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Sugar Bits — Seinfelds Sued For Plagiarism

  • Author Missy Chase Lapine is suing Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld for defamation and plagiarism, claiming that Jessica's cookbook Deceptively Delicious stole passages from her book and that Jerry made fun of her on TV. Maybe if Jessica sent Missy some shoes, they could forget this whole thing. — YumSugar
  • Tom Cruise's upcoming movie Valkyrie has already cost its production studio around $90 million (near the figure Tom's best films gross at the box office), but it's not near completion. This movie has had one bad press story after another. — Fox News
  • Eminem was in a Detroit hospital over the holidays because of complications from pneumonia, and apparently he's tipping the scales at over 200 pounds. This is news to us but divorce can be bad for the body, even for Slim Shady.— TMZ
  • David Letterman's strike beard is a thing of the past, as the late-night host shaved it off on last night's program. Conan O'Brien's remains intact. — AP
  • Kid Rock's trial for battery, stemming from his Waffle House brawl in October, will begin on Feb. 4 after a one-month delay due to a lack of evidence. When does his trial begin for eating at Waffle House? — The Scoop

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wickidgrrl wickidgrrl 9 years
Jerry was way out of line with his comments on Letterman. Can anyone say LAWSUIT?!!
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
Jessica seems like a nasty person in real life. Leaving her husband of a couple weeks to be with Jerry?
Greggie Greggie 9 years
"what mother hasn't attempted to disguise vegetables in other more readily accepted food?" Me. *lol* They know what they're eating, I've never tried to fool them.
Bonfire Bonfire 9 years
When I first heard about the suit against Jessica Seinfield I thought that it was really ridiculous- what mother hasn't attempted to disguise vegetables in other more readily accepted food? I started using Jessica's book first and then added the Lapine one to my collection. There are strange similarities that seem more than coincidence! How did Jerry make fun of Lapine on Letterman and Dublin why do you have distaste for the Seinfelds?
Dublin62505 Dublin62505 9 years
I have an extreme distaste for The Seinfelds...especially Jessica. They come across as greedy [fill in the generalizations]. I, too, hope the woman cleans up. I'm sure it won't make a dent in their coffers.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
I'm really interested in seeing how Lapine's lawsuit develops. If indeed, Jessica Seinfeld is guilty of plagarism it would be disgraceful. Also, I thought it was very inappropriate of Jerry to disparage Lapine on David Letterman. I was disturbed by that.
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 9 years
ah...gotchya...Ive never even seen either of these books, so I really wouldnt know.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
I can't even imagine a 200-pound Eminem... :-O
lula29 lula29 9 years
Here's the link of the passages: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/0107083seinfeld8.html Again, it's not the idea that's being debated, but the stolen anecdotes, instructions, etc.
ashleycakes ashleycakes 9 years
Waffle House is THE BOMB!!!
redegg redegg 9 years
Go Lapine! I've been following the story since it started and definitely side with her.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
She's not suing for stealing the idea. She's suing for plagiarism - Jessica flat-out stealing direct passages from the book. I think the defamation of character part of the lawsuit is silly, but I think the plagiarism part is dead on.
ThatsBloo2You ThatsBloo2You 9 years
I hope Em feels better.. I miss seeing his smart ass around.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Because Lapine had already submitted the manuscript, recipes, instructions, and anecdotes.
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 9 years
The other lady is just pissed that Jessica is getting so much recognition for her book, when no one probably even heard of her book until Jessica "copied" it! But then..id probably be pretty pissed too.
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 9 years
How exactly does one go about proving that an idea is theirs? I mean really, have no two people ever come up with the same idea? I mean, my boyfriend and I have the same ideas all the time, and I dont get mad at him for stealing from me! If no two people ever shared the same idea, we would still be living in the stone ages!
lula29 lula29 9 years
I'm glad she's suing. Jessica Stein lifted huge portions of her work. The idea itself isn't novel, taking recipes, instructions, etc. is stealing. I too think the fact that Lapine's manuscript was rejected and later the same publishing company came out with a book just like it, with some celebs wife as the author isn't a coincidence. I hope she takes them to the cleaners.
lorenashley lorenashley 9 years
Lady O picked ANOTHER LIAR??????? hmmmm :ponder: then jerry S. made fun of the woman on TV???? I hope she cleans up after this suit! i guess waffle house isnt classy enough? :oy: i dont believe eminem blew up like that. i hope not...
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
I think I read somewhere that the publishing co. had denied that lady's cookbook and then Jessica suddenly came out with a very similar one not to long after. Its just a little too coincidental. I'm glad she's suing, too.
Woop Woop 9 years
I doubt Oprah will give Jessica Seinfeld the "James Frey" treatment.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I don't have a link, I've simply seen both books and you can very clearly see that Seinfeld's is not original work.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
Tom, it's time to retire!
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
"She stole actual recipes and word-for-word instructions/anecdotes. That does qualify as plagiarism." Do you have the link to that, I'd like to see it.
askmetostay askmetostay 9 years
i'm with the waho fans.....there is NOTHING else like their food...i crave the hashbrowns, they're amazing!!!
Greggie Greggie 9 years
She stole actual recipes and word-for-word instructions/anecdotes. That does qualify as plagiarism.
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