Just after midnight in Los Angeles, an ecstatic Paris Hilton was set free from the Lynwood jail, her home since June 5th. Even though she lived without her normal grooming necessities, the heiress looked as put together as usual in a grey jacket, white t-shirt and jeans. Nice work! She even exited the jail like every other released convict – through the front door. After embracing her mother, the family sped away to her parents’ house in their chauffeured SUV.
Check out more photos of the spectacle here, and stay tuned for more on the Simple Lifer’s first day as a free woman. But first tell us what you think: Has Paris changed or is she headed right back to her old ways?
Pick Up Paris’ Trash on eBay The heiress’ garbage could become your treasure – for a buck or two – after 2 LA scavengers put up the junk they found while dumpster diving outside Paris’ house on eBay. [NY Daily News]
Germany Bans Cruise Flick Germany has barred production of a World War II era film starring Cruise from shooting at the country’s historical sites, as the government does not recognize Scientology as a religion, but believes it to be a cult. [E Online]
Pics: Brit Can’t Keep Her Shirt On Oops – she did it again (and again, and again). Britney was snapped without her top on ( might be a little NSFW) while trying on clothes at an LA boutique. [Just Jared]
Check out this pic of Christina Aguilera in China before a concert on Monday. She’s looking a little busty and wearing one of those "OMG, she’s totally hiding her baby bump in that unflattering dress!" dresses. Actually her outfit is kind of cute. What’s not cute is that she revealed that she wants to move on from singing to…acting. Of course she does. What singer with an armful of Grammy awards and a basement cluttered with thousand dollar bills doesn’t want to ruin her career with a crappy movie?
"I am looking forward to moving into another form of what I feel is another
creative outlet for me and that would be acting," she told reporters today in Shanghai. Girlfriend better be knocked up – it’s the only thing that could possibly distract her from making such an ill-fated career move.
- Rumors swirl that Wentworth Miller is dating T.R. Knight‘s ex-boyfriend. Scandal! Who knew Wentworth Miller was attracted to sloppy seconds? [Towleroad]
- Paris Hilton gets offered $1 million to teach a class on building a brand. She’s not going to show you anything that you can’t do yourself with a little airplane glue and exposed genitalia. [Dlisted]
- T.I. hits the cover of Vibe looking more lover than fighter. How’s that for a change? [CONCRETELOOP]
- Demi Moore flashes some breast via a see-through shirt. Her nipple looks so young for its age! Must be diet and exercise. [Egotastic!]
- Angelina Jolie says, "I’m just a Mom first and foremost." Your lips to the paparazzi’s ears, baby juggler! [Just Jared]
Nelly Furtado, Joss Stone, and Natashia Bedingfield are three of the ladies who are going to hit the stage in at this weekend’s Concert for Diana. They’re also three of the ladies who have come by our Unplugged studios and kicked some acoustic butt. Breezing through their individual sessions might be a good way to prep for Sunday’s show. The entire six-hour extravaganza is being streamed on VH1.com starting at 11 a.m. EST. Which artist is going to rock the house?
More of Paris’ conversation with Ryan Seacrest has been released, in which she discusses exactly how she plans to change her bad girl ways. The heiress revealed, "I appreciate everything now and I think there was a lot of bad people
that I was around and I don’t want to surround myself with those types
of people anymore." Hmmm. Might we first suggest an English class to improve that poor grammar?
Hilton’s other idea for self-betterment is a little bit more…grand? Paris has plans to build a "transitional home" for women who are recently released from jail. "These women just keep coming back because they have no place to go" she elaborated, and said the house can be "a place to get food and clothes on
Let’s see, a "home" where people can sleep and get food. Sounds kind of like… a hotel? So Paris is basically going into the family business. A brilliant plan, indeed! Let’s just hope there are comfy bathrobes and room service – you know, special treatment. Like what Paris got in the slammer.
Foxy Brown is denying being victimized in a recent altercation, but the NYPD claims it’s true. Oh, who to believe? According to the boys in blue, the rapstress was assaulted by four women early Saturday morning in an incident so bizarre it makes all of Brown’s previous nail-salon cage-matches seem tame by comparison. Apparently Brown was trying to dump her boyfriend after finding out he was a pimp with a criminal record, so the man in question called four of his whores. They came over and beat the hell out of Foxy — tearing out her weave, ripping off her hearing aid and stealing her purse (and $500). That, however, didn’t stop her from telling The New York Post: "I have friends all over Brooklyn but I was not there last night. I just got back this morning from Miami… a lot of the time people mistake me for someone else or people always call in these false tips. I don’t know why. I guess it’s just part of being a celebrity." Brown was initially cooperating with police, but has allegedly stopped doing so since. Who do you believe?
Justin Timberlake’s upbeat attitude couldn’t get past customs, because the millionaire pop star with the gorgeous girlfriend is being nothing but rude all over Europe. Last week on a sightseeing excursion in Norway, there was this incident. Just days later, in response to a child’s request for a photo, Timberlake shot back, "Do you want me to juggle too?" Later that evening, Timberlake went up on the roof of his hotel, only to throw things down, refuse pictures with fans, and ultimately spit on them.
Rosie’s meeting with the Price Is Right producers has come and gone, and her dream job is now just that – a big dream Ro placed in all our heads and then snatched away. Last week, when asked on her blog if she’d accept the hosting gig, Rosie’s reply was, "if they asked me i sure would." But now we hear that she’s turned the job down, because, you know, she’s all nice and doesn’t want to uproot her family for the West Coast [Insert sound of fans' hearts shattering here].
Rosie spilled the beans on a video blog posted on her website, saying: ""Here’s the thing. I don’t really need a job…I don’t need the money…So to get my entire family
from their lives and move them across the country so that I can have a
fantasy childhood indulgence job just doesn’t seem fair."
Sounds like Rosie might have known she wasn’t even going to take the gig in the first place. So why string us along, Ro? Do you need our attention as bad as we need your smiling face and political banter? Our Rosie-adoring hopes were up so high, and we’re now left alone sniffling in our Plinko chips, shuddering as we consider a world in which Mario Lopez spins the wheel. You read that right. MARIO LOPEZ. Rosie, how could you?
Beef was on the menu of a brunch in Los Angeles on Sunday, where a scuffle broke out between T.I. and Ludacris‘ Disturbing tha Peace Records partner Chaka Zulu aka the man whose name you are most jealous of. Seriously, who wouldn’t want the melodious lungs of Chaka Khan coupled with the warrior spirit of Shaka Zulu? Chaka Zulu may be the closest we’ve come yet to a perfect human being and I say that solely on basis of his name.
Anyway, details are scant but T.I. is said to have punched the face of Chaka, the partner of Luda, his on-again, off-again rival at the Power Brunch event hosted by Warner Music Group EVP Kevin Liles. An entourage-wide scuffle is said to have then broken out, only to be broken up by the police minutes later. In the end, one woman was injured and, according to a witness, T.I.’s shirt was torn. And the whole place swooned!
I dedicate two anti-violence tracks from hip-hop’s golden era to T.I., West Coast All Stars’ "We’re All in the Same Gang" and the Stop the Violence Movement’s "Self Destruction." T.I., your permanently fastened sunglasses don’t fool me: you need some cooling out.
Learn from your elders, T.I. [People / Images: Getty]