Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Paris speaks out
September 2nd, 2010
02:18 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Paris speaks out

Today in the "Showbiz Tonight" morning meeting, it was all about Paris Hilton.

The reality TV star/heiress has been banned from two Las Vegas properties as a result of her felony cocaine arrest, and now she's speaking out.

“These rumors going around are so ridiculous, untrue and cruel," Hilton tweeted. "I'm not going to even pay attention to them, because I know the truth."

Hmm... Is it just us, or does it sound like she's upset because the ban news came on the high heels of another report that Hilton may not be paid to party in Vegas because of that arrest? Regardless, it’s been so long since we heard a peep out of Paris that the "Showbiz Tonight" team has to ask: Could Paris be secretly thrilled that her name is in any headline at all right now? Tune into "Showbiz Tonight" to hear the debate.

Speaking of headlines, we're still talking about Michael Douglas’ interview with David Letterman the other night. The "Showbiz Tonight" on-call phone lines have been buzzing constantly since Douglas revealed he has stage 4 cancer in his throat. We will be playing some of those calls during our show later today.

And now for proof that you're only as young as you feel: Jane Fonda is telling baby boomers to “get ready to feel the burn" again. The 72 year-old - who appears to be fit as a fiddle - is releasing not one but two DVDs in November. "Showbiz Tonight" is psyched! Who could forget the iconic workout queen working out in her leggings? We are going to talk about Fonda's fitness DVD today on the show, and you don't want to miss it.

Another thing you don't want to miss is our debate about the polarizing Palin family. A scathing new article about Sarah Palin in Vanity Fair paints a very disturbing picture about the former vice presidential candidate.

This is coming out just as Palin's daughter Bristol is getting ready to make her big “Dancing with the Stars” debut. This is, in a word, amazing. Whether you love them or hate them, the Palins are everywhere, yet few can argue that they are polarizing figures. So "Showbiz Tonight" is asking: Is being a polarizing figure such a bad thing anymore?

What do you think about these stories? Post here and send us your "Showbiz" iReport videos. We’ll try to work some of your comments into the show…

Watch "Showbiz Tonight" live at 5 p.m. today. And remember, we’re still TV’s most provocative entertainment news show seven days a week at 11 p.m. ET/PT!

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  1. Ian

    Paris Hilton is nothing but a stupid, selfish little "b" that needs to really spend time in jail. Why are we, the public, having to put up with her stupidness. She's a total attention seeker and will do whatever it takes to get in the limelight. Throw her in jail for a couple of months, in general population should scare her enough. What is it with these rich people? Damn, I hate Paris Hilton.

    September 3, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. Frank

    I'm not a fan of hers. lol

    "Good girl". lol

    I do hope for the best for her, though. She's screwed up but I hope she eventually gets her life together. I can't wish ill on someone I don't know.

    I'd rather hear stories about people rising from the ashes over stories of people being burnt to death by the fire.

    September 2, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Odalice Feliz

    She is copping with some problems, what we can do is show her we support her as fans, and wish for the best....She is a good girl but has been put in a lot of stress, give her a break!!!

    September 2, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • yardi girl

      Give her a Break? are you serious? All she's had all her life is break after break. No she needs to be held accountable for her actions. She's on drugs and needs help to get past that before askin anyone for a break. My sister has 5 kids.... She's the one that needs a break

      September 5, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Frank

    "Looks like the drugs messed up her eyes."


    That's sad and funny at the same time.

    September 2, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. hm

    Looks like the drugs messed up her eyes.

    September 2, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |

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