The Gap Questions Kim K’s Reputation in Lawsuit

The Gap is getting ready to do battle with reality star Kim Kardashian.

Folks might remember that Old Navy (which is a Gap brand) ran a commercial starring an actress named Melissa Molinaro, who boasts a not-so-subtle similarity to Kardashian. Ms. Kim promptly sued the retailer, claiming, according to a buzzy article from the Hollywood Reporter, that the commercial “created confusion in the marketplace and violated her rights to her name and likeness.” Kim wants $20 million for her trouble.

The Gap may be rolling its eyes, but the company isn’t rolling over. The retailer has launched an investigation to see whether Kardashian’s reputation really was sullied as her lawsuit insists. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the investigation and its aftermath could take about a year to resolve.

If things progress as planned, the legal battle could be a real adventure. According to the New York Post, legal experts predict that “Kardashian herself, as well as her doppelganger and the creative forces behind the commercial, could end up each with an invitation on the witness stand.”

It’s been a rough couple of months for Kim and family. Last week, the Kardashians responded to a report that the Kardashian brand is losing its luster. Back in September, Kim and Kourtney were memorably mocked by two newscasters. And then there was the wedding… yeah, the less said about that, the better.


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Kate Middleton Named Best-Mannered Person, Kim Kardashian Most Ill-Mannered

You wouldn’t expect anything less from the Dutchess of Cambridge. The always-elegant Kate Middleton reigns regal atop this year’s list of “Ten Best-Mannered People of 2011,” compiled by the National League of Junior Cotillions.

The British beauty, praised for “the poise and dignity with which she conducts herself in the public spotlight,” was an obvious choice for the title, NLJC national director Elizabeth Anne Winters said in a statement. Justin Bieber took second place for “consistently showing courtesy to his fans.” Paula Abdul rounded out the top trio, lauded for her “encouragement to aspiring entertainers.”

The annual list is compiled by the etiquette and social training program and is based on a person’s “demonstration of dignity, honor and respect,” Winters said. This year’s best-mannered list included a mix of actors, celebrities, singers and athletes, along with a few surprises.

Aaron Rogers landed in slot No. 4 for being a positive role model, followed by Taylor Swift and George Stephanopoulos in 5th and 6th place, respectively. Jackie Evancho took 7th place for “demonstrating humility and politeness as a young performer.” CNN talk show host Erin Burnett placed 8th and Emma Watson came in 9th. Denver Broncos quarterback wraps up the top 10 list for “displaying good sportsmanship on and off the field.”

Reality star Kim Kardashian took the title of “The Most Ill-Mannered Person of 2011″ for “making a private matter public and disrespecting the institution of marriage.”



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