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    I guess Paris got tired of other celebs hogging the news stories lately

    From CNN:

    Paris Hilton caught driving on suspended license
    POSTED: 11:17 a.m. EST, February 28, 2007

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (AP) -- Paris Hilton was cited for driving on a suspended license after police stopped her for speeding and driving without her headlights on late Tuesday, authorities said.

    The hotel heiress and star of "The Simple Life" reality series was pulled over on Sunset Boulevard in her blue Bentley Continental GTC at 11 p.m., said Sgt. Duane Allen Jr. of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.

    She was on her way home from buying DVDs at Virgin Megastore in West Hollywood after spending the day at home for a photo shoot, her publicist, Elliot Mintz, said.

    Hilton, 26, was issued a ticket for driving on a suspended license, a misdemeanor, and released. A court date was not immediately set.

    She was alone and there was no sign of drinking or drugs, Allen said.

    Mintz said Hilton didn't realize the car's headlights weren't on because she had just left a parking structure that was brightly lit. She was told by police she was stopped for not having the headlights turned on. Speeding was not mentioned, Mintz said.

    "When she called me, she asked if her license was suspended," Mintz said early Wednesday. "If that's the case, she and I are unaware of it."

    Hilton was picked up by a friend and taken home after the incident. Her car was impounded.

    In January, Hilton pleaded no contest to alcohol-related reckless driving stemming from her September 7 arrest in Hollywood. She was sentenced to 36 months' probation, alcohol education and $1,500 in fines. That case was reduced from an original charge of driving under the influence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemeses;2259336;
    I guess Paris got tired of other celebs hogging the news stories lately

    From CNN:
    Here's another article.

    Paris Hilton may have probation revoked


    Paris Hilton could have her probation revoked possibly resulting in jail time if she is found to have been driving with a suspended license because it would violate conditions of her previous sentence for reckless driving, authorities said Wednesday.

    The 26-year-old hotel heiress and star of "The Simple Life" was ticketed for misdemeanor driving with a suspended license after her blue Bentley Continental GTC was pulled over on Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday, Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Duane Allen Jr. said.

    She was stopped about 11 p.m. after authorities saw the car speeding with its headlights off, Allen said.

    "Our office is waiting to obtain a copy of the citation," said Nick Velasquez, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney's office. "Once we're able to verify that Miss Hilton was driving the vehicle, we will request that the court revoke her probation and set a probation violation hearing."

    Hilton could face up to 90 days in jail if a judge finds she violated her probation, he said.


    "That is certainly one of the possibilities," Velasquez said. "The judge would make that determination."

    A call to Hilton spokesman Elliot Mintz wasn't immediately returned.

    In January, Hilton pleaded no contest to alcohol-related reckless driving stemming from a Sept. 7 arrest in Hollywood. She was sentenced to 36 months' probation, alcohol education and $1,500 in fines.

    Earlier, Mintz said Hilton was on her way home Tuesday from buying DVDs at Virgin Megastore in West Hollywood after spending the day at home for a photo shoot.

    Mintz said Hilton didn't realize the car's headlights weren't on because she had just left a parking structure that was brightly lit. She was told by police she was stopped for not having the headlights turned on. Speeding was not mentioned, Mintz said.

    "When she called me, she asked if her license was suspended," Mintz said early Wednesday. "If that's the case, she and I are unaware of it."

    Hilton was picked up by a friend and taken home after the incident.
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    I hate it when articles say a celebrity may face jail time. They very rarely do, especially for something like probation violation. It's just a way to get people hyped up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay;2259172;
    If you ask me, this book sounds pretty boring! My first question to the author is, "Who Cares??" It's all been done before.
    Totally true. Other than the religious right, I doubt that many people really care if Affleck and Willis paid for the occasional prostitute. The only thing which takes it up to the next level of scandal is if something particularly kinky was involved, or the person in question was married at the time, or was someone who regularly preached publicly about how moral they are. And even the second of those wouldn't be a big surprise, even if it might make some respect someone a lot less.

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    I just saw something that said that Angelina is adopting a Vietnamese child. Looks like she's going to beat MJ to the punch. Didn't MJ say that he wanted to adopt a child from every country?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nilesgirl;2262656;
    I just saw something that said that Angelina is adopting a Vietnamese child. Looks like she's going to beat MJ to the punch. Didn't MJ say that he wanted to adopt a child from every country?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nilesgirl;2262656;
    I just saw something that said that Angelina is adopting a Vietnamese child. Looks like she's going to beat MJ to the punch. Didn't MJ say that he wanted to adopt a child from every country?
    Angelina Jolie has filed papers to adopt a Vietnamese child, the country's top adoption official said Friday.

    A U.S. adoption agency representing the 31-year-old actress filed the papers at Vietnam's International Adoption Agency, said Vu Duc Long, the agency's director.

    "She just filed the papers this week," Long said.

    Jolie and her partner, Brad Pitt, have three children: 5-year-old son Maddox, adopted from Cambodia; 2-year-old daughter Zahara, adopted from Ethiopia; and another daughter, Shiloh, who was born to the couple in May.

    Long would not name the U.S. adoption agency working with Jolie, who applied to adopt as a single parent.

    A phone message left with Jolie's Los Angeles-based manager, Geyer Kosinski, wasn't immediately returned.

    Jolie and Pitt, 43, made a surprise visit to Vietnam at Thanksgiving, when they visited the Tam Binh orphanage, on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City.

    Their pictures were splashed across the front page of Vietnamese newspapers, showing the couple cruising around Ho Chi Minh City on a motorbike.

    Nguyen Van Trung, the director of the Tam Binh orphanage, declined to comment. He said he was awaiting the papers from the International Adoption Agency.
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    In other news:

    Beckham's Move to U.S. to Be a TV Show
    By Associated Press

    March 1 2007, 8:14 AM CST

    LOS ANGELES -- When Victoria Beckham moves to town, the momentous event will be recorded for television by the creator of "American Idol." NBC has signed a deal for six episodes of a half-hour unscripted series chronicling the former Posh Spice's relocation from Europe with her soccer-star husband, David, who has signed to play with the Galaxy team here, Daily Variety said Wednesday.

    The series, which may air this summer, will be produced by Simon Fuller, the "American Idol" magnate who managed the Spice Girls pop group that included Victoria Beckham, the trade paper said.

    How a celebrity transfers her support system, including publicist, stylist and personal assistant, to a new town will be a focus of the show, which also is expected to include her shopping for items like a home and car, Variety reported.

    Fuller said he was interested in a series with Beckham before the family's move to America was announced.

    "For the past few years, I've been inundated with requests to make a show based on Victoria's real life. After much thought, we have finally decided to do it," with NBC as partner, he told Variety.

    Beckham expressed enthusiasm for the project and the chance to work with Fuller again.

    "This show is really something different. It's pushing the boundaries, and I think it's going to surprise a lot of people," she said.

    Fuller manages both Beckhams and helped negotiate the famed athlete's lucrative soccer deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krom;2260627;
    Totally true. Other than the religious right, I doubt that many people really care if Affleck and Willis paid for the occasional prostitute. The only thing which takes it up to the next level of scandal is if something particularly kinky was involved, or the person in question was married at the time, or was someone who regularly preached publicly about how moral they are. And even the second of those wouldn't be a big surprise, even if it might make some respect someone a lot less.
    I couldn't have said it better, Krom. Anyway, I hate to be crude, but I'm wondering if every man had the money, how many of them would take advantage of a night with a "porn star" or "model". Honestly, the hookers were probably cleaner than the average groupie they could pick up in a bar.

    As for the Paris news, I read this article that I thought was interesting. Stupid, but interesting. Whatever it was they were trying to do, they completely sabotaged it by patting themselves on the backs.

    NEW YORK (AP) -- So you may have heard: Paris Hilton was ticketed the other day for driving with a suspended license.

    Not huge news, even by celebrity-gossip standards. Here at The Associated Press, we put out an initial item of some 300 words. But it actually meant more to us than that.

    It meant the end of our experimental blackout on news about Paris Hilton.

    It was only meant to be a weeklong ban -- not the boldest of journalistic initiatives, and one, we realized, that might seem hypocritical once it ended. And it wasn't based on a view of what the public should be focusing on -- the war in Iraq, for example, or the upcoming election of the next leader of the free world, as opposed to the doings of a partygoing celebrity heiress/reality TV star most famous for a grainy sex video.

    No, editors just wanted to see what would happen if we didn't cover this media phenomenon, this creature of the Internet gossip age, for a full week. After that, we'd take it day by day. Would anyone care? Would anyone notice? And would that tell us something interesting? (Marquee blog: What do you think?)

    It turned out that people noticed plenty -- but not in the way that might have been expected. None of the thousands of media outlets that depend on AP called in asking for a Paris Hilton story. No one felt a newsworthy event had been ignored. (To be fair, nothing too out-of-the-ordinary happened in the Hilton universe.)

    The reaction was to the idea of the ban, not the effects of it. There was some internal hand-wringing. Some felt we were tinkering dangerously with the news. Whom, they asked, would we ban next? Others loved the idea. "I vote we do the same for North Korea," one AP writer said facetiously.

    The experiment began on February 19. A few days before, the AP had written from Austria about Hilton's appearance at the Vienna Opera ball, just ahead of her 26th birthday. We didn't cover her weekend birthday bash in Las Vegas.

    During "blackout week," the AP didn't mention Hilton's second birthday party at a Beverly Hills restaurant, at which a drunken friend reportedly was ejected by security after insulting Paula Abdul and Courtney Love. And editors asked our Puerto Rico bureau not to write about her visit there to hawk her fragrance. However, her name did slip into copy unintentionally three times, as background: in stories about Britney Spears, Nicole Richie, and even in the lead of a story about Democrats in Las Vegas.

    Then Hilton was arrested on February 27 for driving with a suspended license -- an offense that could conceivably lead to jail time because she may have violated conditions of a previous sentence. By that time, our blackout was over anyway, so reporting the development was an easy call. (On the flip side, we never got to see what repercussions there would have been if we hadn't.)

    Also by then, an internal AP memo about the ban had found its way to the outside world. The New York Observer quoted it on Wednesday, and the Gawker.com gossip site linked to it. Howard Stern was heard mentioning the ban on his radio show, and calls came in from various news outlets asking us about it. On Editor and Publisher magazine's Web site, a reader wrote: "This is INCREDIBLE, finally a news organization that can see through this evil woman." And another: "You guys are my heroes!"

    We felt a little sheepish that the ban was over, and braced ourselves for the comments that would come when people realized it wasn't permanent.

    We also learned that Lloyd Grove, former columnist for the New York Daily News, had attempted a much longer Paris Hilton blackout. He began it a year into his "Lowdown" column and stuck to it, he says, for two years until the column was discontinued last October -- except for a blind item (no names) about Hilton crashing a pre-Oscar party.

    So was Grove attempting to raise the level of discourse in our society by focusing on truly newsworthy subjects?

    Well, not really. "The blackout was a really heartfelt attempt on my part," he says, "to get publicity for myself."

    A trait that Hilton, it must be said, has turned into an art. Grove thinks the so-called "celebutante" achieved her unique brand of fame because she boasts an irresistible set of traits: wealth, a big name, beauty with a "downmarket" appeal, and a tendency to seem ... oversexed. "This is what mainstream society celebrates," he says. "She is, in the worst sense, the best expression of the maxim that no bad deed goes unrewarded in our pop culture."

    One measure of Hilton's fame: She was No. 5 last year on the Yahoo Buzz Index, a list of overall top searches on the Web site (her ever-so-brief buddy Spears is a perennial No. 1).

    Another is that US Weekly has at least a mention or a photo in just about every issue. "People now come to expect to see pictures of her," says Caroline Schaefer, deputy editor of the celebrity magazine. "They're intrigued by her unshakable self-esteem. People are fascinated by that."

    Jeff Jarvis, who teaches journalism at the City University of New York, decries the "one-size-fits-all disease" afflicting media outlets, who feel that "everybody's covering it, so we must, too." Even The New York Times, he noted, had substantial coverage of a hearing concerning where Anna Nicole Smith -- perhaps the one person who rivaled Hilton in terms of fame for fame's sake -- would be buried.

    "That disease leads to the Paris Hilton virus spreading through the news industry," says Jarvis, who puts out the BuzzMachine blog.

    So what have we learned from the ban? "It's hard to tell what this really changes, since we didn't have to make any hard decisions," says Jesse Washington, AP's entertainment editor. "So we'll continue to use our news judgment on each item, individually."

    Which means that for the immediate future, if not always, we'll still have Paris.
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