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Slideshow: From Porn To Pop Culture Icons

August 27th, 2008 4:30pm EDT
Jenna Jameson
Years ago it was unthinkable for a porn star to be taken seriously in mainstream Hollywood or to be recognized outside of their inner circles. Times have changed. Many porn stars have gone mainstream and become a part of pop culture. Whether it's because they're dating someone famous or appearing on a VH1 reality show, the following adult stars have made names for themselves outside of pornography:

Perhaps one of the most recognizable faces of porn is Jenna Jameson. The winner of over 20 adult film awards, she also founded a pornographic entertainment company. She broke into the m...
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'Pure' Paris Banned From Tattoos

June 30th, 2008 3:58pm EDT
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton has been banned from getting a tattoo by her rocker boyfriend Benji Madden, because he wants her to remain "pure." The socialite, reality TV personality, and sex-tape star reveals that Good Charlotte rocker Madden is planning to have an image of her etched on his heavily-tattooed torso.

But Hilton isn't allowed to return the compliment.

She explains, "He is going to get one of me but he won't let me get one. He doesn't like tattoos on women. He thinks I look pure."

-Paris Hilton Pictures

-Good Charlotte Pictures

-Benji Madden Pictures

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Nicole Richie Set For TV Role

June 26th, 2008 9:39am EDT
Nicole Richie
New mom Nicole Richie will relive her days as a Hollywood 'bad girl' after landing a small role in the TV comedy Chuck. The 26-year-old will play "a snarky and spiteful girl" in an upcoming episode.

Chuck executive producer Josh Schwartz states, "Nicole auditioned for the part and was very funny. This role is a great opportunity for her to show off her comedic skills and be diabolically evil and kick some butt. It's going to be really fun."

Richie's past TV credits include guest spots on the TV series 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter and American Dreams. She also st...
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Amusing Celebrity Quotes From Snoop, Paris & More

June 10th, 2008 9:08am EDT
k.d. lang
"I'm for civil partnerships. I'm not for gay marriage. A friend of mine called that 'apeing the monkey.'" k.d. lang on same-sex unions.

"A lot of people like to fool you and say that you're not smart if you never went to college, but common sense rules over everything. That's what I learned from selling crack." Snoop Dogg on his street education.

"People don't know the real me. In The Simple Life I played a dumb blonde, but it's not really me." Heiress Paris Hilton is keen to put her ditzy blonde reputation behind her.

"I am sick of all this plastic su...
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Nicole Richie Wins Motherhood Award

May 23rd, 2008 1:02pm EDT
Nicole Richie
Socialite Nicole Richie will be honored with a parenting award - just five months into motherhood.

The Simple Life star - who gave birth to her first child, daughter Harlow, in January - will receive a Golden Pacifier Award from Babytalk Magazine, according to its editor-in-chief Lisa Moran.

Moran tells OK! Magazine, "Honoring Nicole Richie with a Babytalk Golden Pacifier Award might come as a surprise to some, but we felt that she deserved some recognition for her turnaround since becoming a mom. She's grown up a lot since the arrival of little Harlow, and her creation of the R...
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Paris Hilton Sets Baby Deadline

May 21st, 2008 6:30am EDT
Paris Hilton
Socialite Paris Hilton is so broody, she's set herself a baby deadline - she wants to start a family with boyfriend Benji Madden in 2009. The hotel heiress has been dating the Good Charlotte rocker for three months, but already has marriage and babies on her mind.

And although she insists she is not currently pregnant, Hilton admits she hopes to be with child in 12 months' time.

She tells Britain's Heat magazine, "I do want a baby. Pretty soon. Not yet because I'm so busy, but next year."

Hilton's close friend and Simple Life co-star Nicole Richie gave birth to her first chil...
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Paris Hilton Puts Friendship Over TV Ratings?

May 9th, 2008 1:09pm EDT
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton has taken aim at critics who have predicted she'll ditch the winner of her new reality TV show once filming is over - because she finds it so hard to make new friends.

The socialite will film MTV reality show Paris Hilton's My New BFF (Best Friend Forever) for six weeks in a Hollywood Hills mansion, putting potential pals to the test in the 10-episode series. Hilton has been eager to expand her social circle since childhood pal Nicole Richie settled down, after giving birth to daughter Harlow earlier this year. But she insists former partner-in-crime Richie will not be re...
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Paris Hilton's Latest Fling Denies Her Diva Reputation

April 16th, 2008 10:20am EDT
Benji Madden
Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden has denied his socialite girlfriend Paris Hilton is a demanding diva - insisting he has never seen a negative side to the heiress. The tattooed star - who is currently with Hilton in Europe as he and his bandmates complete their latest tour - claims The Simple Life star never talks about her privileged background, stating she is just a regular girl.

He says, "I have never met that Paris Hilton. I have never seen that side of her. She is actually very different. She is sweet and caring. I have never heard her talk about money or her background or show...
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True Hollywood BFFs

April 3rd, 2008 1:12pm EDT
Penelope Cruz & Salma Hayek
A best friend forever (BFF) is a person whom you know really well and regard with affection and trust. In Hollywood, a best friend is often a famous pal whom you party with so you can gain popularity and get more press. In most cases, people go to clubs together just to be seen and to create hype.

Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan probably did not have heart-to-heart talks on Sunday nights while drinking wine and watching Desperate Housewives. But there are a few cases in which people really do like each other and hang out because they are in fact best friends!

Matt...
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Paris Hilton's Spiritual Date

March 3rd, 2008 10:17am EST
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton enjoyed a night out in Hollywood on Saturday with an unlikely companion - a spiritual guru. The party-loving socialite was joined by the holy Shaman as she paid a visit to the Bodhi Bookstore, where she bought a number of self-help books including one entitled, The Path Of The Painted Shaman.

The odd couple then headed to a nearby cafe, where they read through the guide before he appeared to bless her. And the bearded guru, who was dressed in long red and orange robes, also urged Hilton to cleanse herself by giving away a diamond necklace to a lucky passer-by.

The S...
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Paris Hilton Confirms Reality TV Best Friend Search

February 27th, 2008 6:52pm EST
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton has confirmed that her next foray into reality TV will be a quirky attempt to find a new best friend forever (BFF). The former Simple Life star will front a new MTV show in which female contestants will compete to be the socialite-turned-actress' pal.

Hilton giggles, "I'm really excited about this concept. I'm going to meet a lot of great girlfriends."

And the hotel heiress likens the upcoming reality show to the college experience she never had.

She tells In Touch Weekly, "I never got to go to college and this will be my chance to be in a sorority and have that...
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Paris Hilton Defends Her Pooch Collection

February 27th, 2008 3:21pm EST
Paris Hilton
Socialite Paris Hilton has defended herself against criticism of her extensive pet collection, insisting she only owns 17 dogs because they keep breeding. The Simple Life star is currently at the center of a new Los Angeles Department of Animal Services investigation after recently boasting about her pooches on Ellen DeGeneres' TV talk show.

However Hilton claims her brood keeps growing because she doesn't want to separate newborn pups from their parents. She says, "They keep having babies and I feel bad to give them away because I feel like, if I had a baby and someone gave it away i...
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Barron Hilton Busted For DUI

February 12th, 2008 2:34pm EST
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton's younger brother Barron has been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Malibu, California. The 18-year-old was pulled over by cops as he cruised down the Pacific Coast Highway in a black Mercedes-Benz at 8.30am on Tuesday.

Hilton, who was traveling with a passenger at the time, is currently being booked at the Lost Hills Sheriff's station, reports TMZ.com.

Barron's arrest comes just eight months after his The Simple Life star sibling spent a brief spell behind bars in relation to a charge of DUI dating back to September 2006.

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New TV On DVD, Jan. 22

January 22nd, 2008 8:00am EST
ER
In season eight of ER, new hopefuls Army Reservist Michael Gallant and brash Gregory Pratt arrive to face the challenges of Trauma One life. A familiar face Dr. Susan Lewis returns. Benton weighs career and family. Malucci crosses the line once too often. Chen defies demotion. And Greene fights what could be his last battle, leaving a void at the group's heart. Also on DVD: season two of Barney Miller; season three of The Girls Next Door, Hawaii Five-O and The Odd Couple; season five of The Simple Life.
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Baby Countdown For Nicole Richie

January 10th, 2008 5:32pm EST
Nicole Richie
Rocker Joel Madden and girlfriend Nicole Richie will be parents by next week, according to the Good Charlotte star's older brother, Josh. The heavily pregnant Simple Life star, 26, is expected to give birth "sometime in the next week", and DJ Josh cannot wait.

He tells People.com, "That's all we know. We don't know what (gender) it is. We don't know any names. I'm being completely honest, I swear!"

And Josh reveals that there was a double celebration over Christmas when his younger sister Sarah gave birth on December 20.

He says, "Christmas was awesome. Nicole couldn't fly,...
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Paris Hilton Dumps The 'Pizza Boy'

December 10th, 2007 9:13am EST
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton confirmed her split from Swedish model Alex Vaggo, after she was caught kissing her ex Stavros Niarchos in Florida this weekend.

The Simple Life star, 26, was spotted smooching with the Greek shipping heir in Miami, less than two weeks after she took former pizza delivery boy Vaggo to dinner with her parents in Los Angeles.

And the socialite has also dismissed reports of a scuffle with party goers in Miami Beach, after rumors began circulating about an alleged fight. However her representative tells People.com, "Paris did not slap anyone in Miami."

Hilton and ...
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Paris Hilton Turns Down 'The Bachelorette'

December 6th, 2007 9:00am EST
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton has ruled out appearing on a future season of reality show The Bachelorette because she finds the program's male contestants a turn-off.

The Simple Life star was recently rumored to be the single lady who gets to choose her ideal man on the show, but Hilton insists she'd never consider such an offer.

She says, "I don't usually like the guys that would want to be on that kind of show."

-Paris Hilton Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Paris Hilton: 'Richie Doesn't Know Baby's Sex'

November 19th, 2007 2:32pm EST
Paris Hilton
Socialite Paris Hilton is adamant the sex of pal Nicole Richie's baby is unknown - despite guests buying boy-themed gifts for her baby shower on Sunday. One guest at the party sparked rumors the star was expecting a boy after she presented the 26-year-old with sneakers and a maternity T-shirt emblazoned with a picture of a boy on the front.

However Hilton, who co-hosted the event with friend Masha Gordon, insists first time mother-to-be Richie doesn't even know the sex of the child, and wants it to be a surprise.

She says, "I (didn't) know what to get her. Because most of us don...
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Paris Hilton Praised For Raising Awareness Of Elephant's Plight

November 13th, 2007 2:36pm EST
Paris Hilton
Socialite Paris Hilton has been praised by animal activists for bringing attention to the plight of a herd of Indian elephants who binge on alcohol. The hotel heiress is spearheading a campaign urging residents in north-east India to lock up their booze after learning how 40 of the animals were electrocuted last month after drinking the locally brewed rice-beer.

The Simple Life star's efforts have won her much adulation from conservationists who have also been worried about the plight of the large animals.

Sangeeta Goswami, head of animal rights group People for Animals, says, "...
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Starpulse Examines The Celebrity Sex Tape Phenomenon

November 6th, 2007 11:18am EST
Paris Hilton
They spend their careers in front of the camera. They live their lives with the paparazzi hovering. Is it any wonder that when celebrities get intimate they sometimes forget to stop the tapes from rolling?

In the last few years, the celebrity sex tape has become a booming business. There seems to be no limit to the number of stars getting caught in the act - and instead of hiding away until the scandal dies down, many see their home movies as a ticket to greater stardom and a major payday.

It certainly worked for Paris Hilton. The heiress was just another New York socialite, popp...
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Paris Hilton: 'I'm Scared Of Rwanda'

October 17th, 2007 3:30pm EDT
Paris Hilton
Socialite Paris Hilton is "terrified" about her safety on her forthcoming trip to Rwanda - but insists she will still go. The Simple Life star, 26, is making a charity jaunt to the African nation next month to film scenes for her new reality TV series. However the hotel heiress is concerned about her personal safety.

She says, "I'm scared, yeah. I've heard it's really dangerous. I've never been on a trip like this before."

-More Paris Hilton News

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Paris Hilton Wants To Go From Party Girl To Serious Actress & Philanthropist

October 15th, 2007 11:53am EDT
Paris Hilton
In her first interview since announcing her upcoming trip to Africa, Paris Hilton, known for her party girl hijinks and reality television show, "The Simple Life," reveals details about the trip, her plans to take her life in a different direction and perhaps another reality TV show.

"Before, my life was about having fun, going to parties-it was a fantasy. But when I had time to reflect, I felt empty inside. I want to leave a mark on the world," she told Associate Editor Ramin Setoodeh in the October 22 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, October 15).

One of her first steps i...
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Paris Hilton's Boy Toy Was A Pizza Delivery Guy

October 10th, 2007 7:49pm EDT
Paris Hilton
The 20-year-old Swedish tourist Paris Hilton is championing as the next big name model was a pizza delivery boy living in a $29-a-night Los Angeles hostel when the socialite met him.

Alex Vaggo, who has been romantically linked to Hilton, can't believe his luck now he's on the fast track to success after meeting The Simple Life star at restaurant Mr. Chow.

Vaggo admits he drove past the heiress' family estate on a Hollywood celebrity-homes tour just days before they became immediate friends.

He tells Life & Style magazine, "I saw Paris' convertible sitting there and two wee...
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Paris Hilton Dating Swedish Tourist?

September 20th, 2007 12:13pm EDT
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton has a new boyfriend after falling for a Swedish tourist to Los Angeles. The Simple Life star, whose past lovers have included heirs to shipping fortunes, fellow socialites and celebrities, is now dating Alex Vaggo.

A source tells In Touch Weekly magazine, "He's travelling through town, and one of Paris' friends met him and introduced them. He's really shy. Alex is obviously smitten with Paris and is clearly falling for her." Hilton reportedly took her new man, 20, with her to a photo shoot on September 16.

The insider adds, "Paris thinks he's really sweet and gorgeo...
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Good Charlotte Singer Plans To Marry Nicole Ritchie

September 19th, 2007 9:30am EDT
Joel Madden
Good Charlotte star Joel Madden has confirmed reports he plans to marry his pregnant girlfriend, Nicole Richie, but he has no ideas where or when. The couple announced they were set to become first-time parents on TV in July and Madden has since hinted he hopes to ask Richie to be his wife.

He says, "Obviously, marriage is in our future. I don't know when or where or how, but right now our priority is our family and the baby. That's all we've been thinking about. We are in love and are really happy."

And the rocker admits he can't wait to become a dad: "It's the best thing that...
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Cat Smell Makes Nicole Richie Sick

September 14th, 2007 9:17am EDT
Nicole Richie
Pregnant Nicole Richie has temporarily gotten rid of her pet cat because the smell of the pampered puss makes her feel sick. The pet survived a 10-story fall from the socialite's apartment last year, but baby comes first for The Simple Life star.

Friends claim she has given her pet to dad Lionel Richie for safe keeping until she gives birth.

A pal says, "She loves her cat but can't stand to be around it right now."

-Nicole Richie Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Man Behind Nicole Richie Diet Book Prank Under Fire

September 12th, 2007 9:17am EDT
Nicole Richie
A prankster who is making a small fortune at the expense of pregnant socialite Nicole Richie is fighting criticism as her fans strike back.

Hollywood publicist Robert Smith's "The Nicole Richie Cookbook," which features 60 blank pages bound by an image of The Simple Life star, has become all the rage on the Internet.

But Smith isn't celebrating. He tells In Touch Weekly magazine, "I've been getting a lot of backlash and flak. I meant it as a joke, but I've gotten e-mails saying it's insensitive to people with eating disorders."

Smith insists he'll donate proceeds from the ...
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Paris Hilton Found Fans In Prison

September 5th, 2007 2:55pm EDT
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton was lavished with praise by murderers during her 23-day prison stint in June. Hilton was jailed at the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, California after being found guilty of violating her probation stemming from a 2006 drunk driving arrest.

The Simple Life star admits she was touched when fellow inmates told her she didn't belong behind bars.

She says, "We were all in cells, and I would talk to them in passing and they would say, 'I love you, God bless you, it's ridiculous you're in here. I'm here for murder, what the hell is going on?' People thought ...
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Paris Hilton To Play Gangster Giancana's Daughter?

August 27th, 2007 10:11am EDT
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton is set to trade The Simple Life for a life of crime as the daughter of infamous gangster Sam Giancana in a new biopic. And Antoinette Giancana, who now runs a successful pasta business, has given Hilton her blessing to play her.

The late Chicago, Illinois mob boss' daughter tells In Touch Weekly magazine, "I think she'd be great. She's a little wild - just like I was at that age."

Hilton is reportedly in negotiations to play Antoinette in the film project.

-Paris Hilton Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Kim Kardashian Lands Reality Series

August 11th, 2007 2:00pm EDT
Kim Kardashian
Sex tape star Kim Kardashian has landed her own reality TV series, which is aimed at filling the gap left by former best pal Paris Hilton's show The Simple Life.

The socialite, who hit the headlines last year after a videotaped romp with ex-boyfriend Ray J was leaked to an internet porn company, will star in an untitled family show, to be produced by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest.

The series will also feature Kardashian's mother Kris, stepfather Bruce Jenner, a former Olympian, her sisters Kourtney and Khloe and half-sisters Kylie and Kendall.

- Kim Kardashian Gallery

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