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Plastered Without Permission

1/5/2010 2:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Angelyne -- the woman who has plastered herself all over the billboards of Hollywood -- is suing FOX Searchlight Pictures for allegedly using her billboard image in the movie "Notorious" without permission.


In the federal lawsuit, Angelyne calls herself "a world renowned celebrity" who is world famous "for her eye-catching and highly visible billboards and photographs..."

Angelyne says after the January 2009 release of "Notorious" -- a movie about Notorious B.I.G. -- several of her fans saw the flick and told her the famous billboard was shown in the movie for at least 12 seconds.

Unlike the highly-acclaimed movie "Volcano" (in which an Angelyne billboard crashes to the ground during a volcanic eruption) ... FOX Searchlight violated her copyright by not getting her permission before showing the billboard in the movie.

Angelyne wants damages and an injunction putting the brakes on using her image in the movie.


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She is a sweetheart

A true Hollywood legend.

Notorious estate has the money they should just pay her for using her image.

As Al Abney would say before heading upstairs for teh night at Boardners..., case closed.

1745 days ago

Chairman Moe    

I must agree with BillyBurke & TaT above. She is, in fact, a sweetheart & is undeserving of the derision & scorn shown by so many earlier comments. Fox knows it's done her a wrong & they should pay her what is owed, like every other studio/production company has done.

1677 days ago

John Biner    

The whole lot of you are morons, just like the folks who made this movie without using this persons image without authorization. If I made a movie and put a Mickey Mouse billboard in it, guess what, I'd get sued by Disney. Shocker.

The film studios should have known better, and I hope cashes in on their f*ckup.

1596 days ago


It will be great to watch Ringling Bros And Barnum & Bailey Circus ,i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.

1594 days ago


Just saw Angelyne in hollywood an hour ago buying drugs from someone in a parking lot.

1379 days ago
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