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Paris Sues Hallmark -- You Care Enough to Rip Me Off

9/7/2007 3:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a lawsuit filed by Paris Hilton against Hallmark Cards, claiming they used her likeness without permission. Not cool!
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In the lawsuit, filed yesterday in Federal District Court in Los Angeles, the heiress alleges Hallmark created a card entitled "Paris's First Day as a Waitress." The card features a picture of Paris' face superimposed over a cartoon of a waitress serving food that says "Don't touch that, it's hot. What's hot? That's hot."

Paris is suing for damages in excess of $100,000, claiming Hallmark "failed to properly obtain [her] approval." Guess not!

A rep for Hallmark told TMZ "Some of Hallmark's new humor greeting cards are parodies of today's most popular celebrities and politicians. These cards take a satirical look at news and gossip surrounding these public figures, including Paris Hilton, and we do not believe Hallmark has violated any of Ms. Hilton's rights."

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Glee (I'm baaaaack)    

yeah good luck with that one paris - you let the paparrazi splash your image everywhere without private consent.

what's wrong - endorsements drying up because nobody cares about you? why else would you sue a reputable company for something harmless while kissing up to the paparrazi you skank

2567 days ago
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Terry    


So give her a few cents from each card sold. That should wrap this lawsuit up for 2 bucks.

2567 days ago
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andrew06    

Did your account run low Paris since Grandfather is cutting you off, because of the way you carry yourself! HERES A THING GET A JOB! Everything isnt about you!

2567 days ago
4.

felixluv    

SHE SHOULD B FLATTERED!

2567 days ago
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jeff    

Paris will be hot for at least another 20 years...get used to it. Don't be a Hater.

2567 days ago
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Snarksnarksnark    

Uh, it's called parody. The late Jerry Falwell lost his lawsuit against Larry Flynt and Hustler on the same grounds. The First Amendment prevails. Boo-hoo, Hilton. You lose.

2567 days ago
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Rocco and David    

YAWN.

2567 days ago
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Rocco and David    

Everybody hates me - I'm such a sweet person - I think I'll just file a lawsuit. boo hoo hoo

2567 days ago
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Jennifer Scott    

I thought the card was ind of cute. Sorry she is upset about them using her image with out consent, but I thought the card was cute. Have a great Friday all!!!

2567 days ago
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Jennifer Scott    

Oh geez, sorry I ment Kind of cute!! Duh, it's been a long week!

2567 days ago
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AZdiver    

I don't usually side with Paris, but if the greeting card company really did fail to get her permission then I think she SHOULD sue and then give the money to charity.

2567 days ago
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Janelle Kelley    

She's probably afraid that no one would ever buy the dumb UGLY card and then she would be embarrassed - yeah right....like anything embarrasses her!! Just a question....since she has sooooooooooo much money and she's soooooo VAIN - why doesn't she fix her HOOK nose? She's got a witch hook nose just like Farrah Fawcett. When she gets older the hook will look like it's going into her mouth!! She's got the ugliest nose I've ever seen.

2567 days ago
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Runaways Fan    

Parody and satire are covered by the 1st amendment, the freedom of speech. The judge will probably throw the case out.

2567 days ago
14.

Jon Bodack    

Who is also in heaven!

2567 days ago
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T    

Doesn't the retard already have enough money she didn't earn. Jesus! give us all a break and stop reporting news about this idiot! She would be a homeless hooker if she wasn't a Hilton.

2567 days ago
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