Jessica sues weight loss firm for $1m - The Asian Age

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The actress Jessica Alba has taken legal action against the makers of Belly Bandit, an aid which is said to help women lose their post-pregnancy weight, for using her image without permission to boost sales of the product. Her legal team also claim the product's packaging carried her name stating it was "Jessica Alba's #2 Secret for a Fast Post Pregnancy Slimdown!"
The lawsuit also accuses the company of prominently featuring her name and photograph "under the Celebrity Testimonials section of their website".
Since legal action was taken Jessica's picture no longer appears on the web page where stars including Kourtney Kardashian and Minnie Driver give statements praising the product.
According to, the 30-year-old screen beauty, who has two daughters, three-year-old Honor Marie and two-month-old Haven Garner, with her husband Cash Warren, is also seeking a percentage of the company's profits as well as the damages.

Usher bags award for charity
Singer Usher is to be honoured with an award in recognition of his charity work.
He will be presented the Philanthropy Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee next month in honour of his work with his New Look Foundation, reports The organisation helps youngsters get certificates in leadership skills and also raised funds for victims of 2005's Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake.

14 Oct, 2011

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