can I use an actual famous person's name like melissa joan hart or whoever in a story im writing?

I'm not sure if I do use their name would i get sued or something

Update:

Okay so if i write it like this Bethanne desires to become a great actress like Melissa Joan Hart, what would happen

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  • 9 years ago
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    I would change the name but have the description like them if you want to use that or use their name and change the description so It looks nothing like them.. But unless your book makes it big you won't need to worry. And if using melissa Joan hart I would shorten it to mellisa hart..

    To use them as an example is a different story - you can do that :)

  • ?
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    If you're writing them as a character, then yes, you good be sued. They aren't characters...they are real people....alive or dead.

    If you write about a real person and it's fiction, you need permission.

  • clo
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    You can because you'll never get famous, and nobody well ever read your book.:)

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  • arw
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    something

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