Ashton Ripped Off Anna Nicole

March 10, 2008 By:
Ashton Ripped Off Anna Nicole

Did any of you happen to catch last night's episode of Pop Fiction? It turns out the show, which is produced by Ashton Kutcher, is a carbon copy of a show that Anna Nicole Smith pitched to E! back in 2004.

Anna's treatment read: "...what happens if Anna Nicole Smith and other celebrities turn the tables and capitalize off of the overzealous media? What if the next big supposed scandal is not a scandal at all? What if everything is staged, but the media (and the public) don't know it?" It continues, Anna Nicole and other celebrity guests take aim at the media and push all the limits."

The show was originally pitched to E! networks, so our conspiracy theory is that the execs at E! approached Ashton with the concept since he's the Punk'd dude and he jumped at the opportunity.

Naturally, Howard K. Stern has already threatened to sue. As for now, a rep for E! could not be reached for comment but when the circus goes to court, we'll make sure to keep you updated.