“One of the greatest freedoms is truly not caring what everyone else thinks of you,” Paris Hilton tweeted earlier today.
The movie is inspired by real-life events that occurred in 2008 and 2009; namely, the burglaries by fame-obsessed teenagers of the houses of celebrities, including Hilton’s. The teenagers used the Internet to track the whereabouts of celebrities to find out who was out of town so they could burglarize their homes.
In the scenes in the film where Hilton’s home is being burglarized, Coppola is actually filming in Hilton’s huge and luxurious mansion, which is decorated with portraits, pillows and walls that bear Hilton’s face. Hilton’s narcissism, won’t be a surprise but even I – who have met her on occasion and witnessed first-hand her vacant stare when I tried to interview her – was surprised to learn she didn’t bother to lock her door, giving the thieving teens easy access to her luxe items by Prada, Gucci and Chanel.
Anyway, the film is getting good word of mouth at Cannes, where it screened out of competition in the artsy “Un Certain Regard” program. The kudos have been especially effusive for Watson, who looks very grown up and sexy.
But back to Hilton, who in tweets complained about the rain and cold in Cannes, that the airline lost half her luggage and that she was jet lagged. Then, Quelle horreur! The power went off half way through getting her hair curled preparing for the premiere. “This is a nightmare,” she tweeted, “running so late for @TheBlingRing movie.”
Well Coppola and Watson can rest easy, because Hilton tweeted that she loved the film. “Sofia Coppola is such a talented director @EmWatson and the rest of the cast were amazing!#AMustSeeFilm!”
She also tweeted that she met one of her “idols” at “The Bling Ring” after party. She wasn’t referring to Martin Scorsese or Robert De Niro or even Leonardo DiCaprio. Her idol? Shoe designer, “The amazing Christian Loboutin.”