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Karl Lagerfeld's Diet Secret

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Chanel creative director and famous slimmer Karl Lagerfeld is suing a Taiwanese celeb for counterfeiting his diet product. Wait, what? Karl Lagerfeld makes a diet product? Yes, indeed he does. Lagerfeld and his physician, Jean Claude Houdret (with whom Lagerfeld co-authored the 2005 international best-selling book The Karl Lagerfeld Diet) co-own Sunrex Sarl, which manufactures weight-loss products called Spoon Light and Spoon Cut. The lawsuit alleges that sisters b>Hsiung Hsiu-hui and Hsiung Hsiu-chen contracted a Taiwanese pharmaceutical company to replicate them for sale. [China Post]