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Paris Hilton hits the language barrier

Is a language barrier getting between Paris Hilton and her sweetie?

The partying heiress’s romance with Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos reportedly is kaput because she’s tired of him speaking in another language.

It all came to a head, according to Life & Style Weekly, during a recent night at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.

“Stavros was with a Greek friend, and Paris was freaking out because she couldn’t understand what they were saying,” an insider told the mag. “She thought they were laughing at her.”

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  • Image: Paris Hilton Promotes Her New Show "The World According To Paris" At Kitson At Santa Monica Place

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    Back to reality

    Paris Hilton promotes her new docu-series on Oxygen, "The World According to Paris," at Kitson at Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica, Calif., on May 27, 2011.

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    The ruff stuff

    Hilton is pictured with a tiny dog in her show "The World According to Paris."

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    Quick entry

    Hilton arrives onstage on a motorcycle for a taping of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" at the NBC Studios oin Burbank, Calif., on May 27, 2011.

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    The gang's all here

    Hilton, left, joins her parents Kathy Hilton and Rick Hilton and sister Nicky Hilton at the premiere of "The World According to Paris" at Tropicana Bar at The Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles on May 17, 2011.

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    Footwork for charity

    Hilton, second from left, and her sister Nicky take part in the Josh Duhamel and American Red Cross "Run For Red Cross/Japan" in Santa Monica, Calif., on March 27, 2011.

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    Well heeled celebrity

    Hilton displays shoe models from her new collection during a news conference in Mexico City on March 30, 2011. Hilton was in Mexico to promote her new collection.

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    Special protection

    Hilton arrives at the 18th annual Race to Erase MS Gala in Los Angeles on April 29, 2011. The event benefits the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis.

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    Too close for comfort

    Cy Waits, , left, boyfriend of Hilton, reacts as he is grabbed by an assailant while walking toward a court appearance with the heiress in Los Angeles on April 27, 2011. An unidentified man was restrained by Hilton's bodyguards and detained.

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    More trouble behind her

    Hilton talks with her attorney, David Chesnoff, before her hearing in Clark County court in Las Vegas on Sept. 20, 2010. Hilton pleaded guilty to reduced charges in her August cocaine arrest. Under the terms of a plea deal worked out with prosecutors, the heiress will serve a year of probation and avoid a felony conviction.

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    Mug for the cameras

    Hilton is shown in a booking photo released Aug. 28, 2010, by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department after being arrested on drug charges.

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    What a Tease

    Hilton and boyfriend Cy Waits attend the launch of her fragrance Tease at MyStudio in Hollywood, Calif., on Aug. 10, 2010.

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    'Paris, Not France'

    Hilton's life is examined in the 2009 documentary "Paris, Not France," a 68-minute film that chronicles Hilton's much-publicized professional successes and personal struggles. Hilton is the great-granddaughter of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton.

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    See you in court

    In July 2009, Hilton found herself in federal court in Miami, accused of failing to adequately promote her 2006 movie, "Pledge This!" The actress insisted she did her job.

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    Seeking a Middle Eastern pal

    Dressed in traditional Middle Eastern style, Hilton attended a press conference promoting her reality show, "Paris Hilton's Dubai BFF." In the show, the heiress searches for a friend in the Middle East.

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    You smell good

    Hilton and then-boyfriend Doug Reinhardt attended the 37th annual FiFi awards, honoring those in the fragrance industry, in May 2009. The couple broke up in June after six months of dating.

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    Not 'Hottie' at the box office

    Hilton starred with Joel David Moore in the 2008 romantic comedy,"The Hottie and the Nottie." The film, which was a major box office disaster and received extremely negative reviews from critics, won Hilton the 2009 Razzie Award for worst actress and worst screen couple with Moore.

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  • Paris Hilton Records Music Video

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    Vote for me

    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. John McCain likened then-Sen. Barack Obama to Hilton as far as celebrity status. Hilton responded with a spoof video, "Paris for President," in which she called McCain old and wrinkly and announced her own presidential campaign.

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    Free at last

    Paris Hilton leaves the Los Angeles County Correctional Facility in Lynwood, Calif., on Tuesday, June 26. 2007. Hilton, who commanded as much attention behind bars as on the Hollywood party scene, regained her freedom after serving three weeks in jail for violating probation in a drunk-driving case.

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    Do not pass go

    Hilton leaves the Los Angeles Municipal Court Metropolitan branch with her father Rick on Friday, May 4, 2007 after a judge sentenced the hotel heriess to 45 days in jail for violating her probation.

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    Time to get paid

    Hilton knows what time it is while posing during a news conference introducing her new line of timepieces at the BaselWorld 2007 watch fair in Basel, Switzerland, on Saturday, April 14.

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    'Simple' pleasures

    Hilton, left, and Nicole Richie reunited to discuss another season of their reality television show "The Simple Life" on Monday, April 9, 2007 in Los Angeles. After famously feuding and filming their parts separately last season, the celebutantes were reunited as camp counselors for the show's fifth installment

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    Paris loves to accessorize

    Hilton and her then-beau, actor Josh Henderson, arrive at the Complex Magazine 5th Anniversary party at club Area in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 10, 2007.

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    Having a ball

    Hilton attends the Vienna Opera Ball on Thursday, Feb. 15. 2007. The ball is Austria’s society event of the year and Hilton was invited to be the guest of Richard Lugner, a 74-year-old married construction magnate who invites a celebrity each year. His previous guests included Geri Halliwell, Pamela Anderson and Carmen Electra.

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    Booked

    In 2006, Hilton published a book, "Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose." It featured more than 300 photos of the heiress.

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    Pulling back

    Hilton's then-boyfriend Stavros Niarchos leads the way at a Nov. 2005 cocktail reception to highlight diamonds from DeGrisogono. Yet Hilton's ring finger was diamondless, having ended her engagement to Paris Latsis two months earlier.

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    Bunny power

    In a huge sartorial stretch, Hilton tries on a bunny outfit at the 2005 Halloween Mansion Party hosted by Hayley Duff.

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    Paris times two

    Paris Hilton and her then-fiance, Paris Latsis, smile as they leave the Arclight Theatre in Hollywood after catching a late night movie. Alas, the good times were not to last.

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    Having more fun

    Paris Hilton and Kimberly Stewart, daughter of Rod Stewart, attend a Los Angeles party. Stewart is one of Hilton's longtime pals, and reportedly was her first choice as a co-star on Fox's "The Simple Life."

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    Hungry?

    An image from Hilton's TV spot for Carl's Jr. The burger chain's new ad campaign features Hilton in a revealing one-piece black swimsuit, sensuously washing a Bentley. It plays on her trademark phrase, "That's hot." But some critics found the ad too hot, saying it shouldn't appear on television.

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  • US hotels heiress Paris Hilton poses at photocall on the Carlton Hotel pier during 58th Cannes Film Festival

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    Some like it hot

    Paris Hilton poses at a photocall on the Carlton Hotel pier during the Cannes Film Festival in 2005. She visited the festival to promote her starring role in "National Lampoon's Pledge This!" She would later be taken to court for allegedly failing to promote the film.

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  • Paris Hilton portrays Barbara Eden as Jeannie on episode of American Dreams

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    Almost Eden

    Paris Hilton portrays actress Barbara Eden as Jeannie from the '60s TV series "I Dream of Jeannie" in a 2005 episode of NBC's "American Dreams." Eden couldn't show her navel on the original show, a broadcast policy clearly gone by the time Paris arrived on TV.

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    Going brunette

    Paris Hilton arrives for the Young Hot Hollywood Style Awards in April of 2005. The party was hosted by "US Weekly" magazine and singer Jessica Simpson. We're not sure what prompted the change in hair color, but perhaps Simpson already had the blonde spot locked up.

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    All smiles

    Paris Hilton takes a photo of herself with a fan as she arrives for the European premiere of her film, "House of Wax." Hilton's boyfriend at the time, Paris Latsis, proposed to her after she returned from three weeks doing publicity in Europe. It didn't last.

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    Sister act

    Paris Hilton, left, and her sister Nicky Hilton leave the Luca Luca Fall 2005 fashion show in February. The two have been seen together less frequently as Paris' career has skyrocketed, but both are still enjoying plenty of time in the spotlight.

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    All in the family

    Paris Hilton poses with her parents Rick Hilton and Kathy Richards, and her brother Baron, left, at the "House of Wax" premiere in Los Angeles.

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    In the flesh

    Paris Hilton stars as Paige Edwards in Warner Bros.' "House of Wax," released the spring of 2005. In the film, she and her co-stars wander into a town filled with wax figures which turn out to be the wax-coated corpses of killers' victims.

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    Field hands

    Paris Hilton brings along friend Nicole Richie, right, to work on a dairy farm during an episode of "The Simple Life." The Fox reality show, which exposed the duo to the workings of small-town life, further propelled Hilton to stardom.

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    Nick of time

    Paris Hilton rests in the arms of then-boyfriend Nick Carter, of the Backstreet Boys, as they watch the second half of the NBA All-Star game in Feb. 2004. The two later broke up.

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    Puppy love

    Paris Hilton poses with her dog Tinkerbell. The heiress with the mostest caught flack in 2005 when plans were briefly revealed to ditch the chihuahua for a cuter dog. Ah, fashion.

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When Paris, 25, looked like she was about to cry, Stavros, 20, didn’t offer any support, which, says the insider, was the final straw: “Paris has never seemed so upset. She really thought that Stavros was the one.”

But don’t expect Hilton to become a wallflower. The insider told the mag that Paris has been talking nonstop with her first fiancé, model Jason Shaw. Says the insider, “Paris says he’s the only one who’s ever been there for her.”

Notes from all overJennifer Aniston quietly dropped off several bags of used clothes at the American Way Thrift Store down the street from the Alliance Theater in Burbank, says a source. “When a woman in the store realized that it was Jennifer Aniston, she rushed to the bags but it was too late because a worker who had no idea who she was had already dumped the clothes into a bin and mixed in with clothes from civilians.” ... CBS-basher Howard Stern apparently had a nice chat with soon-to-be ex-CBS man, Mike Wallace. Shock jock Stern wouldn't say what they discussed. ... Portia De Rossi blames her bout with anorexia on her stint at “Ally McBeal.” The actress, who weighed 82 pounds in 1999, tells the April issue of Vogue that she used her skinny co-stars as role models. “I’ve often wondered if I wasn’t on that show if [my anorexia] may not have happened,” she said. “I didn’t really know at that point what it was like to be a celebrity, and the only people I knew at the time who had a similar experience were these women I worked with. They became my role models.”

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