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This sounds like it would be an article from the Onion.

By Christine Kearney Fri Dec 21, 7:21 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tough-guy actor and martial arts expert Chuck Norris sued publisher Penguin on Friday over a book he claims unfairly exploits his famous name, based on a satirical Internet list of "mythical facts" about him.

Penguin published "The Truth About Chuck Norris: 400 facts about the World's Greatest Human" in November. Author Ian Spector and two Web sites he runs to promote the book, including www.truthaboutchuck.com, are also named in the suit.

The book capitalizes on "mythical facts" that have been circulating on the Internet since 2005 that poke fun at Norris' tough-guy image and super-human abilities, the suit said.

It includes such humorous "facts" as "Chuck Norris's tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried" and "Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits," the suit said, as well as "Chuck Norris can charge a cell phone by rubbing it against his beard."

"Some of the 'facts' in the book are racist, lewd or portray Mr. Norris as engaged in illegal activities," the lawsuit alleges.

Norris, who rose to fame in the 1970s and 1980s as the star of such films as "The Delta Force" and "Missing in Action," says the book's title would mislead readers into thinking the facts were true.

"Defendants have misappropriated and exploited Mr. Norris's name and likeness without authorization for their own commercial profit," said the lawsuit.

The suit, filed in Manhattan federal court, seeks unspecified monetary damages for trademark infringement, unjust enrichment and privacy rights.

Norris, whose real name is Carlos Ray Norris, claims in the suit he is protective of what his name is associated with. He has recently made U.S. headlines for backing Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

A spokesman for Penguin, owned by Britain's Pearson, was not immediately available for comment.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071222/wr_nm/norris_lawsuit_dc_1



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Nobody can prove his tears don't cure cancer.....he doesn't cry remember?
Remember, this is just a theory, we still have cancer.

Chuck is all about the Bible now, trying to divert attention away from his cancer curing tears.

 

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I guess the publisher is lucky Chuck decided to sue and not to simply appear in the middle of the night and roundhouse kick him in the head, breaking his neck, at every vertebrae simultaneously.
 

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Norris, who rose to fame in the 1970s and 1980s as the star of such films as "The Delta Force" and "Missing in Action," says the book's title would mislead readers into thinking the facts were true.

I think that article is misleading by not mentioning his more relevant fame as 7 time undefeated World Karate Champion, nor did it mention his acclaimed role on as Walker, Texas Ranger. I think the authors of both the book and the article better grow eyes in the back of their head…….because everyone knows Chuck does not sleep......He waits!:((((((

RTJas :D
 

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It is just like Chuck to team up with God to get the Bible back into school. I think they are on pretty even ground.
 
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