An OnlyFans horror story from Ashley Benson is officially in the works.

Earlier this week, the Pretty Little Liars star revealed on Instagram that she would star in and produce the “pandemic-inspired slasher” flick, 18 & Over.

According to Deadline, the basic premise of the movie revolves around the rise of the OnlyFans economy during quarantine, though no further plot details were provided. Instead, the focus was placed on the star-studded cast, which will apparently include appearances from Paris Hilton and Sky Ferreira.

Co-created alongside director Jimmy Giannopolous and Diomedes Raul Bermudez, the indie film’s star-studded cast will also feature Pamela Anderson, Duke Nicholson, A$AP Nast, Winnie Harlow, and Benson’s beau G-Eazy (who also reportedly composed the score).

“After deciding to shoot this film in the middle of the pandemic, we wanted to make something that would be fun but still a terrifying slasher for audiences during these tough times,” Giannopolous said in a statement. “A film relevant to today’s issues of a global pandemic, reality shows, isolation, OnlyFans, and obsession.”

Source: papermag.com

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Paris Hilton returned to Salt Lake City Tuesday for a ceremonial bill signing for a law that regulates treatment centers for troubled teens in Utah.

The legislation for facilities that treat teens with behavioral and mental health issues gained final approval in the Legislature in early March, about a month after Hilton gave emotional testimony in support of the bill. Gov. Spencer Cox signed the bill last month but held a ceremonial signing with Hilton on Tuesday.

The new law will require more government oversight of youth residential treatment centers and documentation for when they use restraints. It will also prohibit treatment centers from using sedation or mechanical restraints without prior authorization.

Hilton testified she was abused mentally and physically at a Utah boarding school, where she said staff members would beat her, force her to take unknown pills, watch her shower and send her to solitary confinement without clothes as punishment.

The socialite and reality TV star also spoke about the abuse in a documentary titled “This is Paris” that was released this fall.

Since the documentary was released, other celebrities have spoken out about their experiences at the school or others like it, including Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson and tattoo artist Kat Von D.

Source: apnews.com

Paris Hilton is getting into business with Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, signing an exclusive two-year overall deal with the studio. Under the pact, Hilton will develop, executive produce and star in original unscripted television programming on behalf of the studio. Veteran media executive Bruce Gersh will executive produce all projects alongside Hilton under their new production banner Slivington Manor Entertainment, which will develop long-form content for television, streaming services, and emerging platforms. A production company executive will be added to oversee creative strategy and development. Hilton told Deadline last year at the Winter TCA press tour that she was considering launching her own television production company, and that has now become a reality.

The deal reunites former The Simple Life star Hilton with Mike Darnell, President of Warner Bros. Unscripted Television. Darnell worked with Hilton when he was president of Alternative Entertainment at Fox, which aired The Simple Life. The reality series followed wealthy socialites Hilton and Nicole Ritchie as they struggled to do manual, low-paying jobs such as cleaning rooms, farm work, serving meals in fast-food restaurants, and working as camp counselors. The show aired on Fox for three seasons and moved to E! for its final two seasons.

“Launching Slivington Manor Entertainment is a dream come true and I am so excited to continue connecting with my fans across the globe both in front of the camera and as a producer,” said Hilton. “I am looking forward to working with the incredible Warner Bros. team to create new thought provoking and inspirational long-form content and am beyond thrilled to reunite with Mike Darnell.”

“I’ve known Paris since the The Simple Life brought us together almost 20 years ago. She has always been an incredible talent and entrepreneur,” said Darnell. I couldn’t be more excited to be working with her again and can’t wait for the world to watch the next chapter of her life.”

Since starring in The Simple Life, Hilton has built a global empire as an influencer, DJ, designer, recording artist, philanthropist, host, actress, model and New York Times best-selling author. In 2006, she created Paris Hilton Entertainment, a multi-billion-dollar company consisting of 45 branded stores, 19 product lines and 27 fragrances, which have surpassed over $4 billion in revenue. Hilton debuted This Is Paris, her critically acclaimed YouTube Originals documentary on her life, which has garnered nearly 20 million views to date.

Hilton has used her voice and dedicated her platform and resources to supporting Breaking Code Silence, the organization created to affect change in the industry, and eradicate the abuse of children in systemically abusive institutions. Hilton recently partnered with iHeartRadio to launch her This is Paris podcast and will continue to expand podcast production through her company London Audio. As an investor, she is committed to supporting and investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs positively impacting the world at companies such as Daily Harvest, Good Catch, Zen Water, Podz, among others.]

Led by Darnell, Warner Bros. Unscripted Television is behind numerous blockbuster franchises including the long-running The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise; multiple Emmy-winning The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the primetime hit Ellen’s Game of Games; the multi-Emmy-winning The Voice; the Fox hit The Masked Dancer; the Emmy-winning Who Do You Think You Are? returning to NBC; The Real Housewives of New York; The Bradshaw Bunch; Extra; and The Real; as well as the Greg Berlanti produced signature documentaries Helter Skelter for Epix and Equal for HBO Max, among others. The unscripted unit also recently announced The Wheel, BBC’s number 1 game show launch in over a decade, coming to NBC; the upcoming hybrid alternative-scripted series True Story with Ed Helms and Randall Park; Ellen’s Next Great Designer for HBO Max; the Ava DuVernay produced Home Sweet Home coming to NBC; and the anticipated Friends reunion coming to HBO Max.

Source: deadline.com

Paris Hilton Is Engaged!

by karina/February 17, 2021/No Comments

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On Saturday, February 13th, Paris Hilton became an engaged woman when her boyfriend, venture capitalist Carter Reum, proposed to the entrepreneur and influencer while the two were celebrating her birthday on a private island. After she said “yes,” the couple posed for photos on the beach. The images highlight Hilton’s sparkly Retrofete & Crown dress from Loschy Crowns and the new diamond ring, designed by Jean Dousset—the great-grandson of Louis Cartier—that she’s now sporting on her left hand. “I am excited about this next chapter and having such a supportive partner,” Paris gushes. “Our relationship is one of equals. We make each other better people. He was absolutely worth the wait!” After taking it all in and fully documenting the moment, the couple sat down to an intimate dinner with family, including her sister Nicky, and Reum’s brother, Courtney, and to toast their happy news.

Known as a “founder’s founder,” Reum started M13, a VC firm based in L.A. and New York City that’s invested in startups which have become household names like Daily Harvest, Lyft, Ring, and Rothys. The Chicago native attended Columbia University before beginning his career at Goldman Sachs and then ultimately striking out on his own as an entrepreneur. “From our very first date, I was able to get to know the real Paris,” Reum remembers. “As people who have seen her documentary and recent advocacy work know, Paris is kind, smart, driven, authentic, and an amazing women, and I can’t wait to have her as a partner in life.”

Since starring in The Simple Life, Hilton has built Paris Hilton Entertainment, a global brand that includes stores, product lines, and fragrances. She also recently debuted This Is Paris, a Youtube Originals documentary that seemed to capture the attention of the world during the pandemic, garnering nearly 20 million views to date. The documentary follows her experience as The Simple Life star turned business woman, but also is very personal in that she reveals for the first time that she suffered abuse as a teen. After the release, Paris began using her voice, platform, and resources to support Breaking Code Silence, an organization created to eradicate abuse of children in systemically abusive institutions.

Next up, Hilton is partnering with iHeart Radio on a series of podcasts and podposts launching on February 22nd. The “This is Paris” podcast will be hosted by Hilton herself and will include candid interview with guests, discussing everything from beauty and wellness to fashion, pop culture, travel, relationships—plus of course, her new engagement, and hopefully (our fingers are crossed!) her eventual wedding plans.

Source: vogue.com

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Podcasting holds a strong allure for would-be media disrupters and visionaries. In the still-developing medium, they see wet clay, capable of being molded into an ideal vessel for long-form narrative journalism or fiction or game shows or musicals or memoir.

Add Paris Hilton to their ranks. Hilton, master of an earlier mass-communications era in the tabloid-fueled early aughts, is getting into the podcast business with a new company, her own show and an unusual spin on a form that will seek to create an audio equivalent to social media.

“This Is Paris” will debut on Feb. 22 in partnership with iHeartMedia, the radio giant that has become one of the largest distributors of podcasts, with more than 750 shows collecting more than 250 million downloads per month. Aimed at Hilton’s over 40 million followers across social media platforms, the new show will offer a mix of personal content and conversations with her family, friends and other celebrities. It will be the flagship of a planned slate of seven shows to be produced by Hilton’s company, London Audio, and the iHeartPodcast Network. The other programs, featuring different hosts, will be released over the next three years.

“I’ve always been an innovator and first mover when it comes to reality TV, social, D.J.ing, and now I really believe that voice and audio is the next frontier,” she said in an interview.

A key feature of her podcast will be its use of a format that Hilton is calling “Podposts”: short (between one and three minutes), stripped-down dispatches meant to mimic the cadence and tone of posts on social media. The “This Is Paris” podcast feed will host longer (around 45 minutes), more traditionally produced episodes weekly, with intermittent Podposts filling in the gap several times per week.

“I really believe that it is like another form of social media,” Hilton explained. “I do so many things — being a D.J., a businesswoman, a designer and an author — so there will be a lot for me to talk about.”

Preplanned categories of Podposts will be inspired by Hilton’s famous catchphrases, including “That’s Hot” for product recommendations, “Loves It” for culture recommendations and “This Is my Hotline,” in which Hilton will respond to voice mail messages sent in by listeners. Conal Byrne, president of the iHeartPodcast Network, said the company is currently looking to partner with brands for sponsorship at different levels.

“Her power to recommend products to her fans that she believes in is just about unrivaled,” Byrne said.

Since the end of “The Simple Life,” her reality television series with Nicole Richie, in 2007, Hilton, who will turn 40 this month, has branched into a wide range of industries through her company, Paris Hilton Entertainment. Its assets include 45 retail stores and 19 product lines across categories like fragrance, fashion and accessories. Before the coronavirus pandemic, Hilton was a sought-after D.J. around the world, for which she has been paid a reported $1 million per gig.

In this new deal, iHeartMedia will fully fund the slate of shows produced in partnership with London Audio at a budget of multiple millions of dollars. The two companies will be joint partners in each show and split all revenue streams. After “This Is Paris,” the rest of the slate is expected to be geared toward subjects including beauty, wellness, dating, philanthropy and technology, with Hilton and Bruce Gersh, the president of London Audio, serving as executive producers.

“This is a medium that has so many dimensions and really allows you to connect to an audience in a unique way,” Gersh said. “Paris wanted to jump in wholeheartedly.”

Hilton, who named “Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions” and Kate and Oliver Hudson’s “Sibling Revelry” as among her favorite shows, immersed herself in the medium while grounded at home in Los Angeles during the pandemic.

“Usually, I’m traveling 250 days a year and working constantly,” she said. “During this whole year in quarantine, I’ve had more free time than I’ve ever had in my career. So I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts and getting really interested. When I’m cooking or working or doing my art, I always have them on in the background.”

Podcasts have become a favored outlet for celebrities seeking to engage with fans in more depth than is possible in a typical post on Instagram or Twitter, while avoiding the scrutiny and vulnerability that comes with speaking to the press. Name recognition is a powerful advantage on the platform — shows by celebrity podcasters like Dax Shepard, Jason Bateman, Anna Faris and Bill Burr appear regularly in the top 50 of the Apple Podcasts charts. (In addition to the Hilton deal, iHeartMedia has struck joint partnerships with Will Ferrell and Shonda Rhimes for slates of shows.) And podcast audiences tend to be a relatively friendly bunch: There are no comments sections to elevate unpleasant behavior, and podcasts by their nature require a level of active engagement that discourages drive-by detractors.

“I think once people understand that this is a platform where they can directly interact with their fans without any kind of middleperson, it becomes a very attractive proposition,” said Tom Webster, senior vice president of Edison Research, a media research firm.

Webster added that Hilton’s Podposts concept reminded him of the proto-podcast field of audio blogging, in which writers for websites like The Quiet American and The Greasy Skillet posted short audio diaries. “It allows them to stretch out into their personal interests in a way they don’t get to in their day job,” he said.

“This Is Paris” shares a name with Hilton’s YouTube documentary, released last fall. In that film, which has nearly 20 million views, she distances herself from the blithe, ditsy persona with which she has been identified since emerging in the glare of paparazzi bulbs two decades ago. Hilton also says that she was abused by administrators at a private boarding school she attended as a teenager, an experience by which she remains traumatized.

The podcast is meant to follow in the same candid vein. Hilton is recording it at a home studio (built for her music projects) and using her much-discussed natural voice (which, to my ear, is deeper than her most girlish trill but not a dramatic departure).

“She talks in a way that’s very relaxed and accessible, as opposed to someone who is putting on a performance,” Byrne said. “Right away she was a natural at making it feel like a one-on-one phone call and not a one-to-many media asset.”

For Hilton, recording the pilot for the show did feel uncomfortable at first — unlike on social media, there were no glamorous photos or videos to hide behind. “It’s only about the knowledge you’re bringing and what you’re saying with your voice,” she said.

But soon she fell into a groove. After a lifetime of being the subject of interviews, she’s been enjoying “turning the tables” as the one asking questions. Compared with her old jobs, the commute isn’t bad either.

“I love being a homebody,” she said, reflecting on her new chapter. “I’ve worked so incredibly hard to build my empire — now I get to finally enjoy it.”

Source: nytimes.com