Presley to sue paper

Pregnant singer Lisa Marie Presley is launching a libel bid against a British newspaper after it published an article alleging she is overweight.

Presley says the Daily Mail's story, which was picked up by various media sources worldwide, ridiculed her appearance and forced her to disclose she is expecting a child.

Simon Smith, the star's UK lawyer, says the publication's claims she had an "unhealthy appetite" and is "growing like her dad" caused her to feel "deeply upset".

The 40-year-old is issuing the libel claim against Associated Newspapers, the Daily Mail's publishers, at London's high court.

This is Presley's first child with husband Michael Lockwood. - Wenn

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