Published May 25, 2005
CKE Restaurants may have got a little more attention than they initially bargained for … the Carl’s Jr. commercial, featuring Paris Hilton in a revealing bathing suit, lathering up a Bentley with a ‘BBQ Six Dollar Burger’ to the tune of “I Love Paris in Springtime,” has sparked a bit of controvercy.
“This commercial is basically soft-core porn,” said Melissa Caldwell, research director for the Parents Television Council. “It’s inappropriate for television.”
At least it is not as boring as her real *porn* efforts of previous release
Paris’ promosexuality proves too spicy for TV [AGE]
Like a racy music video, a scantily clad Paris Hilton cavorts with a fire hose as she washes a black Bentley, a sultry version of Cole Porter’s I Love Paris pulsating throughout.
After a sensuous sudsing of the Bentley and of herself, Hilton takes a bite out of a hamburger. Hilton’s image then fades to a tagline echoing her two-word mantra: “That’s hot.”
Perhaps a little too hot. … contd.
As the Christian Right have had their noses bloodied overnight in the in the US Senate’s ‘Judicial Filibuster Showdown’, this advert may provide and outlet for their moral indignation.
 http://www.spicyparis.com/paris.html [Paris Hilton Commercial]
 Paris’ promosexuality proves too spicy for TV [AGE]
Published May 25, 2005
cycling , tdf
“Hell on Wheels” is currently enjoying a strictly limited theatrical season in Australia, with screenings in Melbourne (Nova Cinema, from May 19).
Hell on Wheels (PG) [NOVA]
Terrific documentary about the Tour de France
Now over 100 years old, Le Tour de France, is the toughest bicycle race of them all and year after year, this spectacular and nail-biting event fascinates millions around the world.
Academy Award winning German filmmaker Pepe Danquart brings the beauty of the French landscape together with the suspense of the race. This terrific documentary offers not only a fascinating insight into the Tour itself but also brings the viewer up close and personal with the individuals on the bikes; their pain, torture and fear, the tears of those who are out of the race, and the joy of those who have suffered, but fulfilled their biggest dream – to reach the finishing line of the world’s toughest race.
(German language with English subtitles)
Wow! This was a good film. Couldn’t get into the 6:50pm session so purchased a 9:15pm session ticket at 6:00pm. By the time I returned the sessions was full!! A theatre full of TDF geeks )
 Film review: Hell on Wheels, May 20, 2005 [Cycling News AU]