Paris Hilton invades Australia, where she may join the cast of Big Brother.

Paris Hilton invades Australia, where she may join the cast of Big Brother.
Having sufficiently conquered the United States, Paris has moved on to Australia. After The Simple Life 2 wrapped, she headed there, where she’s working on another movie (she’ll soon appear in Raising Helen). She’s filming a remake of House of Wax with Elisha Cuthbert, who plays that annoying, stupid girl on 24. While in Australia, Paris is rumored to be a surprise guest on that country’s version of Big Brother 4. That series premieres May 2, and the Herald Sun reports that the show “has a secret”–and “the latest is that Hollywood brat Paris Hilton could be a Big Brother intruder.” And while she’s in Australia, Paris just might stay a while, saying she might buy a house on Australia’s Gold Coast: “It’s so beautiful–I’m looking at buying a property here.” The Herald Sun also reports that Paris “had fallen in love with Australia’s holiday playground and wanted to invest some of her wealth there.”

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.