Zooey Deschanel Sues Steve Madden Shoes For $2M

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Actress Zooey Deschanel, best known for her turn in the Will Ferrell movie Elf, is suing shoe designer Steve Madden for a $2,000,000 breach of contract.

The deal was made to use Zooey’s likeness and name in a line of shoes and accessories, cleverly named "Zooey Shoes And Accessories."

As part of the agreement, the actress was to work 13 days for photoshoots and such, as well as a promise not to talk with other shoe companies.

So far, the Madden side has yet to respond, but rumor has it that Deschanel was dropped because she’s not that big a star, and therefore the line wouldn’t be as lucrative as they had hoped.