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Ashton Kutcher has beef with the DMV, who doesn’t with those long lines, but Ashton’s beef is with a reality show he was supposed to produce with the DMV and then they backed out. So Kutcher is suing the Cali DMV for $1.4 million.
Ashton Kutcher is trying to squeeze blood from a stone … ’cause his production company is suing the broke-ass State of California for $1.4 mil … after the DMV allegedly backed out of a reality show deal.
In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Kutcher’s Katalyst Media — which produced “Punk’d” and “Beauty and the Geek” — claims it inked a deal with the CA DMV back in 2010 to participate in a reality show that would “capture the variously humorous, emotional, dramatic, moving, humanizing and entertaining situations that arise on a daily basis” at the DMV.
In fact, Katalyst claims it hammered out a “formal written agreement” with the DMV to shoot footage in the summer and fall of 2011. The deal called for 4 initial episodes with an option of 6 more.
Katalyst claims it spent hundreds of thousands of dollars gearing up for the show — only to get a 5-sentence letter from a DMV honcho 6 weeks later … trying to back out of the deal.
According to the suit, the DMV honcho said the project wouldn’t be in the DMV’s “best interests.”
Obviously, Katalyst is pissed — and wants at least $1.44 million to make things right.
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