Man in standoff demands pizza, socialite

BELMONT, N.C., July 9 (UPI) -- An Oregon man was arrested after barricading himself in a North Carolina hotel room and demanding pizza and to marry celebrity Paris Hilton, police said.

FCC violations set aside by high court

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously but narrowly Monday to set aside three violations incurred by ABC and Fox for "indecency."

Psychics reach out to celebs for money

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 24 (UPI) -- A Florida family of psychics accused of operating a $40 million fraud scheme has set up a Twitter account aimed at raising money for their legal defense.

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CBS orders more 'I Get That a Lot'

CBS orders more 'I Get That a Lot'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- CBS says it has ordered two more editions of its U.S. hidden-camera special "I Get That a Lot."

Native British dog breeds said at risk

LONDON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Native British dog breeds are at risk of extinction, overwhelmed by the growing popularity of exotic dogs such as huskies and Chihuahuas, figures suggest.
Doherty weds for a third time

Doherty weds for a third time

MALIBU, Calif., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Former "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Charmed" star Shannen Doherty wed for the third time at a private estate in Malibu, Calif.

Chihuahuas crowd California shelters

SACRAMENTO, July 25 (UPI) -- Chihuahuas are cramming California animal shelters, as owners part with the tiny dogs made famous in "Legally Blonde" and Taco Bell commercials, officials say.
Paris Hilton and Cy Waits break up

Paris Hilton and Cy Waits break up

LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) -- Hotel heiress Paris Hilton and her beau, Las Vegas club owner Cy Waits, have broken up after about a year of dating, sources told UsMagazine.com.
Oprah to appear at cable TV trade show

Oprah to appear at cable TV trade show

CHICAGO, June 11 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey and Paris Hilton headline the list of celebrities appearing next week at a trade show for the cable television industry in Chicago.
Mueller prepares for first post-Sheen date

Mueller prepares for first post-Sheen date

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- Paris Hilton helps newly divorced Brooke Mueller prepare for a date on an episode of the U.S. reality series "The World According to Paris," Oxygen said.
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Paris Hilton's beau attacked

Paris Hilton's beau attacked

VAN NUYS, Calif., April 28 (UPI) -- Reality TV personality and actress Paris Hilton says her beau, Cy Waits, was attacked outside the Superior Court building in Van Nuys, Calif.
Hilton, Mueller team up for reality show

Hilton, Mueller team up for reality show

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Oxygen Media says it has ordered a new docu-series starring U.S. socialite Paris Hilton and featuring actor Charlie Sheen's wife, Brooke Mueller.
Hilton detained in Japan; heads home

Hilton detained in Japan; heads home

TOKYO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Paris Hilton's publicist says the U.S. socialite has canceled her Asian tour after she wasn't allowed into Japan due to a recent drug arrest.
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Paris Hilton
Nicky Hilton (L) and Paris Hilton arrive at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles June 6, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen

Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American heiress and media personality. She is a great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton (founder of Hilton Hotels). Hilton is known for her controversial participation in a sex tape in 2003, and appearance on the television series The Simple Life alongside fellow socialite and childhood best friend Nicole Richie. She is also known for her 2004 tongue-in-cheek autobiography, several minor film roles (most notably her role in the horror film House of Wax in 2005), her 2006 music album Paris, and her work in modeling.

In recent years Hilton is perhaps most known for starring in a number of her own produced reality shows such as Paris Hilton's My New BFF which was filmed in Los Angeles and aired in 2008 and which also resulted in a second season. The show proved to be a success and was branched out to Paris Hilton's British Best Friend filmed in London, UK and Paris Hilton’s Dubai BFF filmed in Dubai in the UAE. All seasons were broadcasted on MTV. In 2011, Oxygen Channel gave the go-ahead to air Hilton's reality series The World According to Paris following Hilton's everyday life.

As a result of several legal incidents, Hilton served a widely publicized sentence in a Los Angeles County jail in 2007. She is an example of the modern phenomenon of the 'celebutante', the celebrity who rises to fame not because of their talent or work but because of their inherited wealth and controversial lifestyle. Despite the controversies, Hilton's various product lines have been sucessful with stores in 31 countries. In 2011, Hilton was named "Billion Dollar Entrepreneur" by Variety magazine and was featured on the cover.

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