Paris Hilton has unleashed a new fragrance upon the world: Tease. Did you know this is her tenth fragrance? I am not lying when I tell you that I had not even registered that she had any eau de Paris on the shelves. I must have skipped that aisle at Wal-Mart. (For the record, that is not a Wal-Mart diss. I love Wal-Mart. You may find me in its aisles.) In any case, our favorite socialite channeled Marilyn Monroe for the Tease campaign. “I got to dress up like my idol Marilyn Monroe, and we ended up with some great photos,” Hilton explained, “She’s always been such an inspiration to me.” Personally, Paris is my inspiration. Tragically, she doesn’t know I exist. But what does a tease smell like? Fuji apples, white peach nectar, and “warm sands.” Purchase at your own peril, people. Keep reading »
We considered putting this photo of Paris Hilton on The Fashion Peacekeepers, but, honestly, it was really, really hard to think of anything positive to say about this curious ensemble. (Bonus points for matching sneakers to leather handbag? Um.) So, uh, we’re just gonna let it be. [Beverly Hills, 4/13/10] Keep reading »
The current issue of New York magazine includes an expose on the real lives of women who are using sex to get paid and get famous. No, they’re not prostitutes, but if you haven’t heard their names already, that’s only because there’s so damn many of them out there these days. From Vegas “nightlife hostess” and Tiger Woods paramour Rachel Uchitel to Manhattan clubs’ so-called “bottle hookers,” it seems that if you want to get your name in the Post these days, it’s not about being a socialite, it’s sure not about having talent, and you don’t even have to have slept with an elected official. All you need to do is have sex with or use your sexuality to hustle the right guy, and not only are you a player in the “21st century courtesan economy,” thanks to the internet, everybody will know your name. Keep reading »
In the past, Paris Hilton has been reality TV gold. Her and Nicole Richie‘s mean girl antics on “The Simple Life” made them both famous and the show ran for four seasons. And “Paris Hilton’s My New BFF” did so well for MTV that a British and United Arab Emirates version were filmed—more versions in other countries are currently in the works. But reportedly, television execs are not so psyched about Paris’ newest television venture. The New York Post reports that Paris has been shopping around a reality show about her engagement to baseball stud Doug Reinhardt. But no one is biting. Which should sound familiar to Doug, who supposedly tried his darndest to get a regular role on “The Hills” but was totally denied. But I don’t know. Not that I particularly like either of these two people, and I have some doubts that two such fame-whores could get together for any reason other than publicity—but still, it would be hilarious to watch them plan their wedding together. It would combine the utter inanity of “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica” and “Britney and Kevin: Chaotic” with the lavish how-the-other-half-lives element of “The Real Housewives.” So I hope someone picks this sucker up. Keep reading »
US Weekly reports that Brazil’s Secretariat for Women’s Affairs is calling for a sexy beer commercial starring Paris Hilton to be pulled. The commercial advertising Devassa beer — which means “debauched” or “lewd” in Portuguese — features the skimpily-clad Hilton rubbing a can of beer sensually over her body while standing before a window of tongue-wagging onlookers. (Perhaps too much Devassa would explain what the hell Paris was doing when she was photographed on all fours recently?) “It’s an ad that devalues women — in particular, blond women,” the spokeswoman for the Secretariat claimed.
But what Brazil clearly does not understand is that here in America we have a rich cultural history of using women’s bodies and the promise of sex to advertise alcoholic beverages. Ugh. Get some frickin’ cultural sensitivity, Brazil. [US Weekly] Keep reading »