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Dita Von Teese's Swan Song

4/17/2008 10:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dita Von Teese is pissed at a guy who was supposed to build her a swan, but the frickin' bird malfunctioned so she's suing!

TMZ has obtained a lawsuit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, in which Von Teese claims she hired the defendant, Fred Knaff, to build her a 10-foot-high swan with a fountainhead in the beak in which she could perform her act, which she calls "Swan Lake" -- we think it's a catchy name.

Bottom line, she says she paid Knaff thousands of dollars but the damn swan's water component malfunctioned at the debut of her show in Toronto in November of last year. She sent the swan back in a box, Knaff refuses to fix or return it. Now poor Dita says she can't perform without it and it's cost her more than $200,000.

Dita is suing for unspecified damages.

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NYCGIRL    

What a freak of nature!

2381 days ago
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Black Teef    

I've got pole she could perform on...

2381 days ago
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cupcake    

That sucks, I hope she wins

2381 days ago
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Baseball Junkie    

She's weird but at least she's more interesting than that idiot performance artist who used to come out on stage naked except for melted chocolate and then roll around on the stage. I've forgotten her name but then again I never wanted to remember it so.

Go Sox

2381 days ago
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Kelli    

BJ! I just dont get her. Ever since I read here she is into "shoe heels" she worries me.

2381 days ago
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Flake    

nice tatas

2381 days ago
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Baseball Junkie    

I think the shoe story may have been an old one. But I still like her better than that other woman. I think her name was Karen or something like that.
BTW your Rangers are coming here for 4 games starting tomorrow. Sorry but I hope we sweep. At least we beat the Yankees tonight so we're alone at the head of our division. I'm afraid your Rangers are at the bottom of theirs.

Go Sox

2381 days ago
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AJ    

That pic is disgusting, PLEASE take it down, TMZ!

2381 days ago
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Kelli    

I know, I actually have kept up with the Rangers. We suck as usual. I am going for the sox now in your honor.

Yes, this girl worries me but she does have nice ta tas. :)

2381 days ago
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spankfreak    

ok...who has the hard on for dita?

2381 days ago
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Jack    

See ya in September Baseball Junkie.....Ya hardley got anything in the bag!!! Enjoy for now.....We will be back!!!!

2381 days ago
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Baseball Junkie    

NY Yankees, you're absolutely right. I expect the lead will change several times between now and the end of the season. May the best team win and may we see a lot of great baseball this summer.

Go Sox

2381 days ago
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pie    

Dita is a soft-core queen. - Under the line for Hollywood film acting.
I imagine there is a lot of suing that goes on between playboy bunnies, and hard, and soft porn actresses.

The soft-core film: "Romancing Sara" Put Dita on the map.

2381 days ago
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Jack    

Well i wish you luck as well...............as a die hard Yankee fan we will definately make things fun!!! I hope....wishing the best for Boston too..................My best friend is a Boston fan!!!

2381 days ago
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Hyde    

Oh please, a swan? How cheesy can she get?

2381 days ago
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