Hallmark had a card that featured the likeness of Paris Hilton and her phrase, “That’s hot,” which she felt was violating her privacy and publicity rights.
Seriously, after a certain point, doesn’t a phrase become just part of the communal lexicon? According to a judge, no.
Hilton, seen above leaving her sentencing for her drug arrest earlier this month, asked for at least $500,000 in damages from the company, while Hallmark contended that their creation was parody protected under the First Amendment and fair-use laws.
Nay, said the judge. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but at least now she can pay for her OTHER court fees. Oh, who am I kidding…this bitch doesn’t need any more money.