…and having gained notoriety on one of prime-time’s hottest television dramas then from there (and because of) moving on up to movies then coming back to work forgetting what made you and treating your so-stars like crap
…Katherine Heigl finally gets her piece of a pie she might be okay with eating this time. With that cut, she will finally have the funding needed to move her latest movie shelved because of lack of funding. In court records filed on Wednesday, April 9, the actress claimed that Duane Reade (a Walgreens company) improperly used her name to promote their brand.
According to sources, the company Twitter finger got a little Twigger happy and posted a photo of Katherine carrying a Duane Reade shopping bag while in New York City [while filming a role for a television show called: State of Affairs”]. They posted the shot with the caption reading: “Love a quick #DuaneReade run? Even @KatieHeigl can’t resist shopping #NYC’s favorite drugstore.”
..cute. Real cute.
Well not so much (at least Katherine didn’t think so). At first, she tried to handle the matter quietly (and without a lawsuit). Her attorneys asked the company to remove the photo and Tweet to no avail-they ignored it, now, they’ve been hit with something they can’t ignore: A pocket sanctioning-alleging that the post was “a misappropriation of her celebrity as well as false advertising.”
While the company (who most probably just fired their Twitterer) have nothing outside of saying they do not comment on pending legal litigation), Heigl’s attorney Peter Haviland, asserts: “We expect Duane Reade to pay for its willful misuse of Katherine Heigl’s name and likeness.”
Just three days in, she already knows she’s got this $6 mill in the…bag (no pun intended). Her attorney stated that (because she’s a big balling overworked Hollywood actress now since the days she left little ole Grey’s Anatomy behind) she “intends” to donate all proceeds from the lawsuit to charity: “Pursuant to her instruction, any monies recovered will go to a nonprofit foundation that she has worked for years to support,” Haviland expressed.
All jokes aside.
The nonprofit agency Katherine Heigl fancies is the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation-est. 2008 in memory of her late brother who died in a car accident as a teen. The foundation helps shelter animals and assists special-need animals that have been abused, abandoned and neglected.
Source: US Magazine