Hilton falls off horse
Paris Hilton got a boo-boo while filming the second season of her and socialite pal Nicole Richie’s reality hit The Simple Life.
The bombshell fell off of a horse in rural Florida, a Fox rep confirmed to E! Online. Medics treated Hilton on the scene and a witness said she was walking around after the accident.
The Simple Life 2 will follow Hilton and Richie across the country in a pink pick-up truck (with a trailer attached!) as they go from town-to-town, bunking with families and scraping for cash.
When filming wraps, Hilton, who just signed as the new spokeswoman for Guess?, will head to Australia to shoot her starring role in House of Wax, a horror flick opposite Elisha Cuthbert and Chad Michael Murray.
Richie, meanwhile, is swept up in a heated romance with Hollywood DJ Adam Goldberg.
Look for the Union label…
Zap2it.com reports that Governor Ed Rendell and Mayor John Street made calls to Bunim/Murray in attempts to woo (ahem-beg-ahem) the show back to Philly’s streets. Disputes over Union labor had forced the popular reality show out of the city before the cameras started rolling.
This past week, Street, along with several other of the area’s finest legislators were seen wining and dining the producers and staff of The Real World at the fashionable Old City restaurant Cuba Libre.
Damn, add a hot tub, spicy food and ritzy cocktails to the negotiations and you don’t even need seven strangers to make an interesting reality show.
And it worked. The Real World is back in Philly.
Zombies crush Jesus
No, that’s not a National Enquirer headline, but the black and white of this weekend’s box office tally. Universal’s Dawn of the Dead racked up a pulsing $28 million in sales.
In second, of course, is Mel Gibson’s biblical smash The Passion of the Christ, remaining in the top three after four weeks of release, pulling in $19.1 million. Passion’s domestic total is now over $295 million sliding into 18th place of the top-grossing films of all time.
Angelina Jolie’s A-list ensemble Taking Lives (with Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Gena Rowlands and Olivier Martinez) took a modest $11.4. But critical acclaim went to another ensemble, the heavyweight cast of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Jim Carrey led Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo and Tom Wilkinson in the Charlie Kaufman-penned tale of memory erasure.
This weekend sees the release of some heavy competition with Kevin Smith’s Jersey Girl (the last Bennifer movie – see it for old times sake! Did what they had mean absolutely nothing to you?) Don’t forget to check out Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed staring Freddie Prinze Jr., Clueless star Alicia Silverstone, and everyone’s favorite former vampire slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar. Woof.
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