Bethenny Frankel Reality Show Facing Copyright Infringement Suits Over “Skinny & The City” Moniker
HBO is weighing its legal options against Bravo and reality personality Bethenny Frankel as the former Real Housewives of New York City star prepares to launch her own unscripted spinoff series, Skinny & The City, on the network later this year.
FOX News spies say the Emmy-winning cable network is “very sensitive” about titles bearing any resemblance to that of its classic Sunday night smash Sex & the City and are currently looking into whether or not Bethenny’s catchy’s calling card could result in a major copyright infringement suit for Bravo.
In related news, author Tanya Zuckerbrot, registered dietitian and author of The F-Factor Diet, runs a popular weight loss website called www.skinnyandthecity.com and is also said to be none too pleased with Bravo’s plans to swipe the name for Bethenny’s show.
“While I am obviously surprised by this news, I have always felt imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. That being said, we are taking the protection of our brand and trademark extremely seriously,” Zuckerbrot told the Pop Tarts Column on Monday.