Record Label Drops Paris Hilton

June 3rd, 2007 9:00am EDT
Paris Hilton
Prison-bound socialite Paris Hilton has been dropped by her record label after lackluster sales of debut pop album Paris failed to impress music execs. The 26-year-old, who is heading to jail next week for a 23-day stint after violating her probation following a 2006 drunk-driving arrest, is said to be devastated over the decision.

The company is thought to be disappointed after investing $250,000 in a video for single Stars Are Blind - which reached number 18 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts - and a world promotional tour that brought in less that half a million record sales.

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Notable Quotables

June 3rd, 2007 9:00am EDT
Fergie
"If I could, I'd crowd-surf every night, but I think I'd end up naked with all my clothes ripped off." Fergie worries about her interaction with fans during live shows.

"If I come home and see both their cars at my house, I just keep going - it has all the makings of an ambush." Luke Wilson is suspicious of his brothers Owen and Andrew ganging up on him.

"As the stage lights tilt and hit the audience, we get blinded by the reflection off all the eyeglasses and balding pates." Genesis star Phil Collins on the reunited group's ageing fans.

"I want to party with her... I'm gonna...
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Get POISON'D! On June 5

June 3rd, 2007 8:45am EDT
Poison
Poison has confirmed national television and global online performances and interviews around the June 5 release of their new EMI America Records/Capitol album, POISON'D!.

On POISON'D!'s June 5 release date, Poison will host a live webcast performance and Q&A session on the band's official site, poisonweb.com. The exclusive one-hour webcast will go out live from Capitol Studios' legendary Studio A at 12pm PST / 3pm EST. Fans from around the world can register for the free webcast and submit questions for the band's consideration at poisonweb.com or

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Talks Craft, Career & Yada, Yada, Yada On 'Inside The Actors Studio,' Monday, June 4

June 3rd, 2007 8:30am EDT
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Bravo's "Inside the Actor's Studio" welcomes Emmy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and American Comedy Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus to the stage on Monday, June 4 at 8 PM ET/PT. Host James Lipton takes an in-depth look into the comedic actresses life, career and yada yada yada...

During her wide-ranging interview with Lipton, Louis-Dreyfus reveals what life was like as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live," her experiences on "Seinfeld" and her success after living with the "Seinfeld Curse," among other topics. Following are excerpts from the interview.

ON "SATURDAY NIGHT ...
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That Was The Week That Was For June 3-9

June 3rd, 2007 8:00am EDT
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 3

June 3rd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Phish bassist Mike Gordon
Happy Birthday to Australian born country singer/songwriter Jamie O'Neal (1968), Phish bassist Mike Gordon (1965), Slayer guitarist Kerry King, Warlock singer Doro Pesch, 70s singer Dan Hill (1954), pop singer Deniece Williams (1950), musician/actress Suzi Quatro (1950), Mott the Hoople singer Ian Hunter (1946), R&B singer Curtis Mayfield (1942; d. 1999), saxophonist Boots Randolph (1926), "Some Like It Hot" actor Tony Curtis (1925), blues guitarist Jimmy Rogers (1924; d. 1997), actress Colleen Dewhurst (1924; d. 1991), and legendary dancer/actress Josephine Baker (1905; d. 1975).
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Bruce Willis' Daughter Empathizes With Paris Hilton

June 2nd, 2007 9:30pm EDT
Rumer Willis
Rumer Willis, the eldest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, empathises with the plight of Paris Hilton as the socialite gets ready to begin her 23-day jail term.

Hilton has to report to Los Angeles' Century Regional Detention Center by June 5 to start serving her sentence for violating her probation following a 2006 drunk-driving arrest.

And Rumer, 18, believes Hilton's predicament is the result of growing up in the public eye. She tells website People.com, "I haven't talked to her, but I wish her the best. I think there a lot of people that are supporting her. I think it'...
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Larry Birkhead Sues Lawyer For Defrauding Him

June 2nd, 2007 9:00pm EDT
Anna Nicole Smith
Photographer Larry Birkhead is taking legal action against his former lawyer Debra Opri for allegedly defrauding him out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. On Wednesday Birkhead hit back at claims made by Opri that he refused to pay $650,000 in legal fees following his custody battle for Anna Nicole Smith's daughter earlier this year.

Birkhead was named as the father of nine-month-old Dannielynn in April, but Opri insists the bill for her part in the court case is still outstanding.

Yesterday Birkhead filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court, in which he claims Opr...
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Suzanne Somers Thanks Famous Friends For Support

June 2nd, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Suzanne Somers
Actress Suzanne Somers was amazed by the outpouring of support she received from her famous friends in the days after her beachfront home burned down. The Three's Company star lost her $3 million Malibu, California house when it was destroyed by a wild fire in January.

And the 60-year-old was "touched" when pals including Farrah Fawcett, who is battling cancer, and Jane Seymour lent their support.

She says, "First call was Farrah Fawcett, who was going through hell - she called to see if I was OK. Then Rosie O'Donnell called, then Ellen DeGeneres called to see if I was OK. And t...
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David Hasselhoff Dismisses Claims He's Still Drinking

June 2nd, 2007 7:00pm EDT
David Hasselhoff
Hollywood actor David Hasselhoff has dismissed allegations made by his ex-wife Pamela Bach that he has started drinking again. The Baywatch star was unable to attend a custody hearing in Los Angeles yesterday because his lead attorney was taken ill - the hearing has been postponed until Monday.

Although the court case didn't happen, Bach's lawyer Debra Opri claimed, "We have our suspicions he has fallen off the wagon again."

Hasselhoff's lawyer Marci Levine counters, "He's been testing several times a week - it's something he wanted to do. He tested clean at 7:30 this morning." ...
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