What Paris Hilton And Lindsay Lohan Have In Common

    Nahh! It’s not just the DUI arrest!

    I guess you’ve heard it by now. Lindsay Lohan was arrested for DUI, and the news has just started to spread triumphantly.

    Normally, I don’t care much about celebrities, other than Paris Hilton; much less about Lindsay. However, since she’s part of the celebrity circle in Hollywood like many others, I hear about her almost every day, but pay very little attention.

    Apparently, just yesturday, Lindsay announced that she was planning to release another music album within a few months. That’s excellent news for her; it’s a good and positive news.

    So what do Paris and Lindsay have in common?

    It’s music, in a way. Right after Paris finished recording the music video for her second single “Nothing in this World,” she got arrested for DUI. And now, Lindsay announces that she’s going to release an album, and suddenly, this happens. Has music become a curse or something?

    Ok, what else do they have in common?

    I never really realized this, but the same irrational hatred is directed to Lindsay. It seems that the same haters who hate Paris, also hate Lindsay. It’s really incredible. You just have to visit TMZ and read the comments; it’s surreal. Why hate someone so much? I guess this once again made me understand that if you’re rich, pretty and very famous, you’re bound to be hated. This is just another proof that people hate these celebrities (especially the Paris and Lindsay types) because of who they are. Though, I’m probably not 100% correct on this, but still, the most photographed celebrities are always hated intensely.

    It’s too bad that this didn’t happen during the weekdays because most of the gossip writers and media people are not working at the moment. I want to compare this coverage to the one the media gave to Paris’ DUI arrest. Let’s see how big it will be especially since they found cocaine in her car or something. Let’s also see how the gossip “experts,” the ones who always comment negatively about celebrities, will react.

    Stay tuned.

    Posted: May 26th, 2007
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    Discussing About Simple Life 5

    Tonight’s return of “The Simple Life” on E! Entertainment briefly recaps the show’s fourth season, which was marred by a feud between its stars, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. The goal this season was to get the women back together again, so Paris is shown offering an olive branch by ringing Nicole to wish her a happy birthday. “I mean, I’m just like in shock right now that we’re even talking on the phone,” says Nicole, glimpsed lounging poolside somewhere above the Sunset Strip.

    “The Simple Life” is allegedly a reality show, whatever that term means nowadays. But only a real-life hermit would fail to notice that the happy setup for Season 5 skips over a few inconvenient truths — such as Nicole’s reported stay last fall at an “undisclosed private facility” for weight-related medical problems (she’s vehemently denied having an eating disorder) as well as Paris’ 45-day jail sentence, imposed by a court earlier this month, after she violated terms of her probation for a DUI arrest last fall (authorities later said she’ll serve about 23 days, starting early next month).

    Nicole’s problems in particular delayed production for months. Even when filming finally began in March she suffered an illness that briefly landed her in the hospital — two more bits of reality that went missing from tonight’s premiere. But then, facts are fungible on “The Simple Life.” The debut will include a disclaimer that the footage of Paris and Nicole’s telephone reconciliation was actually “re-created for dramatic purposes,” an E! spokeswoman says.

    Life these days is getting less and less simple for the “Simple Life” gals, who are even attracting A-list political attention, albeit not of the friendly variety. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger airily dismissed Paris’ recent plea for a pardon; meanwhile, in his new book, “The Assault on Reason,” Al Gore slams the news media for giving short shrift to serious issues such as the Iraq war in favor of the attention-seeking Paris and Nicole, whom he cites by name as part of “a new pattern of serial obsessions that periodically take over the airwaves for weeks at a time.”

    At the risk of underscoring Gore’s complaint (well, this is the entertainment section, after all), now may be the appropriate time to ask: Has “The Simple Life” — initially meant as a nonscripted goof on “Green Acres,” with a flaky blond debutante and her mean-girl sidekick who are forced to mix it up with regular folks — moved past the point of funny to the general vicinity of sad? Paris and Nicole remain reality TV’s most notorious and recognizable duo, each of whom has used “The Simple Life” as a stepping-stone for a wide range of business ventures — in Paris’ case, everything from a semi-successful pop album to branded perfumes and handbags. But the gap between the “reality” of the pair’s lives on the show, and the reality of their actual lives as depicted in news accounts, is becoming a bit too wide to bridge.

    In the season premiere of “The Simple Life Goes to Camp” — which plants the duo as guffawing and not particularly empathic counselors at, of all things, a weight-loss camp — Nicole repeatedly complains about inaccuracies in news stories and tries to characterize reports about her rumored anorexia as a cultural lack of size acceptance, akin to the insults suffered by the obese.

    Executive producer Jonathan Murray says that the show ignores the duo’s other real-life problems, though, because their magnitude wasn’t apparent during filming. “When we were shooting this, they really weren’t on the horizon,” Murray says of Paris’ legal woes. (Paris was arrested for suspected drunk driving in September and five months later was picked up for speeding and other moving violations, which authorities say broke her probation agreement. Paris’ personal publicist referred questions to her manager, who didn’t return a call seeking comment.)

    Tellingly, tonight’s season premiere ends with a late-night scene in which Paris and Nicole attempt to break open a padlocked refrigerator by hitching it to the back of a car and driving recklessly at high speeds, laughing all the way.

    Ted Harbert, the president of E! Entertainment, reiterated the notion that “reality TV” is a loose concept, particularly when you’re talking about celebrities as famous as Paris and Nicole. “Young women, in particular, are drawn to them,” he says. “The show doesn’t deal with anything else in their personal lives. It’s a comedy.”

    There’s no question that Paris and Nicole have real fans. Paris in particular is a subject of intense fascination, whether or not Gore approves. Much of the interest stems, of course, from her famous last name and its associations with wealth and privilege. Then there’s her amateur sex tape that surfaced a few years back. Since then, she’s cultivated her own brand of celebrity crypto-inscrutability, making herself ubiquitous while revealing as little as possible of her personal credo and convictions, assuming she actually nurtures such things. Paris offers merely the outline of a persona; viewers are obliged to color in the rest by themselves.

    “She’s like the quintessence of superficiality,” says USC professor Leo Braudy, author of “The Frenzy of Renown: Fame and Its History.”

    But the fame that Paris and Nicole enjoy is of the high-wire, deeply conflicted, could-be-over-at-any-moment sort.

    For millions of Americans, Paris and Nicole are convenient targets of scorn and ridicule — virtual shorthand for the idiotic celebrity culture that Gore laments. When Fox News Channel wanted to hand CNN’s Anderson Cooper the ultimate dis, it referred to him as “the Paris Hilton of TV news.” Last week, the Internet gambling site Gotabet.com hawked its own line of wagers surrounding Paris’ jail stay (“Will a prison sex tape be released?” “Will she have a moving violation within six months of exiting jail?”). And this summer, author Jerry Oppenheimer, a specialist in celebrity hatchet jobs, will unleash “House of Hilton: From Conrad to Paris: A Drama of Wealth, Power, and Privilege,” which according to Publishers Weekly will make readers “shudder to hear that such a privileged family could be so shockingly uneducated and uncouth.”

    As Braudy says, “There’s always been disgust with certain forms of celebrity.” He compares Paris’ antics with those of heiresses Barbara Hutton, the “poor little rich girl” once married to Cary Grant, and Gloria Vanderbilt, the fashion designer who happens to be the mother of CNN’s Cooper.

    Murray, for his part, compares Paris with another famous blond: Princess Diana. Like Diana, he says, Paris has a mysterious connection with ordinary people. And like Diana, she has suffered the slings and arrows of the tabloid press.

    “You build anyone up, you also get people who try to tear you down,” Murray says.

    Of course, Diana never starred in a prime-time reality series, let alone one that’s staggering into its fifth season as the personal lives of its stars risk implosion. But the TV industry, like Paris, isn’t big on regret, caution or introspection.

    “I think these are some of the funniest episodes we’ve had,” Murray says. “I think the concept still works. Clearly these are not the same people they were when we started this. It’s fun to watch them, in a way, growing up.”

    latimes.com

    Author Scott Collins Is Somewhat Stereotyping Paris’ Fans

    But not too much. I feel that I always have to speak out against this whenever it happens in the media. In this case, Collins went further and mentionned “real fans.”

    I’m just going to say this for myself, but I’m sure many “real” fans are going to agree with me:

    It’s not true that we’re only fascinated by her. Collins is clearly stereotyping us. Gosh, I’ve heard that many times already.

    But many of us are also huge fans of her music and her TV show. The album she released last year is something that many of us are very fond of (especially me, as you know), but clearly, because it wasn’t very successful, Collins thinks no one cares about it.

    Let me tell you something. If I shout to this Collins guy the words “Turn It Up,” “Turn You On,” “Jealousy,” do you think he would understand what I’d be talking about? Obviously, no.

    Same thing with 99% of all lemming-like journalists.

    Posted: May 26th, 2007
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    New Simple Life 5 Clip “Chain Gang”

    Will this devilish duo end up in the slammer? Find out what almost gets Paris and Nicole tossed in the Big House.

    Eonline

    Posted: May 26th, 2007
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    Hunter Cross’ Role On Simple Life 5

    Cross, a 1998 North Hagerstown High School graduate, called Hilton strong and amazing, but said he does not know whether he will see her once her current legal problems are resolved.

    During this season of the reality show “The Simple Life,” Hilton and Nicole Richie go to a series of camps. Cross said he has a recurring role as a camp counselor.

    Cross, 26, has been linked in at least one celebrity magazine to Hilton, but he downplayed the relationship Thursday in an interview by phone from Los Angeles, where he lives.

    The first episode of the season airs Monday at 10 p.m. on E!

    “Obviously, for five weeks of shooting a show, there’s bound to be a mutual attraction. There was a mutual attraction,” said Cross, who acknowledged the two were flirtatious while the show was taping in March and early April.

    Hilton, who attracted notoriety when a sex tape went public a few years ago, recently was sentenced to jail time for violating the terms of her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.

    “She’s one of the most photographed people in the world,” Cross said. “She’s not going to open up to everyone, but when she does open up, it’s really unique.”

    Glenn Cross, who was North High’s football coach when his son was the team’s quarterback, said he believes Hilton has cultivated an image that might not accurately reflect who she really is. Outlandishness attracts attention and ratings, he said.

    “They certainly have learned to take orneriness to a different level,” Cross said of his son’s famous co-stars, who began “The Simple Life” as gal pals before a famous feud made them rivals.

    Glenn Cross said he never has been interested in the show, but when it comes on this Memorial Day, he’ll be watching.

    He said he had one piece of advice for his son when he heard about the show.

    “I said, ‘Do not let them make a fool out of you.’ he said, ‘I wouldn’t do that.'”

    Though Cross said he has confidence in his son’s decisions, he expressed mixed views of a Hunter Cross-Paris Hilton pairing.

    “He’s got a whole lot more on the ball than to date Paris Hilton … I’d tell Paris that,” the elder Cross quipped.

    A one-time Abercrombie & Fitch model, Hunter Cross said he once landed a role on “As the World Turns.” He said he turned down an offer for his own reality show because he doesn’t want to be typecast, and he doesn’t think his life would be “too interesting” for viewers.

    Whether he ends up doing comedy or drama, Cross said he wants to continue to pursue a television career.

    His family, including his father, his mother, Catherine, and brother, Tanner, will make sure he remembers his roots, said Cross, who expressed doubts he would get caught up in all of the trappings of celebrity.

    “I have an amazing family, people that keep me well-grounded,” Cross said. “If I ever get like that – which I don’t think I will – they’ll let me know.”

    herald-mail.com

    Posted: May 26th, 2007
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    New Simple Life 5 Clip “Cabin Fever”

    Paris and Nicole hit the great outdoors, but can they learn to rough it like the rest of them?

    Eonline.com

    Posted: May 26th, 2007
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    Extra Paris Launched Successfully

    Everything went well during the launch of long-waited “Extra Paris”. The only problem we faced is the newsletter. Apparently, it doesn’t work, and many members did not received the newsletter that was sent twice at 8:30pm.

    However, I will eventually send one after the problem is fixed. The links are doing fine; no problems were reported.

    Posted: May 25th, 2007
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    Links of [Extra Paris May.25.2007]

    Extra Paris Banner

    Update: Links are working fine, but the newsletter appears not be working. Some of you may have not received the email. Sorry about this.

    Here is the links to today’s videos (Extra Paris May.25.2007):

    Paris And Nicole Blond Farewell.zip (96.3 MB)

    | – Paris And Nicole Blond Farewell XviD.avi

    Late Show With David Letterman 12 06 2006 Paris Hilton.zip (60.2 MB)

    | – Late Show With David Letterman 12 06 2006 Paris Hilton XviD.avi

    Bonus Clips Of Simple Life 3.zip (57.1 MB)

    | – Simple Life 3 Bonus [1-16] XviD.avi
    | – Simple Life 3 Unofficial XviD.avi

    Simple Life 2 The Stuff We Werent Allowed To Show You.zip (202 MB)

    | – Simple Life 2 The Stuff We Werent Allowed To Show You XviD.avi

    Simple Life 5 Coverage.zip (117 MB)

    | – The Simple Life 5 Goes To Camp Commercial Xvid.avi
    | – The Simple Life 5 Goes To Camp Commercial 2 Xvid.avi
    | – Simple Life 5 Ad Xvid.avi
    | – Simple Life 5 Ad 2 Xvid.avi
    | – Simple Life 5 Interview With ExtraTV Xvid.avi
    | – Simple Life 5 Interview With Kristin Xvid.avi
    | – Simple Life 5 Interview With Kristin 2 Xvid.avi
    | – Simple Life 5 Interview With The Insider Xvid.avi
    | – Simple Life 5 Filming March 16, 2007 Xvid
    | – Simple Life 5 Filming 2 March 16, 2007 Xvid.avi
    | – Simple Life 5 Coverage Xvid.avi
    | – Simple Life 5 Coverage 2 Xvid.avi
    | – Simple Life 5 Coverage 3 Xvid.avi

    The files are zipped, and protected with a password. You need a program like WinZip to extract the files. The password is www.parishiltonsite.net

    Please be patient while trying to download the files. Remember that many people are downloading them at the same time as you are. Follow the instructions, and you’ll be fine. If anything, you can always email us, but don’t forget to read the main page of Extra Paris for help before contacting us.

    You can share these videos with your friends or post them on your YouTube, MySpace account or whatever. You can even use the links and post them on your favourite message board. It is not required, but would be appreciated if you add a link back to www.parishiltonsite.net next to the videos and links.

    If you’re a webmaster who wants to post the links and files on your website, please contact us before doing so. We’re not a 100% against this, but be sure to contact us about it.

    List of [Extra Paris June.01.2007]

    Here is the list of videos that are going to be available for you to download next week on “Extra Paris” (June.01.2007).

    Simple Life 3 Behind The Scenes.zip (21.3 MB)

    | – Simple Life 3 Behind The Scenes XviD.avi

    Fabulous Life Of Paris Hilton.zip (219 MB)

    | – Fabulous Life Of Paris Hilton XviD.avi

    Bonus Clips Of Simple Life 4.zip (105 MB)

    | – Bonus Clips Of Simple Life 4 [1-10] XviD.avi

    Posted: May 25th, 2007
    Comments: 24

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