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Nicole Raises Stink over Paper's Perfume Claims

12/6/2007 10:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman is striking back at a British newspaper over its claims that she very publicly ditched Chanel No. 5 -- for which she's the spokesmodel -- in favor of another perfume. Stinky!

In a suit filed in London, the actress says that the Daily Telegraph made "grossly defamatory" statements when it reported that she was using a Jo Malone scent while pushing her new flick, "The Golden Compass," "dabbing it on whenever she had a moment." The paper suggested that Nic was jeopardizing her contract with Chanel by using the Jo Malone. Paging Teri Hatcher!

Kidman's lawyers are seeking an immediate retraction. The Telegraph had no comment.

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Nick    

I'm glad - it's only her business if she decides to drop a perfume brand, why should anyone else get involved.
http://www.celebritat.blogspot.com

2456 days ago
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Really now    

I am so pleased to see at least one celebrity willing to sue for these contrived stories that several of these tabloids report. I hope that her attorneys and herself do not settle with these people out of court but allow the matter to come to trial and if successful receive a substantial award. Until these celebrities start suing for huge sums and it hits the tabloids where it hurts they will never stop. Good for you Nicole Kidman!

2456 days ago
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franks furter    

Oh wow....she better sue so she'll be able to pay her Botox bill this month! She has NO money ya know... ;)

2456 days ago
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Jan    

Chanel no. 5 smells like an old lady's arse anyway..I wouldn't blame her.

2456 days ago
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diane    

Is she DRUNK in this picture? Probably drinking all the booze , so her husband won't!

2456 days ago
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FEMMATE.COM    

TMZ, I love other hot photos of Nocole.

2456 days ago
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Viviann    

nicole kidman is awful for having a part in this movie. if you research this movie it will tell you that it is base on a book by a guy who wants to turn all kids away from God. hehas been quoted saying something like his main goal in life is to turn kids onto satan. i have lost all respect for her for having a part in this movie. research it for your self.

2456 days ago
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H&C    

can't wait to see the "Golden Compass".

I have read the entire "Dark Materials trilogy" by Philip Pullman which are great books.
I just think it's so silly that the Catholic League called for a boycott of the film. (League president William A. Donohue said he would not ordinarily object to the film, but that while the religious elements will be diluted from the source material, the film will encourage children to read the novels, which he says "denigrate Christianity" and promote "atheism for kids." He cited author Pullman as saying that he is "trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief." The League hopes that "the film [will fail] to meet box office expectations and that [Pullman's] books attract few buyers.)
The author of the books Pullman has since said that the books do not have a religious agenda, saying of Donohue's call for a boycott, "Why don't we trust readers? Why don't we trust filmgoers? Oh, it causes me to shake my head with sorrow that such nitwits could be loose in the world"!
I believe they said the same about "Harry Potter" too!?!?!
I will be the 1st in line opening day!!!

2455 days ago
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H&C    

Several key themes of the novels, the rejection of organized religion and the abuse of power in a fictionalized Catholic Church, are to be diluted in the adaptation. Director Weitz said "in the books the Magisterium is a version of the Catholic Church gone wildly astray from its roots" but that the organization portrayed in his film would not directly match that of Pullman's books. Instead, the Magisterium will represent all dogmatic organizations Weitz said that New Line Cinema had feared the story's anti-religious themes would make the film financially unviable in the US, and so religion and God will not be referenced directly. Attempting to reassure fans of the novels, Weitz said that vreligion would instead appear in euphemistic terms, yet the decision has been attacked by some fans anti-censorship groups, and the National Secular Society (of which Pullman is an honorary associate), which said "they are taking the heart out of it, losing the point of it, castrating it", this is part of a long-term problem over freedom of speech." The Atlantic Monthly said also that "With $180 million at stake, the studio opted to kidnap the book’s body and leave behind its soul.

2455 days ago
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H&C    

On October 7, 2007 the Catholic League called for a boycott of the film League president William A. Donohue said he would not ordinarily object to the film, but that while the religious elements will be diluted from the source material, the film will encourage children to read the novels, which he says "denigrate Christianity" and promote "atheism for kids. He cited Pullman telling the Washington Post in 2001 that he is "trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief." The League hopes that "the film [will fail] to meet box office expectations and that Pullman's] books attract few buyers. Pullman has since said that the books do not have a religious agenda, saying of Donohue's call for a boycott, "Why don't we trust readers? Why don't we trust filmgoers? Oh, it causes me to shake my head with sorrow that such nitwits could be loose in the world." In a discussion with Donohue on CBS's Early Show, Ellen Johnson, president of American Atheists, said that rather than promote atheism, the film would encourage children to question authority, saying that would not be a bad thing for children to learn. Director Weitz says that he believes His Dark Materials is "not an atheistic work, but a highly spiritual and reverent piece of writing", and Nicole Kidman has defended her decision to star in the film, saying that "the Catholic Church is part of my essence. I wouldn't be able to do this film if I thought it were at all anti-Catholic".

2455 days ago
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Nutage    

Wow...some of you people realllly post.

2455 days ago
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Lucy    

can't wait to see the "Golden Compass

2452 days ago

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