Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Paris’s Lawyers Drop Appeal — She Will Serve Jail Time

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Paris Hilton’s lawyer had planned to file an appeal of Paris’s sentencing decision at 1:30 p.m. today, hoping to get another shot at keeping his client out of jail. However, this morning, her attorney’s office called the court and canceled the meeting. Later in the day, he formally filed a document with the court, abandoning the appeal.

Paris will not, however, serve the full 45 days to which she was originally sentenced. She’ll only do 23 days; the sentence was cut due to “good behavior.” Paris will also be in a special “celebrity cell,” and kept separate from the general population of the prison.

How Did Jordin Get to the Finals?

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Now that Jordin Sparks is in the “American Idol” finals a few people are questioning her rise to fame. Some have started to question if the producers helped her along her way and essentially set up to eventually make it into the finale.

Her first meeting with Simon was not at her Seattle audition. She also has won a few competitions leading up to her Idol experiences that were sponsored by Coke and Ford (Idol’s biggest sponsors).

This article outlines her road to the Idol finals. Thought it doesn’t cry foul at the outset it does bring up some interesting points.

Sparks won Coke’s rising star award in 2004. The power of a huge sponsor is undeniable, but no actual connection between Coke and Idol with regards to Sparks has been established, so this point is more conspiracy buff fodder than the type of tidbit that sounds alarms.

Another item that has been highlighted is the fact that Jordin Sparks won the local FOX-sponsored Arizona Idol contest. The grand prize for that contest was a Ford Fusion (another huge Idol sponsor), and a trip to Seattle to audition. Some folks, especially paranoid ones, are taking this to mean that Sparks sidestepped the auditoriums full of hopefuls to get an audience with Randy, Simon, and Paula.

Of course she didn’t audition in the auditorium. Even if she didn’t go directly to Simon and Paula I’m almost 100% sure that every producer knew to put her through to Simon/Paula day.

I’m guessing she will win, and maybe she was set up for it but I think that she deserves it. She is from Arizona, which is awesome in my book (and the Beet’s as well) and she has been pounding the pavement for her big break for a few years now. AZCentral has a great article also about her as well.

Go Jordin! I am a Blaker Girl myself but I think that Jordin deserves the crown, no matter how she got here.

Jaslene Gonzalez: America’s Next Top Model

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Congratulations to Jaslene! I really liked this girl from the start; I think she’s stunningly beautiful and adorable. I did like Natasha a lot — I have a soft spot for Russian chicks, and her ever-cheerful attitude was endearing — but Jaslene deserved the win.

For those of you who didn’t catch it the eight times per episode it was mentioned this season — Jaslene was actually cut in semi-finals during the last cycle, and came back this season to win the whole thing. The 20-year-old Chicagoan is the first Latina to win ANTM. We can now look forward to seeing Jaslene on the cover of Seventeen magazine, in the My Life as a Cover Girl ads, on the next season of ANTM, and then never, ever again. Unless she decides to, you know, fuck a Brady or something. Isn’t that right, Adrianne Curry?

Check out some choice shots from her portfolio below.

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Jenna Fischer Is Injured!

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Worse yet, guys, she’s married!

The Office star Jenna Fischer won’t be going back to Buddakan any time soon. The pretty brunette was celebrating her series being renewed Monday night with friends when she slipped on the restaurant’s marble steps and fractured four bones in her back. A friend said she spent the night in St. Vincent’s hospital and had to cancel an appearance on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and a Harper’s Bazaar shoot. Fischer’s rep, Lewis Kay, said yesterday she’s “doing much better and is resting at her hotel. Her husband [director James Gunn] flew in to be with her.”

Pictures of Jenna and her hubby in more mobile days below.

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Rest Easy Girls…

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Prince Harry will not be going to Iraq.

Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Richard Dannatt, said in a statement: “There have been a number of specific threats, some reported, and some not reported, which relate directly to Prince Harry as an individual. These threats place not only him but also those around him a degree of risk that I now deem unacceptable.”

Wowsers, so crazy dudes over there were going to target Prince Harry? It’s almost like they don’t have any appreciation at all for the monarchy. Hey, crazy guys, didn’t you see The Queen?

However, his military career can still go forward, according to Sir Richard. “I’ve asked his commanding officer to develop his future career but I won’t speculate on that,” he said.

Translation:
Dear Prince Harry,
You may ride a desk for as long as you like, but there is no way we’re going to face the furor from having you hurt on our watch. Sorry bud.
Yours,
The Army

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Dina Lohan’s not so worried about Lindsay coke habit; it’s her daughter’s strong work ethic that concerns her. [A Socialite's Life]

Jesus, Vanna White got old. That means anyone can. [Celebrity Smack]

Kellie Pickler’s tits: still fake. [Drunken Stepfather]

Last week they were saying it would be Amy Winehouse, but now the rumor mill has the Olsen twins starring in the next Bond flick. Either way, it’s safe to assume these producers want to make sure there’s really good cocaine at craft services. [Cele|bitchy]

Avril Lavigne poses for Blender, half-naked, smoking and drinking. You’re so edgy, Avril. [POTP]

Looks like you can’t even trust your damn drug dealer in Hollywood. What a horrid town. [popbytes]

Bruce Willis is dating a 23-year-old Playboy model. Dude, if I were Rumer, I’d demand to be retroactively ungrounded for fucking everything. [Celebslam]

Cameron Diaz has a little nip slip on Ellen. [Ninja Dude]

Milla Jovovich is preggers. [ICYDK]