Picture: Paris Hilton arrives at Narita airport in Tokyo, Japan

    Posted: September 21st, 2010
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    Officials may ask Paris Hilton to leave Japan; Wednesday news conference and fan meeting are cancelled

    Reported by the Associated Press

    Japanese officials delayed Paris Hilton at Narita Airport while they decide whether she will be admitted to the country after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge in Las Vegas.

    An e-mailed statement by Hilton’s rep, Dawn Miller, said the 29-year-old was stopped by immigration authorities upon her arrival in Japan on Tuesday, one day after her plea.

    Hilton was scheduled to appear at a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday to promote her fashion and fragrance lines, but that appearance was canceled.

    Narita Airport’s immigration office questioned Hilton “for hours” to determine if she should be allowed to enter the country, the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau said, according to Japan’s Kyodo news agency.

    Authorities adjourned questioning and asked Hilton to stay at a hotel in the airport so they could continue immigration procedures Wednesday, Kyodo reported. There was no answer at the immigration office early Wednesday.

    Under Japanese law, immigration authorities are empowered to deny entry to those who have been convicted of drug-related offenses.

    Tokyo was the first stop on Hilton’s planned Asia tour, during which she planned to visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and open a new retail store in Jakarta, Indonesia. Both countries have strict anti-drug laws and immigration procedures, and it was unclear whether Hilton would continue her travels.

    Miller’s statement said Hilton was disappointed with the scrutiny by Japanese authorities.

    “Paris was contractually bound to her business trip and didn’t want to let down her brands and many Asian fans,” the statement said. “She intended on fulfilling her contract and is trying hard to do the responsible thing, but this is beyond her control. She is very disappointed by tonight’s events.”

    Posted: September 21st, 2010
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    Paris Hilton expected to attend the launch of her new store at Grand Indonesia Mall this Saturday

    Reported by the Jakarta Globe

    It’s not just idle gossip — socialite Paris Hilton is coming to Jakarta to attend the official grand opening of her namesake store at Grand Indonesia Mall on Saturday.

    Today she left a message on the micro-blogging Web site Twitter: “On my way to Asia to debut my Fall/Winter collections. So excited to see all my fans. First stop – Tokyo :).”

    In order to deal with the anticipated flood of fans and curiosity seekers, the mall’s management has prepared special security measures.

    “Of course the security will be extra tight, but the main challenge is anticipating the fans’ behavior. Most of Paris Hilton’s fans are teenagers and women who are more difficult to handle,” Senior Marketing Communications Manager Teges Soraya told news portal Kompas.com.

    “Our main concern is the teenage fans. They are liable to push and shove one another,” she said. The hotel heiress is also expected to join the models on the catwalk for her latest collection show.

    “We will deploy dozens of security officers at strategic points. Paris will walk from Grand Indonesia’s East Mall to her store at the West Mall,” Teges said.

    According to Teges, Paris has not made any “diva demands” for her stay in Jakarta. “There’s nothing special,” she said.

    Posted: September 21st, 2010
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    Want to have a launch with Paris Hilton in Jakarta this Saturday?

    Reported by the Jakarta Post

    Grand Indonesia shopping mall is holding a competition offering three fans the chance to lunch with US socialite Paris Hilton during her visit to Jakarta on Saturday.

    Hilton is scheduled to open seven new boutiques in the capital on the weekend, tempointeraktif.com reported.

    Winners will be picked from their answers to a quiz on the mall’s Twitter account, @grandindo.

    Posted: September 21st, 2010
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    Michael Boychuck defends Paris Hilton

    Reported by Las Vegas Review-Journal / Doug Elfman

    “I’ve never seen [Paris Hilton] do drugs in 18 years,” [Michael Boychuck] told me Monday. “Absolutely not.”

    Why did he call to be in this column?

    “I just think she needs to know that her friends support her. I’ve known her a long time. I think she’s a really great person. She’s helped a lot of people in this town. She’s helped a lot of clubs. She’s saved a lot of animals.”

    I asked Boychuck for an example of someone Paris has helped.

    “Myself,” he said. “The night the incident happened, she was doing a promo shoot for me” for free, he said. “She did that out of friendship.”

    In fact, Boychuck did Paris’ hair before she got arrested. That’s his work on display in her glorious mug shot.

    Boychuck said someone at E! TV told him, “We’ve never had more e-mail or texts about how great a celebrity’s hair looks in a mug shot.”

    The most prized gift he has received ever is a photo collage Paris made him. “It’s hanging in my salon,” he said.

    “She did it by hand!” he said. “That, to me, is one of the nicest things anyone can do for someone — is giving them their time.”

    He said Paris also helped Jeff Beacher by turning up for his (since-defunct) Vegas show night after night.

    And she recently rescued many rabbits from a pet store, he said (and as Paris has posted on Twitter).

    So I asked Boychuck: What’s all this about Paris pleading to coke possession?

    “I don’t judge people,” Boychuck said. “I don’t know what’s going on. So I can’t comment on that. But where I’m from, you support your friends. You don’t dump on them.”

    As Boychuck sees it, for the Wynn to have banned her is “a publicity stunt” and a “harsh” move against a star who has brought the Wynn and Vegas much publicity, paparazzi and money.

    “She helps the economy a lot,” he said. “I’ve seen her get up (from dinner) and take a picture with people more than any celebrity ever.”

    The media are “definitely making sure she looks as not a good person,” he said.

    Others around the Strip who have piled on with nasty stories against Paris may be envious cynics, he said.

    I informed Boychuck of my shocker of a discovery on Monday. I asked representatives for the major hotels and clubs on the Strip if any will follow Wynn’s lead to ban or punish Paris.

    Not a single hotel or club rep even responded. That signals the rest of the Strip will take no Wynn-styled action against the heir and her hair.

    “I’m glad,” Boychuck said, “they’re not taking that stand” against his friend, who once commanded $100,000 to appear at clubs.

    “I’m sure she’s helped a lot of executives with appearances. She’s the first one who knows her value too.”

    Posted: September 21st, 2010
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    Paris Hilton leaves the States to begin her promotional trip in Asia

    An unknown insider confirmed to Hollyscoop that Paris Hilton’s “trip to Asia had been planned months ago before the incident. When her court date got moved up, insiders figured she’d cancel but she didn’t want to disappoint her fans.”

    Paris has already contacted a doctor for her outpatient substance abuse program. The insider said “she’s already been in touch. She’s taking this seriously and she’s ready to move forward.”

    She will begin her 200 hours community service when she returns from her promotional trip.

    Posted: September 20th, 2010
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    Video: Attorney David Chesnoff comments on Paris Hilton’s case

    Posted: September 20th, 2010
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