Following in the famous footsteps of Bette Midler, Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis and Vanna White - who all filed lawsuits against brands using their look-alikes in advertisements, Kim Kardashian is suing clothing company Old Navy for $20 million.
The 30-year-old reality starlet believes the bargain brand intentionally featured a model, who could probably pass for a fifth Kardashian sister, in one of their commercials.
Besides their similar good looks and closeness in age, the 29-year-old model, Melissa Molinaro, has a lot in common with Kim. Molinaro got her start in reality shows and is, coincidentally, dating Kim's ex-boyfriend, footballer Reggie Bush.
Kardashian's rep released the following statement: "Old Navy launched a multimedia advertising campaign featuring television and online ads that misappropriate Kardashian's likeness in the form of a celebrity look-alike, and styled the infringing ads to evoke Kardashian's identity and persona... Kim Kardashian is immediately recognizable, and is known for her look and style. Her identity and persona are valuable. When her intellectual property rights are violated, she intends to enforce them."
25 Things to Know About Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian was born in Los Angeles on October 21, 1980 and is the daughter of late attorney Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner.She is the second oldest of four, with older sister Kourtney and younger siblings Khloe and Robert.
High School Years
During high school Kim worked at her father's music marketing firm, Movie Tunes.
Kim's first acting role came in 2006 in the television series "Beyond the Break."
Million Dollar Gal
According to E! Kim makes $5.545 million a year.
A Top Model
Kardashian appeared as a guest judge on Cycle 13 of "America's Next Top Model."
Kim posed nude in the December 2007 issue of Playboy magazine.
In April 2009, Kardashian released a workout DVD series, "Fit in Your Jeans by Friday," with trainers Jennifer Galardi and Patrick Goudeau.
Kim Kardashian is the co-founder and chief fashion stylist for ShoeDazzle.
In the spring of 2010, Kim and her sisters released a clothing line for Bebe.They also own Dash clothing store.
In 2000 Kardashian married music producer Damon Thomas. They divorced in 2004.
Kim was partnered with Mark Balls on season 7 of "Dancing with the Stars," but was the third contestant voted off.
Kim starred in the 2008 film spoof "Disaster Movie" as Lisa.Disaster Movie TrailerUploaded by CelebriNet2.-Full seasons and entire episodes online.
Kim considers singer/actress Jennifer Lopez to be her style icon.
Dr. Sanford Siegal, the creator of the Cookie Diet, sued Kardashian, claiming she defamed him on Twitter. According to Siegal, Kardashian tweeted that he was "falsely promoting" that she was on the cookie diet.
Kim worked as a wardrobe stylist for television shows and photo shoots. She was also the closet designer for Cindy Crawford, Nicole Richie, Kathie Lee Gifford and Kenny G.
The reality star celebrated her 14th birthday at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch.
Kim Kardashian's first boyfriend was Tito Jackson's son, T.J..
Deep-fried Oreos are Kim's favorite sweet. "If I like a food, I'll eat it, even if I know it's not good for me," she once told People magazine.
Kim appears in the Fall Out Boy music video "Thnks fr th Mmrs" and gets cozy with bassist Pete Wentz.
She rarely drinks alcohol, but when Kim does she enjoys sipping on a White Russian cocktail.
Kim once said, "I want to be a Bond Girl and film a love scene with Daniel Craig after he's rescued me."
Kim released her own perfume "Kim Kardashian" in February 2010.
My Little Cupcake
Famous Cupcakes in Los Angeles created a vanilla cupcake mix for Kim. It's called Va-Va-Va-Nilla.
Part of the In Crowd
Kardashian is the producer of "SPINdustry," a reality show about Command PR, a NYC public relations firm run by Jonathan Cheban and Simon Huck.
Kim's favorite movies include "Clueless" and "The Notebook."