TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

When You Care Enough to Slam the Very Best

8/6/2008 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Being slapped with a lawsuit by Paris Hilton hasn't scared Hallmark into submission -- and now they're tearing apart even bigger names like Brad Pitt, Jessica Simpson and Lindsay Lohan.
Hallmark: Click to launch
Despite being held up in appeals court over a card depicting Paris as a waitress, Hallmark's subdivision Shoebox is going ahead with birthday greetings ripping on LiLo's boozy backstory, Brangelina's brood and Jess' brains -- or lack thereof.

The new crop could file suits similar to Hilton's, but the card company ain't afraid, telling 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 and we do not believe the cards violate any of these public figures' rights."

Reps for Lohan, Pitt and Simpson didn't immediately comment.

19 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

Betty    

Okay the cards are a little funny.

2079 days ago
2.

julie    

Where is the Tom Cruise card with him jumping on a couch? The inside of that one should read "It's your birthday, go crazy!"

2079 days ago
3.

bob    

this is not a cartoon to sell cards, this is not a first admendment thing,there using a celebrity face to sell a product, ,if they were giving it away thats another story but there selling a product here,

2079 days ago
4.

Twinker    

Trees were killed for these stupid cards...

2079 days ago
5.

awp    

They are funny....especially Brad Pitt.

2079 days ago
6.

Adrienne    

I'd sue, they are profiting from their likeness.... The cards are stupid, the Seacrest one was cute tho...

2079 days ago
7.

Ellen    

Thats freakin funny -- These celebs need to laugh a little at themselves -- Everyone else lighten up a bit

2079 days ago
8.

Kwaisha1487    

I think that all the celebrities that Hallmark and any co-affiliate make a profit from, should simply ask for royalties. They can still sue them, of course. But look at it this way, they still get publicity (and it's not a picture of their hoo-ha), they got money from the company trying to make a profit without consent, and then they get MORE money whenever the cards hit the shelves. It's a win-win-win situation... think about it.

2079 days ago
9.

Divashels    

BRILLIANT I WISH I HAD THOUGHT OF IT FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS THE ONLY THING ANY OF THESE CELEBS ARE GOOD FOR..............A LAUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2079 days ago
10.

boredatwork    

They were all funny but the Brad Pitt one is the best!

2079 days ago
11.

Anita    

Hallmark should know better since they already lost similar lawsuits.

They are selling the cards for financial gain, therefore any celeb who sues has a claim on the profits.

2079 days ago
12.

Anita    

This has to stop!
I hope Hallmark loses again.
Their tree-killing cards should not be bought by any responsible person.

2079 days ago
13.

Anita    

How many forests have to die so this awful company can keep marketing their stupid cards?????

Hallmark SUX and I thank Paris for bringing attention to what Hallmark doing to all of US.
Fine the hell out of Hallmark and push them out of business!!!!!!

2079 days ago
14.

Anita    

I hope Paris wins and all other celebrities sue Hallmark too.!

2079 days ago
15.

Anita    

Let them parody but the profits Hallmark makes need to be shared with the people they use.
That will teach them not to exploit people who are trademarked.
Hallmark would be screaming if someone did the same thing to Hallmark.

2079 days ago
| 1 | 2 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web