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Actress Kirstie Alley is suing the National Enquirer for writing that she was fired from Jenny Craig because she was too fat.

After serving for three years as the spokesperson for the weight loss company, Alley is moving on.

Both Jenny Craig and Alley formally announced the end of their partnership.

Alley subsequently announced that she will be launching her own diet and weight-loss brand.

Alley joins a long list of stars who have sued the National Enquirer for character defamation.

Back in 1974, Carol Burnett prevailed against the Enquirer after the tabloid falsely reported that she had gotten into a nasty argument with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. A jury in Los Angeles awarded Burnett $1.6 million.

Matt LeBlanc, Ashley Olson and Derek Jeter have also prevailed in recent lawsuits against the National Enquirer.

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