HBO, Time Warner Shake MTV Star's 'Entourage' Suit

Law360, New York (May 16, 2012, 9:25 PM EDT) -- A New York state judge has tossed a suit against Home Box Office Inc. and Time Warner Cable Inc., finding reality television star John Devenanzio was too late in claiming the HBO hit show "Entourage" had improperly used his nickname “Johnny Bananas.”

Judge Lucy Billings said that Devenanzio’s New York Civil Rights Law and emotional distress claims over the show’s use of a nickname, which he said he had obtained while a cast member of MTV's "The Real World: Key West" in 2006, had outrun the...
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