Paris Hilton sued for not having promoted “Pledge This!”
A very interesting article appeared on the internet earlier today. This is no fake news. It was published by the Associated Press.
Paris Hilton is being sued for 75 000$ by the makers of her 2006 movie “Pledge This!” for not fulfilling promotional obligations. The movie had a limited release, but then, it quickly went direct to video as it flopped in theatres. It managed to gain 1 000 000$ in DVD sales. I think the movie cost more than 5 000 000$ to produce.
According to Worldwide Entertainment Group Inc., Paris was paid 1 000 000$ for her acting services and for reasonable promotion and publicity for the movie. You guys, this is stupid. I’ll explain why later.
Before the movie was released, Paris tried to boycott it because she didn’t want any nude scenes in the movie. The producers probably thought that adding nudity would attract a bigger audience.
Here’s the thing: Maybe Paris didn’t fulfill her engagement, but in all honesty, the movie didn’t even deserve any promotion or success. Afterall, it was an unfunny, crappy and forgettable movie. I think I fast forward the movie while watching it because it was so bad and boring. It was just an unwatchable movie, unfortunately.
In a sense, I’m glad that Paris didn’t properly promote this movie. I say whatever, it’s better to get sued than to shoved junk down our throats. Sorry, if this seems harsh, but it is my opinion regarding “Pledge This!” Same thing applies to “Bottom’s Up” (another very unwatchable movie!), but NOT to the “Hottie and the Nottie” and “Repo!”
Posted: August 12th, 2008
Time: August 12, 2008, 10:31 pm
Yeah those movies are super boring.
But Hottie & The Nottie was awesome, this was one is great. I’ve seen it like 3 times already.
From: PARIS HILTON LOVER™
Time: August 12, 2008, 11:46 pm
Yeah Loved Hottie & The Nottie saw it at the theaters got it first day it hit dvd!LoL I’ver seen it more than 32 times I show it to all my friends and fam!They liked it!
And I think “Pledge This” was worse than “Bottoms Up”
Time: August 13, 2008, 12:03 am
Personally I found Pledge This enjoyable enough for Paris’s part. Despite playing the kind of person that haters think she really is (ie snooty manipulative bitch), she looks amazing throughout and has quite a few cute or sexy scenes. It wasn’t the funniest movie in the world, but nor was it the worst I’ve seen (and comedy isn’t my favourite genre anyway). I liked it better than The Hillz or Nine Lives. I’d say it’s not much worse really than Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, which was also not the best directed or acted of movies but is still a cult success because of the Ramones (just as Pledge This is a hit to me because of Paris). I’m sure that the likes of Meet The Spartans or Epic Movie probably aren’t any funnier or worthier pieces of art.
Paris was right to not promote the movie of course, as they went back on their agreement by adding nudity (something which is hardly likely to bother me while watching it, but it was still against Paris’s wishes on what she wanted to be associated with). They also got another actress to do a voiceover for her character, which may also have changed the movie from Paris’s intentions or the script she read. Although I can enjoy the movie and find it average rather than bad, the whole production seems uninspired as if noone really thinks they’re doing great work (like it was just a tax shelter movie or something).
Time: August 13, 2008, 2:15 am
BTW, Enkil do you think Paris will loose the case? I mean she made 1,000,000 from the movie and losing $75,000 isn’t much for her. I would just want to close this case as fast as I can and just settle the deal outside of court, a cool $50,000.
From: Mat M.
Time: August 13, 2008, 7:40 am
God, “Bottom’s Up” is really terrible. I didn’t watch “Pledge This”, because it was way too obvious for me that I wouldn’t like it. But, remember, she wasn’t obliged to take that role and I think she should stay adhered to her commitments. That’s the second time she has “major” problems for lack of promotion (Club Paris). Actually, if we remember that her album was literaly abandoned after “Nothing In This World” failed to chart high in America, that would be the 3rd time.
It may have something to do with her AAD (quickly loss of interest in something if it doesn’t go right), but, it’s actually something she needs to work on, as a businesswoman.
Time: August 13, 2008, 9:45 am
I don’t know, but in my own humble opinion, I’d just rather get sued for 75k$ and get over it. Paris has more important projects to worry about, at this point.
Paris initially did A LOT of promotion for her debut album. I think the reason why she stopped promoting it after NITW, is because the album wasn’t doing well enough. Why promote something if it’s not selling well. I think that’s the way Paris and everyone else were thinking.
Time: August 13, 2008, 11:08 am
Th album went gold.
So it wasn’t a dud as a seller world wide.
Time: August 13, 2008, 11:12 am
And btw, Paris and Benji did NOT break up as some sleazy tabloids reported.
She was at the Good Charlotte/Roseland NY concert with her parents last night and Paris& Benji were holding hands.
Time: August 13, 2008, 2:57 pm
“Paris” did not go Gold. It sold less than 500K in the US, but more than 500K worldwide. I believe more copies were sold outside the US.
From: Mat M.
Time: August 13, 2008, 3:13 pm
Of course I remember the promotion she did before NITW, and I even admire her for being the first artist to use YouTube as promotion instead of fighting against it. But, I also remember that she went to a lot of tele and radio programmes to talk about the album, but didn’t perform none of the songs, which, I think, didn’t make people associate her to her music and became field for a harvest of evil rumours.
Besides, it took only one turbulence for her to jump of the plane. I think she should at least release another single in attempt to get the album back on track.
Time: August 13, 2008, 5:22 pm
unfortunately none of the reasons you gave for her not promoting the movie are a legal defense if indeed she did violate a contract. to me that is the issue, what was she contracted to do and how if at all did she fail any legal obligation. its’ot the money, it’s the principle. being sued is never a good thing especially IF you’re in the wrong.
i also find it odd that they waited 2 yeras. if anything, they should simply release it in asia, paris always does well there.
Time: August 13, 2008, 7:10 pm
As far as I can remember “Paris” sold 180,000 copies in the US and 430,000+ copies World Wide. I truely think her World Wide fan base has grew a lot more since “Paris” She’s traveled to so many countries and anybody who met Paris can’t forget her so maybe they’ll go buy her new album!
I hope her US fan base grew a little too. 180,000 copies in the US isn’t that bad.
Time: August 13, 2008, 9:34 pm
I know, juju. 😉
But I still find it stupid (and interesting) that they’re suing her for not promoting a movie that was destined to fail. No doubt, something went wrong back then, and she later decided not to support the movie anymore. Maybe, it was the nude scenes. Paris can be like that sometimes, I guess.
Time: August 14, 2008, 2:12 am
i’m sure the company is just trying to recooup some of it’s lossed and apris is always an easy target, but i wouldn’t give them a dime if i didn’t do anything wrong. that just invites more greedy nuisance suits. if their suit is frivolous, then she can countersue and have them pay her legal fees. she needs to stick up for herself like she did with hallmark so she isn’t considered by anyone else to be an easy mark for a cash grab.
Time: August 14, 2008, 8:36 pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ENKIL !!!
Time: August 14, 2008, 8:49 pm
Ah, that’s so nice of you, Jen! lol Thanks! 🙂
And no, I didn’t see the little concert in downtown. I don’t think Paris was there anyway!