Have the editors of The Daily Mail
seen Eliza Dushku wield a stake ? They made the mistake of pissing her off last week when they published a piece lampooning Hayden Panettiere
for participating in a convention where fans were charged “the princely sum” of $30 for an autograph. The newspaper speculated that Hayden must be in financial trouble. The story also mentioned a few other stars—like Tom Felton of “Harry Potter” as well as Eliza—as being there, too. And Eliza was not too pleased. She wrote the following letter to the editor:
Dear Sir, I write to you because the piece of your paper that concerns me was anonymous. The piece was 27th August titled “Are times that tough Hayden?” ridiculing and attacking the actor Hayden Panettiere for participating in a Toronto Expo fan gathering where fans are charged money (Oh shock! Oh shame!) in exchange for autographs, signed pictures, and the chance for a bit of face time with their favorite celebrity. My dear editor, how does Hayden’s action differ from what you do for much of the content of your “news” paper? Yes, you will have to tell me where you think you get off attempting to diminish a young actor who is attempting to reach out to fans in one of the only practical ways provided by the entertainment industry, an industry your paper is a part of and largely dependent on. It is particularly shoddy that the author scoffs at Hayden’s lack of “Harry Potter” or “Spiderman” fame while leaving himself unnamed as “Daily Mail Reporter.” Talk about being a parasite! Seriously, Sir, for shame.” [Daily Mail, Bleeding Cool]
After the jump, more stars who’ve written irate letters.