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Simon Sues

by | 15th, September 2004

‘NEWS reaches us that pop mogul Simon Fuller is suing Simon Cowell, claiming that the latter’s new programme, X Factor, is a rip-off of the former’s Pop Idol show.

‘Make it stop, daddy! Make it stop!’

What’s the expression about two bald men fighting over a comb?

Of course, X Factor is a rip-off of Pop Idol, which was itself a rip-off of Popstars, which was a rip-off of shows like Opportunity Knocks and New Faces.

Will Changing Rooms now start trying to sue House Invaders, Mi Casa, Su Casa, Honey, I’ve Bulldozed Your House and all the other execrable make-over shows that it spawned?

In an industry that hasn’t had an original thought for the past three decades, the mind boggles at what would happen if TV programmes start suing copycats.

Fuller is the man responsible for saddling the world with the Spice Girls and S Club; Simon Cowell gave us Westlife.

If anyone’s going to be doing any suing, it should be us…’

Posted: 15th, September 2004 | In: Celebrities Comment | TrackBack | Permalink