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A Paris Hilton Documentary Is In The Works.

Paris Hilton Is The 'Queen Of F---ing Everything!

LOL. Of course it is.

I remember watching Paris Hilton‘s E! True Hollywood Story, and thinking about her obnoxiousness, and also what an interesting life she’s led. Later, I had a press pass to her Christmas Party, which was an animal unlike any other (in short: lots of pictures of Paris and LOTS of Chick-Fil-A. But that’s a blog post for a different time). ANYHOW, there’s going to be a film about Paris’ life, that promises to “reflect on how the spotlight has contributed to the person she is and examine the impact her image has made on young women today”. To tear off the mask covering Paris’ long 35 years of life, documentarians Don Argott and Sheena Joyce are apparently going to interview Paris about all things Paris. It’s what she like to talk about best, so why not?

Anyone who has turned on a television or looked at a computer screen over the past decade may well assume they know everything there is to know about Paris Hilton.

Apparently not.

9.14 Pictures and XYZ Films on Wednesday used Cannes to announce an as-yet untitled documentary peering into the life of the “businesswoman, entrepreneur and media icon.”

Don Argott and Sheena Joyce are set to direct the project, which will kick off production in Ibiza at the end of summer, with Hilton, Jamie Freed and 9.14 Pictures producing. XYZ Films, which also is executive producing, is handling worldwide sales and will be introducing the doc to buyers at the Cannes film market.

Billed as a “unflinching, authorized documentary,” the project will see Hilton discuss the thing that made her famous, reflect on how the spotlight has contributed to the person she is and examine the impact her image has made on young women today.

“Paris Hilton is a modern day-Marilyn Monroe — beautiful, iconized, world famous, shaped by mass media and misunderstood,” said Argott and Joyce. “We are thrilled to work with Paris to explore her complicated relationship with the public, the press and the politics that shape our perception of a modern celebrity.”

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)

“Hilton will discuss the thing that made her famous” – would that be her great grandfather’s last name or her first authorized documentary? And to compare Paris Hilton to Marilyn Monroe is a STRETCH.

The production is set to film this summer in Ibiza, where Paris is resident DJ at Amnesia. Now, these documentarians have a pretty good pedigree for making good stuff (they made Rock School and The Art of the Steal) so who knows?

Would you see a documentary about Paris Hilton?

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Posted Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 12:12pm
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There Is A Doc Being Made About Whitney Houston’s Life…and Death

(FILE) Whitney Houston Dies at 48 in Beverly Hills

Woah, this is gonna be CRAZY!

The first ever estate-authorized documentary on Whitney Houston is in the works, with Kevin Macdonald at the helm set to direct.

Sure, it could be a pandering, soft-focus look at the singer’s life, but it could also be awesome and I’m choosing to believe it’s going to be awesome, what with the “unprecedented” levels of access he has to Whitney’s closest family and friends, alongside hours and hours of never before seen video from the singer’s life at every point.

Macdonald has already won an Oscar for his powerful terrorism documentary One Day In September, said of his motivation centering on Whitney in the project:

“The story that is never told about Whitney is just how brilliant she was as an artist; by many measures she had the greatest voice of the last 50 years. She changed the way pop music was sung — bringing it back full circle to its blues and gospel roots. She was also completely unique in being a black pop star who sold in countries where black artists don’t traditionally sell.”

Macdonald included more thoughts on what we should expect in the film:

“We have access to never-before-seen footage of Whitney that charts her whole life from her beginnings singing in her Church’s gospel choir to the day of her tragic death at the age of 48, and three decades of her music including exclusive demo recordings, rare performances and audio archive. Although we won’t shy away from the darker parts of Whitney’s life — her descent into addiction — I want audiences to walk out of the cinema and feel positive about Whitney and her music. I want to reveal a woman that even her most die-hard fans never knew; and a woman those new to her life and music will never forget.”

(Via PerezHilton)

No date has been set yet for a release, but obvi, it’s going to be a huge deal. I just hope it’s done right!

Posted Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 11:11am
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Leah Rimini On Leaving Scientology: “I Was Like, What Am I Doing?”

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It’s been two years since Leah Remini said PEACE to the Church of Scientology, but she’s still dealing with all the crap that comes with it.

In a new interview for Oprah Winfrey‘s Where Are They Now?, the King of Queens actress talks about needing to quit for her kid, and how much she got suuuucked into the cult…er, I mean, “religion.” Remini was into it for 30 years and it was ALL-consuming, according to the actress.

“I don’t think people know the amount of dedication it takes to be in this organization,” she shared. “I mean it was every day, three-and-a-half hours minimum, seven days a week usually. You know, I’m working most of my time, and then the other time was spent at the church, so minimal time is really spent with your family.”

The significance of that hit home when she was doing some Scientology coursework one day, and realizing her daughter was like, alone making memories in a swimming pool.

“I was at one of these hotels in Florida, and I saw my daughter swimming for the first time while I’m reading this thing,” she recalled. “And a tear came down my face. And I was like, ‘What am I doing?'”

Uh, being a Scientologist, Leah. Being a frigging Scientologist.

“It was a culmination of things,” she explained of why she left, “but that was a big one in my mind.”

Remini’s exit from Scientology caused quite a stir back in 2013, and she’s still adjusting.

“Our decision to leave the organization — it’s not just something you get over,” she revealed on Where Are They Now? “It’s people and a lifestyle you’ve known all your life. It formed who I am, good and bad. It formed the way I think, good and bad. And so there’s a lot of pain connected to it, there’s a lot of healing. When you are raised in something, and you are taught to think a certain way, a lot of times you grow up thinking, ‘That’s the way I think.’ I’m learning there’s a new world out here, and there shouldn’t be any kind of judgment toward somebody who has a belief system that is not yours.”

(Via Us Weekly)

Deprogramming takes a while, Leah! Call me a SP (see, I know the LINGO) but I think it’s for the best.

Photo: FameFlynet

Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 9:09am
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John Travolta’s Got A Book For Ya (Hint: It’s Dianetics). -And Other LINKS!!!


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Posted Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 11:11am
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