The Mirror published pictures today (see above) of what they say is Daniel Radcliffe enjoying a spliff. You know his name is just made for smoking pot. You have the whole Potter and pot. Then you have the fact that spliff rhymes with Radcliffe. You just don't find that kind of literary, lyrical symmetry very often. Oh sure, maybe in a Katie Price book or the biography of Paris Hilton, but really it is rare.
Anyway, most of the time celebrities don't care if you picture them smoking a joint. An exception would be well, I guess if you saw some 15 or 16 year old A list tweener who should know better considering how often she is photographed, but anyway, I digress.
Anyway, Daniel is pissed and says he is going to sue. His rep told the BBC, “Daniel does smoke the occasional roll-up cigarette, but he was not doing anything more than this. We categorically deny the claims regarding Daniel Radcliffe published in today's Daily Mirror. We are considering our position and will be taking all necessary action in relation to such allegations.”
That is a strongly worded letter. Well, a phone call, or maybe an e-mail. Anyway, you get the point. I think this one is going to cost The Daily Mirror about 100K in damages and legal fees. But, if they sold more than that in papers then it is a win.