Thursday, July 21, 2011
Kim Kardashian sues Old Navy over lookalike in ads
The reality show starlet and model on Wednesday sued the clothing store in a Los Angeles federal court alleging their ads violated her publicity rights with ads that feature a woman who looks like her.
A video of a broadcast ad featuring a smiling, dark-haired woman has been viewed more than two million times on Old Navy's YouTube channel.
Kardashian's lawsuit claims consumers may be confused by the ads and the model's actual endorsements, which include her own clothing store and shoe line.
Kardashian, 31, has rocketed to fame in recent years after gaining prominence as a friend of Paris Hilton and for having a sex tape.
The actress in the ad, Melissa Molinaro, I suppose must be denied a career because she has long, dark hair and bears a passing resemblance to Kim K. Aside from the fact that she apparently has some actual talent.
Kim K must be very bored to have to attack a six month old TV commercial.
Posted by Randy Slovacek at 8:16 AM
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