The Coachella festival raged on for a second weekend, and there are tons of new photos, but this was like Coachella reject weekend. In other words, there was no Alexander Skarsgard in attendance to double fist Viking beer and generally hang around looking hot. And there were no Robsten sightings to awkward up the place either. Instead, we’ve got Gerard Butler, who loves Coachella because it’s his very favorite place to enjoy porta potty sex with randoms. I think last year’s festival was the breaking point for Kaiser’s enduring crush on the dude, and I can’t blame her because that sh-t is nasty. My own, long-dead fascination with Gerard lasted about five minutes after watching 300, and then the guy tried to lazily pass off his Scottish brogue for an Irish accent in P.S. I Love You, and I was done with him for good. If that hadn’t done the trick, I’m sure porta potty sex would have sufficed to gross me out enough too.
Here are some more photos from Coachella, weekend deux. Courtney Love was there and was a total mess, of course. I imagine she plotted to accost Gerard in a porta potty before completely losing her train of thought.
Jessica Alba seems out of place at Coachella. She probably worried the entire time about all of the plastic bottles that were poisoning everyone at the festival.
Mischa Barton seemed really out of it and overdressed for an event where people lounge around on the grass.
I think Paris Hilton and River Viiperi are basically living at Coachella now. Man, Paris really needs a new shtick.
Hey, it’s Robert Ackroyd from Florence + the Machine. He and Katy Perry debuted their romance at last year’s festival, and now he’s but a distant memory in a douchecloud of John Mayer.
Remember the revolting Brandon Davis? He’s lost a lot of weight, but he still looks like a greasy bear.
To start I wanted to talk about that picture of Paris Hilton above. I put this as the lead link in the “featured links” yesterday (at the bottom of every post) but I’m glad to have a chance to discuss it. Paris actually posted that photo, and at first you think it’s just a picture of her posehard on the slopes, but do you notice the dude in the background on the stretcher? That’s her boyfriend! She didn’t just pose for this photo, she put it up on something called Pheed and told the story of how her boyfriend cut his leg while skiiing. How clueless is she to make it all about her?
Anyway Radar Online has a new story about Paris and her waning popularity. Apparently Paris’ appearance fee has dropped from half a million or more to a “comparatively paltry” $250k an event. That’s still an astronomical sum of money for one night! In comparison, Kim Kardashian now gets half a million or more to show up somewhere. Crazy.
Paris Hilton, who once commanded up to a whopping $750k for promotional club appearances, was paid a comparatively paltry $250k for her attendance at her 32nd birthday party at a nightclub in Lake Tahoe recently, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
“About five years ago, Paris easily commanded $500-750k for nightclub appearances, which often took place in Vegas, Atlantic City, or Miami,” a source tells Radar. “However, that’s dropped steeply over time, and she was paid the much lower fee of $250,000 to ‘celebrate her birthday’ on Saturday night.
The demand just isn’t there anymore for promoters to pay the huge fees of yesteryear. Ever since Paris’ arrest for cocaine possession outside the Wynn two years ago, she hasn’t commanded the high six figures from any clubs on the Vegas strip, not to mention the fact her star has drastically faded. Can she still get a ridiculous amount of money purely for turning up and partying? Yes. Is it anywhere near as much as she used to get? No, and likely never will be again.”
As we previously reported, the heiress was photographed celebrating her birthday over the weekend with her parents and her 21-year old model boy toy, River Viiperi.
Jeez. $250k for one night of showing up, having your picture taken and partying. I would do it just for the free food and booze. Did I pick the wrong career path just talking about these people? That said, I doubt Paris’ “downgrade” to a “mere” quarter of a million a night is solely due to her stupid cocaine conviction. The public was getting tired of this vapid creature well before then and let’s get real, she can’t play the game as well as Kim K does. Paris is a one-note wonder and she doesn’t bring much to the table beyond animal hoarding, horrible music and cheap products she slaps her name on. She’s just not that interesting.
I’m surprised she gets that much appearance cash still. Compared to Kim Kardashian it might be “paltry” but it’s still a small fortune to most anyone else. I would have guessed that Paris makes about $30k a night, still awesome but not well into the six figures.
Paris Hilton is really in love this time (I think?) with her 21-year-old Spanish boyfriend, River Viipiri. Even though she’s a full decade older, Paris is apparently ready to tie the knot with this dude even though they’ve only been dating since October; but she’s really serious about him, apparently, because she sits through his fashion shows and everything. Now a 10 year age difference might not be such a big deal later in life, but I think 10 years is a pretty big difference when the younger party is 21. The good news (if there is any) here is that Paris’ mental age stalled around 21. So who knows, they might be perfect for each other, and Paris reportedly popped the question to River, who said something like, “Sure, why not?”
FADED star Paris Hilton has proposed to her toyboy beau River Viiperi, according to a new report.
The reality star, 31, she’s ready to settle down with the dashing Spanish model, 21, who she has dated since the pair met during New York’s Fashion Week in September.
“Paris asked for River’s hand because so many of her friends are engaged or already married with kids, and she didn’t want to be some sad, old loser left on the shelf,” revealed a pal.
“It’s incredibly impulsive because they’ve only been together a few months, but Paris believes River is the one.
“He’s given her an enthusiastic yes, but they’re keeping the engagement quiet for now.
“Paris can see he’s a good influence. He’s very easygoing and knows how to calm her down when something annoys her.
“She feels her wild-child days are behind her and wants the comfort that comes with marriage.
“Paris feels she has finally found Mr. Right, even if he is a decade younger.”
Oh, Paris. I guess she might finally be figuring out that she’s no longer a big deal, so it’s time to nail one down. Of course, if she’s actually deluded enough to buy “the comfort that comes with marriage.” then she probably ought to consider that there’s no comfort at all in an unhappy marriage.
Here are some photos of Paris Hilton in Barcelona on Tuesday where she was in attendance at Fashion Week to watch her 21-year-old boyfriend, River Viiperi, sashay down the runway. I think it’s rather hilarious that Paris is now in her thirties, yet her boyfriends never get any older. Then again, Paris hasn’t exactly grown up mentally herself in any shape or form. She’s still the same drunk, rowdy, self-aggrandizing Paris. But look how bored she looked while watching her latest man do his thang.
Meanwhile, Paris’ party lifestyle is growing quite old in other contexts as well. According to the Enquirer, poor Robert Redford is just beside himself over the ruckus that she’s been causing at Sundance on an annual basis for the past several years. Paris really enjoys attending film festivals because they arrive with huge parties, lots of famous people, and many opportunities to be photographed. I seem to recall her attending Cannes in 2009 and demanding that she be let in for free, but the organizers made her pay the festival fees. She was miffed, but she paid to get in anyway. Now, she’s angered Redford to the point where, if he can find away to ban her, he probably will:
“Get out of Sundance!”
That’s what Robert Redford, founder of the Sundance Film Festival, told reality TV party monster Paris Hilton after she crashed his annual fete yet again, say sources.
“She didn’t have anything to do with the films,” an irritated Redford, 75, groused to a reporter. “What movie is she in? She and her hard-partying, swag-grabbing cohorts have made the festival not much fun. There are too many people who come to the festival to leverage their own self-interest.”
The Oscar-winning screen legend — star of such classics as The Sing, The Way We Were, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid — founded the Park City, Utah, film festival in 1978.
But Paris, 31, has turned the highly regarded independent movie showcase into a Spring Break-like pilgrimage for the past few years, and the 2013 event was more of the same.
The jet-setting socialite showed up with her latest boy toy, 21-year-old model River Viiperi. She hit all the hottest clubs and snatched pricey swag, including designer duds and the latest electronic gadgets that vendors give celebrities for free, says a source.
“Paris doesn’t come to Sundance for the movies,” a festival regular told The Enquirer. “She’s here to pose, party and get stuff for free. This year was no different — she boozed it up, loaded up on gifts and went home richer than she came.
“Her 15 minutes of fame expired a long time ago, and we’re glad Robert Redford blasted her. She’s considered a joke here.”
[From Enquirer, print edition, February 11, 2013]
I guess that Redford could probably make a point to ban Paris from all official Sundance screenings, but I don’t know if he could manage to keep vendors from letting her into swag rooms because they’re letting Courtney Love in, so it’s not like they have standards. And he certainly can’t stop her from entering Park City and attending parties, right? This is a tough one alright. I do believe that Redford is probably very annoyed that a celebutante is mucking up the good name of his festival, but at least he can rest assured knowning that the rest of the world is annoyed by her as well. And if we could all find a way to ban her from planet Earth, we probably would too.
Merry Christmas! Here’s some Paris Hilton. I know, I know – it’s not the ideal Christmas gift. Which would you rather get for Christmas: Paris Hilton photos or three-year-old fruitcake? Anyway, these are some new pics of Paris Hilton and her relatively new (!) boyfriend River Viiperi in Aspen, Colorado yesterday. Did you know that she had a new guy? All of Paris’s boyfriends over the past four years or so have sort blended together in a gross, meathead, druggie stew, so imagine my surprise when I saw this guy.
Does anyone else think he looks… really young? That’s because he IS young. He’s only 21 years old!!! He’s practically a baby, especially when compared to Paris, who is 31 in human years and 53 in druggie-socialite-famewhore years. The thing that I always wonder about Paris is how does she manage to always have a (douche-y) boyfriend? I mean, she’s never just single. She’s always got an “official”. I would have thought that all dudes – even the dumb meatheads – would be wary of her now. But we have our answer: I doubt that 21-year-old River really comprehends Paris’s falling star. Oh, and he’s Spanish too. Double-whammy of not comprehending how Paris is a big loser.
Paris and River began dating a few months ago, from what I can see. They just travel around to various celebrity hot spots and they’re constantly on vacation. Miami, Hawaii, Las Vegas, and now Aspen. Obviously, Paris has the money to live like that, but what about River? Well, he’s a male model. Oh God… I just looked up some of his modeling shots. YIKES. This boy isn’t going to have much of a career. He has that baby-faced Twihardy look that tweens like, but beyond that… not so much.
Anyway, this has been your Paris Hilton Christmas present. I hope you liked it.
On Friday, when I was covering the not-terrible photos of Lindsay Lohan at the Thursday night launch of Lady Gaga’s perfume, I completely missed the fact that Paris Hilton was at the same event. I’m including some pics of Paris and her wonk eye in this post. I have no idea if Paris was invited, or if she just showed up or whatever. I don’t have any idea if Lindsay was invited either – although I suspect LL was invited because Gaga has made The Cracken her special project or something. Anyway, as you might remember, Lindsay and Paris have some kind of ridiculous, crackie, cheap on-and-off drama that’s gone on for years. Last I heard, they were still partying together, but that was… last year maybe? Like, about 10 crack-drama-cycles ago. According to Page Six, we are in the midst of another crack drama cycle.
Lindsay Lohan came face to face with old frenemy Paris Hilton and freaked out at a high-profile fashion bash, as their long-running feud continues to burn.
Lohan, who is working hard to put her troubled past behind her, arrived in New York from the Atlanta set of “Scary Movie 5” in which she acts opposite Charlie Sheen and makes fun of her hard-partying, train-wreck past, including an incident last year when she was accused of stealing a necklace from an LA jewelry store.
But “Lindsay wound up looking at [the ‘Scary Movie’ cameo] as a way to complete a phase of her life and move on,” a source said. After desperately trying to get out of the shoot, she filmed the role without any additional drama Wednesday.
But when Lohan arrived at Lady Gaga’s masked ball Thursday night at the Guggenheim Museum, she flipped when she saw her old party-pal-turned-archrival Hilton.
“Lindsay freaked out when she saw Paris,” said a spy. “Neither knew the other would be there. And when Lindsay first saw Paris, she just stepped back with these big eyes. She was shaking her head and kept repeating, ‘No, no, I can’t.’ ”
The once-tight pair had a falling out back in 2006 over the infamous incident when foul-mouthed oil heir Brandon Davis branded the “Mean Girls” star “Firecrotch,” with Hilton egging him on.
At the Gaga event, which launched the singer’s new fragrance, Fame, “Lindsay refused to get her picture taken with Paris,” a source said. “But eventually she calmed down.”
While Lohan arrived at the event “very quietly,” Hilton “marched in and tried to push her way through the crowd to Gaga,” only to turn around when she realized no one was moving out of her way when she wanted to get to the singer.
Lohan later received a hug from Gaga, whom she’d bonded with over the summer during a sleepover at the Chateau Marmont in LA. Page Six exclusively reported that Gaga’s planning to cast Lohan in her first video from her upcoming album, “Artpop.”
Paris and Lindsay are both terrible losers, but in different ways. I tend to think Lindsay is more dangerous, physically and emotionally. But Paris is definitely a loser too, and what’s even worse is that Paris would LOVE to have the wrong kind of fame that Lindsay has right now. It seems like Paris is actually pretty jealous of how much (bad) attention Lindsay gets. Anyway, I just think it’s kind of funny that all of these years later, these two jackasses are still acting like two dumb Mean Girls.
Paris Hilton, 31, was photographed kissing and cuddling a new mystery boyfriend, who is only being identified by his first name, Frederick, on the French Island of Corsica off the coast of Italy. The Daily Mail explains that Paris has been on vacation in Europe for over two weeks, and speculates that this guy may be some kind of holiday pick-up. TMZ claims he’s a “successful businessman from Europe” and that he’s been friends with Paris for “years.” Uh-huh. He seems to be a quick way for Paris to get the paps to pay attention to her, since just wearing a bikini is no longer effective. He’s likely getting more than he bargained for out of this arrangement, given Paris’ medical history.
I don’t have a hell of a lot more to say about Paris, since not a lot seems to change for her except her excuses for an insanely overpaid career, so I’ll just post these photos of her cuddling up to Chris Brown during his performance in Paris on July 26th. Hollywood Life clarifies that Paris and Chris are not dating. Chris’ girlfriend Karrueche Tran also posed for a photo with Paris that night, so she’s presumably fine with Paris hanging all over her man. Rihanna is surely a different story. Paris ended up having to hire a guy to help her earn headlines this week. It was probably worth it, since we’re talking about her.
Anyway Sam is getting some mild competition lately from Paris Hilton, who mixed a DJ set at the San Paulo Music Festival in Brazil that was widely panned and mocked. Paris claimed in an interview with Hello! that she was qualified to be a DJ since she’s “been training every day for six to eight hours for the past year” and traveled around with her ex-boyfriend, DJ Afrojack, while he was working. Well Sam disputes that. A paparazzo caught up with her (video is here) and asked her about Paris’ latest career move and Sam basically said that Paris isn’t qualified:
“That whole sh*t with her is just like ‘oh, come on man, like she’s tried everything now. Put some quality the sh*t you do, put some effort into it. Listen, if you do the work, it will speak for yourself. If you’re going to be like ‘oh I’m just going to figure out how I’m going to make some money this week,’ it just insults the people that work really hard at it.
It’s me calling myself a doctor from like reading WebMD twice.”
I don’t disagree with her, I don’t think Paris is particularly qualified to be a DJ. I don’t think Paris is qualified to be a singer, either, but she knows how to compensate for her weaknesses, unlike Sam. At least Paris knows that she needs to use autotune and lipsync her music instead of trying to sing live. Plus, I do think that Paris works hard. She works hard at picking outfits, shaking her ass, making sure that the paparazzi know her whereabouts at all time, and practicing her duck face in the mirror.
Do you think that Sam dislikes Paris because Lohan and Paris have a longstanding feud? (See: Firecrotch incident.) As if there aren’t countless other reasons to dislike Paris.
Samantha Ronson is shown out with pink hair on 6-27-12. She’s also shown DJing on 5-19-12. Credit: WENN.com Paris is shown in Ibiza, Spain on Saturday. Credit: GTRES Fame Flynet
We didn’t really cover the story of Paris Hilton failing her high paid job as a DJ at the Sao Paolo Music Festival last week, because, you know, it’s Paris Hilton. It has to be a slow news day for us to pay attention to her. (Eyebrow raise before the holiday.) Paris mixed an annoying set and danced in front of some videos of herself trying to look sexy while flipping her fake hair around. As Michael K at D-Listed wrote “F’ing a DJ (or two, or three, or forty) does not make this skank a DJ.”
Paris has a new interview in Hello! Magazine, and she wants us to know that she’s qualified to be a DJ in own right, since she “trains” to be a DJ as much as regular people work at 9-5 jobs. I’m sure she counts every moment she listens to music as “training.” I’m picturing Paris saying this in her monotone bored baby voice and it’s cracking me the hell up:
Many DJs take their craft very seriously. How did you prepare for your debut?
“I’ve been training every day for six to eight hours for the past year. I was up until 4am most nights, and then I had to change my set when I found out that it was going to be more of a pop crowd in Brazil, rather than a dance music crowd. On the jet out, I spend the entire flight reqorking the whole thing.”
Have you had any professional training?
“DJ AM taught me how to DJ with vinyl almost ten years ago. Recently, I’ve been working in the studio with DJ Poet, who produces and DJs for the Black Eyed Peas, and he has been providing me with some great tips and advice.
“I also spent the past year travelling to shows around the world with Afrojack. It was a great experience, to watch how he engages the crowd and creates great energy at his parties.
Do you see this as an opportunity to shake off misconceptions about yourself?
“I think it’s just about me sharing with the world my true passion, which is music. I also love to make people happy, and I hope they feel that way when they listen to my sets.”
You will soon be launching your 15th fragrance. What other projects do you have in the pipeline?
“I’ve just had some meetings about opening more Paris Hilton stores in India and Brazil – I have more than 50 of those shops now. I’m opening a beach club in the Philippines at the end of the year and also producing some TV shows.
“I’m still working on my handbag, shoe and eyelash collections, too. It’s never quiet.
With so many successful business ventures, is there anything else you would like to try your hand at?
“I’m always working on building my brand. Next I want to be able to do my own hotels, nightclubs and restaurants. And I want to get more into real estate, which is my family heritage.”
If you had to describe yourself in one sentence, what would you say?
“An entrepreneur who lives life to the fullest, every single day.
You mentioned that you would like to settle down and have a family. Is that on the cards in the near future?
“Every woman dreams of getting married and having a family one day, but right now I’m so busy travelling and working I wouldn’t have time for that. When that time happens, it will be fantastic, but right now I’m just happy being single and being an independent woman.”
[From Hello! Magazine, print edition, July 9, 2012]
I have to object to her last statement that “every woman dreams of getting married and having a family one day.” She’s overreaching there by a long shot.
As for Paris’ illustrious career slapping her name on stuff, getting paid to party and working super hard to be a DJ, that’s not all. She’s also coming out with another album later this year, in which she actually sings again. She tells Hello! that she “collaborated with a lot of good friends like Snoop Dogg and Flo Rida… We’ve got some really fun, electro-pop songs that will be perfect for the clubs.” Like this one?
Oh and Paris was involved in some kind of altercation with a paparazzo in a parking garage outside a club last week. There are two videos of this mess. Radar has one, where she seems to slap a photographer’s video camera out of his hand for no reason, and TMZ has a video of the aftermath, where there are a bunch of photographers and people crowded around. Paris is still grabbing on to the guy’s shirt at one point. He claims that she was “hanging off my neck like a piggy back ride as I walked up to the next garage level” and that “her friends all started attacking me.” He also of course claims injuries and is going to file a police report. Cha-ching.
Paris is shown out on 6-19 (leather dress and 80s gloves), on 6-12 (turquoise track suit), on 6-30 (big black hat) and on 6-4-12 (tan hat). Credit: WENN.com. Also, the terrible all navy blue outfit is what she wore to court on 6-4-12. Photo agency Fame says she is “embroiled in a law suit against an Italian underwear manufacture for a breach of contract on June 4th, 2012. Paris is owed over million dollars after the company when bankrupt.” Maybe they should have reconsidered making underwear for Paris Hilton.
Christina Ricci’s dress last night at the MTV Movie Awards was one of a kind Christian Siriano, selected from his Fall collection and emblazoned with real working Timex watch faces. There are also buttons, crystals, and beads creeping up around the right side of bodice. Siriano told People Magazine that he enjoyed the challenge, and that “you want to make the dress look fashion-forward and interesting without being campy.” Some people are loving this dress, but the shiny silk taffeta fabric looks cheap to me and it seems chintzy. It’s just a simple cocktail dress with some junk sewn into it, and I do find it a little tacky. (Not in these photos so much as in close ups.) I understand if you disagree and like it though, it’s kind of cool in a way, but it’s not my taste.
Paris Hilton also went too far in a Marco Squared sequin gunmetal dress with tacky black and white beading at the hem and neckline. Look at her spiked purse, oversized matchy jewelery and giant diamond earrings. She always makes Nicky look good in comparison, although Nicky’s dress is also fug.
Brooke Hogan was ridiculous as we’ve come to expect from her. She wore this tiny Jovani bright silver number with a cutout at the stomach and mesh at the hemline and around the neck. It takes some real self delusion to step out of the house like this. Look at her giant earrings and her bellybutton stud peeking out of the dress. Trashy perfection!
The Vampire Diaries’ Kat Graham actually toned it down, for her, in Maria Lucia Hohan. Look at her working that leg. Jolie’s meme really caught on, didn’t it? This is some ugly Dynasty style dress, complete with shoulder pads. Just take a look at Go Fug Yourself’s archives for Kat and you’llseewhat a vastimprovement this is though.