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Zeta-Jones plans to sue over Atkins diet stories

LOS ANGELES: Lawyers for Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones say she may be beautiful, but she didn't get that way from the Atkins diet, thank you very much, and she won't have anyone suggesting that she did.

Lawyers for Zeta-Jones have sent a letter to news organisations saying that she has been wrongly linked in some reports to the diet which, according to the letter, "has been derided by nutritionists and other health care officials for decades."

The attorneys say they are currently investigating the stories "and we intend to pursue claims on her behalf against each and every publication responsible for the creation and initial growth of these false and damaging stories."

A copy of the letter first surfaced on the website The Smoking Gun (www.thesmokinggun.com). Zeta-Jones attorney John Lavely, who signed the letter, could not be reached for comment.

Richard Rothstein, a spokesman for Atkins, told The Smoking Gun that the Atkins organisation had not been contacted by lawyers for Zeta-Jones. "It's never been our policy to seek celebrity endorsements," Rothstein said. "Where tabloids get their info is a complete mystery to me."

Lavely said in the letter, "By stating that Zeta-Jones uses or endorses the Atkins diet, these publications are falsely representing to the average reader, including many young women who look up to my client and admire her beautiful appearance, that Zeta-Jones would recommend this diet to (those) looking to lose weight."

  
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