TV Writer Sues J. Lo Over South Beach…JLo Misunderstood

A TV writer has filed a lawsuit against Jennifer Lopez and UPN stating they stole his idea for a series based on his move from Brooklyn to Miami and involvement with the modeling and nightclub scenes. Jack Bunick’s lawsuit claims “South Beach,” a TV series executive-produced by Lopez that debuted Jan. 11 on UPN, mirrors a script he wrote in 1999 for a pilot episode of a show that would have been called “South Beach Miami.” Bunick’s script was about two young men from Brooklyn who travel to South Beach, where one of them quickly gets involved with the club and modeling scenes, according to the federal suit. Alternately, UPN’s Web site says “South Beach” is about best friends Matt and Vincent, who “abandon their world as they know it and head to the alluring paradise of sandy beaches, beautiful people and hot spots in glamorous South Beach.” ……………………………………….. JLo is frustrated that most people misinterpret her intense drive to succeed. She insists she works hard just because she loves the creative process. She explains, “I think a lot of people just don’t understand what I’m about. “They see me laughing, having a good time, and they may think, ‘Oh, she’s so ambitious and everything,’ but the thing is that I’m just a creative person. “If I could describe myself to somebody, that’s how I would do it. I’d say, ‘I’m creative and that’s what drives me.’ “I think I’m driven by money things and all that stuff. They get it so mixed up that they forget that’s not why I started doing it. “I started doing it because I love to perform.”

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