“EMPIRE” Sued For A Whooping Sum Of $500m

everyone wants a piece of the Empire pie.

After being sued by a Detroit woman claiming that Empire stole her life story (and after reports surfaced that Marvin Gaye’s son is gearing up to sue Empire), the FOX hit has been hit with another lawsuit—this time for a whopping $500 million.

Like those before him, the plaintiff alleges that Empire stole his show idea.

Per TMZ:

A guy named Jon Astor-White is suing
EPs Danny Strong and Lee Daniels — as well as Imagine Entertainment and
21st Century Fox — claiming he shopped around a show called “King
Solomon” back in 2007 … which bears a lot of similarities to “Empire.”
Astor-White claims his show would
have starred Richard Roundtree (Shaft said no thanks) and was about a
record executive and his family and their battle over control of the
Astor-White said he faxed the
treatment around, and included a proposed cast list which was
aspirational, to say the least. In addition to Roundtree, Astor-White
wanted Diahann Carroll, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, John Goodman, George
Hamilton and Angie Dickinson.
Astor-White describes his show as
“the style and elegance of ‘Dynasty’ meets ‘The Sopranos’ with a
sprinkling of ‘The Godfather.’”

Where is our handy dandy “Bye Felicia!” GIF when we need it? Oh, here it is!



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