Paris under fire
Socialite party-girl Paris Hilton is in a mess any hotel maid would shy from! Ex-lover Rick Solomon (former hubby of 90210 bad girl Shannen Doherty) has pressed charges against Paris’ parents, the filthy rich emperors of the Hilton hotel chain, for slander. Solomon stands publicly accused of videotaping a sexual encounter with Paris, causing press reps for the Hilton family to speak out in defense of their 22-year-old daughter.
E! Online reported that three minutes of footage was leaked onto the Internet, inspiring Solomon to file suit against Marvard Corp., the Seattle porn house posting the act, as well as the Hiltons.
Such scandal could not bode well for Paris whose much-hyped, yet inexplicably delayed reality show The Simple Life is set for debut in December. FOX is carrying the series and could face rather unattractive feedback as the suits prepare to send Paris down the publicity pipeline over Thanksgiving.
Ben out, underwear on for J Lo
Ah, Bennifer, we meet again. La Lopez is doing what she does best: taking the heat from bad press to fuel her financial fire.
On the heels of news that a second attempt at nuptials, Jenny dropped that J Lo by Jennifer Lopez house of fashion will release a line of intimates next year. Lopez’s Sweetface Fashion company announced the release in a statement last Wednesday after a firestorm of tabloids broke news of a Bennifer brawl!
International Movie Database reported that the two had a tiff after difficulties arose in planning yet another wedding ceremony. Ben wants intimate, scaled down, sans-celebrity. Jen wants wedding planner Sharon Sacks, catwalk processional, sans-Vera Wang gown.
Drama. He moved out of her LA mansion and shacked up in a hotel. The tab’s say they’re back at home and hard at work on compromise, their publicists have no comment.
World Idol! Screw Rueben and Clay. Forget the Guarini kid. It’s time, America, to rally behind Kelly Clarkson in attempts to name her World Idol! FOX is gathering all of its Idol-themed reality shows in hopes to pump the last remaining dollars from the TV cash cow. Countries ’round the globe will be glossing and tossing their idols to an undisclosed location, rumored to be London, for a two-part Idol event on Christmas and New Years day. It’s over for the Macys’ Santa; the world will be watching and voting for the one set of pipes to rule the international airwaves.
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