A lawsuit against R&B singer Jennifer Lopez, which accuses her for stealing the idea for her short-lived UPN series “South Beach,” was tossed out by a judge. Writer Jack Bunick said the plot of âSouth Beachâ two Brooklyn guys, was too similar to a 1999 pitch for his pilot, called “South Beach Miami.” U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said there is not enough evidence to take the case to trial. The judge also noted that Bunick admits his scripts include generic ideas and commonplace elements and aspects of the South Beach club and modeling scene. The judge said there was “in fact … powerful evidence” that the defendants – Lopez, UPN, CBS Television and others – had independently created “South Beach.” A lawyer for Lopez had said in court papers that although she was executive producer, the entertainer was barely involved in the creation and development of “South Beach” and was only brought in at a later stage to “lend celebrity to the show.”
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