As THR states,
Well, OK. That does sound similar to the plot of 'Hangover II,' but it doesn't necessarily mean director Todd Phillips and his co-writers the film ripped off Rubin. (They just ripped off the first 'Hangover'; zing!) Since June, 'The Hangover II' has become Hollywood's legal punching bag. The first lawsuit popped up before release when a man sued for copyright infringement due to the face tattoo Ed Helms sports in the film. Three months later, a stunt man sued for damages after he suffered brain injuries while shooting a scene. The face tattoo case was eventually settled out of court; the second lawsuit is still pending. 'The Hangover Part II' was also involved in a Utah case where a screening of the film violated the state's liquor laws.
"According Rubin's federal lawsuit, filed last week in Calfornia, he married a Japanese woman named Tamayo in 2007 in Japan. Together, the couple honeymooned in Thailand and India where differences started arising over Rubin's financial condition. During the honeymoon trip, Tamayo refused to share a hotel room with the luckless plaintiff ... Rubin is suing for copyright infringement, misappropriation of his publicity rights, and defamation"
Summer 2011 is coming to close, and we thought we'd wrap things up by choosing the best (and in some cases, the worst) the movies had to offer.
- Breakout Star, Male: Chris Evans, 'Captain America'
- Breakout Star, Female: Jessica Chastain, 'The Help,' 'The Tree of Life,' 'The Debt'
- Best New Kid Actor: Joel Courtney, 'Super 8'
- Best R-Rated Comedy: 'Bridesmaids'
- Worst R-Rated Comedy: 'The Change-Up'
- Biggest Star-Power Fizzle: Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, 'Larry Crowne'
- Best Superhero Movie: 'X-Men: First Class'
- Worst Superhero Movie: Anything With the Word 'Green' in the Title
- Best Villain, Female: Bryce Dallas Howard, 'The Help'
- Best Villain, Male: Kevin Bacon, 'X-Men: First Class'
- Best Unattached Booty-Call Buddies: Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, 'Friends With Benefits'
- Best Marketing Decision: Keeping James Franco Out of the 'Planet of the Apes' Campaign
- Worst Marketing Decision: Opening 'Winnie the Pooh' Against 'Harry Potter'
- Worst Logic Violations: 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'
- Best Alien Invasion Movie: 'Attack the Block'
- Worst Alien Invasion Movie: 'Cowboys & Aliens'
- Best Swearing: Molly Weasley in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2'
- Most Unexpected Delight: 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'
- Biggest Disappointment: 'The Hangover Part II'
- Most Likely to Survive Summer and Make It All the Way to Oscar Night: Viola Davis, 'The Help'
- Best Talking Animal: The Dog in 'Beginners'
- Worst Talking Animal (But in a Good Movie): Paw-Paw, 'The Future'
- Best Animal, Period: Caesar, 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'
- Worst Talking-Animal Movie: 'Zookeeper'
- Best Spielberg Impersonation: J.J. Abrams, 'Super 8'
- Best Woody Allen Impersonation: Owen Wilson, 'Midnight in Paris'
- Worst Imitation of a Brad PItt Summer Blockbuster: 'The Tree of Life'
- Best Franchise Finale: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2'
- Best Comeback: Mel Gibson in 'The Beaver'
- Worst Comeback: Mel Gibson in 'The Beaver'
- Movie We Can Barely Even Remember Got Released: 'Bad Teacher,' 'Mr. Popper's Penguins,' 'Priest,' 'Monte Carlo,' 'Last Night'
- Best Use of 3D: 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'
- Worst Use of 3D: 'Spy Kids: All the Time in the World'
- Best Movie of the Summer: 'Attack the Block'
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