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Paris Hilton cancels her documentary screenings to create hype

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton has forced organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival to cancel two screenings of her new documentary – in a bid to raise the profile of the film.

The hotel heiress is the focus of Paris, Not France – billed as a behind-the-scenes look at her life – which is due to premiere at the Canadian event on Tuesday.

But two advance screenings have now been scrapped, because the star would prefer to only host one showing as it will create “more hype”.

Her representative Jason Moore tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, “We wanted to create more buzz – create some hype. We felt the impact would be more extreme if we had one screening. She is a partner with the documentary and will be attending Tuesday’s screening in support of it.”

Festival programmer Thom Powers insists that organizers are not happy about the cancellations – but they have to obey Hilton’s instructions.

He says, “I wish we could do more, but it’s better than not showing it at all.”



Posted Thursday, September 4th, 2008 at 2:14pm
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Kirsten Dunst bans writer over acting snub

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst banned a writer from the set of her new movie after he allegedly criticized her acting ability.

British novelist Toby Young wrote the book on which the actress’s new film – How to Lose Friends & Alienate People – is based, and visited the set on several occasions.

And on his second visit, Young made comments regarding Dunst’s performance to a producer – and it led to the actress asking movie bosses to bar him from the studio.

Young says, “She overheard me giving the producer a ‘note’ on her performance in a particular scene. At the time, I didn’t think of it as a criticism, more as a helpful bit of advice, and the producer took it in that spirit. But Kirsten overheard this exchange and interpreted it as a complaint about her acting ability. It was after this, apparently, that she took Bob (Weide, the director) to one side and asked if I could be kept at arm’s length in future. Bob carried out this edict with a good deal of tact. I didn’t realize it, but this was, in effect, Bob carrying out Kirsten’s instructions.”



Posted Thursday, September 4th, 2008 at 2:14pm
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Lo dumps her boyfriend.


The Hills’ Lauren “Lo” Bosworth has called it quits with her fellow UCLA beau Christian Wenger. “Lo decided that they’re not right for each other,” an insider tells In Touch. “She is so busy and hadn’t been able to see him that much.”

The 21-year-old wasted no time getting back into the singles scene: She and best pal Lauren Conrad, 22, hit up Hollywood hotspot Crown Bar on August 27. “She was drinking her troubles away,” an onlooker reveals. “They wanted to have a girls’ night out and get Lo’s mind off of the breakup.”

Lo and Christian started dating in June. “They are going to try to stay friends since they started off that way,” the insider says.


Posted Thursday, September 4th, 2008 at 1:13pm
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Aaron Eckhart spills the Dark secret of Two-Face’s fate

Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Eckhart has had a good summer. He can take credit for some of The Dark Knight’s awesomeness, with his Harvey Dent/Two-Face baddie getting almost as freaky as Heath Ledger’s Joker. But $500 million later, we have to ask him: Two-Face could survive that deadly fall at the construction site, right?

“No,” Eckhart told E! News at the junket for Towelhead yesterday. “He is dead as a doornail. He ain’t comin’ back, baby. No.”

The fans want him back, and the actor wants to come back, but ultimately director Christopher Nolan is the bad parent.

“I asked Chris that question. He goes, ‘You’re dead.’ Before I could even get the question out of my mouth, ‘Hey Chris, am I…’ ‘You’re dead.’ ”

But death has never been a problem for comic book characters! “I’m not coming back,” he said. “Unfortunately, Heath was supposed to go along.”

Eckhart knows, too, that there are plenty of Batvillains waiting for spots in the sequels. He’s even jealous about one rumor. “I heard Angelina Jolie was going to be Catwoman,” he said. “I thought that was a great idea. I’d like to be in that one.”

Oh, but sorry. Didn’t you hear? You’re dead.



Posted Thursday, September 4th, 2008 at 1:13pm
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Jessica Simpson’s baby plans

Jessica Simpson

Ashlee Simpson’s baby bump has her older sister, Jessica, wanting to follow in her footsteps.

Jessica Simpson, who is currently dating Dallas Cowboy Tony Romo, says she too has plans for a family of her own.

“I would love to be making records and making babies and hopefully I’m married in 10 years,” Fox News reports.

Jessica seems excited about the new addition to the Simpson clan saying, “I have the dreams of every normal person. I want to be a great aunt.”

Even after Jessica’s reality show and several celebrity boyfriends, she’s still not used to the tabloid treatment. “It’s a challenge for me to act like it’s just part of my career. If they knew your heart, they wouldn’t be talking about you like this.”

Jessica is set to release her debut country music album Do You Know this weekend.



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