Michelle Pfeiffer, Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore and Sandra Bullock are gearing up to star together – in court.
The four women banded together recently, filing a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against CompUSA, TigerDirect, Systemax and Global Computer Supplies, claiming the companies use their images to sell electronic products.
According to the January 20 lawsuit, obtained by Access Hollywood, the women claim their identities, which they note are “recognized instantly by the public and have substantial commercial value,” were used without their permission to sell goods for the companies.
In paperwork that accompanied the filing, the women included several ads from the companies for computer screens and HDTVs, featuring the stars on the front of the products. The women are featured in what appears to be clips from some of their movies including Moore and Keaton in “Because I Said So.”
The stars claim they “exercise careful consideration” before allowing their images to be used for commercial value, and are seeking damages over the use of their images.
The women, who list dozens of the films they’ve starred in as part of their evidence, are asking the companies to cough up accounting records related to the sale of products their images were used to sell.
The women are asking a judge to award them monies resulting from the profits of goods sold that their images were used to advertise.They are also asking for punitive damages, special damages, attorney fees and an injunction to stop the companies from using their images in the future.
So far, the defendants have not responded in court to the filing.
Jesse James is taking part in two reality shows this year, but it wasn’t Donald Trump and his “Celebrity Apprentice” that left the tattooed motorcycle enthusiast battered and bruised.
According to the NY Daily News, Jesse chipped his elbow, broke two ribs and was set on fire during the filming of Spike TV’s “Jesse James Is A Dead Man,” something his wife, Sandra Bullock, didn’t seem to mind.
“She loves it,” Jesse told the newspaper. “She tells me every day to go out and a break a leg.”
Jesse’s upcoming new reality show will see the star tackle 10 episodes worth of life-risking challenges including flipping trucks after driving through a landmine-populated field.
“I think for some people, driving on the 405 [freeway in Los Angeles] is like the biggest thrill they ever get in life,” he said. “Life is only a one-lap race, so I want to do everything on that lap to see what it’s like.”
Though the challenges for the show are risky, Jesse said he does not have a death wish.
“Having a death wish is like being that guy who wants to bury himself under 10,000 pounds of dirt in a glass casket. That’s just dumb. That can’t be thrilling,” he told the paper. “Being an adrenaline junkie is just racing and going fast and doing stuff that could kill you, and a lot of people get killed doing it, but here we’re kind of putting the danger right out in the open.”
Jesse also hopes people don’t take the reality show too seriously.
“I hope it comes off lighthearted. I hate those shows like David Blaine’s where it’s like, ‘Oh my God, he’s hanging upside down.’ I’d rather take something super-dangerous and make a joke about it than make a big deal out of something that isn’t even a big deal,” he said.
SANDRA BULLOCK is playing full-time mother to her five-year-old stepdaughter SUNNY, because her husband JESSE JAMES’ ex-wife is behind bars.
Porn star Janine Lindemulder, Sunny’s birth mother, has been sentenced to serve six months in federal prison after she was found guilty of failing to pay more than $200,000 (GBP133,333) in income tax.
And, when she is released, she must spend a further spell living in a residential community corrections centre.
Celebrity mechanic James has been handed full custody of Sunny while Lindemulder is in prison, and could appeal to become her permanent full-time carer.
Sources tell the National Enquirer Bullock is desperate to be a mum, and she’s thrilled to get the chance to try motherhood with Sunny, who was born after James and Lindemulder split, and he began dating the actress.
The insider says, “This is a dream come true for Sandra, but it’s Janine’s worst nightmare.
“Janine is worried that, while she’s in prison, Jesse will file another motion with the court to gain permanent full custody.
“Sandra loves Sunny like her own flesh and blood, and will completely support Jesse if he chooses to fight for full custody.”
Jerry Hall is a fellow sufferer, along with Uma Thurman and Reese Witherspoon. Actress Sandra Bullock admits that she makes a hobby of going to fashion shows to spot cellulite on the catwalk models to make herself feel better about her own body. She says: “We all have cellulite. So do supermodels! I’ve been to the shows, and I go, ‘Stick figure has some cellulite’. It’s nature. Without it, you’re not human.”