Japan Doesn't Want Paris Hilton

  • Paris Hilton has basically been kicked out of Japan. Not hot.

They usually love her there! She arrived on Tuesday and was allowed to stay the night while officials decided whether or not she could legally enter the country, since she has a drug conviction. Paris was there on business, but she just up and left before immigration officials could make their decision. [CNN]

  • Paris Hilton also cancelled all of her appearances in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Jakarta, Indonesia. Oh, and part of the item is awesome:

    "I'm going back home, and I look forward to coming back to Japan in the future," a smiling Hilton told reporters before departing on her private jet.

    [AP]

  • Lindsay Lohan might have to stay in jail while waiting for her hearing, but where she really needs to go is REHAB. And she needs longer than 30 days. [Radar Online]
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  • Drew Barrymore will be in a Bollywood film, which somehow makes sense. [Contact Music]
  • Have you seen Tyra Banks' boyfriend? She keeps him hidden, but you can see him in a picture at the link. Handsome! [E!]
  • David Hasselhoff: The first "star" voted off of this year's Dancing With The Stars. [Mirror, E!]
  • BTW: When The Situation was dancing badly on DWTS, it was all part of his supersecret master plan, because he plans to "pull it out in maybe another week or two." [E!]
  • Violet Affleck is a ballerina. [Just Jared]
  • If you work on a movie with Russell Brand, you're probably going to see him naked. He likes to streak. [Digital Spy]
  • LOL: Justin Timberlake had producers on Friends With Benefits lower the basketball hoop in a scene in the movie so he could dunk. [WonderWall]
  • Diane Lane either doesn't remember her relationship with Jon Bon Jovi in the '80s, or doesn't want to talk about it. [Gatecrasher]
  • Sigourney Weaver told Jon Stewart that she was a "very low form of life" in high school, and would make fun of herself faster than anyone else could — she was 5'11" when she was eleven years old! "Dances were unfortunate experiences for me." [TV Squad]
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  • Glee star Harry Shum Jr. is on fire. And shirtless. [Socialite Life]
  • Whoa: HBO has renewed Boardwalk Empire after ONE episode. [Deadline Hollywood]
  • RIP Irving Ravetch, who wrote the screenplay for Norma Rae. [USA Today]
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