Hilton Hater

Hilton Hater

I am a senior staff writer at THG and a big fan of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Robert Pattinson. I believe Kim Kardashian is bad for society, but great for attention, and that The Real Housewives should all be banned from existence.

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Earlier today, Wyclef Jean officially kicked off his campaign to be the next President of Haiti.

But the singer already faces opposition from an Oscar winner and well-known activist in the region: Sean Penn.

Asked by Larry King for his take on Jean's political ambitions, Penn cited allegations that Wyclef mishandled $400,000 in earthquake-relief donations and said the artist has been absent from his native country.

"This is somebody who's going to receive an enormous amount of support from the United States, and I have to say I'm very suspicious of it," said Penn, who runs a 55,000-person tent camp via his J/P Haitian Relief Organization, adding:

"I'm not accusing Wyclef Jean of being an opportunist; I don't know the man. One of the reasons I don't know very much about Wyclef Jean is that I haven't seen or heard anything of him in these last six months that I've been in Haiti."

Penn vs. Wyclef Jean

Wyclef didn't respond by claiming he's been active in the nation itself, but instead says he's perfect for the position because he understands "the psychology of the Haitian people."

"What I want Sean Penn to know is, if I was not in Haiti after [former president] Jean-Bertrand Aristide left, if I did not create [my charity] Yéle Haiti to start stopping the violence, even him coming to Haiti would not have been possible today," replied the Grammy-winning musician.

Hopefully, these two will sit down at some point and hash out their points of view.

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You're clearly trying, Michaele Salahi, but you have a long way to go until you've earned the title of of Reality TV's Biggest Villain.

Barring a full personality makeover, this honor will belong to Danielle Staub for the foreseeable future. She's helping to cement it by throwing herself a belated 48th birthday party - at a strip club!

Danielle

Just days after telling all Real Housewives to "be humble" and to "teach your children that hard work is definitely something that becomes lucrative," Staub will make herself the center of attention at Scores, a gentleman's establishment in New York City...

... and we're all invited!

According to the invite, attendees will be treated to a live performance of the single "Real Close" and, we can only imagine, a pole dance by Danielle herself. After all, she certainly has the experience:

YIKES!

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The rather mature statement Kendall Jenner released last week regarding her controversial bikini pictorial isn't enough for Bruce Jenner.

That former Olympian has spoken out himself in defense of his daughter, saying he doesn't understand why she received any flak at all for posing in a bathing suit.

"She wasn't showing anything that was inappropriate - you know, too much cleavage or anything like that," he sais. "They were just like hot shots ... I saw the pictures and I said, 'OK.' If that is what she wants to do - she wants to be a model - then more power to her."

That is definitely what the 14-year old wants to do, as step-sister Kim Kardashian released the following new pictures (courtesy of photographer Nick Saglimbeni) on her blog this week:

By Nick Saglimbeni
Looking Prim

Kendall Jenner wants to follow in her siblings' modeling footsteps. That's fine. But let's just keep her away from Ray J.

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Nigel Lythgoe may be back as the producer of American Idol, and he may openly desire Paula Abdul as a judge on the show, but this isn't going to happen.

The singer is under contract with CBS for a new show titled Got to Dance.

But Abdul did speak to TV Guide this week about her former home and answered questions about its judging predicament. Excerpts follow...

On Lythgoe: I have the utmost respect for Nigel. Him going back to American Idol  is in many ways a very big blessing. He's a wonderful producer and I'm taken by the kind words he had to say. I have tremendous respect for him.

On her Idol experience: I'll always be a fan of the show. I had an amazing time. To be part of something from the very beginning that grew into such a worldwide phenomenon is really awe-inspiring. It's going to go down in history. It's always wonderful to be part of something that's larger than you could have ever imagined.

Paula on Idol

Should Randy Jackson remain as a judge? I read this is Randy's last year under contract. I think it's important for people to have familiarity with someone. I haven't been able to ask Randy what it feels like, because it's not the time to ask him. Randy is a great guy - he really is. Everyone loves Randy!

On the Jennifer Lopez/Steven Tyler rumors: That's the legacy of the show that I get to feel a part of. It's a show that's going to go down in history. I'm just honored and blessed that I get to be a part of it. It has certainly allowed for so many wonderful times.

Hmmm... avoiding that question, Paula? Let's turn it over to THG readers: Do you wanna see J. Lo and Tyler as American Idol judges?

 

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He might not be on the level of Eminem and Kanye West - both of whom released new videos this week, which you can view HERE and HERE - but David Archuleta possesses as loyal a fan base as any singer out there.

Those followers should be extra excited today, too, because the former American Idol runner-up has also come out with a video for his latest single.

It's titled "Something 'Bout Love" and will be included on Archie's new album, whose release date has been pushed back until October 5. Says David of the following video:

"[It's] about people who are feeling a little down and a little alone... and just feeling a little frustrated with love or their situation in life. Even though you might feel down with love, there's something about it you shouldn't give up on."

Watch, enjoy and comment on it below!

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As the weather heats up across the United States, the same can be said for the relationship between Mayra Veronica and Reggie Bush.

Simply put, a source tells Radar Online “they’re officially dating and it’s getting serious... Their feelings are getting stronger all the time.”

The pair met back in 2006 - and THG actually profiled Veronica three years ago, long before her and Bush were an item - but kept their contact to phone conversations while Reggie was dating Kim Kardashian.

But soon after this couple called it quits in March, the model and the running back started spending a lot of time together.

“Mayra doesn’t just want to be Kim’s replacement, she wants to make sure there is a special place in his heart just for her,” said the insider. "Mayra is ready for the real thing thing. I can see this blossoming into something special.”

So can we. After all, Veronica certainly possesses the traits Bush seems to look for in a companion. Click on the photos below and ask yourself: What do she and Kim have in common?

  • Mayra Veronica Pic
  • New Reggie Bush Girlfriend

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Whoopi Goldberg is not the only person to despise Michaele Salahi.

Just one episode into The Real Housewives of D.C. on Bravo, the reality star's castmates are already talking badly about her and even making threats about future seasons.

Michaele Salahi, Husband

After Michaele and husband Tareq didn't appear at the show's season premiere party yesterday, Catherine Ommanney said: "I don’t want to see them; I don't want to talk to them. I don’t want to be associated with them."

Would she return for a second season if the Salahis were still part of the cast? "Absolutely, categorically, no. I'll have to have therapy the rest of my life to get over being associated with her."

Another Housewife, Lynda Erkiletian, shared a similar sentiment with Us Weekly: "I was very happy to hear that they had their own premiere party and would be attending that and not torturing us any more than they have in the past."

Meanwhile, Mary Schmidt Amons takes the side of Goldberg when it comes to the tiff between Salahi and The View. She says:

"I don’t think the Salahis are really good at saying they’re sorry to anyone. It’s not my place to judge. All I know is that the accusations coming forward from the Salahi camp are completely false. It was on camera, a 200-person audience - Whoopi was just trying to encourage her to get back on task to the question, just get back to the question and answer the question."

Hmmm... remember when Stacie Scott Turner said this version of the Housewives franchise would focus on sophistication over fighting? That was funny.

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We all know Robert Pattinson can act.

And give entertaining interviews.

And look handsome.

And glisten in the sunlight.

But this A-lister isn't satisfied with just those talents, as he also possesses a beautiful voice. It was on display during an episode of Songs from a Room, a London-based series that surprises people by having celebrities show up and sing. Watch Robert do just that below.

Can you top this, Taylor Lautner?!?

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The planet's sexiest woman turns 32 today.

Because Victoria's Secret model Marisa Miller rarely hears compliments, we encourage readers to send in their best wishes to this bombshell now.

This California native is an ambassador for the American Cancer Society, her second most impressive accomplishment after posing for what many consider to be the hottest photograph ever taken of a human being. Check it out NOW.

In case that doesn't satisfy your Marisa Miller needs, feast your eyes on the following montage of the birthday gal...

OMG
  • M Squared
  • Utter Sexiness
  • MVP Miller

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Two of the biggest stars in the rap game have released new music videos this week.

First, Eminem teamed up with Rihanna to deliver "Love the Way You Lie," which features Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan.

Now, Kanye West has delivered his rebuttal, a religious-themed video in honor of his latest single, "Power." It puts the star (and his giant gold chain) front and center, with director/artist Marco Brambilla explaining the motivation as follows:

"I've always wanted to do something that would visualize power, to do a portrait of what power would look like in a sort of timeless way and being able to have him framed in that portrait, essentially doing a video portrait of Kanye as a symbol of power, was very consistent with my art practice and what I explore in my artwork."

Watch the video below and chime in with your thoughts on it:

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