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Paris Hilton's Perfume Business Is Billion-dollar Success
Paris Hilton has turned her fragrance endeavours into a billion-dollar empire in just eight years.
The socialite and reality TV star launched her first perfume in 2004 and she is currently preparing to release her 15th scent, Dazzle, this summer.
Her venture into the fragrance industry has Hilton smelling the sweet smell of success - her collection of products has generated an estimated $1.5 billion since its debut, and sales of Dazzle are expected to add at least another $20 million (£12.5 million) to her profits, according to Women's Wear Daily.
Hilton isn't the only blonde businesswoman to become a self-made billionaire - singer and new mum Jessica Simpson has turned her various own-brand clothing and beauty products into big money-spinners. »
Will Smith Wrestled With Director Barry Sonnenfeld On Men In Black 3 Set
Will Smith kept his Men In Black 3 director Barry Sonnenfeld on his toes while filming the new movie as he would frequently grab the filmmaker and wrestle him to the ground.
The pair has maintained a close friendship since shooting the first installment of the alien action comedy in 1997 and Smith often let loose on the set of the new sequel by messing around with Sonnenfeld whenever the cameras stopped rolling.
And Men In Black 3 co-star Michael Stuhlbarg admits their playful nature kept the cast and crew entertained.
He tells the New York Post's Page Six column, "Will was always grabbing him and wrestling around. They have a long friendship and it’s very funny and very eccentric, and you never know what is going to happen. Put them together, and it’s like a flash fire."
But Sonnenfeld hasn't always enjoyed his playful bouts with Smith - the actor accidentally knocked out the director during production on 2002's Men In Black II after attempting to show off his new fighting skills from filming boxing biopic Ali. »
Meagan Good Celebrates Engagement At Bachelorette Party
Recently-engaged actress Meagan Good celebrated her impending nuptials during a burlesque-themed bachelorette party in Las Vegas on Friday.
The Think Like a Man star, who has sworn off sex with her producer and preacher fiance DeVon Franklin until their wedding night, threw caution to the wind on Friday as she took to the stage at Sin City's Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Saloon, delighting friends and family with a special performance.
But while Good admits her sultry dance may have come as a surprise to those who expected a more tame affair, she tells People.com, "I don't think there is anything wrong with being sexy or cheeky or funny. I don't know how some church folk are going to be, but at the end of the day it's between me and God and my husband."
Photos of the beauty's big bash and risque costume have since surfaced online and Good took to her Twitter.com account on Saturday to defend her show, which evidently raised a few eyebrows.
She writes, "Let's get something straight ... I wasn't half naked last night ... I was actually very covered up,not showing any more than I show when I dress up to go to events .,,and let's get something else straight .. I'm a (sic) actress, there will be many things narrow minded people deem unholy or not 1st lady like ... But this is not so..it's about your relationship with God and your personal convictions ...if you see footage you will see I was covered up having fun dancing and enjoying my self with my friends and family and absolutely not doing a striptease ...smh (some, sic) people are ridiculous .. Can't a give (girl) enjoy her bachelorette party in peace?" »
Stars Turn Out For Indy 500 As Ashley Judd's Husband Takes Home Trophy
Actress Olivia Newton-john and singers Martina McBride and Gladys Knight cheered on Ashley Judd's driver husband Dario Franchitti as he won the Indianapolis 500 for the third time on Sunday.
The Scottish racer, who married actress Judd in 2001, completed a total of 200 laps at break-neck speed and crossed the finish line ahead of the pack at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana to take home the top prize.
Thousands of fans withstood the near-record-breaking heat to watch the sporting event, which drew a huge crowd of celebrities including McBride, who sang the national anthem, Grammy winner Knight and Newton-John.
The Grease star, who was with husband John Easterling, told reporters, "We are having a blast. We haven’t stopped. It’s very exciting - great energy."
Also among the spectators were rocker Rick Springfield, musician/actor Derek Hough, celebrity chef Guy Fieri, and TV personalities David Letterman and Howie Mandel.
And other stars who couldn't attend the spectacle enjoyed watching the game in the comfort of their own home. Actress Melissa Joan Hart tweeted, "Loving watching the Indy 500 with my boys and explaining the sport! And cheering on my old buds (Tony) Kanaan and Franchitti!", while TV star Kirstie Alley added, "why the hell am I not at the Indy 500?!?!?! Ugh....I need an Event calendar !!!!"
Car-loving actor Patrick Dempsey declared, "Dario is a truly great and classy winner!" and Judd posted a picture from the winner's circle, alongside a caption which read, "There is just a little excitement in the @dariofranchitti pit."
Franchitti previously scooped the honour in 2007 and 2010. »
Michael Haneke's Amour Wins Top Prize At Cannes
Austrian director Michael Haneke was awarded Cannes Film Festival's top prize for the second time on Sunday, thanks to his love tale Amour.
As the star-studded 12-day festival drew to a close in France on Sunday, native actress Bernice Bejo led a judging panel in announcing the industry winners during the event's closing ceremony, which saw the 70 year old triumph by picking up the highly-coveted Palme d'Or. Haneke's The White Ribbon previously earned that title in 2009.
Other winners of the evening included Matteo Garrone's satire Reality, which took home the second-place Grand Prize, and Ken Loach's The Angels' Share, which came in third with the Jury Prize.
The winners of the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival were chosen by a jury made up of a slew of celebrities including Ewan McGregor, Diane Kruger, director Alexander Payne and fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier. »
Will Ferrell And Gordon Ramsay Injured In Charity Soccer Match
Funnyman Will Ferrell and chef Gordon Ramsay were left injured as England beat the Rest of the World 3-1 in celebrity sporting event Soccer Aid on Sunday.
Hell's Kitchen star Ramsay was given oxygen on the pitch and was stretchered from the field of play after he was clattered from behind by former England international Teddy Sheringham in the charity game.
And Anchorman star Ferrell hobbled out of the match when he suffered a leg injury late in the second half.
Kasabian rocker Serge Pizzorno opened the scoring for the Rest of the World team with a sensational chip over former England goalkeeper David Seaman, but the England side fought back in the second half with goals from Sheringham, captain Jonathan Wilkes and soccer ace Kevin Phillips to win the game 3-1.
Stars including Mike Myers, Gerard Butler, Edward Norton, Woody Harrelson and Michael Sheen went up against an England side which included Take That's Mark Owen and Jls singers Aston Merrygold and Marvin Humes in the biennial match, held in Manchester, England.
The event, organised by Owen's fellow Take That star Robbie Williams, raised more than $6.4 million (£4 million) for Unicef.
Pizzorno was awarded the honour of Man of the Match for his stunning goal. »
Robert Pattinson Fooled By Hunger Games Rumours
Robert Pattinson was taken in by rumours he had been offered a role in the next The Hunger Games movie and called his agent to see if the story was true.
The Twilight star read reports suggesting he had been given a part in the upcoming second film in the hit franchise, Catching Fire, and he immediately got on the phone to find out whether the offer really had come in.
He tells USA Today, "I woke up this morning and saw all these things about me being cast in The Hunger Games. I was kind of curious for a second. So I called my agent. My agent was like, 'No. No one's going to offer you that part'. I was like, 'Thanks for the reassurance.'" »
Nicole Kidman Dedicates New Film To Marie Colvin
Nicole Kidman has dedicated her new film about famed war reporter Martha Gellhorn to late journalist Marie Colvin, who was killed in Syria earlier this year.
The Australia star plays the writer in Hemingway & Gellhorn opposite Clive Owen as her husband Ernest Hemingway, and she premiered the movie at the Cannes Film Festival in France this week (ends27May12).
Kidman told reporters at the event that she is dedicating her performance to tragic Colvin, who died while covering the conflict in Syria in February.
She says, "I really see her (Colvin) as someone similar to Martha. These women are still rare and Martha was the first." »
Alec Baldwin Makes Amends With Harvey Weinstein
Alec Baldwin has made amends with Harvey Weinstein by sending him a handwritten note of apology following a falling out at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
The 30 Rock star is said to have criticised the movie mogul in a scathing rant at a Cannes party earlier this month, calling Weinstein a "d**che bag".
Baldwin subsequently stepped down from presenting a charity auction an amfAR charity event on Thursday, which Weinstein was co-hosting.
However, the pair has now put the feud behind them after Baldwin apologised to Weinstein in a note, which read, "Hw, my apology to you and congratulations on a successful event," according to the New York Post.
Baldwin's publicist Matthew Hiltzik tells The Hollywood Reporter, "This non-issue has been resolved. The film (Baldwin is making at Cannes) and the fundraising are far more important and interesting than this."
Weinstein adds in a statement, "Alec couldn't have been more gracious. We all lose our tempers sometime; trust me I have, too. We all appreciated his generosity to everyone at amfAR." »
Clive Owen Trapped In Elevator In Cannes
British actor Clive Owen cancelled a number of appointments at the Cannes Film Festival this week (ends27May12) after he was trapped in an elevator with his daughters.
The Sin City star attended the French movie event to promote his new film Hemingway & Gellhorn with co-star Nicole Kidman, but the trip took a turn for the worse when he got stuck in a packed lift at the Hotel Majestic Barriere.
Owen was with his two young daughters Hannah and Eve and two people had fainted by the time they were freed, according to Britain's The Sun.
The actor then cancelled a number of press interviews so he could comfort his girls, who were upset by the ordeal.
When told of the incident, Owen's co-star Kidman told reporters, "I couldn't have been in there with my kids, how awful." »
Jonny Lee Miller Stops 'Mail Box Thief'
Jonny Lee Miller played the role of a real life crime fighter on Friday when he stopped a man who was allegedly attempting to steal his mail.
The British actor, who plays super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes in new TV drama Elementary, saw a stranger allegedly tampering with his mailbox outside his home in Los Angeles.
Miller confronted the man before restraining him and dialling 911, according to TMZ.com.
Cops then attended the scene and arrested the man on suspicion of mail theft. »
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