Liz Hurley tries to sue domain name company

Because if you're rich and famous the world should revolve around you...

Liz Hurley has sent the head of domain registration company Easyspace.com a snotty lawyer's letter saying she will sue it for $10 million unless she has her way.

What's it all about? Easyspace allowing someone to register www.elizabethhurley.co.uk. It's a little unfortunate that the site was registered by the people behind www.cocainesex.com - a site which delights in the drug and funny stories surrounding it.

Liz, having her feet firmly on the ground, sees Easyspace as party to an unauthorised registration of her name. It would appear that no other woman on the planet is called Elizabeth Hurley. Unless her demands are met by today she will throw a tantrum the size of her ego. Of course, we're not allowed to know what these demands are.

But - get this - Easyspace has registered just about every single URL featuring "elizabethhurley" and plans to hand them all over to her. Sort of like a personal registering slave. We hope the company also had the foresight to register everything with the word "liz" in as well. And "dress" because thin Lizzzzy is renowned for "that dress" [puke].

We don't know if she is happy with the service, but the world hasn't ended this morning so she must have called off her threat.

Incidentally, Liz was voted sexiest woman in the world by some lad's mag this week. The rest of the top ten was made up of equally vacuous celebrity breasts-on-legs. ®

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