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Hayden Christensen sues USA Network over alleged idea theft

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Actor Hayden Christensen, best known for playing Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequels, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in New York District Court claiming that the USA Network stole his idea for a TV show. Christensen’s suit alleges that the cable network’s comedy series Royal Pains is ripped off of an idea Christensen and his brother Tove pitched for a show entitled Housecall about a concierge doctor in Malibu who makes house calls to wealthy and famous clients. According to the complaint, Christensen is seeking profits from the show and damages “believed to be in the millions of dollars.”