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(Yahoo)   When Chuck Norris sues CBS, the evidence presents itself   ( yahoo.com) divider line
    More: Murica, Walker, Texas Ranger, star Chuck Norris, Kick, Texas Ranger, CBS, CBS Drama Series, Kick Productions, Sony Pictures Television  
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2018-02-02 09:01:49 AM  
Aw, is Two-Buck Chuck broke and hoping for a late payday by trying to claim that "Walker, Texas Ranger" deserved the same premium fees as "The Big Bang Theory" and "How I Met Your Mother?"

Yeah, go with that, Chuck. Let's see how that works out.
 
2018-02-02 09:14:38 AM  
He's probably going to give it all to that kid who has AIDS

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2018-02-02 09:49:22 AM  
CBS and Sony Pictures Television are facing a $30 million breach-of-contract lawsuit for allegedly failing to pay agreed-upon profits from the hit 1990s series Walker, Texas Ranger to its star Chuck Norris.
The lawsuit (read it here), filed Tuesday by Norris' Top Kick Productions in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that CBS has failed to pay Norris via Top Kick, 23% "of the profits earned from any, and all, exploitation of Walker," effective when CBS agreed to become the primary distributor of the series.


The main thing I get from all that is that thee are crazy profits to be made in entertainment obviously, if somehow "Walker, Texas Ranger" has managed to garner $150 million in profits in the last 15 years.
 
2018-02-02 10:04:16 AM  

FormlessOne: Aw, is Two-Buck Chuck broke and hoping for a late payday by trying to claim that "Walker, Texas Ranger" deserved the same premium fees as "The Big Bang Theory" and "How I Met Your Mother?"

Yeah, go with that, Chuck. Let's see how that works out.


He's worth $70M and has a contract, he's not asking for more than the 23%.

You can hate him all you want, but the facts are easily obtainable.
 
2018-02-02 10:07:45 AM  
I'm guessing there is an army of CBS lawyers that were paid specifically to figure out just how they could legally "collect significant fees and revenues from the ongoing exploitation of Walker but without having to honor or pay Top Kick "
 
2018-02-02 10:33:31 AM  
This is a familiar lawsuit, where a parent company sells broadcast rights to its own sub-company, instead of taking a higher bid from an outside broadcaster.
Happens a lot when selling rerun rights.  Sounds like CBS turned down a syndication bid from another company that would have resulted in more money for Chuck, in favor of thier own cable company.
Chuck will get a settlement.
 
2018-02-02 10:41:20 AM  
The only time I ever watched that show was to play the "how many minutes will they run the opening credits" game. Seriously, watch an episode, there are still credits rolling 2 commercial breaks in.
 
2018-02-02 10:53:14 AM  
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2018-02-02 10:57:54 AM  
How can anyone watch it, what with the 1000 years of darkness we aren't even a decade into.
 
2018-02-02 11:00:48 AM  
Norris could make $30 million just off Conan O'Brien sketch residuals.
 
2018-02-02 11:03:42 AM  
I also heard that when Chuck Norris walks into the court room, the judge stands up.
 
2018-02-02 11:06:19 AM  
Bill Brasky has chunks of guys like Chuck Norris in his stool.
 
2018-02-02 11:11:38 AM  

TheLopper: Bill Brasky has chunks of guys like Chuck Norris in his stool.


*raises glass*
To Bill Brasky!
 
2018-02-02 11:22:12 AM  
Chuck Norris died five years ago. Death hasn't worked up the nerve to tell him yet.
 
2018-02-02 11:56:05 AM  
"Sues"? What are you talking about? Chuck Norris' legs are named Judge, jury, and Executioner.
 
2018-02-02 11:57:59 AM  

Rowena: I also heard that when Chuck Norris walks into the court room, the judge stands up.


The judge swears to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
 
2018-02-02 12:26:51 PM  
Thought at first it was about this.

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2018-02-02 12:38:46 PM  
Top Kick?  LUL
 
2018-02-02 12:48:47 PM  
Chuck Norris doesn't do push ups - he pushes the earth down.
 
2018-02-02 12:52:29 PM  
Chuck Norris doesn't tell jokes. He kills them.
 
2018-02-02 01:21:59 PM  
I thought chuck was a true laissez faire conservative. Shouldn't he trust the invisible hand of the market and the corporations to do what's best rather than run to some government funded court full of activist judges that interfere with these companies' rights to turn a profit?
 
2018-02-02 01:34:51 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Thought at first it was about this.

Secretariat laughing


Dammit I miss that man.
 
2018-02-02 02:23:33 PM  

mrsleep: Rowena: I also heard that when Chuck Norris walks into the court room, the judge stands up.

The judge swears to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.


So help him Chuck.
 
2018-02-02 02:54:35 PM  
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2018-02-02 03:33:01 PM  
When Chuck Morris doesn't sleep, he waits because he's elderly and decrepit and has to be at the Buffet in time for the early bird special.

Chuck Norris hasn't been a tough guy in 30 years.

/each of Jason Statham's fists are made up of 5 other fists.
 
2018-02-02 07:12:49 PM  
fark Norris.  TopKick productions stiffed locals  on fees during the entire production run of that stupid show...and NOW he sues for breach of contract?
 
2018-02-03 12:43:14 AM  
Bruce Lee's foot rag is going to court?  How cute
 
2018-02-03 07:45:29 AM  

Stratohead: fark Norris.  TopKick productions stiffed locals  on fees during the entire production run of that stupid show...and NOW he sues for breach of contract?


Not to mention the chopper that crashed and killed 4 people in Malaysia because Chuck cares so much about workers rights during his movie shoots.
 
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