A United Nations body upset with Paris Hilton and other celebrities

    Reported by AOL UK

    Celebrities such as Paris Hilton who pose for pictures with primates have been branded “chumps with chimps” by a United Nations body.

    Hotel heiress Paris and other stars including Khloe Kardashian and Real Madrid footballer James Rodriguez have shared photographs online showing themselves cuddling apes, often at private zoos.

    Doug Cress, of the UN’s Great Apes Survival Partnership (Grasp), has warned that such images are damaging efforts to stop wildlife trafficking and are even endangering the survival of some species.

    He told the Press Association: “The Great Apes Survival Partnership wants celebrities who pose for photos with chimpanzees or orangutans and broadcast those images around the world to know that simple act can have a devastating impact on conservation.

    “You might say Paris Hilton can’t know better, or Conan O’Brien can’t know better, or James Rodriguez can’t know better – but that’s no excuse.

    “They’re chumps with chimps, and they should know better, particularly when they are followed by millions of fans online.”

    Cress said studies have shown that the general public cares less about conservation and senses less urgency for endangered species when it sees them treated “like dolls or toys or playthings”.

    He added: “We stop seeing them as wild animals. They become pets. We demean them. The potential for donations goes down, the commitment to change lessens… it’s a real knock-on effect.”

    He said a celebrity holding an orangutan on Instagram can drive the illegal trade, as the perceived value of a “pet” orangutan then goes up.

    “A few selfish, thoughtless moments from a celebrity can undermine efforts to save orangutans, chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and other endangered species,” he said.

    Posted: May 4th, 2016
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    Picture: Paris Hilton arrives at China Tang restaurant in London

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    Posted: May 2nd, 2016
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    Picture: Paris Hilton goes shopping in Beverly Hills

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    Posted: April 29th, 2016
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    Paris Hilton and boyfriend Thomas Gross part ways

    Reported by Life and Style Magazine

    Paris Hilton and her Austrian boyfriend, Thomas Gross, have called it quits after a year of dating.

    “They are both friends and remain close but with their busy work schedules and the long distance it just got too difficult,” sources close to the pair told Life & Style.

    Paris, 35, who has built herself a global empire of fragrances estimated to be worth over $2.5 billion is an in-demand DJ traveling all over the world for her shows and running her business empire.

    “Paris is very close with her family and her sister Nicky Hilton is about to have a baby. She really wants to be there for her and be an aunt. It broke her heart being so far away from family,” the insiders continued.

    Friends of the couple know they met in Cannes, France in 2015 and spent the summer in Ibiza together when she performed as a DJ.

    “They remain close friends and care for each other but work and the distance just got in the way. She will be back in Ibiza for her DJ residency all summer and he has to be in Switzerland for his work, it’s an impossible situation,” the sources added.

    Posted: April 24th, 2016
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    Picture: Paris Hilton enjoys day one of the 2016 Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California

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    Posted: April 20th, 2016
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    Picture: Paris Hilton attends the 2016 Foundation Fighting Blindness World Gala in New York City

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    Posted: April 20th, 2016
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    Paris Hilton to perform at Pointe-Calumet Beachclub near Montreal

    Reported by Montreal Gazette

    Paris Hilton will grace the Pointe-Calumet Beachclub with her presence on June 25.

    The Beachclub announced Friday that Hilton will be the latest star to hold a party at the beach and pool just north of Laval, and east of Oka.

    The club will kick off the summer with Hilton, who will not only take part in the party, but also animate it, as a disc jockey.

    “In addition to being one of the highest profile people in the world in the 2000s, Paris Hilton has participated in numerous reality shows and feature films, while also getting involved in the music industry,” the Beachclub wrote in a statement. “She has also modelled for several major international advertising campaigns. Paris Hilton performs at the most popular clubs in the world as a DJ, and has millions of followers on social networks.”

    The club said the party will begin at 3 p.m. with a “grandiose arrival” and several other surprises.

    Last August, the Beachclub vaulted into the international spotlight when Kylie Jenner held her 18th birthday there. It featured a cake made by a baker based in Hudson, which she proceeded to throw into the crowd of roughly 8,000 who paid between $60 and $150 to attend the event.

    But Kylie would have probably never have been brought to the public’s attention had it not been for Hilton, who introduced the world to Kylie’s older half-sister, Kim Kardashian exactly a decade ago. A reality show was launched in 2007. Now, Keeping Up With the Kardashians is one of the longest-running reality shows, in its eleventh season.

    Last year’s star-packed summer wasn’t without its wrinkles, however. A man drowned in an artificial lake that was supposed to be off-limits to party-goers. Singer Justin Bieber also cancelled his scheduled appearance at the club, blaming a breach of contract by the event’s promoter.

    Tickets to the June 25 event can be purchased starting Saturday at noon at a cost of between $30 and $80 on the club’s website.

    Posted: April 15th, 2016
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