ENTERTAINMENT: Demi Moore sues New Idea

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DEMI Moore has launched legal action in Melbourne against New Idea magazine for publishing pictures taken at a party.
The black and white snaps of stars including Moore, daughter Rumer Willis, Orlando Bloom, P Diddy, Amanda De Cadenet and Cameron Diaz were taken in February at an Oscars bash at the Los Angeles home of Madonna's manager, Guy Oseary.
Moore and Madonna organised the star-studded party, held on February 24, to replace events cancelled in the wake of a writers' strike that shut down TV and movie production and threw the awards season into disarray.
In a statement of claim filed with the Federal Court last week, Moore claimed New Idea infringed her copyright over the pictures when it put them on the cover of its March 8 edition and across two pages inside the magazine.
The actor seeks unspecified damages from the magazine's publisher Pacific Magazines, owned by Channel 7.
Alternatively, Moore has asked for the profits the company reaped from the shots.
Moore says in her claim that she agreed to buy the photographs from party organiser Jeffrey Best during a conversation on the day of the party.
The photographer had signed a pre-party deal to hand them to Mr Best, her claim states.
The statement of claim does not make any allegations about how the photographs came into the possession of New Idea.
Kevin Dorey, from Moore's Melbourne solicitors Marsh & Mayer, declined to comment.
Pacific Magazines has yet to file a defence.
The case is set for a directions hearing on Friday

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