Tuesday, August 30, 2005

America’s Low Budget Idol Slapped With Desist Letter

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Lawyers for Fox’s TV show American Idol aren’t sitting idle in the face of an upcoming low budget TV talent show called America’s Low Budget Idol.

Attorneys have sent a cease and desist letter to Jim “Poorman” Trenton, creator of America’s Low Budget Idol – a show where individuals vie for $1,000 and a “working car” by sending in video tapes of themselves displaying their unique talent.

Poorman responds saying, “We’re not doing American Idol.”

As he puts it, “We’re not doing 16- to 23-year-olds singing karaoke for two hours with a slice-of-vanilla host.”

Poorman says his lawyers tell him American Idol doesn’t own the term “idol” and he plans to respond to AI’s attorneys by telling them he’s not calling off his show, which is scheduled to premiere on Los Angeles TV station, KJLA, on Oct. 1.

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