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Harry Shearer -- 'This Is Spinal Tap' Studio's Been Ripping Me Off

"This Is Spinal Tap" star and co-creator Harry Shearer says he's been getting the short end of the stick on the legendary movie... to the tune of $125 million. Shearer's production company just filed suit against Vivendi -- which owns Universal…
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