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

(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.

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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. (Read more Katherine Heigl stories.)

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