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Paris Hilton says she "could have been like" Princess Diana if it weren't for her highly-publicized sex tape.

The 36-year-old designer said in the September issue of Marie Claire that her video with ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon robbed her of becoming like the late humanitarian and her other "elegant" role models.

"It's really hurtful, because my whole life I really looked up to Princess Diana, all these elegant, amazing women, and I feel like [Salomon] just took that all away from me," Hilton told the magazine.

"I could have been like that, but because of that tape, I will always be judged and thought of as whatever they say about me because of a private moment between my boyfriend and me," she explained. "I wish I had never met him."

"That is actually the one regret in my life," the star added. "I wish that I had never met that guy. I could not leave my house for months. I was so depressed, humiliated. I didn't want to be seen in public."

Hilton, who was 18 when the tape was filmed, settled out of court with Salomon in 2004 after he allegedly leaked the video without her consent. She said on Piers Morgan Tonight in 2011 that the tape was "the most embarrassing" thing to ever happen to her.

"I didn't want to be known as that," the star told host Piers Morgan. "And now when people look at me they think that I'm something I'm not because of one incident one night with someone who I was in love with."

"It's something that's changed my life forever and I'll never be able to erase it," she added. "[It was] the most embarrassing, humiliating thing that has ever happened to me in my life."

And I could have been just like Dwayne Johnson if not for my personality, uncoordinated physicality and flabby, lightbulb shaped body...but I'm not delusional.

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Steve


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Kid Rock may need to use real name in run for Senate
Kid Rock might be required to use his real name, Robert Ritchie, if he continues to move forward on his promise to run for Senate in Michigan in 2018.

To appear on the ballot against incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Kid Rock will need to submit enough valid signatures and indicate that he wants to be listed by his stage name. The Michigan Bureau of Elections staff would then need to research whether his stage name would be permissible, Us Weekly reported.

Michigan's Affidavit of Identity and Receipt of Filing states that a candidate "may specify that both his or her given name and middle name, or only a middle name, shall appear on the ballot," or "may specify a name that constitutes a common law name in accordance with the Michigan Department of State Guidelines."

Candidates are not allowed to use a "nickname that is not a recognized diminutive of the candidate's given name."

Kid Rock announced in July in plans to run for Senate on Twitter alongside the release of a campaign website, kidrockforsenate.com. "I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real... kidrockforsenate.com The answer is an absolute YES," he tweeted at the time.

The 46-year-old is a self-declared conservative who has endorsed Donald Trump and Mitt Romney in the past.

Former New York governor and three-term Republican George Pataki endorses Kid Rock as he likes the idea of the GOP reaching out to non-traditional candidates.

"I don't think the Republican Party should limit its candidates to the usual path -- lawyers, businesspeople and doctors," Pataki said while speaking with Syracuse.com. "I don't think he is a joke. I think he has every right to run."

Pataki tweeted on Tuesday that "Kid Rock is exactly the kind of candidate the GOP needs right now."


Netflix renews 'Ozark' for second season
Netflix has renewed its crime dream Ozark for a second season, after the first season debuted in July.

Ozark's second season will feature 10 episodes, and will continue to follow Jason Bateman as financial planner Marty and his wife Wendy Byrde, portrayed by Laura Linney, as they relocate from the suburbs of Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks after crossing a drug lord in a money laundering scheme.

"Rather than the familiar skyscrapers and trading floors, Ozark explores capitalism, family dynamics, and survival through the eyes of (anything but) ordinary Americans," Netflix said.

The first season launched on July 21 and also featured 10 episodes, many directed by Bateman and written by producer/writer Chris Mundy.

Bateman is also the show's executive producer along with creators Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams.


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"11 years later, here we go again!"
--Debra Messing, revealing that the Will & Grace cast had their first taping, on Instagram



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Charlotte Flair on dad Ric Flair's hospitalization: 'Our dad is a fighter'
WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair, the daughter of wrestling legend Ric Flair, has commented on her dad's hospitalization on Instagram.

"Hi guys, On behalf of my family and I, we want to THANK everyone for the prayers, texts, calls and support," Charlotte wrote Tuesday alongside a family photo featuring herself and Ric.

"Our Dad is a FIGHTER and your continued thoughts and prayers MEAN THE WORLD to us," the former Women's Champion continued. "We will update everyone when we have more information."

On Monday, Ric's representative Melinda Morris Zanoni, the CEO of Legacy Talent LLC, announced on Twitter that the professional wrestling icon was now resting after going through a successful surgery.

"Ric had surgery today (not [heart emoji] related) am happy 2report it was a success.Still a long road ahead so plz keep [prayer emoji] 4Ric Charlotte Megan David&Wendy," Zanoni wrote.

WWE also acknowledged that the 68-year-old had undergone surgery during their broadcast of Monday Night Raw, but was unable to comment on what exactly necessitated his hospital stay which began over the weekend.

Ric, real name Richard Morgan Fliehr, was recently featured in an introduction video for the 2017 PGA Championship on Thursday. He also has an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary that takes an inside look at his career set to air on Nov. 7.

Charlotte at one time during her WWE career was accompanied to the ring by her father who would then help her to win matches.

A number of WWE Superstars have shown their support for Ric on social media including Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens among others.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to one of my heroes @RicFlairNatrBoy To be the man. You have to beat the man and NOTHING beats Ric Flair," The Miz wrote on Twitter.

"Having the chance to talk with Ric when he's backstage is always such a blast. My thoughts are with him and his family. #FightFlairFight," tweeted Owens.


David Tennant, Michael Sheen to co-star in 'Good Omens'
Masters of Sex actor Michael Sheen and Doctor Who icon David Tennant are to star in Good Omens.

The six-part fantasy-drama will stream on Amazon in the United States and be broadcast on BBC Two in the United Kingdom in 2019.

Writer Neil Gaiman will also serve as showrunner on the series, which is adapted from the novel he wrote with Terry Pratchett, who died in 2015. Gaiman's book American Gods was successfully brought to the small screen by Starz this year.

"I first read Good Omens as a teenager and it's been one of my favorite stories ever since," Sheen said in a statement. "To be part of the team entrusted with bringing it alive on screen is a bit of a dream come true to be honest. To work alongside Neil, who I think is one of the greatest storytellers of all time, is incredibly exciting. And, just like the rest of the world, I'm a huge fan of David's, so I relish trying to save it with him."

"Michael Sheen, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett and directed by Douglas Mackinnon, it's a dream team and a dream gig. I am very excited that I've been asked to be part of this amazing project. Bring on the Apocalypse!" Tennant added.

"If you are looking for actors to play two of the best-loved characters you and Terry Pratchett ever created, then, if you are very lucky and have been very good, you will get Michael Sheen and David Tennant to bring them to life," Gaiman remarked. "The best Welsh actor of his generation gets to be an angel, the best Scottish actor of his, a demon. Terry and I wrote Good Omens -- I like to think it's one of the funniest novels ever written about the end of the world and how we are all going to die -- almost 30 years ago. It's strange that it feels more relevant now than it ever did before. I only wish that Terry could be here to see it come to life with such a fantastic team."


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Which model will appear on the cover of Vogue Arabia?

Bella Hadid says she was "so honored" to appear on the cover of Vogue Arabia.

The 20-year-old model paid tribute to her Palestinian heritage in an Instagram post Tuesday after landing the cover of the magazine's first-ever September issue.

"Wow.. Thank you...September Issue of @voguearabia Shot by Mr. Incredible, Karl Lagerfeld," Hadid captioned a photo of her cover, which features her in a black leather jacket and a pillbox hat with a veil.

"I am so honored and proud to be on this cover of Vogue Arabia, not only to be shot by the one and only Karl ... but specifically to represent and cherish my half-Palestinian blood from my father and his strong, loving, wonderful Arab side of my family," she wrote.

"This cover is in honor of my teta Khair Hadid, my family, and my Arab/Muslim friends out there," the star added. "Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of the newest international Vogue and thank you Vogue Arabia for continuing to celebrate and accept all different cultures and customs the way we all should."

Vogue Arabia editor-in-chief Manuel Arnaut told the New York Times Hadid was "the perfect fit" for the issue. The model's sister, Gigi Hadid, was accused of cultural appropriation this year after covering Vogue Arabia's inaugural March issue in a hijab.

"Bella Hadid is one of the most celebrated models of the time, plus she has a link with the region, being half-Palestinian but also a Muslim," Arnaut said of Hadid.

"The Arab world is not a ghetto. It is a highly informed, international and cultured region where global stars like the Hadids have a cult following," he added. "We champion what goes on inside our borders, but our mission as a magazine is to cover what goes on outside them as well. That is real diversity."

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