She started out as just a rich and raucous underage booze-hound, table dancing at the hottest clubs across the world. But whether you love her, hate her, or love to hate her, you can’t deny that Paris Hilton has come into her own – tackling TV, film, perfume, and one sleazy sex tape – all while lookin’ stunningly super fine. Her rise to celebutante stardom has not been without drama, scandal, and a panty-less photo or two, but that’s why the world can’t get enough of the beautiful heiress known as Paris.
In true Hilton style, she even managed to look smokin’ hot (in no makeup) as she walked out of jail earlier Tuesday morning, a free woman. Check out the pics to take a peek at how Paris works it, as we welcome the sexy jailbird back to her home on the web as our Hottie of the Week.
Earlier this year, celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton spread some fairly nasty news about neo-soul star Joss Stone. The nastiness? A video in which producer Dallas Austin claimed that Stone traded sex for beats. Now comes Stone’s rebuttal in the form of a YouTube video. Dressed up as a newscaster, the singer reports on how Hilton needs lots of help. She says it’s hard to tell if he’s a man or a woman, and mentions him being possessed by Satan. (Perez can’t possibly be possessed by Satan, since Satan is currently got his grips on most of Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Malibu and the Lower East Side — not West Hollywood.) Joss, your media-war ante has been duly noted. Way to go!
Jack White is set to play Elvis in a new music-biopic spoof film called Walk Hard, the story of a singer (John C. Reilly) who overcomes the odds to become a legend. The film is the brainchild of Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin), so it’ll be funnier than Jack’s last two times out at the box office — Cold Mountain and Coffee & Cigarettes, two movies that aren’t very funny at all. He told Pitchfork that John C. Reilly called him up personally to ask him to be in the movie, which makes us wonder how John C. Reilly got Jack’s phone number, but whatever. In other White Stripes news, Stereogum found this great video of Jack and Meg on Pancake Mountain, a show where a goat interviews musicians. Enjoy. Goats make the best journalists.
Pick Up Paris? Trash on eBay The heiress’ garbage could become your treasure – for a buck or two – after 2 LA scavengers put up the junk they found while dumpster diving outside Paris’ house on eBay. [NY Daily News]
Germany Bans Cruise Flick Germany has barred production of a World War II era film starring Cruise from shooting at the country’s historical sites, as the government does not recognize Scientology as a religion, but believes it to be a cult. [E Online]
Pics: Brit Can?t Keep Her Shirt On Oops – she did it again (and again, and again). Britney was snapped without her top on ( might be a little NSFW) while trying on clothes at an LA boutique. [Just Jared]
Check out this pic of Christina Aguilera in China before a concert on Monday. She’s looking a little busty and wearing one of those "OMG, she’s totally hiding her baby bump in that unflattering dress!" dresses. Actually her outfit is kind of cute. What’s not cute is that she revealed that she wants to move on from singing to…acting. Of course she does. What singer with an armful of Grammy awards and a basement cluttered with thousand dollar bills doesn’t want to ruin her career with a crappy movie?
"I am looking forward to moving into another form of what I feel is another
creative outlet for me and that would be acting," she told reporters today in Shanghai. Girlfriend better be knocked up – it’s the only thing that could possibly distract her from making such an ill-fated career move.
Foxy Brown is denying being victimized in a recent altercation, but the NYPD claims it’s true. Oh, who to believe? According to the boys in blue, the rapstress was assaulted by four women early Saturday morning in an incident so bizarre it makes all of Brown’s previous nail-salon cage-matches seem tame by comparison. Apparently Brown was trying to dump her boyfriend after finding out he was a pimp with a criminal record, so the man in question called four of his whores. They came over and beat the hell out of Foxy — tearing out her weave, ripping off her hearing aid and stealing her purse (and $500). That, however, didn’t stop her from telling The New York Post: "I have friends all over Brooklyn but I was not there last night. I just got back this morning from Miami… a lot of the time people mistake me for someone else or people always call in these false tips. I don’t know why. I guess it’s just part of being a celebrity." Brown was initially cooperating with police, but has allegedly stopped doing so since. Who do you believe?
Justin Timberlake’s upbeat attitude couldn’t get past customs, because the millionaire pop star with the gorgeous girlfriend is being nothing but rude all over Europe. Last week on a sightseeing excursion in Norway, there was this incident. Just days later, in response to a child’s request for a photo, Timberlake shot back, "Do you want me to juggle too?" Later that evening, Timberlake went up on the roof of his hotel, only to throw things down, refuse pictures with fans, and ultimately spit on them.
Beef was on the menu of a brunch in Los Angeles on Sunday, where a scuffle broke out between T.I. and Ludacris‘ Disturbing tha Peace Records partner Chaka Zulu aka the man whose name you are most jealous of. Seriously, who wouldn’t want the melodious lungs of Chaka Khan coupled with the warrior spirit of Shaka Zulu? Chaka Zulu may be the closest we’ve come yet to a perfect human being and I say that solely on basis of his name.
Anyway, details are scant but T.I. is said to have punched the face of Chaka, the partner of Luda, his on-again, off-again rival at the Power Brunch event hosted by Warner Music Group EVP Kevin Liles. An entourage-wide scuffle is said to have then broken out, only to be broken up by the police minutes later. In the end, one woman was injured and, according to a witness, T.I.’s shirt was torn. And the whole place swooned!
I dedicate two anti-violence tracks from hip-hop’s golden era to T.I., West Coast All Stars’ "We’re All in the Same Gang" and the Stop the Violence Movement’s "Self Destruction." T.I., your permanently fastened sunglasses don’t fool me: you need some cooling out.
Learn from your elders, T.I. [People / Images: Getty]
Britney seems to be headed back toward another meltdown, and it’s not just because those whack extensions are hurting her head. Rumors that the pop star is attempting to obtain a restraining order against her mom are getting louder. X17 is reporting that she is P*SSED about her mom’s visits with her two grandkids at K-Feds house, and wants to use the restraining order to keep Grandma Spears away from Sean and Jayden. Her ammo? Britney’s allegedly accusing her mom of abusing prescription pain meds. Like mother, like daughter, apparently!
Check out Brit’s bizarre message to her mom, after the jump!
Britney: Slacks Off on Secret Show The washed up starlet is scheduled to surprise fans with a performance at Cyndi Lauper’s June 30th "True Colors" tour, but she was a no show at her dancer auditions. Too busy buying birds, perhaps? [People]
Diaz P*sses Off Entire Country Peruvians are outraged at the Shrek star for wearing a bag while visiting the country that featured a famous slogan by notorious Communist leader Mao, who inspired guerrilla warfare in Peru that killed thousands. [MSNBC]
Jessica Effs Up Dolly Song – Again After flubbing the lyrics at a December benefit, Simpson tried once again to rock out Dolly Parton’s hit "Nine to Five", but she messed up second time. Apparently numbers and words really throw the blond beauty off. [NY Daily News]