mixed fare

As spicy as Hilton

LOS ANGELES: Paris Hilton likes her burgers spicy. The hotel heiress, actress, jewelry designer and entrepreneur will star in a television commercial next week in which she will slap suds on the side of a Bentley automobile and chomp on a thick burger while clad in a skimpy black bathing suit.

Hilton will perform the feat to a rock version of the song “I Love Paris in the Springtime.”

The ad for the fast-food chain Carl’s Jr will feature Hilton’s signature tag line, which doubles as a reference to the barbecue sauce and jalapenos-pepper laden sandwich — “that’s hot.”

The 30-second spot will debut nationally on the syndicated show “Entertainment Tonight,” on May 17, then go into regular rotation in Western states where Carl’s Jr does business. In late June, the ad will be shown across the midwest to tout a similar sandwich at the company’s Hardee’s restaurants.

“We’re working on trying to make Paris Hilton famous,” joked Andrew Puzder, president and chief executive of CKE Restaurants Inc, which owns the two fast food chains.

The company is known for its racy television ads, one of which featured a woman eating a burger while riding a mechanical bull. Another starred Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner and several playmates. That ad was condemned by televangelist the Rev. Robert Schuller.

The two chains also tout huge, dripping burgers at a time when other fast-food restaurants are offering more healthy alternatives.

Puzder said his company’s ad agency suggested using Hilton.

“She’s very appealing to our demographic,” which he described as young, hungry guys. — AP

Grand grind

Himalayan News Service


The expert trio — DJ Jimmy, DJ Ash and DJ Pre-Anjuna — never let the crowd rest once they started off an absolutely fabulous mixture of music of different genres. Surya Lights Grind that saw a bigger crowd than earlier was huge success.

A DMI presentation, Surya Lights Grind has always been a great crowd-puller and this time more than 2000 people attended the great party. The crowd shook their booty to the tunes of great music makers in a way that nobody seemed to be tired and had a cool splash into the pool of Hyatt Regency to beat the scorching heat. The Himalayan Times was the official media for the event.

Pamela ‘smitten’ with British actor

LONDON: Pamela Anderson was spotted canoodling with British actor Jason Stratham at the Cannes Film Festival — just days after splitting from lover Stephen Dorff, celebrity portal Femalefirst reports.

As the pair drank champagne in a local bar, a source revealed: “They seemed extremely close. Jason had his arm around her all night.” After the evening, the couple were seen swapping numbers and have reportedly promised to keep in touch. The blonde star, who had earlier married Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee four days after they met but split from him later, apparently told a friend she is “smitten” with Jason. — HNS

Cameron Diaz

denies rumours

LONDON: Cameron Diaz has branded allegations that she enjoyed a steamy clinch with a married man as totally “false and salacious”. The actress’s representative, Brad Cafarelli, has released a statement on her behalf insisting the reports, which appeared in magzines, are completely untrue.

“Shane is a friend and associate of Cameron’s, who works with her on her MTV show, ‘Trippin’. There is no romantic relationship between them whatsoever, contrary to these sad, mean-spirited attempts to create drama where none exists,” he said. — HNS