Stay Away, Paris Hilton...I Mean It...

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton hit with restraining order

Paris Hilton is going to have watch herself at parties from now on. She's been slapped with a restraining order that keeps her at least 25 feet away from the guy who introduced her to Stavros Niarchos III when they're at parties together. If it not's a party, then she has to stay at least 100 yards away for the next three years.

It seems the blonde heiress has quite a temper when she finds out you're advising your buddy to dump her, and she had taken to harassing and threatening him. This isn't the first report of her vicious temper, nor is it likely to be the last. When you're used to always demanding - and receiving - the royal star treatment from everyone around you, you tend to react badly when things don't go your way.

Let that be a lesson to you: don't cross Paris wouldn't like her when she's angry...

New Websites to Blame for Light Blogging

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

On a "non-news" note, I wanted to apologize to our readers for the light to non-existent blogging over the last few days. I'm pleading "very busy" to all charges...

Over the last year, JimmyKat Entertainment has grown to a network of 14 distinct websites, and our latest two websites have been keeping me tied up in knots for the past two weeks.

Lyric System is our foray into the world of song lyrics. We've already got over 120,000 songs in the database, and we've been working hard on adding as many artists, biographies, photos, posters, and yes...even song quickly as possible.

We've also added FlashPlay Arcade to the growing family. FlashPlay hosts over 1,200 flash games (so far) for your use and enjoyment. What makes FlashPlay unique is that each game has the code to let you add the game to your own website, blog, or MySpace. It's just a matter of cut-and-paste, and you can use our games to build a popular website in no time.

So that's what (mostly) has been keeping me tied up over the last few days as I've been working on getting these websites off the ground. We've got a couple more surprises up our sleeves for the next couple of months. At least two new websites are on the way, and I promise they're going to be completely different from anything we've done before.

Thanks for your patience, and I hope you'll stop by the new websites and stay with us as we keep growing.

Jenny McCarthy Sweeps Top Honors

Jenny McCarthy
And the worst movie of the year is ...

While the rest of the world was concentrating on which movie's political agenda was most popoular with the Hollywood elite, the little noticed Razzie's awarded their top honors to Jenny McCarthy and her movie "Dirty Love." Top honors for "Worst Film," "Worst Actress," "Worst Director," and "Worst Screenplay" of 2005, that is...

WOW...that's a lot of "worst" for just one movie: Jenny McCarthy must be very proud...

Jessica Alba Says Not So Fast, Playboy

Friday, March 03, 2006

Jessica Alba
Alba demands 'Playboy' pull magazines with her on cover

Jessica Alba is not exactly happy to be the latest cover girl for Playboy. Turns out, no one had told her or asked her permission. Whoops!

I can certainly understand Jessica not wanting to be associated with Playboy magazine, but legally speaking, I'm not sure she has a leg to stand on. More than half of the covers of tabloid magazines are "unauthorized" photos: candid paparazzi shots which are less than flattering to their subjects, and they're not sued. At least they chose a good picture of her...

To be fair, Playboy did have an article which mentions her, which is the same as pretty much every cover girl of every fashion magazine gets. It's a two-way street: the actress/model gets a little publicity and the magazine sells some issues.

Do I completely believe her story that she was "tricked" into providing a publicity photo? Not on your life. Unless she'd also like me to believe that her PR folks are morons.

Here's what I believe happened: Playboy wanted Jessica Alba to be the cover and approached her as part of the feature. She was willing to be included in the article, but didn't want to be on the cover. She provided the publicity photo for use within the article, but not specifically for the cover. Playboy then used the photo as their cover anyway.

So it's basically a matter of degrees, not the huge outrage she would have us believe. She wanted to be part of the show, but not the main attraction; so it wasn't like she or her people were just completely blindsided. They wanted the benefit of getting some good PR to Playboy's readers with the article, but they didn't want the potential downside from some fans of being featured on the cover. Essentially, they wanted to have their cake and eat it too.

The best analogy I can think of is when you're stealing cookies from the jar late at night in the dark, and suddenly someone turns the light on behind you and scares you to death. You're immediate response is going to be to yell at the person who turned the light on for scaring you in order to distract them from the obvious fact that you were stealing cookies...

You might as well eat the cookies now, Jessica...We already caught you stealing them....

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