Friday, March 30, 2007

Paris Hilton

Name: Paris Hilton
Birth Name: Paris Whitney Hilton
Height: 5' 8"
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: February 17, 1981
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Profession: Actor, Writer, Musician, Model
Education: The Dwight School in New York City Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California
Earned GED in 1999
Relationship: Stavros Niarchos (Greek billionaire; separated May 2, 2006), Paris Latsis (Greek shipping heir; engaged May 29, 2005-Sept 2005), Nick Carter (musician; 2003-2004), Jason Shaw (model/actor; engaged in 2001), Leonardo DiCaprio (actor), Rick Salomon (actor)
Father: Rick Hilton (grandson of Hilton hotel-chain founder, Conrad Hilton)
Mother: Kathy Richards Hilton (actress; born on April 7, 1959)
Sister: Nicky Hilton (actress; born on October 5, 1983)
Brother: Barron Nicholas Hilton and Conrad Hughes Hilton
Aunt: Kyle Richards (actress; born on January 11, 1969), Kim Richards (actress; born on September 19, 1964)
Claim to fame: Heiress to the Hilton Hotel empire

Her grandfather, Conrad ''Nicky'' Hilton, Jr., also brought some notoriety to the family, as he was the first of Elizabeth Taylor's many ex-husbands. Paris' younger sister, Nicky (born in 1983), shares the throne as co-heiress of the Hilton empire.
Growing up in Manhattan's ritzy Waldorf-Astoria, the family's New York home, as well as other Hilton digs in Beverly Hills and the Hamptons, Paris didn't seem to yearn for much. Even after graduating from high school, college didn't appeal to her. So, around the year 2000, Paris decided to branch out and become famous.
She began to make a name for herself as a model, soon appearing in shows for designers such as Marc Bouwer and Catherine Malandrino, and she later completed an ad campaign for Iceberg, an Italian label. In addition, Paris has posed for spreads in national magazines such as GQ, Vanity Fair and FHM; she was most recently profiled, along with her sister, in People magazine.
At the same time, Paris became the center of attention because of her relationships -- real or imagined by the paparazzi -- with some of Hollywood's hottest young stars. In early 2000, Paris was spotted around town with Leonardo DiCaprio. However, the press, especially the National Enquirer, blew their casual friendship far out of proportion. Nevertheless, she apparently dated Terminator 2's Edward Furlong for a few months, and was later seen out and about with boxer Oscar de la Hoya. The latest news is that Paris is currently shacked up with actor and Tommy Hilfiger model, Jason Shaw.
Paris, along with her younger sister Nicky, also became notorious as socialites, gracing party after party and getting bad press for their antics. For example, Paris has grabbed headlines by shoving ahead of others in a washroom line, then, when upbraided for her rudeness, quipped that she only wanted to look at herself in the mirror. She has also danced on top of bar banquettes, gone topless for attention, and paraded around in designer T-shirts with slogans like, ''Got Blow?'' Yet Paris maintains that the bad press ''sucks'' and that ''people are mean.''
Perhaps in an effort to clean up her image, Paris has tried to make her mark by working on more substantial projects. In 2001, she had a cameo appearance in Ben Stiller's fashion spoof, Zoolander. Other appearances include a role as a strung-out supermodel in the film short QIK2JDG and the upcoming The Hillz (co-starring boyfriend Jason Shaw), and negotiations are underway for Paris to star in an upcoming FOX reality show along the lines of Green Acres.
On top of that, along with her sister, Paris has designed a high-end collection of purses for Tokyo label Samantha Thavasa. Paris has also given back; she has done charity work for Toys for Tots. Unfortunately, her attempts to start a modeling company and a makeup line seem to have fizzled.

2006 National Lampoon's Pledge This!
2006 Bottoms Up
2005 House of Wax
2005 The Simple Life: Season 03
2004 The Hillz
2004 The O.C.: The L.A.
2004 Raising Helen
2004 George Lopez: Jason Tutors Max
2004 The Simple Life: Season 02
2004 One Night In Paris
2003 Wonderland
2003 Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
2003 The Simple Life: Season 01
2002 Nine Lives
2001 Zoolander

Awards: MTV Awards
Category: Best Frightened Performance
For: House of Wax
Result: Nominated

Year: 2006
Awards: Razzie Awards
Category: Worst Supporting Actress
For: House of Wax
Result: Won

Year: 2006
Awards: Razzie Award
Category: Most Tiresome Tabloid Target
For: Paris Hilton and ... Who EVER!
Result: Nominated

Year: 2006
Awards: Teen Choice Award
Category: TV- Choice Reality Star (female)
For: The Simple Life
Result: Nominated

Year: 2005
Awards: Teen Choice Award
Category: Choice Movie Scream Scene
For: House of Wax
Result: Won

Year: 2005
Awards: Teen Choice Award
Category: Choice Movie Breakout Performance - Female
For: House of Wax (2005)
Result: Nominated

Year: 2004
Awards: Teen Choice Award
Category: Choice Reality/Variety TV Star - Female
For: "The Simple Life"
Result: Nominated

* Heiress, actress, singer & author... Paris's book "Confessions of an Heiress" beat out the former President's on the New York Times bestseller list. Add on to the list is designer as she's got a new jewelry line compltee with pink sparkles, stars & hearts. Proces range from $15 to $95. (Dec 2004)
* Named one of the most fascinating people of 2004 by celebruty journalist Barbara Walters.
* Blasted by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for wearing rabbit-fur boots. (2004)
* Her stapler sells for $1,000 at a charity auction. (2004)
* Photographs of Hilton embracing and kissing another woman when she was 20 are set to be published by Hustler magazine. (November 23, 2004)
* Will open Club Paris at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. (October 26, 2004)
* Is the inspiration for Club Paris at the beleaguered Church Street Station in downtown Orlando.
* Was booed off stage when she was performing her debut single Screwed to an audience of Miami club goers. (2004)
* Has launched her own jewelry line. (September 2, 2004)
* Has been threatened with a lawsuit, after failing to pay two electricians for $3,995 worth of work carried out at her Los Angeles home. (August 3, 2004)
* Decided to end her romance with Nick Carter after getting her psychic’s opinion. (2004)
* Paris Hilton and Nick Carter have ended their romance. (July 24, 2004)
* Asked John Kay, of the rock group Steppenwolf, to let her use the song Born To Be Wild on her reality show, The Simple Life, but he refused.
* A suburban Los Angeles porn production company will release Hilton’s home video circulated on the Internet showing her having sex with her former boyfriend. (April 23, 2004)
* Richard Salomon, who appeared with her in a sex video that went public, has dropped his $10 million slander lawsuit issued against her and her parents. (April 12, 2004)
* Has finally settled her legal spat with New York jewelers Kwiat Inc after losing a $159,500 bracelet they loaned her for the 2003 Oscars. (April 7, 2004)
* Says she often manages to get away from having to pay up for speeding offenses - because most of the policemen who stop her want to take her out to dinner. (March 31, 2004)
* Was thrown by a horse during the taping of The Simple Life 2.
* Is said to be in final negotiations to join the cast of HOUSE OF WAX, which includes Elisha Cuthbert and Chad Michael Murray. (March 12, 2004)
* Made a splash at the LORD OF THE RINGS pre-Oscars party by falling into a swimming pool. (March 3, 2004)* Seattle-based Marvad Corp. have asked a federal judge in Los Angeles to dismiss a copyright-infringement lawsuit filed by Rick Salomon on the basis that Hilton's actions also gave her rights to their sex tape. (February 25, 2004)
* Her videotaped sex romp is making her ex-boyfriend Rick Solomon a small fortune, thanks to sales through a Czech Republic internet site. (February 20, 2004)
* Was so eager to be invited to Clive Davis' legendary bash, she contacted the J Records executive relentlessly prior to Sunday's Grammy party. Davis refused to bow to her requests and she had to gate-crash the event with help of boyfriend Nick Carter, who was invited to the bash with his band The Backstreet Boys. (February 11, 2004)
* Has sued a Panama-based Internet company for $15 million, claiming that it illegally distributed a now-infamous tape of her having sex with ex-boyfriend Rick Solomon. (February 7, 2004)
* Is negotiating with Donald Trump to host the Miss USA Pageant. (February 5, 2004)
* Her partner in the infamous sex tape, Rick Solomon, has offered to drop his $10 million lawsuit against her family in exchange for the distribution rights to the controversial video. (January 30, 2004)
* Paris Hilton and Nick Carter surprised onlookers at the Sundance Film Festival, because they couldn't keep their hands off each other. (January 20, 2004)
* Named worst dressed woman of 2003 by fashion guru Mr. Blackwell.
* Her television show The Simple Life got higher ratings than President Bush's exclusive ABC interview Tuesday night. (December 19, 2003)
* Was forced to retreat from the spotlight for a few weeks after a tape featuring her having sex with ex-boyfriend Rick Solomon surfaced on the internet -- She opted to spend her time strictly among close friends and family. (December 15, 2003)
* Hilton and pal Nicole Richie appeared on U.S. reality show The Simple Life, Tuesday night. It was the highest-rated show of the night among teenagers, as well as adults ages 18 to 49. (December 4, 2003)
* Is pulling out of her announced interview on David Letterman's Late Show -- Hilton's spokesman says she wants to keep a lower profile because of the extraordinary amount of attention she's received from her now-ubiquitous Internet porn video. (November 21, 2003)
* Is considering quitting her partying ways after the shame of her sex video scandal. (November 20, 2003)
* A second video, in which Hilton appears naked with a model pal, has reportedly surface -- Earlier this month footage of her having sex with ex-boyfriend Rick Solomon leaked onto Internet sites. (November 18, 2003)
* Trade mark: she wears blue colored contact lenses
* Announced she would live on a farm for a new fish-out-of-water reality show called The Simple Life. The show is reportedly a takeoff on the 1960s sitcom Green Acres. (2003)
* Great-granddaughter of hotel magnate Conrad Hilton, granddaughter of Barron Hilton, and grand-niece of Nicholas Conrad Nicky Hilton (the first husband of Elizabeth Taylor.)
* The Hilton-owned Paris Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas) is named after her.
* For her 21st birthday threw five parties for herself: one in New York, Las Vegas, London, Hollywood, and Tokyo.
* Nickname: Star
* Hair Color: Bottle Blond
* Eye Color: hazel-bluish green but wears blue contacts
* Pets: 3 Pomeranians named Dolce, Sebastian, and Prince. She also owns a mystery dog.