Drama over 'Entourage's' Johnny Bananas
August 3rd, 2011
06:01 PM ET

Drama over 'Entourage's' Johnny Bananas

It looks like “Entourage’s” Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon) can’t catch break in real life either.

According to several reports, an MTV reality star is threatening to sue the team behind the hit HBO show, claiming they stole the nickname “Johnny Bananas” (the name of Drama’s cartoon show) from him without asking.

Former “Real World” roomie Johnny Devenanzio says he’s been using the name Johnny Bananas on various MTV programs and even has the moniker copyrighted.

TMZ reports that Devenanzio (or Bananas, if you're so inclined) hired an attorney who wrote to the shows’ producers, “If you do not cease and desist…you leave us little option but to seek judicial intervention.”

Devenanzio called the show’s using his name in their storyline, “An attempt to capitalize on the name recognition which I’m solely responsible for creating," via Twitter. "I intend to fight vigorously in defense of the years of hard work and dedication I’ve spent making Johnny Bananas a household name, and the purpose of this lawsuit is aimed at protecting the integrity of my brand.”

Oh, but wait, there’s more.

The reality TV participant added to TMZ, "I've been on television for the last 5 years, acting like a jerk-off, creating this name, making it a household name, and I'll be damned if some half-ass gorilla is gonna come by and steal my thunder."

HBO says in a statement on Wednesday, “An attorney for Entourage’s production company confirmed that they have not received any correspondence regarding this matter.”

soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Therese

    If you have never heard of mtv's the challange its because your a washed up loser who spends primetime watching only c-span. Live a little. Its all a big joke and he is just trying to get a good story and a few bucks. GO TEAM REAL BANNANS!!!

    August 23, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tatiana

    I know who he is...
    He's being ridiculous though.

    August 8, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Therese

      HA! come on, if you know him you know he is just being johhny. I seriously dought that he is personaly offended, he is just trying to get money out of this! read his twitter account. He even has t-shirts lol. Kenny is helping him. I think its hillarious and i hope mtv lets him talk about it in the next challange

      August 23, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Peace

    Portalpunk vs A.D.!! Taking bets on that 1. Anybody want in? HaHa! 🙂

    August 4, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tess Stickles

    Is there anyone on Earth less famous than... what's the guy's name again... Johnny Devenanzio?

    August 4, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Therese

      yes, YOU! I love Johnny Bannans, (the REAL johhny bannans) Get over yourself just because your some washed up loser who hasent heard of him

      August 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. T. Urdburglar

    I have a banana in my pants

    August 4, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ames

    I had never heard "Johnny Bananas" before Entourage. Most of us haven't been 13yr old girls for the past 5 years, so we have no idea who this guy is. So much for being a household name.

    August 4, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  7. itsamemario

    this fool is just trying to make money from doing nothing. movin on, mush..

    August 4, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  8. NickDrakeGirl

    I'm sorry, WHO? The name Johnny Bananas is copyrighted? WHO is this guy again? In case he (the "real" Johnny Bananas) reads this, I'll ask him again, WHO are you? So much for name recognition.

    August 3, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. The Måd Råp3r

    Oh dang, the greatest battle our time begins tomorrow.

    August 3, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. A.D.

    Portal, I will be claiming Firsty on tomorrow's evening blog. Prepare yourself, because I will beat you...

    August 3, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. portalpunk

    FIRSTY!!!!!! FIRSTY!!!!!!!!
    firsty!!!!! firsty!!!!!!

    August 3, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |

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