ROLL CALL: Paris Hilton: 'I'm Not Stupid'

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Your Daily Dispatch of Celebrity Shenanigans

Paris Says The Dumb Schtick Is An Act: Despite most of her public comments and reality show shenanigans, Paris Hilton says her ditzy persona is just an act. “For five seasons I was stuck doing this character. It was kind of hard always having to play that character when it’s not who I am,” she said during an appearance on the British morning show GMTV, People reported. “I just say jokes but they think I’m serious, which I think is funny, and I think I kind of play up the image sometimes because – whatever – it’s just entertainment.” We totally believe you Paris, seriously… we swear.

Rep: Joaquin “The Rapper” Is 2 Legit 2 Quit: Joaquin Phoenix might have a few haters out there when it comes to his new career as a rapper, but according to his rep, the former actor/new MC is the real deal. “The transition from one career to another is never seamless. It should come as no surprise to anyone that Joaquin came from a musical family, in addition to winning a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Johnny Cash,” Joaquin’s rep told MTV news. “He intends on exploring his musical interests despite speculative, negative or positive reactions.” If Vanilla Ice can succeed in the face of his detractors, then so can Joaquin… on second thought, maybe that’s not the best example.

Jennifer Garner Goes Under The Gun: In news about 20 years too late, Jennifer Garner has decided to finally get her ears pierced, according to JustJared.com. The new mom was spotted leaving a medical center in Santa Monica on Tuesday with freshly pierced ears. If Jen has been fooling the public all this time with clip-ons, we’d like to know what other beauty secrets she’s keeping a secret!

“Narnia” 3 Looking Foxy: Disney may have dumped the “Narnia” kids, but luckily for all those fans of the magical land through the wardrobe, 20th Century Fox is stepping in to produce the third installment, “The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” Variety reported. Despite the Disney dump, we never lost faith in former AccessHollywood.com Rising Star, Ben Barnes! Fans can expect another trip to magical land in late 2010.

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