Lawyers acting for Liza Minnelli have warned a Scottish potato company to stop calling one of their spuds 'The Cabaret', or face legal action.

Potato firm CYGNET POTATO BREEDERS recently launched an advertising campaign in which Minnelli's legs were replaced by potato chips alongside the slogan: 'Life is a Cabaret. Worth making a song and dance about.'

However, the company didn't count on the intervention of Minnelli's New York-based lawyers, SHUKAT ARROW HAFER AND WEBER.

A statement says, "We have represented Ms Minnelli for close on 10 years and have never given permission for something like this."

21/01/2005 17:51