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Carnie Wilson and GSN Settle Law Suit

Singer Carnie Wilson and the Game Show Network have settled her lawsuit alleging she’s owed nearly $300,000 in extra pay for work on her unscripted show “Unstapled.”

Wilson filed suit against GSN in Los Angeles Superior Court in July 2010, seeking $277,500 in damages. The case was resolved during a settlement conference with a judge Dec. 15 and is scheduled to be dismissed on Friday. No terms were divulged.

According to Wilson’s court papers, under her contract she was set to receive $120,000 for six weeks of episodes that would be filmed four days a week for six hours a day from August 2009 to Thanksgiving of that year.

Shooting on “Unstapled” instead lasted until February 2010, and each day’s work took on average nine hours to complete, according to her complaint.

Although the network knew about the excessive time, GSN officials continued to ask Wilson to work, her suit states.

However, attorneys for the Game Show Network stated in their court papers that Wilson persuaded the network to renew her contract related to another series produced by GSN, “The Newlywed Game,’ by misrepresenting that she would drop her “Unstapled” payment claims if the other show was brought back for a third season.

Wilson also refused to appear on the “The Dr. Oz Show” to promote “Unstapled,” according to the network’s court papers. She also declined to be on “Access Hollywood” and “The Wendy Williams Show,” according to the GSN court papers.

The 43-year-old singer, who underwent gastric bypass surgery in 1999, is the daughter of former Beach Boy Brian Wilson. She had her own musical success with the group Wilson Phillips.

Copyright © 2012 City News Service

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