Oxygen Confirms New Paris Hilton Reality Show. The rumored new Paris Hilton reality show has been confirmed by Oxygen Media. “The Untitled Paris Hilton Project” will once again star in a new docu-series that will focus on her life beyond the tabloid covers. The channel announced that the new show won’t be similar to “Simple Life,” the reality show she starred with Nicole Richie years ago. It promises to offer an “unprecedented voyeuristic glimpse into Paris’ real life.” Amy Introcaso-Davis, Senior VP of Original Programming and Development, said, “Paris is magnetic in such a way that viewers are naturally curious about her and think they know her based on what they see in the media.” “We’re looking to truly bring an all-encompassing look at her life, friends, family, and relationships, all that’s not represented every day. It’s going to be a fascinating journey.” Appearing in the new show are Paris’ friends Brooke Mueller, Charlie Sheen’s wife; Jennifer Rovero, a Playboy model who dated Fred Durst and who works full-time as Paris’ photographer; Allison Melnick, a major player in Los Angeles’ nightlife scene; and Kathy Hilton, Paris’ mom and the voice of reason who always tells her the truth. Paris will exec produce the show along with dad Rick Hilton and Jamie Freed. A. Smith & Co. founders Arthur Smith and Kent Weed will exec produce as well.
Mo 5/10: Laura Bush, Donald Trump, Limp Bizkit tonight on the THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, NBC. The rap metal outfit Limp Bizkit was formed in Florida in 1994 by vocalist Fred Durst and his friend, bassist Sam Rivers. Rivers’ cousin John Otto soon joined on drums, and guitarist Wes Borland completed the original foursome (later supplemented by DJ Lethal). After Korn played the Jacksonville area in 1995, bassist Fieldy got several tattoos from Durst (a tattoo artist) and the two became friends. The next time Korn were in the area, they picked up Limp Bizkit’s demo tape and were so impressed that they passed it on to their producer, Ross Robinson. Thanks mostly to word of mouth publicity, the band was chosen to tour with House of Pain and the Deftones. The label contracts came pouring in, and after signing with Flip/Interscope, Limp Bizkit released their debut album, Three Dollar Bill Y’All. By mid 1998, Limp Bizkit had become one of the more hyped bands in the burgeoning rap metal scene, helped as well by more touring action this time with Faith No More and later, Primus as well as an appearance on MTV’s Spring Break ’98 fashion show. The biggest break, however, was a spot on that summer’s Family Values Tour, which greatly raised the group’s profile. Limp Bizkit’s much anticipated second album, Significant Other, was released in June 1999, and it and the accompanying video for “Nookie” made the group superstars. Significant Other debuted at number one and had sold over four million copies by year’s end, also helping push Three Dollar Bill Y’All past the platinum mark. Durst, meanwhile, was tapped for a position as a senior vice president at Interscope Records in early July. However, in the midst of this massive success, controversy dogged the band following that summer’s performance at Woodstock ’99. In the wake of the riots and sexual assaults that proved to be the festival’s unfortunate legacy, Durst was heavily criticized for egging on the already rowdy crowd and inciting them to “break stuff.” Not only was at least one mosh pit rape reported during the group’s set (in addition to numerous other injuries), but the ensuing chaos forced festival organizers to pull the plug in the middle of their show. Even though Limp Bizkit’s performance took place the day before the infamous festival closing riots, the band was raked over the coals in the media, who blamed them for touching off the spark that inflamed a potentially volatile atmosphere. Undaunted, Limp Bizkit headlined that year’s Family Values Tour, with the newly controversial Durst grabbing headlines for periodic clashes with Bizkit’s tourmates. During the Napster flap of 2000, Durst became one of the most outspoken advocates of online music trading; that summer, Limp Bizkit embarked on a free, Napster sponsored tour. All of this set the stage for the October release of the band’s third album, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water. Wes Borland left the band soon after, necessitating a long search for a replacement guitarist of comparable value; finally, after going almost three years without a new album, the band released a disappointing record, Results May Vary. Borland returned after its release, and the band issued The Unquestionable Truth, Pt. 1 in 2005, and album that was roundly ignored even if it was marginally better than its predecessor. The Bizkit then released Greatest Hitz, a 17 track career survey that included all the hits from their heyday
Hollywood expressed its condolences Sunday after the death this morning of actress Brittany Murphy. Public wishes came from the likes of ex-beau and costar Ashton Kutcher, Eliza Dushku, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson (who called her “an incredible ray of Light”), Alyssa Milano, Fred Durst, Soleil Moon Frye and Kim Kardashian, among others. Her “Clueless” costar Alicia Silverstone told People that although the two hadn’t Continue reading →