I don’t often run into Paris Hilton,but when I do there’s always something interesting going on. Around 1 am Monday, Paris and her entourage rolled into the lobby of the famed Hotel du Cap in Cap d’Antibes where a big spontaneous party had been raging for at least an hour and a half.
Among the randomly gathered guests were Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, Naomi Watts, Kristen Dunst and Garrett Hedlund, “Inside Llewyn Davis” director Joel Coen and star Oscar Isaac, supermodel Karolina Kurklova wtih husband Archie Drury, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton and so on. The bar was so jammed that the hotel’s front gate guards feared over crowing, we heard, and wouldn’t let in Casey Affleck.
Oscar was celebrating his arrival as a movie star and the birthday of his long time manager Jason Spire.
There were plenty more revelers, all drinking cocktails that averaged fifty bucks a pop. But it had had been a long day in Cannes, the first in a while with no rain or severe wind, just clear sunny skies and blue seas. Over in the beachfront of Cannes along the Croisette, the sidewalks and streets were packed solid in every direction.
And then there’s Paris, who’s been here essentially for the movie “The Bling Ring,” which was shot partially in her Beverly Hills home . The Sofia Coppola movie which Paris loves, recounts how teenagers burgled her for over $2 million in real jewelry. “It’s never been returned,” Paris told me.
But the big news: this nightfly who is really a successful businesswoman is recording her second album of music right now. It will be issued by CashMoney Records and will feature many hip hop acts such as Lil Wayne. Paris told me Afrojack is producing it, and she hopes to have it out this summer.
The album release will be preceded by Paris doing a residency playing records (digital tracks) this summer in Ibiza, Spain–which also happens to be the hometown of her eleven years younger male model boyfriend named River.
“This is a lot different than my first album,” Paris told me. “It’s really going to be house music.”
And her other businesses? “I’m getting ready to launch my 17th perfume,” she said. “And I’m also starting the Paris Hilton Foundation for children’s causes,” she said.
And how has she been? “I’m great,” she replied. “I just want to have the best life possible.”
And why not?