Kate Winslet to sue UK tabloid over ‘nasty’ fitness regime article

May 9th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 9 (ANI): Kate Winslet is to sue a leading UK tabloid newspaper over an article claiming that she had lied about her diet.

The 33-year-old actress has filed papers at London’s High Court and is suing the Daily Mail newspaper for 150,000 pounds.

Talking about the write-up, Winslet said that she was “distressed and embarrassed” about the feature, headlined “Should Kate Winslet win an Oscar for the world’s most irritating actress?”.

The article by Liz Jones, a columnist, was published on 30 January this year, reports The Independent.

Winslet, who believes the article was written in an “unpleasant and nasty way”, is taking Associated Newspapers, the Daily Mail’s owner, to court for 150,000 pounds in libel damages and claims that the article “injured her personal and professional reputation”.

The Mail article, which has since been removed from the newspaper’s website, accused the star of being less than honest about her fitness regime.

Comparing her to other Hollywood actresses, Jones questioned whether Winslet was becoming “as drippy and as impossibly vain as the rest of them”.

In particular, the tabloid questioned a quote Winslet had given to Elle.

“I don’t go to the gym because I don’t have time, but I do Pilates workout DVDs for 20 minutes or more every day at home,” Winslet told the magazine.

Jones continued: “Spend enough time … standing next to women with the physique of broken umbrellas with inflated bits stuck on, and the seeds of self-doubt will sprout, grow and choke you … It is the duplicitousness that enrages me and most other women I have spoken to. Come on, Kate, just be honest about how hard it is to be that size, don’t pretend you are still normal.” (ANI)

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