Katherine Heigl Sues Duane Reade Over Twitpic, is Pretty Full of Herself

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Katherine Heigl is suing Duane Reade over a picture the drug store company posted on Twitter of the star leaving one of its locations in New York City.

The former Grey's Anatomy star no one likes or wants to work with anymore says the company is using her image in promotional materials without consent.

What do those "promotional materials" consist of? Get this ...

A Katherine Heigl Picture

Heigl claims in her lawsuit that she was coming out of a drug store in NYC last month, when a celebrity gossip photographer snapped her with a Duane Reade bag.

Katherine was "horrified" to learn that the company tweeted: "Love a quick #DuaneReade run? Even @KatieHeigl can't resist shopping #NYC's favorite drugstore."

The lawsuit says the company is exploiting the 35-year-old actress' image for commercial gain despite her objection, and seeks $6 million in damages.

The best part (beyond the fact that she thinks it would help, not hurt, Duane Reade to see her spotted on the premises), is this line from her court filing:

"Plaintiff is a highly successful television and motion picture actress, producer and celebrity [who] continues to be in high demand in the entertainment industry."


And furthermore, "A recent search for 'Katherine Heigl' on the Google search engine returned over 3.2 million results" and she has "754,000 Twitter followers."

The complaint goes on to note that Heigl plans to donate any lawsuit proceeds to a charitable foundation that helps animals, which is nice, we suppose.

As much as we like animals, though, we're not exactly crossing our fingers for the allegedly broke Katherine Heigl in this nonsensical legal battle.

But hey, she's hot?

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