TMZ’s Dax Holt was here Tuesday to talk about the latest in entertainment news.
Paris Hilton is telling business associates … she will sue the people responsible for putting her on a plane that appeared to be in crash mode … just to get a rise out of her.
We’re told Paris is furious over the stunt … in which a TV crew got the pilot to pretend to shut down the engines in her plane, and then nose-dive to the ground. Paris says she was in mortal fear for her life … something the video pretty clearly shows.
Our sources say she’s “totally freaked out” over flying anywhere … something she’s required to constantly do. She’s already called her lawyers to find out who’s responsible, and they told her she has a solid case for emotional distress.
Paris tells them she had absolutely no clue this was a prank … she wasn’t in on it. She also doesn’t believe anyone in her camp was involved.
An Egyptian TV show host engineered the prank as they flew over Dubai.
And Paris says … it was a lot worse than it looked on video. She says the plane almost hit the water during the dive and then steeply pulled out of the dive, almost doing a loop as it ascended.
Donald Trump has been fired from NBC because of his recent comments about Mexicans, but hey, business is business, so there’s a catch.
NBC just said, “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBC Universal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.”
The network says ‘Miss USA’ and ‘Miss Universe’ will no longer air on NBC.
As for “The Apprentice,” the network notes Trump has already said he won’t participate because of his presidential run.
BUT … the network says, “Celebrity Apprentice” is a Mark Burnett production and “that relationship will continue.” And guess who hosts that show? NBC did not say it would demand a different host.
As we said, business is business.
Shia LaBeouf displayed raging patriotism over the weekend at Mount Rushmore.
Shia’s fellow tourists tell us, they thought they he was just a random crazy until they got close … then realized the guy without the shirt was the famous actor, screaming “AMERICA!!!!!!”
An old lady eventually asked LaBeouf to tone it down … and things got weirder. We’re told LaBeouf claimed he was a Marine and then asked her on a date.
Shia’s in the area filming “American Honey,” where he suffered a gnarly head wound last week during an accident on the set.