Sean Penn goes young
A rough-looking Sean Penn, 56, brought his new 24-year-old squeeze, actress Leila George, to an event he was headlining Thursday evening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. George, daughter of actor Vincent D’Onofrio, was particularly striking, wearing a flame-red wig — a color more appropriate to a Mustang convertible than the human head. Page Six reports that while George and Penn, who was once married to Madonna and Robin Wright, were demure on the museum’s “Evening with Sean Penn” red carpet, they were all over one another on a recent Hawaiian vacation.
Paris Jackson returns home
Los Angeles resident Paris Jackson, 18, visited her late father’s estate, Neverland, on Wednesday, and posted pictures of herself petting some of the animals on the lavish southern California ranch in Los Olivos. She posted on Instagram that it “felt so good to be home even for a little bit,” according to the Associated Press. Since Michael Jackson’s death in 2009 at 49, Neverland has been in limbo. On the real estate market last year for $100 million, the estate with its own train station, a six-bedroom house and two lakes failed to sell.
Kim K money troubles
Kim Kardashian West’s troubles didn’t end when she left Paris after being robbed Monday at gunpoint of $11 million in jewelry at the No Address Hotel. The reality TV star, 35, has since retreated from the public eye and stopped posting on social media — activity that earns her an eye-popping $1 million a month. However, celebrity financial adviser Samuel Rad told People magazine that if she’s smart, the robbery and her sudden disappearance from social media could spell even bigger bucks if she positions her return to the digital world correctly. “I think it could be a really big moneymaker for her brand,” he told the magazine.
Meanwhile, E! network announced Friday that the family reality show “Keeping Up Kardashians” has shut down production of the show since the robbery. A spokesperson for the network tells Variety that “Kim’s well-being is our core focus right now” and “no decision has been made as to when production will resume.”
More Kim: The concierge speaks
Before she was bound and gagged by nasty thieves in her Paris hotel room, Kardashian was held for a time with the establishment’s unidentified concierge, whom she reportedly asked, “Are we gonna die?” The concierge, whom the burglars forced to lead them to her room, responded evenly: “I don’t know.” After the evil-doers tied Kardashian up, the Huffington Post reports they took the concierge with them, leaving him bound in the hotel lobby. All this raised Kardashian’s suspicions that he might have been in on the fix. In response, the concierge wrote a letter to the French magazine Closer, in which he wished Kardashian well and pointed out that remaining calm in such circumstances can spell the difference between life and death. Pretty sporting for a guy she’d just accused of a crime.
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