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Entertainer Quickie: ‘Twilight’ Co-Stars at Comic-Con & Kim Kardashian sues Old Navy

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‘Twilight’ Co-Stars Surprise Fans at Comic-Con

Comic-Con International, the annual gathering for zealous fans of comics, video games, television and film, is always a massive event this time of year in San Diego.  Some fans received a special surprise Thursday morning as they waited patiently for doors to open at 10 am.

Twi-hards, many of whom have been camping out since Monday, received an early morning surprise when Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Elizabeth Reaser and other co-stars of the supernatural movie franchise came out for meet-and-greets, poster signings, and posed for pictures.

“I am a morning person, but this is definitely early, getting up at 4:30,” Reed (plays vampire Rosalie Cullen) said. “But when people have been camped out since Monday, you just feel it’s a good idea to come out and surprise them.”

“I feel like this is our time to get out and have actual experiences with fans,” Reaser (plays vampire Esme Cullen) said. “Being out here with them makes me feel the films are special, important and really mean something to them.”

Lead players Kristin Stewart, Edward Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner were not available for the early-morning meet-and-greet, but will be  present at the Comic-Con panel to answer questions about their upcoming film.

Fans at Comic-Con will be able to catch an exclusive preview of the next installment in the Twilight Saga: “Breaking Dawn -Part 1”, set to hit the big screen this fall.

Kim Kardashian Sues Old Navy for using Lookalike Model in Ads

Watch out doppelgangers, your lookalike looks may get you in serious trouble.

Kim Kardashian, 30, filed a $20 million lawsuit on Wednesday against Old Navy and its parent company, The Gap Inc., for allegedly using ads that featured a woman who shares an uncanny resemblance to the Reality TV princess.

Earlier this year in February, the store aired a commercial titled “Super C-U-T-E”, starring a smiling, dark-haired model said to resemble Kardashian.  While the commercial is no longer broadcasted on television, it has since received over 2 million views on YouTube.

“Kim Kardashian is immediately recognizable, and is known for her look and style,” said Gary Hecker, Kardashian’s intellectual property attorney.

The dark-haired model in the ad, Melissa Molinaro, is not named in the lawsuit, but she doesn’t seem too thrilled about the whole ordeal.  She posted via Twitter: “We’re still talking about this,” noting that the ad ran five months ago. “Some people have too much time on (their) hands.”

Still, there may be some substance to the lawsuit.  In the past, celebrities such as Bette Midler, Vanna White, and former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis have also sued brands for using advertisements that too closely co-opted their iconic identities, and they all won their cases.

So maybe Kardashian really is just trying to protect her intellectual property rights.  Then again, seeing as how her lookalike model Molinaro is currently dating Kardashian’s ex Reggie Bush, it might just be a bit personal.

Images by magesomido and Kalumba2009 via Flickr.

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