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MTV's Johnny Bananas Sues HBO, 'Entourage' Over 'Johnny's Bananas'

by Alex Moaba, posted Aug 3rd 2011 4:15PM
Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio, a veteran of MTV's 'Real World: Key West' who's currently participating in 'The Challenge: Rivals,' is accusing HBO's 'Entourage' of some serious monkey business.

He's reportedly sent the network a cease & desist notice, and is threatening to sue for copyright infringement over the name of Johnny Drama's gorilla cartoon show 'Johnny's Bananas,' a central plotline on the new season of 'Entourage.'

Devenanzio has hired attorney Stephanie Ovadia, the lawyer who represented Lindsay Lohan in her suit against the E-Trade for a commercial that she claimed used her likeness.

In a series of tweets, Devenanzio, whose Twitter handle is @MTVBananas, explained why he's taking legal action.

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