Paris Hilton was a no-show at sometimes best friend Kim Kardashian’s birthday party in Las Vegas on Friday, and the word is that the two are best friends no more because of a clash of egos.
Kardashian didn’t want to be clubbing in the partying heiress’s shadow — and Hilton was miffed that her less-famous friend was being called the New Paris, according to various sources — including Kardashian’s former publicist.
“Even when I would talk to editors of magazines and other media outlets about featuring Kim, they would comment on how they are moving past Paris in hopes to bring someone fresh to the spotlight, like Kim,” Kardashian’s ex-rep, Jonathan Jaxson noted on his blog.
What’s more, the former PR man claims that Paris Hilton’s other ex-BFF, Britney Spears, broke off their friendship because she was worried about her image.
“Britney had her people contact Paris and say they couldn’t hang out any more,” he writes.
He also claims that Spears wooed Kardashian.
“Britney was in NYC and kept texting Kim to hang out and go bowling or something,” he blogs, but said Kardashian passed on the invite because she was afraid Hilton would get upset and because she was worried about Spears’ wild ways.
Bad start with the new in-lawsLiz Hurley has already upset her new in-laws — by allegedly snubbing them on behalf of a big bucks deal she made with a tabloid for exclusive coverage of her wedding.
“I knew [Hurley] was very ambitious, but I never realized just how desperate she is for fame and attention,” Vinod Nayar, the father of Hurley’s husband, Arun Nayar, told the London Daily Mail. “My wife and I were publicly humiliated and treated like social outcasts for the sake of a [$4 million] magazine deal. [Reportedly with Hello!] We were pushed into the background like poor relations.”
Among the grievances against his new daughter-in-law: when he and another relative got up to dance, they were told to sit –—supposedly they were acting too Indian and his 87 year old mother wasn’t invited so Hurley could have more famous faces there.
“My heart is heavy with pain. I don't know how she can blithely state in interviews that she gets on well with Arun’s Indian family after what she did,” he said. “They should both be ashamed of themselves. My elderly mother cried because they did not tell her about the wedding, even though she lives here in the same building as me and my sons.”
Notes from all overChristie Brinkley is blogging — about ice hockey. “I feel like there is so much skill here,” the former cover girl opined on NHL.com. “They’re doing the most amazing things and they’re on the slippery ice doing it! It’s so exciting. I can’t help it, I’m hooked. It was incredible action. These giants that become so graceful on the ice, they’re all pure macho grace — amazing speed, lightning turns, and their size is amazing.” . . . Nicole Kidman’s rep is denying those pesky pregnancy reports — yet again. “She is about to get on a horse in the [Australian] outback and will be breaking brumbies [untamed horses],” Wendy Day, her Aussie rep, told reporters. “I hardly think she will be able to do that if she is pregnant.” . . . Kirsten Dunst thinks America would be a better place if people would smoke a little more weed. “I drink moderately, I've tried drugs. I do like weed. I have a different outlook on marijuana than America does,” the “Spider-Man” star said, reports WENN. “My best friend Sasha's dad was Carl Sagan, the astronomer. He was the biggest pot-smoker in the world and he was a genius. I've never been a major smoker, but I think America’s view on weed is ridiculous. I mean — are you kidding me? If everyone smoked weed, the world would be a better place.”
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