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Sunday December 22, 2013

$25M Lawsuit Against JLo and Marc Anthony Alleges They Stole Reality Show Idea

Jennifer Lopez and her ex-husband Marc Anthony are uniting as they face a $25 million lawsuit for alleging “stealing” the idea for the reality show “Q’Viva! The Chosen.”

John Jacobs alleges he presented a show concept back in 2007-08 to Lopez and Anthony’s respective production companies and in turn they used his idea to launch the show on Univision without him.

The talent reality show, which premiered in 2012, took Lopez and Anthony on a cross-country search for the best in Latin music, artistry and dance. The production was executive produced by Simon Fuller of ‘American Idol’ fame.  The show and its English-language counterpart on the Fox Network was not brought back for another year of production.  The show, however, became the #1 Spanish-language show on the Univision network in Puerto Rico, Peru, Uruguay, the Dominican Republic and Colombia. 

Jacobs stated his idea and the show that aired were so similar “that they were twins.”  Lopez and Anthony have made no comment on the suit according to TMZ

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