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October 5, 2010

“Deadliest Catch” stars quit Discovery show

USA-HEALTHCARE/WELLNESSLOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – A trio of stars of Discovery’s hit reality series “Deadliest Catch” have left the show.

The network sued the Hillstrands for $3 million claiming they failed to show up to finish work on “Hillstranded,” a planned “Catch” spinoff. The Hillstrands’ lawyer Jeff Cohen then called the suit an attempt to “extort” his clients and said the lawsuit could force them to sell their boats and fire their crews. Hansen, also repped by Cohen, later weighed in, backing the Hillstrands, slamming Discovery and saying, “I want people to know the captains stand together, and me and my brothers support them 100 percent.”

Please be advised that “repped” is not a word. The word “represented” would have been the correct choice. Your attention to this matter would be appreciated.

Ken K.

This was not a Reuters story. It was written by The Hollywood Reporter and was included in a Reuters news product. Trade publications such as Hollywood Reporter and Variety often write in jargon used by the entertainment industry, and while we shouldn’t use the same language in our own reporting, we don’t change their style unless the meaning would be unclear to most readers: GBU Editor

The Discovery Communications headquarters building is seen in Silver Spring, Maryland December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

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