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Pippa Middleton may sue over @PippasTips parody

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   July 16, 2013 at 7:56 AM   |   Comments

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July 16 (UPI) -- Pippa Middleton has revealed her apparent lack of a sense of humor.

Duchess Catherine's kid sister has opened legal action against the duo behind @PippaTips and the spinoff book, "When One is Expecting: A Posh Person's Guide to Pregnancy and Parenting," which mock the 29-year-old British socialite's lame party tips.

Mat Morrisroe and Suzanne Azzopardi started @PippaTips in late 2012 and soon amassed more than 50,000 followers enjoying the spoof on Middleton's oversimplified suggestions. Morrisroe and Azzopardi leveraged the parody's success into their book, which Middleton seemed to just laugh off, at first, even joking she might publish a humorous book of her own titled "Bottoms Up."

"When One is Expecting" was published June 12, and shortly after, royal lawyers sent a letter to the book's publishers demanding it be pulled and the Twitter account deleted. @PippaTips is still online, but the account hasn't tweeted since June 14.

In March, Middleton was dropped by her literary agent after "Celebrate" performed poorly. She landed a contributing editor gig at Vanity Fair last month.




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