Paris Hilton Sued Over DVD19 May, 2009 By: Thomas K. Arnold
Oh, you just have to love it. Our senior reporter, Chris Tribbey, just broke this great story about a judge greenlighting a lawsuit against Paris Hilton for allegedly failing to promote her direct-to-video movie, National Lampoon’s Pledge This. The suit, brought by a defunct Miami company called Worldwide Entertainment Group, says Hilton was paid $1 million to appear in the film and promote it, but didn’t do any followup once the film was released on video in 2006 by Vivendi Visual Entertainment.
My favorite line in the legal documents is the judge noting that he was unable “to ascertain whether Ms. Hilton was actually unavailable to fulfill the promotion requests, or if she merely determined to ignore those requests based on personal distaste for the outcome of the film.”
Gee, I can’t imagine Paris having a problem with the film. Pledge This certainly is no great work of art, but it does stand up quite well against the heiress’ other works, such as the reality TV series "The Simple Life." Then again, maybe she’s miffed at the film’s poor showing on the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com). Pledge This ranks at No. 31 on the list of the world’s worst movies, with IMDB users giving it a 1.6 rating on a scale of 1 to 10. “The Simple Life,” by contrast, gets a 3.7.