Nimoy parties, Paris reads, women still hate Trump

This week's Celebrity Files

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Leonard Nimoy

Paris Hilton wants to become a serious actress, so she’s reading a book on how to become a great actress. Her goal is like a flaky New Year’s resolution to quit smoking or lose weight: she has the book and she has the resolve now, but let’s see where she is in March when the acting book becomes a coaster for her empty martini glasses. Wait, isn’t she still facing DUI charges?

• Legendary country western singer Stonewall Jackson, 74, claims he isn’t receiving equal working rights because he’s too old. He feels he’s not getting enough stage time on the televised Grand Ole Opry, so he’s filing a $10-million lawsuit against the company that owns the show. If he wins, will he retire to spend his millions, or will he take his show on the road?

• A recent retirement bash for the president of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio featured a surprise special guest: the god of trekkies, Leonard Nimoy. Forget hiring a clown for your kid’s birthday party; clearly Nimoy has enough time in his busy schedule to appear at even the most random parties.

• Apparently, you can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas’ gun obsession out of the girl. Actress Renée Zellweger said having fans stake out her homes makes her consider owning a gun. Whoever sits outside her house at 4 a.m. clearly doesn’t have Facebook " or very good taste.

• The Donald Trump vs. Rosie O’Donnell feud continues, with Rosie’s The View cohost Barbara Walters coming to Rosie’s aid. Apparently, Trump issued a letter recently stating Walters hates working with Rosie; however, on the show Walters denied the accusations, calling Trump “pathetic” and inquiring as to when Trump will abandon this childish tantrum. You’d think Trump would learn to stop messing with menopausal women.

• At Monday night’s Golden Globes, Dreamgirls earned three awards including best musical or comedy, as well as awards for actors Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson. Meryl Streep won best actress for her dragon lady role in from The Devil Wears Prada. It was ladies’ night, as The Queen won best screenplay and Ugly Betty won best TV musical or comedy, beating out The Office and Desperate Housewives.

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