Amongst the many companies with offices in Manhattan is a multibillion-dollar French conglomerate
that handles "diversified commodities, energy, shipping, real estate, manufacturing, and communications." The owner, Gerard
, is one of the richest men in the world, and, at 75, his children and grandchildren stand to inheirit a tidy sum of perhaps half a billion each upon his passing. Unless you've been in a cave for a few decades, one of them has — given syndication, perhaps even daily — been making you laugh for a long, long time. A heiress and princess
who you first met live from New York
(where she met her husband), then a yuppie in a movie of Christmas indignities
, and finally in a small, barely aired show about, er, nothing
Julia, the multibillion-dollar heiress, Northwestern dropout, Emmy-winning
actress, and even a distant relative of Richard Dreyfuss
. And then compare her to a certain other celebrity heiress
posted by WCityMike
on May 2, 2007 -
Street Artist Banksy "Shop Drops" 500 remixed copies of Paris Hilton's new album across the UK
Instead of Ms Hilton's own compositions, the replacement CD features 40 minutes of a basic rhythm track over which Banksy has dubbed Ms Hilton's catchphrase "That's hot!" and other extracts from her reality TV programme The Simple Life.
Inside the accompanying booklet, a picture of the heiress emerging from a luxury car has been retouched to include a group of homeless people.
In another shot, Ms Hilton's head has been superimposed on a shop window mannequin beneath a banner reading: "Thou Shalt Not Worship False Icons".
] Mp3 soon, no doubt.
posted by takeyourmedicine
on Sep 3, 2006 -
Worst. NewsFilter. Ever.
"No details are available", but at last count, Google News
had over 250 sources for the "Paris Hilton's Missing Dog" non-news story. I'm a dog lover myself, and was once broken-hearted by the loss of a chihuahua, but too few alleged journalists
are treating this 'news' with even a small dose of the disrespect it genuinely deserves. Meanwhile one TV show is crowing about getting "the scoop" (but apparently not
on their own website, which can't even spell Rumor
). But The Daily News
and USA Today
connected the story to Tinkerbell's upcoming book
, ghost-written by MeFi's beleved Dong "Don't Call Me 'D'" Resin
, and USAToady gave the book a sidebar story
. Which raises the big question: with the book's release about two weeks away, could our own Delightful Dong have been the dognapper? I've seen worse publicity stunts
for a book.
In other entertainment news, remember the suitcase full of priceless Beatles memorabilia?
Well, a Beatlemania expert says It's Fake
. You just can't trust anybody these days.
posted by wendell
on Aug 19, 2004 -
? Of course you do. He's a lovable rapscallion--an affable sort (I don't actually know him but play along). Well, some months back, Mr. Resin penned (in the virtual sense) a blog entry entitled Tink Hilton : One Dog Screaming
, a piece about Paris Hilton told from the perspective of her dog. You may, if you're a fan of "the resin" (as I've never called him), have noticed he hasn't been around Metafilter (or his blog) all that often lately. Apparently, he has an explanation
: it seems that someone from Warner Books
saw the entry and asked him to write a short novel. The result? A short novel with a long name, The Tinkerbell Hilton Diaries : My Life Tailing Paris Hilton
, which goes on sale in September.disclaimer: I do not know the donger in any way, shape, or form, and my shilling (if it is perceived that way) is born out of unadulterated, likely unreciprocated, and clearly unnatural love (or maybe I just thought it was interesting: you decide).
posted by The God Complex
on May 12, 2004 -
Paris Beats Bush
More viewers watched The Simple Life than George Bush's interview with Diane Sawyer. What does that say about America?
posted by fenriq
on Dec 19, 2003 -