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Saturday, July 12, 2008

SKEWiR 38 - Mini-me Sex Tape, Madonna Divorce?

This week we've got all the latest on the Verne Troyer sex tape scandal, Ellen and Portia's engagement and Madonna's divorce. Later, Keith loses his mind over the Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson reunion on Shear Genius and Stuart opines on the naked pics of Orlando Bloom's ass. Plus, Angelina still pregnant with twins, much to Mary Hart's chagrin.

Verne Troyer interview for The Love Guru.

Chuck the Movieguy interviews Verne Troyer for the movie The Love Guru.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Mini Me

Verne Troyer, AKA the guy who played Mini Me in the Austin Powers film, has been caught up in a sex tape scandal! The man who helped turn Paris Hilton into a sex tape star is now hoping to do the same for the pint-sized funnyman. Footage from a sex video featuring Verne and a former girlfriend has appeared online after a third party got hold of the tape, which was shot in the apartment Troyer shared with his ex. Website, which has obtained an extract from the video, claims sex tape dealer Kevin Blatt, who brokered the deal for Hilton’s One Night In Paris romp, is in negotiations to distribute the footage.

The sad thing is you know you are curious to see what his junk looks like, I think it is going to be the size of a coke can with a big, pink triangle head.

Who is the skank, gross enough to bang Mini Me (women will do anything to be famous)?TMZ just lists her as his “former live-in girlfriend.”

SugarDVD has offered $100k to distribute the tape, and trust me as soon as it is available we will let you know.

Verne was set to leave The Surreal Life on the first day of production. Chyna Doll (Joanie Laurer) moved her belongings into his special made room, prompting him to call it quits. The housemates talked Joanie who is the tallest in the house, into leaving the mini room, and Verne reluctantly agreed to stay.

Verne: I hate to be picked up and handled like a child. I am a grown man, for God’s sake, and men and women alike think that it is just the cutest thing, to tote me around. You would think that people would think before they start handling adults. Mr. T, William Shatner, Willy Toledo and Verne Troyer (coming soon) are asking, in a series of television commercials: ‘What’s Your Game?’ The answer, ‘foo’,’ is: World of Warcraft! Click on the links below to watch streaming versions of these World of Warcraft commercials in different languages (where available). These commercials will be airing in several European countries in the coming weeks. Below we offer you localized versions of our commercials as well as transcripts for you to understand those not localized into your language.

Verne Troyer Sex Tape Release?

The celebrity Web site TMZ posted a 25-second snipped of the video Wednesday, but pulled the clips down Friday evening after a federal judge granted a temporary restraining order requested by Troyer's attorneys.

The ruling also prevents any attempt by a porn distributor from taking orders for the full 50-minute video, and keeps TMZ from broadcasting any more clips. Troyer's lawsuit also seeks $20 million in damages and the return of all copies of the tape.

U.S. District Judge Philip Gutierrez wrote that Troyer's motion "demonstrated that he will suffer irreparable harm to his reputation" if the tape is distributed.

Troyer's attorney, Tracy Rane, said she, Troyer and others are "very pleased" by Gutierrez's ruling.

"Mr. Troyer is extremely distraught by the recent exploitation of his private life," Troyer's publicist, Melissa Bergera, wrote in a statement released to the AP.

TMZ did not return calls seeking comment on the case Friday. Although the video excerpt showing Troyer kissing his then-girlfriend was removed, another post describing the actor's lawsuit remained active.

Troyer, most famous for his role as "Mini Me" in two of the "Austin Powers" movies, claims the sex tape he made with a former girlfriend, which he never intended to become public, was stolen from his home some months ago.

TMZ reported that the video could fetch $100,000 from a porn distributor. SugarDVD wrote in a statement on its Web site that hoped to reach a deal with Troyer to distribute the full, 50-minute version. That statement was also removed by late Friday afternoon.

Kevin Blatt, a producer who promoted a sex tape featuring Paris Hilton, is also named as a defendant. Reached on his cell phone Friday, Blatt said he had not been served with the lawsuit yet, but called it "baseless."

Blatt said he never had the tape and only helped try to broker a deal.

The judge also indicated he may issue a more binding preliminary injunction in the case unless TMZ and other parties demonstrate why it should be released. His temporary order expires July 7.

Troyer is only the latest celebrity whose sex tape surfaced without consent, a phenomenon that began with the release of the infamous Pamela Anderson-Tommy Lee honeymoon video. Since then, several others have surfaced, including Hilton, Colin Farrell, and rapper Ray-J with Kim Kardashian — the daughter of a prominent attorney who parlayed at least some of her newfound notoriety into reality-star status.

In Anderson and Lee's case, the couple actually agreed to have the tape distributed, which resulted in a federal judge tossing out their lawsuit after the video was widely distributed on the Internet, in adult video stores, and even in hotel rooms.

Legal experts differed on Troyer's chances of long-term success keeping the video under wraps.

"I think distributing the tape is going to be very problematic," said Jack Lerner, a professor at the University of Southern California's Gould School of Law.

"Any time you record something that has even a very small bit of original expression in it, that's going to be copyrighted," he said, noting that a videotape would apply.

David Gringas, a Phoenix attorney who specializes in Internet, intellectual property and First Amendment issues, wrote in an e-mail that the fact that Troyer hadn't yet applied for copyright protection could harm his case.

Troyer's suit states he intends to register the tape's copyright.

Gringas wrote that courts generally try to protect celebrities from "any conduct that's really offensive," but are also aware that the release of some tapes actually benefits the celebrity.

"However, when a private tape is truly stolen from the owner, most times courts will do all they can to protect the rights of the celebrity to control their name or image," Gringas wrote.

Both Lerner and Gringas said they doubted injunctions against TMZ would remain, since the site may argue it was simply reporting the news.

If past cases are any indication, Troyer's legal battle could be extremely swift or protracted: Anderson and Lee spent two years battling distributors over their sex tape; Kardashian's lawsuit was settled less than three months later for undisclosed terms.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Mini Me Hits a Sign.

Mini Me Hits a Sign - video from youtube.