Shock jock Howard Stern has settled a lawsuit against the bosses of TV show
ARE YOU HOT? THE SEARCH FOR AMERICA'S SEXIEST PEOPLE, which he claimed was
based on an idea stolen from his radio show.
The two-page dismissal notice on the suit was filed Thursday (07AUG03) in
LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT. Terms were not disclosed.
Stern sued TV network ABC and TELEPICTURES PRODUCTIONS in March (03),
claiming Are You Hot? was derived from a segment on his syndicated radio show
called THE EVALUATORS. In the segment, Stern and three panellists comment
contestants' physical attributes, rating them on their worthiness to appear in
various men's magazines.
In the television show, contestants had their looks evaluated by three
panellists, who included supermodel Rachel Hunter.
Stern claimed in his suit that he lost a deal with another broadcast
outlet after Are You Hot? began airing in February (03).