Kelly and Jon (Season 4) is SUING the makers of Pediegg

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Kelly and Jon (Season 4) is SUING the makers of Pediegg

Post by JonL0ver on Fri 04 Jul 2008, 1:36 am

From this SITE.

My Most Favorite Lawsuit Ever
by Cristina Kinon

OK, so I am the biggest fan of the infomercial callous-softening miracle creation PedEgg. I got the $9.99 contraption at the local Bed, Bath & Beyond a few weeks ago and have used it just a few times and already my nasty, beach-hardened and cracked heels have gone from sandpaper rough to Cottonelle soft. I swear if I use it two more times you could serve entrees from my big toe.

But my gorgeous feet are not the point. The point is some couple from the 2003 edition of "The Amazing Race" that appear in the commercial for the PedEgg are suing the company because they think they look ridiculous in the spot.

TheSmokingGun.com reports that Florida couple Kelly Parks-Corso and Jonathan Corso say they were "shocked" to discover the "cheap, low quality" PedEgg commercial was airing worldwide without their permission. Apparently, they only negotiated money matters but nothing regarding the commercial's broadcast.

It gets better! The duo are totally embarrassed by their "horror make-up" and allege that a makeup artist added "artificial bumps and discoloration" to Kelly's feet in order to "make a 'before' shot for comparison in a 'before-and-after' scheme."

The couple is also pissed about the fact that the spot plays on a loop in places like B, B & Beyond (dude, its what convinced me to buy the thing--did you see their dry skin??).

Honestly, I don't see what the problem is here. The PedEgg is a miracle worker and these people should feel blessed to be the vessel the foot gods have selected to pass along the message of its righteousness. Amen.

Click HERE to see the commercial! (Kelly is the one with the curly red hair putting on panty hose and her husband is the dude on the couch).


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Post by JonL0ver on Fri 04 Jul 2008, 1:40 am

Here is a copy of the lawsuit:

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Post by JonL0ver on Fri 04 Jul 2008, 1:45 am

Here is another story about the lawsuit from this SITE

PedEgg Accused Of Gross Injustice:
Model couple sues over appearance in ubiquitous, revolting TV spot


JUNE 25--You're not the only one revolted by that ubiquitous commercial for the PedEgg, the low-rent foot care device hawked nonstop on cable TV. Two Florida foot models featured in the spot allege that they were duped into appearing in the commercials and claim that the PedEgg's manufacturer even applied "horror make-up" to one of their feet prior to shooting "before and after" footage.

Married models Kelly Parks-Corso and Jonathan Corso allege that they were each paid a few hundred dollars for filming last year, but that they never negotiated a separate agreement covering the actual airing of the PedEgg commercials.

In a Florida Circuit Court lawsuit, a copy of which you'll find below, the Corsos allege that they were "shocked" to discover the "cheap, low quality" PedEgg commercial was being broadcast worldwide without their permission.

The couple alleges that the commercial, which can be viewed at right, portrays them in a "negative light" and was supposed to be an "Internet-only infomercial." Instead, the ad "has now run all over the world," the complaint notes, and even can be seen playing on a loop in retail outlets like Bed Bath & Beyond, said Jonathan David, the Corsos's lawyer.

Prior to the July 2007 filming, a makeup artist added "artificial bumps and discoloration" to Kelly's feet in order to "make a 'before' shot for comparison in a 'before-and-after' scheme," the June 23 complaint charges. David told TSG that the makeup artist said that he exclusively did "horror makeup," which might be of concern to truth-in-advertising sticklers.

Kelly Parks-Corso, who has long curly red hair, is seen at the commercial's outset putting on panty hose, and then later in the spot wearing a green skirt. Her husband is seen sitting on a couch. The Corsos each have appeared in a wide range of commercials for firms like Wal-Mart, Royal Caribbean, and Giorgio Armani, said David.

Aditionally, in 2003 they were contestants on CBS's "The Amazing Race," finishing second in the around-the-world reality show.

The Corsos's lawsuit, which does not specify monetary damages, accuses the PedEgg's manufacturer and the commercial's producers of unauthorized use of their names and likenesses, negligence, and fraud.
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Post by Alan_Ariel on Thu 10 Jul 2008, 7:15 pm

i just love reading the article.. thanks again, Jon.. Very Happy
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