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Liza Minnelli's representative brands latest diva reports untrue

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Jan 15, 2014 | 6:02am EST

Liza Minnelli's publicist has denied allegations the entertainer's extreme diva demands cost her a major endorsement deal last year (13). Domestic guru Martha Stewart appeared in an advertising campaign for Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops, which first aired in October (13). The company's boss Rider McDowell recently revealed an actress originally hired to front the commercial dropped out after making a series of demands. A source tells New York Post gossip column Page Six the star in question was Minnelli, but her representative Scott Gorenstein insists the claims are false, telling the publication, "While Liza had some initial conversations... they couldn't agree on a script. So it didn't get past that stage and all decided to part ways. Therefore (this) is a bit harsh. And untrue. "While she may be showbiz royalty, she's surprisingly easy. The most we ever ask to have on hand is a Coca-Cola. And if we're being especially demanding, then some red Gatorade, too." A spokesperson for Pine Brothers has added, "We prefer not to comment and remain big fans of Ms. Minnelli."

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