The Word: Paris Hilton retweets her own news



Are Paris Hilton's retweets a form of protest or a sign of total self-delusion? Asking for a friend. OK, here's the deal: Word spread quickly this week about how much the hotel heiress and sex tape entrepreneur pulls down for her work as a DJ in Ibiza this summer — and she's pulling down a lot. "She's making $2.7 million from the four nights — $347,000 an hour," a source tells the Sun. "The crowds do seem to enjoy it, but most are too off their faces to care that she's simply pressed play on a Beyonce mega-mix." Or maybe their expectations of Hilton's abilities are so low that they're actually blown away by her button-pressing abilities. But that's beside the point. As versions of this story have been popping up online, Hilton has been actively retweeting them in a seeming act of braggadocio. Here's the thing, though: She seems to missing the point that this is not being reported as a good thing.


Emma Stone in, Michelle Williams out at 'Cabaret'

Emma Stone is reportedly set to take over for Michelle Williams on Broadway in "Cabaret," according to one of the cattiest sources ever to talk to Radar Online. "Emma is replacing Michelle in 'Cabaret' at the end of November," the sneering secret-spiller says. "Producers are hoping it helps make them back their investment and stay open for another extension because Michelle didn't do the box office they were hoping for." Damn, girl. Anything else? Yes, actually: Apparently director Sam Mendes didn't even want Williams in the first place. "She was Sam Mendes' first choice, but had to drop out because Sony wouldn't accommodate the dates with 'Spider-Man 2.'"

Mila Kunis ready to pop

Start prepping those Ashton Kutcher/Mila Kunis birth announcements, folks, because it looks like we're in the home stretch. "She is scheduled to be delivering in less than one month and she cannot wait," a source tells the National Enquirer. And if that's not too much information for you, how about this? "Mila was going to do an all-natural birth with no medications or sedatives, but she has been advised against this because she is such a small girl," the source adds. "Ashton will not accept this and refuses to see her in pain."

Yankees tell Kate Upton what not to wear

Kate Upton is learning the hard way that not everyone is a fan of her new relationship with Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander — namely the New York Yankees. The self-proclaimed "really big Yankees fan" has caught plenty of flak from the team since hooking up with Verlander. "They specifically told me, the Yankees told me, 'You're not allowed to wear a Tigers hat. You're not allowed to wear any Tigers gear.' It's like a bad breakup," Upton said while sitting in as a "Live with Kelly and Michael" guest host. "I'm sleeping with the enemy."

Polanski staying home amid film festival protests

Roman Polanski has elected to sit out this week's Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland, where he was set to receive a lifetime achievement award, present his latest film and teach a master class on directing. The decision comes after Polanski's planned attendance sparked outrage from those still calling for the "Chinatown" director's return to the U.S. to face 40-year-old statutory rape charges. "Dear friends, I am sorry to inform you that having considered the extent to which my planned appearance at the Locarno Festival provokes tensions and controversies among those opposed to my visit, even as I respect their opinions, it is with a heavy heart that I must cancel my visit. I am deeply saddened to disappoint you," Polanski said in a statement. Festival organizers, for their part, called the protests to Polanski's inclusion "unacceptable interference of some in the artistic liberty of the festival."

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