Marty Singer demands blogger stop being mean to Demi Moore

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Marty Singer demands blogger stop being mean to Demi Moore

Mon Dec 21, 2009 @ 04:29PM PST

By Eriq Gardner


4112094481_6bbf5aa55e We're not surprised to hear that Demi Moore tasked attorney Marty Singer to tame a blogger who had the nerve to suggest that a little Photoshopping on December's W cover made her look like "she had some sort of weird car accident that left a wedge of meat missing."

After all, celebrties hire Singer all the time to do strange stuff, including stopping sex tapes, theatrical plays, reality show marriages, and, if you're Tiger Woods, photos in magazines proving out-of-wedlock affairs.

We're also not surprised to hear that Singer attempted to muzzle the blogger who picked apart Moore's W cover by claiming his cease-and-desist letter was a "confidential legal communication."

Others may scoff at this sort of claim, but Singer has elevated C&D letters to a whole new realm of creative expression. Shouldn't he be able to copyright and otherwise protect them. Don't you agree, Jeremy Piven?

Moore's willingness to go after the blogger is more surprising, frankly. 

What possible reason would compel the actress to set the record straight? After all, the only reason we know about this guy is because Singer sent a letter demanding that he retract his claim that the photo was manipulated. 

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