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Hallmark responded by filing a motion in November to dismiss Hilton's complaint, arguing the cards are a parody of Hilton's likeness and protected under the First Amendment. But the court on Dec. 17 denied Hallmark's motion, which means Hilton's case will be heard in front of a jury at a trial set for Aug. 28. "Just because she's a celebrity and she's famous, doesn't mean you can steal from her. That's essentially what Hallmark's done. They've stolen her notoriety to make money," said Brett Blakely, Hilton's lawyer.

Hallmark's next step will be to file a response to the court's decision by Jan. 14. "We are going to continue down the legal process," said a Hallmark spokeswoman. "Our position remains the same. We feel it was within our First Amendment rights to produce and sell the card. We don't feel we have infringed on her rights in any way."

The card company is said to have received complaints from some of the other celebrities featured in the line, which a spokeswoman for the card company said she was unaware of. But Hallmark is still producing the cards that include Hilton's likeness, and has not pulled any of them from its stores or from the mass market retail chains that carry its cards. No settlement discussions have been broached.
— S.D.S.

ALL CHANGE: Jennifer Tung, senior beauty editor at In Style, is leaving the Time Inc. title and heading to Cookie magazine, where she'll become the new beauty and health director. Tung said as a mother of two, she is looking forward to switching to a parenting title. The Condé Nast Publications title will grow its beauty coverage this year and is also increasing its rate base, beginning with the February issue, to 500,000 from 400,000. Tung is on maternity leave and hasn't set a start date at Cookie yet.

On the subject of parenting, Tung's colleague at In Style, deputy managing editor Eilidh MacAskill, is also on maternity leave. MacAskill joined the title in November, in the number two spot behind managing editor Charla Lawhon. Yet shortly after MacAskill was hired, her sooner-than-expected maternity leave left many in a state of confusion, said sources close to the magazine. Her arrival had led many to believe that more changes were afoot. Meanwhile, Ariel Foxman is still working on the title as a Time Inc. editor at large. In Style did not comment by press time.
— Amy Wicks and S.D.S.
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