We get emails from PR firms each day vouchsafing us know that various, customarily obtuse celebrities are wearing specific brands of clothing, examination wear, boots or handbags. We even get emails about what small kids are wearing. Many of these are designed product placements in that a luminary stairs out in a object and calls a paps, some are freebies given to celebrities for this purpose, and we consider distant fewer are happy accidents for a wardrobe companies.
Sometimes PR firms can be overzealous in indicating out that a luminary is wearing their client’s brand, as when a organisation for Valentino sent out an email about a purse Amy Adams was carrying to Philip Seymour Hoffman’s funeral. In that box Amy usually issued a statement by her repute that she was not a paid orator and that “the idea she would use this impulse to attend in a graduation is truly appalling.”
That seems to be a best approach to hoop an neglected organisation with a brand, emanate a matter and put a PR organisation on notice. Katherine Heigl has left a step serve though. Hiegl was photographed after selling during drugstore Duane Reade. (You can see that print here.) The association tweeted a paparazzi print of Heigl along with a soft heading “Love a discerning #DuaneReade run? Even @KatieHeigl can’t conflict selling #NYC’s favorite drugstore.” The subsequent step for Heigl would logically be to emanate a matter or maybe a stop and terminate and ask an apology. Instead she’s suing Duane Reade. For $6 million dollars. Heigl claims she’ll present a income to her animal charity, though it sounds flattering consider to me.
The 35-year-old “27 Dresses” and “Grey’s Anatomy” singer filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Manhattan Federal Court seeking some-more than $6 million in damages.
The lawsuit says Duane Reade on Mar 18 tweeted a print of Heigl carrying dual Duane Reade bags with a tagline, “Love a discerning #DuaneReade run? Even @KatieHeigl can’t conflict selling #NYC’s favorite drugstore.”
“The Heigl sketch is a standard ‘paparazzi’ shot, depicting plaintiff walking on a travel in New York City, in a private impulse looking divided from a camera,” a lawsuit says.
“Use of plaintiff’s picture underneath these resources improperly exploited plaintiff’s name and likeness, as a celebrity, for defendant’s blurb promotion and functions of trade, though authorization.”
The lawsuit boasts that Heigl’s films have grossed some-more than $1 billion worldwide and she “continues to be in high demand.”
In other words, a blond film star doesn’t need a money.
Her prescription: she skeleton to present any indemnification paid by Duane Reade to her animal gratification charity, a Jason Debus Heigl Foundation. A Duane Reade orator didn’t immediately lapse a ask for comment.
From what we understand, it’s a confidant and rather singular pierce to record a full lawsuit though initial promulgation a stop and desist. Heigl presumably sent a CD first, though we consider we would have listened about it. Plus it’s usually been 3 weeks given a tweet. This is a lady who was once a romcom darling, though who has certified that she’s spiteful for cash and has been vagrant for appropriation for her indie movie. She’s also a paid orator for Zzzquil, and we doubt Nyquil paid her some-more than a million to paint them. This sounds like a money squeeze and like she’s anticipating for a discerning settlement. It’s conceited and rather desperate, that seems to be Heigl’s MO lately.
Photos of Heigl with her husband, Josh Kelley, are from 4-5-14 in NY (scarf), and she’s also shown on 2-25 in examination rigging in LA and during premieres on 1-11 and 2-27. Credit: Pacific Coast News, FameFlynet and WENN