Philly-born twister Chubby Checker is suing Hewlett-Packard and Palm for violating his trademark over an app that allows women to guess the size of a man's member based on his shoe size. (Happy Valentine's Day, y'all!)
Checker, born Ernest Evans, trademarked his name in 1998 so he could use the name on other products, including music, "other entertainment, hamburgers, lamp chops, veal chops, chicken, popcorn, candy, hot dogs, chocolate and spring water," according to the complaint. He's sold 250 million records, including "The Twist" and "Let's Twist Again (Like We Did Last Summer)," worldwide.
Checker claims that H-P and Palm have offered the app since 2006. The complaint states Checker sent H-P and Palm a cease and desist letter on Sept. 6, 2012 but the companies did not comply.
I gave Chubby a call and he said he did not want to talk about he case at this time, but would release a statement later.