Paris Hilton gets musical


HONG KONG (AP) – Paris Hilton says her upcoming album will be a mix of reggae, pop and hip-hop, with the first single being a reggae song called “Stars Are Blind.”

Hilton also will remake Rod Stewart’s “Do You Think I’m Sexy,” she said in an interview in the June issue of Hong Kong magazine Prestige.

“The whole album has so much different music on it. I like all music. It’s not like I only like pop or only rock. I want to have something for everybody,” Hilton was quoted as saying.

Hilton said she wrote the lyrics to seven of her songs. The magazine didn’t say how many songs are on the album.

She said she had to overcome shyness to become a singer.

“I have always had a voice and always known I could sing, but I was too shy to let it come out,” Hilton was quoted as saying. “When I finally let go and did it, I realized it is what I am most talented at and what I love to do the most.”

Cage to do ‘Dangerous’ remake

HONG KONG (AP) – Nicolas Cage will star in the Hollywood remake of the 1999 Hong Kong gangster thriller “Bangkok Dangerous,” according to a published report.

Twin brothers Oxide and Danny Pang will direct the remake of their movie and start shooting in Bangkok in August, The South China Morning Post reported Sunday.

The brothers will inject new elements into the remake and may also cast Thai, South Korean and Hong Kong actors, Oxide Pang was quoted as saying at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Post quoted Danny Pang as saying Cage’s character will speak, unlike the mute assassin in the original version.

Although born in Hong Kong, the Pang brothers enjoyed early success in Thailand. Among their other credits is the horror film “The Eye,” which tells the story of a young woman who sees the visions of the dead woman whose corneas she inherited in a transplant.