you’ve ruined my pants.
JUDGE MAGOO RETIRES TO HIS CHAMBERS AND BEGINS TO DECANT WHISKEY AND LOOK AT A PHOTOGRAPH OF HIS BOAT.
LAW & ORDER MUSIC PLAYS THROUGH SPEAKERS AS IT DOES IN ALL LEGAL COURTS. END TRANSCRIPT.