Hilton Quits Billboard Awards Over Jokes

    Paris Hilton won’t joke about her peeps. The hotel heiress canceled an appearance at next week’s Billboard Music Awards because she didn’t like the jokes written for her, according to a spokesman.

    “It is my understanding that some satirical references ridiculed some of her peers,” her spokesman, Elliot Mintz, said in a statement. “Paris did not want to say anything that could appear hurtful or embarrassing about people she knows.”

    Mintz said Hilton received a script Friday that contained material she found “objectionable.” Representatives for Hilton and the awards show could not come to an agreement about the script’s content so she decided to scrap the appearance, he said.

    A call to Billboard was not returned early Saturday.

    The Billboard Awards will be handed out Monday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The show is scheduled to air live on Fox.

    Posted: December 2nd, 2006
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    Caught on tape! Lindsay Lohan tosses nasty four-letter insult at Paris Hilton

    Lindsay Lohan tossed a four-letter expletive at fellow Hollywood run-around Paris Hilton earlier this week.

    In a video posted Thursday on YouTube.com, Lohan was captured leaving a Los Angeles hotel inside which Hilton had reportedly been partying. The 20-year-old actress, as she was getting into the passenger side of an SUV, used the profanity to describe Hilton after an observer asked if they’d fought earlier.

    “She’s kidding,” a friend in the back seat quickly followed up Lohan’s sniping.

    When asked why she used the word she did, Lohan backtracked: “I never said that. Paris is my friend … No, I love her.”

    The car then sped off into the night.

    Lohan, probably more famous for her tabloid-churning antics than for her movie roles, will next be seen in the drama, “Bobby,” slated to be release Nov. 17.

    Posted: November 11th, 2006
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    Lawsuit against Paris Hilton for car accident moved to new court

    A couple who claim they were hurt when struck by Paris Hilton’s Mercedes-Benz, driven by her cousin in Baldwin Park, must take their lawsuit against the heiress to another court, a judge ruled Thursday.

    Ivan Alvarez and Monica Delgado suffered less than $25,000 in damages during the May 2004 accident, Pomona Superior Court Judge Robert A. Dukes said. He transferred their suit to the West Covina Superior Court that handles lesser claims.

    Alvarez and Delgado sued Hilton for personal injury, negligence and property damage in May. Both had asked for $250,000 in damages.

    Hilton was not present in court for the hearing and was not in the car during the crash.

    According to the suit, Hilton’s cousin, Brooke Ashley Brinson, was behind the wheel when it rear-ended another car on the San Bernardino Freeway. That car then hit a car carrying Alvarez and Delgado, the suit claimed.

    Posted: October 19th, 2006
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    Feuding ex-friends Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie rekindle their friendship for television

    Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie are reunited. And the producer of “The Simple Life” says it feels so good. After a yearlong public feud that nearly killed the reality show that made them famous, Hilton and Richie have agreed to film a fifth chapter of “The Simple Life” together, executive producer Jon Murray told The Associated Press.”The thing the viewers love is the two girls together,” he said. “America, Paris and Nicole are going to camp.”

    The 25-year-old celebutantes will be camp counselors in the newest “Simple Life” adventure, which is set to begin production next month, Murray said. The show will air on E! next spring, he said.

    The show will delve into “what led to the breakdown in the friendship and maybe some of the misunderstandings and things that got in the way,” he said.

    At the height of their feud during the last “Simple Life” outing, Hilton and Richie filmed their parts separately. Murray was going to put the two on a “deserted island with a bunch of survivalists” for the next season when they agreed to appear side-by-side in the show.

    “They reached out to each other in universal disdain for the island concept,” he said, “and rekindled their friendship.”

    The two went public with their seemingly reconciled relationship Sunday, arriving together at Dan Tana’s Steakhouse in Los Angeles. After dinner, they text-messaged while waiting for their car on a bench in front of the restaurant. At one point, they looked at each other and smiled when an unseen observer said, “I always knew you’d be friends again, Paris.”

    Posted: October 10th, 2006
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    Paris Hilton claims Shanna Moakler punched her; Moakler says she was pushed down stairs

    Can Travis Barker really have this effect on women? His estranged wife, Shanna Moakler, was involved in a nightclub fracas with Paris Hilton early Wednesday morning.

    Barker, the drummer for Blink-182, filed for divorce in August from Moakler, who was recently voted off “Dancing With the Stars.” In September, Barker was apparently videotaped kissing Hilton.

    Then Hilton encountered Moakler at the Hyde club in Hollywood Tuesday night.

    Hilton says Moakler walked up to her, “used the most vile of language” and punched her in her jaw.

    Moakler contends she exchanged mere profanities with Hilton, at which point Hilton’s ex-boyfriend Stavros Niarchos bent Moakler’s wrists, poured a drink on her and shoved her down some stairs.

    Posted: October 4th, 2006
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    Paris Hilton’s arraignment on drunken-driving charges postponed until December

    Paris Hilton’s arraignment on drunken-driving charges has been postponed to December at the request of her attorney, a spokesman for city prosecutors said Wednesday.

    Hilton was originally scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges that she was driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level of at least 0.08 percent, said city attorney’s spokesman Nick Velasquez.

    It’s not unusual for a first court date to be continued to a later time, he said.

    The arraignment is now scheduled for Dec. 5 in Superior Court. Hilton is not required to appear.

    The 25-year-old Hilton was arrested Sept. 7 after being stopped in her Mercedes-Benz SLR while, she has said, on a late-night hamburger run.

    Hilton has no prior DUI arrests. If convicted, she could be sentenced to six months in jail and fined $1,000. The minimum penalty for a first-time offender is a fine, probation and alcohol-rehabilitation program.

    Posted: September 27th, 2006
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    Paris Hilton charged in Los Angeles with driving under the influence

    Singer/actress/handbag designer/heiress Paris Hilton can now add another title to her resume: Defendant.

    Hilton was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence and scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 28 in Superior Court on charges of driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent, said Nick Velasquez, a spokesman for city prosecutors.

    Hilton is not required to appear at the arraignment, Velasquez said.

    The 25-year-old socialite was arrested Sept. 7 after being stopped in her Mercedes-Benz SLR. Police said her blood-alcohol level was 0.08 percent, the minimum to warrant an arrest.

    “The charges are consistent with California law and the circumstances of this case,” Velasquez said.

    A telephone message seeking comment from Hilton’s spokesman, Elliot Mintz, was not immediately returned. Mintz had said previously it was her only DUI arrest.

    Paparazzi swarmed the Hollywood police station after Hilton’s arrest. Hours later, Hilton told KIIS-FM’s morning radio host Ryan Seacrest that she was on an early morning hamburger run when she was stopped.

    The heiress to the Hilton hotel fortune denied driving recklessly but conceded “maybe I was speeding a little bit.”

    Hilton, who once told the Los Angeles Times that the taste of booze “grosses me out,” claimed she had a single margarita at a charity event before her arrest.

    A national research study says a 137-pound woman would need to consume three alcoholic drinks in one hour on an empty stomach to reach a .08 percent blood-alcohol level. The fashionably slender Hilton likely weighs much less than 137 pounds.

    If convicted, Hilton could be sentenced to six months in jail and fined $1,000. The minimum penalty for a first-time offender is a fine, probation and alcohol-rehabilitation program.

    Posted: September 26th, 2006
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