- The Washington Times - Monday, June 4, 2007

Game on Paris

Clad in an orange jumpsuit, Paris Hilton stamps vanity license plates as a baton-bearing guard resembling Rosie O’Donnell stands watch.

No, it’s not a look inside Paris’ cell just yet — but you can have fun pretending it is, the New York Daily News reports.

In Prison Life: Paris, a computer game that was introduced online yesterday by cable’s GSN (formerly the Game Show Network), you — via a smirking Paris — attempt to line up overhead stamps as California license plates roll down a belt. But her hyper Chihuahua complicates things.

“Her dog, ‘Clinkerbell,’ keeps jumping up on the conveyer belt, and you don’t want to hit him because then you lose points,” says John Roberts, GSN’s senior vice president for digital media and interactive entertainment. “But if the dog gets through the entire belt, you get extra points.”

Mr. Roberts says he thought up the game last weekend while wondering what job the celebutante would be assigned to do in jail. Because she was slapped with 23 days for driving with a suspended license, stamping plates would be only natural, he decided.

Prison Life is the latest in about a dozen celebrity-slamming games from GSN. The company has put out a steady stream of them since Mel Gibson’s infamous outburst during his drunken-driving arrest last year.

“We call them minigames,” Mr. Roberts says. “They take three to five minutes to play, and then you pass it along.”

Diaper-wearing astronaut Lisa Nowak got a nod in Astronaut Moonstalker, and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il gets a sendup in Missile Maniac.

Young and arrested

Actor Shemar Moore was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence in Los Angeles, TMZ.com reports.

According to the California Highway Report obtained by the celebrity news Web site, the former “The Young and the Restless” star was pulled over after officers noticed him speeding at 1:30 a.m. Police said Mr. Moore “displayed signs of alcohol impairment, and a DUI investigation was conducted.”

The actor, who stars in CBS’ “Criminal Minds” and whose screen credits include 2005’s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” was released a few hours later on $5,000 bail. Calls to his representative were not immediately returned, TMZ.com said.

New twosome?

In a match made in tabloid heaven, the father of murdered child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey and the mother of missing-in-Aruba teen Natalee Holloway are dating, Fox News reported yesterday.

John Ramsey, 63, and Beth Holloway Twitty, 46, have been involved romantically since January, though the two met at a fundraiser last summer. The couple has been spotted openly holding hands and kissing in Mountain Brook, Ala. — where Mrs. Twitty lives — and at a show at a nearby art museum. They also have been seen at various restaurants.

The single parents share the tragedy of having children who were victims of unsolved crimes.

Child beauty-pageant winner JonBenet Ramsey was 6 years old when she was killed in December 1996. She had been beaten and strangled, and her body was found the day after Christmas in the basement of her home in Boulder, Colo.

No one was ever arrested, and the girl’s murder remains unsolved.

Eighteen-year-old Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba while on a high school senior class trip in May 2005 and has never been found, though she is presumed to have been murdered.

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from Web and wire reports.

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