Full disclosure: After living in, working in and writing about Hollywood for the last 11 years, I had never heard of Todd Shemarya before this morning. And while I no longer cover the agency beat, some quick double-checking confirms that, yes, Pitt, McConaughey and Portman are still represented by CAA. DiCaprio is still represented by Rick Yorn. Jolie by Geyer Kosinski. And so on and so forth.Turns out Todd Shemarya is a guy who basically brokers endorsement deals, which is a far different (and less prestigious) thing than being someone's actual "agent." Although he did reportedly help Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie sell their baby pictures, which would make this allegation highly unprofessional:
"Shemarya frequently pulled out the August 1997 edition of 'Playgirl' magazine," which features nude photos of Brad Pitt, the complaint states. Devlin says Shemarya called Pitt, an agency client, his "golden goose," while ridiculing the size of his penis... He intercepted expensive gifts that designers sent for agency clients Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, gave DiCaprio and Pitt the gifts as if Shemarya had bought them, and then sent fake thank you notes to the designers, according to the complaint.Anyhow don't believe everything you read. [Courthouse News, Variety] UPDATE: A statement from Adam Levin, lawyer for Todd Shemarya: "The allegations by Ms. Devlin in her lawsuit are wholly unfounded. Ms Devlin is a disgruntled employee who was terminated by Shemarya Artists... and it is our belief that this lawsuit is a desperate attempt at retaliation and we intend to vigorously fight it."