June 5, 2013 |
Before Paris Hilton agreed to let Sofia Coppola film scenes for “The Bling Ring” in her mansion, she didn't know much about how a group of San Fernando Valley youths managed to break into her home four years ago. Though she was questioned by police about the robberies, she says she never realized that the so-called Bling Ring had been in her home on six separate occasions. That was just one of the facts that came to light after she teamed up with Coppola, filming a cameo at a club scene in the movie and allowing the filmmaker to use her actual home as a production location.
May 23, 2013 |
On its surface, the arithmetic is baffling. Paris Hilton plus Cash Money Records equals … sweet, sweet music? The jury is still out on whether the former “Simple Life” star's record deal and current EDM-accented musical direction will yield a bonanza of Top 40 hits à la label mates Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. But for Paris completists, Hilton's alignment with hip-hop's imprint du jour appears to be a textbook move. PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times As far back as 2006, the professional party girl was claiming fealty to hip-hop's “from the streets to the penthouse” ethos and contextualizing her achievements as an entrepreneur (with a lucrative perfume line, endorsement of champagne in a can and signature nightclub chain)
May 22, 2013 |
News that Paris Hilton had signed a record deal with Cash Money Records heated up the blogosphere Wednesday. Many thought it was a joke that the label that made superstars out of Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj would sign the heiress. But it's true. The 32-year-old is plotting her return to music with the popular hip-hop label. With online commenters burning up Twitter wondering how it happened, Cash Money co-founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams said the deal was a no-brainer.
May 16, 2013 |
"The Bling Ring" had Emma Watson "Keeping Up With the Kardashians. " The "Harry Potter" alum plays a character based on convicted socialite Alexis Neiers in Sofia Coppola's film, which chronicles the shenanigans of those who looted the homes of celebrities including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom in 2009 and 2010. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday with stars Watson, Claire Julien, Taissa Fariga, Katie Chang, Israel Broussard and writer-director Coppola walking the red carpet.
May 8, 2013
Re "Wilde about California," Opinion, May 5 Roy Morris Jr. opens his otherwise interesting piece on Oscar Wilde's 1882 trip to San Francisco with a most unfortunate analogy. If readers come away with the impression that Wilde was of the same ilk as Paris Hilton or the "Jersey Shore" gang, he has done a disservice to Wilde and to your readers. Wilde left us plays that are routinely enjoyed more than a century after he wrote them. Hilton and Snooki will have left us only embarrassment at the vacuousness of our popular culture.
April 22, 2013 |
Looks to be a double-dose of regret coming out of the Reese Witherspoon-Jim Toth camp in the wake of their couples-style arrest in Friday's wee hours in Atlanta. In case you missed it: Toth was arrested on suspicion of DUI after reportedly driving in the wrong lane and then blowing a 0.139 on a breath test. In the process, Witherspoon declared herself to be famous -- a tidbit shared with a cop who couldn't have given a flying fig and arrested her for disorderly conduct. Leading up to her arrest, Witherspoon questioned whether the trooper was a real officer, according to the police report posted by the Smoking Gun , and was told "to sit on her butt and be quiet.