Howard Stern sues over ''Are You Hot.'' He accuses ABC and the show's producers of ripping off ideas from his show

By Brian Hiatt
March 14, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST

Hey, Lorenzo Lamas — Howard Stern would like his laser pointer back. Stern has filed suit against the producer of ”Are You Hot?” and ABC, alleging that the how-low-can-you-go reality series ripped off ideas from his radio show, according to the Associated Press. The suit claims that the ”Are You Hot?” appropriated both its laser-pointer gimmick and vicious body-critiquing style from Stern, AP reported (a spokesperson for ABC had no comment).

The suit also reportedly says that Stern had been in talks to start a new TV series spun off from his show, but that those discussions ceased after ”Are You Hot?” started. Former Stern writer and sidekick Jackie ”The Jokeman” Martling happens to be a consultant on ”Are You Hot?,” according to AP. Meanwhile, Stern’s attorney in the matter is Marty Singer — the same lawyer who’s suing HBO on behalf of raise-seeking ”Sopranos” star James Gandolfini.

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