Hayden Christensen will not fade into obscurity even though he’s stopped doing movies. He recently popped onto our radar when he and cutie Rachel Bilson ended their engagement. Now he’s back again alongside his older brother suing the USA Network because they apparently plagiarized the brothers idea for a TV show.
The brothers Christensen claim they approached the channel (they’re an NBC subsidiary) in 2005 with the idea for Housecall which which going to be a comedic drama about a concierge doctor making house calls to the jet set. And Voila! USA Network has a show, now in its second season, called Royal Pains. Guess what it’s about? Yup – it’s a comedic drama about a concierge doctor making house calls to the jet set.
The brothers are crying “Rip off!” and have filed suit in Manhattan federal court. Naturally, no comment whatsoever from the network. Now a lot of people may think the siblings don’t stand a chance because of the whole ‘two little people [does Hayden count as a star, still?] versus a network’ odds, but consider Christensen/Darth Vader’s nemesis Yoda’s words: “Size matters not … Look at me. Judge me by size, do you?Ã¢â‚¬Â