Just when we thought we couldn’t love Bridget Jones any more…
Paris and that Sex Tape
Hotel-chain heiress Paris Hilton is probably wishing the Internet was never invented. Photos allegedly depicting her private parts have been doing the rounds of inter-office emails internationally. But if that weren?t enough to make the party princess blush then a fiasco involving a videotape, just might. Apparently Paris? ex-boyfriend, Rick Solomon is suing Paris and her family for almost $14 million dollars for slander! Solomon claims the socialite was an “active participant” in making the naughty video, but that she and her family have attempted to portray him as a rapist to protect her image, now that the tape has been publicly aired. Just two months ago Paris denied the existence of the tape and told a New York magazine that Solomon was “a complete liar and scumbag.”
In an attempt to try to salvage some kind of dignity from this drama, Paris’ publicist, Siri Garber, says Paris is portrayed on the tape as an incapacitated “victim,” and “can’t even get up” over the course of the seedy encounter. In his counter claim, Solomon?s representative argues “Any reasonable person who views the tape will surely conclude that Hilton was fully aware and cognizant of everything that was happening throughout the videotaped encounter and freely engaged in a wide variety of sexual activities with Solomon.? But with plot thickening faster than pea soup, Solomon has now starting proceedings against an Internet porn company for more than $13.5 million to stop distribution of the sex video he made with the hotel heiress and party princess three years ago. And the Hilton family lawyers don?t want to be left out either. They are now threatening legal action against anyone who distributes the tape or fails to destroy their copy of it. Ohhh stay tuned to see how this drama unfolds!
Hugh Grant wins Brit acting award
Dashing eligible bachelor, British actor Hugh Grant was the toast of the recent 12th Annual BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards. Grant was presented his award for Excellence in Film by his old mate and once-rumoured romantic liaison, Sandra Bullock. Grant was seemed genuinely surprised and somewhat humbled, telling reporters he was thrilled to receive the award. “It’s very nice, I don’t get very many prizes ever especially for acting so it’s a rare event,” said Grant. Fellow Brit Rachel Weisz called Hugh Grant the modern b>Cary Grant.
But his latest flick Love Actuallyfrom the Working Title production team responsible for Four Weddings and a Funeral only received lukewarm reviews from the Yanks at the world premiere of the film in New York. The flick has the cream of the crop in terms of British talent, including Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and Emma Thompson, who are predicting that the romantic comedy will be a worldwide hit, all graced the red carpet in Manhattan. But the New York Times ridiculed the movie as an “indigestible Christmas pudding”, but the influential American Associated Press raved about the movie, saying it would leave “a big, silly grin on your face”. We say, if it?s anywhere near as hilarious as Four Weddings then the Australian audiences better brace themselves for a huge hit down under!