Paris Hilton set to DJ at the India Resort Fashion Week in Goa

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    Posted: November 26th, 2012
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    Paris Hilton dragged into women’s rights issues in Saudi Arabia

    Posted: November 26th, 2012
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    Palm reading of Paris Hilton

    Tony Leggett, the National Examiner Magazine’s psychic advisor, is an international inspirer, life coach, and psychic healer/advisor. All palm readings are unrehearsed and unscripted. Tony is not a fortune teller. He uses a combination of astrology, intuition, palmistry, and ESP to do a personality trait analysis of people. If he gets a feeling while doing a reading he will express it.

    Posted: November 25th, 2012
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    Paris Hilton and River Viiperi go to Lure nightclub in Hollywood, California

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    Posted: November 25th, 2012
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    Paris Hilton’s new song “Last Night” featuring Lil Wayne leaked online

    Posted: November 21st, 2012
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    CNN covers controversy over new Paris Hilton store in Saudi Arabia

    Reported by CNN / Edited by PHS

    As an American socialite and hotel heiress, Paris Hilton has built up a global brand on her sexy image — and sometimes very few clothes.

    But many believe she has gone a step too far in opening a store selling luxury items in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

    This does not sit well with many in Mecca, which attracts three million Muslim pilgrims from around the world every year.

    All Muslims who are able are expected to make the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetime, and non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the city. Most Saudi women cover themselves fully with a black abaya.

    It is not the store itself that is out of place in Mecca — the presence of Western luxury brands is nothing new in Saudi Arabia.

    Hilton’s store sells luxury handbags and accessories and is in the new Makkah Mall, which opened in 2011 with 255 shops, many of them global chains, selling everything from jewelery to electronics, women’s fashion to sportswear. It even has a branch of the lingerie chain La Senza.

    The combination of Hilton’s personal image with the holiest city in the Muslim world has riled some in the conservative kingdom.

    Sheikh Adnan Baharith, a conservative cleric who preaches in Mecca, said: “It is unnecessary to have her shop here because we do not need it.”

    “If it was in our hands we would have closed all of her shops in Saudi.”

    For others, the outrage was more about the ongoing commercialization of the heritage of Mecca than Hilton herself.

    Ahmed Al Omran, who writes the blogs Saudi Jeans and Riyadh Bureau, said: “Some people were angry about it and others saw the humor in it.

    “In the end, it’s made a lot of people think about the bigger issue of the commercialization of Mecca where historic sites have been demolished to make way for modern malls and international brands.

    “There’s no particular reason to be outraged about Paris Hilton when we already have Gucci and Christian Dior. But for many it’s further evidence of how the character of Mecca is being lost.”

    He added: “It’s the combination of the location of the store, who Paris Hilton is and what she stands for.”

    Others on Twitter expressed similar concerns.

    Muna AbuSulayman, a Saudi host on MBC wrote: “Huge outrage on Paris Hilton shop in Mecca Mall! With or against? Or, don’t care? Personally I am against the (Disneyfication) of Mecca.”

    Laila Lalami, a Moroccan writer based in Los Angeles, tweeted: ”Wahhabis (the dominant branch of Islam in Saudi) at work! Historic religious sites in Medina are being destroyed, while Paris Hilton opens a new store in Mecca mall.”

    A Saudi nursing student Aqila Bint Suleyman wrote: ”Paris Hilton’s new store in (Mecca). Islamic Heritage being torn apart whilst Saudi makes way for atrocities like this!”

    While some, like Dubai-based Saudi entrepreneur and founder of Switch restaurant Deem AlBassam, are more pragmatic.

    He said: “Saudi is a fair-trade market, where many investors from around the world come to invest and trade. I think it was a smart move from the local partners in expanding to (Mecca) considering it (is) one of the prime locations and hubs in the kingdom’s retail industry.

    “The other four branches of the store in the country indicate acceptance from the people and the fifth store is simply catering to their demands.”

    Posted: November 21st, 2012
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    Controversy over new Paris Hilton store in Saudi Arabia

    Reported by Saudi Gazette / Edited by PHS

    There has been a mixed reaction to Paris Hilton’s new shop in Makkah after the US socialite announced the branch’s opening on Twitter three days ago.

    Some Saudis questioned why someone who was once involved in a scandal would be able to open a shop in the holy city.

    News of the Makkah shop started trending after Hilton tweeted the branch had opened, along with a photo of the shop, which sells bags and accessories under her name.

    In her tweet, she wrote: “Loving my beautiful new store that just opened at Mecca Mall in Saudi Arabia.”

    Despite already having four stores around the Kingdom, some people criticized Hilton’s Makkah branch. A Twitter hashtag, translated as, “Opening of Paris Hilton store in Makkah”, attracted tweets both supporting and attacking the shop.

    Supporters said there was nothing wrong with the branch since Makkah already had the Hilton chain of hotels, while critics believed her name should not be in the holy city.

    One tweeted: “Her grandfather’s hotels are around the Kingdom, and you just want to create a fuss out of anything.”

    Another one asked sarcastically: “Is she coming to open the store?”

    Others pointed to the fact that women in Saudi Arabia cannot drive but foreign women are allowed to invest in the Kingdom. A reaction to the shop started developing when someone tweeted that Hilton had gained fame through [the release of a private video].

    Another tweeted: “How can someone who made such a video open a store in the holy city next to the Grand Mosque?”

    Another tweeted: “It is not acceptable to have such a woman open her store here.”

    Posted: November 18th, 2012
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