Katherine Heigl Wants $6M From Drugstore Over Tweet

Wants the world to know she does not endorse Duane Reade
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2014 10:40 AM CDT
Katherine Heigl arrives at the AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Shirley MacLaine at Sony Studios on Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Culver City, Calif.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Be careful what you tweet about Katherine Heigl: The notoriously difficult actress is suing drugstore chain Duane Reade for $6 million, all because of one little tweet, TMZ reports. Duane Reade tweeted last month, "Love a quick #DuaneReade run? Even @KatieHeigl can’t resist shopping #NYC's favorite drugstore," along with a picture of Heigl carrying two Duane Reade shopping bags and a link to an article about her shopping there.

But Heigl's lawsuit points out that the photo was just "a typical 'paparazzi' shot," and that the drugstore used it—without Heigl's permission—to "imply falsely that [Heigl] endorses [Duane Reade]," reports E! Online. Should she walk away with any money, she says she'll donate it to the animal welfare-focused Jason Debus Heigl Foundation.

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