Daily Insider for January 21, 2004

01/20/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

January 21, 2004
PARIS, IN HER OWN WORDS
The Simple Life's Paris Hilton doesn't strike us as the bookish type, but she's shopping a tome to New York publishers that's expected to fetch about $1 million, according to her agent, Trident Media Group's Dan Strone. Tongue in Chic: Confessions of an Heiress will contain chapters such as "How to Be an Heiress" (Sample tip: "Only sleep on Egyptian cotton sheets with a 400 to 600 thread count"), and will include personal photos of Hilton – described by the proposal as "Barbie Come to Life!" – as well as new shots by photographer Jeff Vespa. Hilton will write the book with the help of co-author Merle Ginsburg.



BUSY BRUCE
Bruce Willis is busy as ever these days. Along with acting in upcoming movies Hostage and The Whole Ten Yards and squiring girlfriend Brooke Burns around L.A. (and Hailey, Idaho, during the holidays), he is planning to release a new concert DVD this summer. "It was shot when we were on tour and when we were in Iraq," he tells PEOPLE.com. Willis is also executive producer of Touching Evil, a miniseries debuting March 12 on USA.

IT'S ALL ON HER SHOULDERS
Curb Your Enthusiasm star Cheryl Hines is staying fashion savvy during her pregnancy. She recently purchased a custom-made luxury swing coat from Christina Hurvis for Couture SF in black gabardine wool with red topstitching. Apparently she is keeping up her manners as well: Hines, who is due in March, loved her new coat so much that she sent a handwritten thank-you note to the designer.

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
Lou Diamond Phillips appears to be doing some serious prep work for his upcoming movie Poker Night. The Hollywood Homicide actor took third place in a recent No Limit Hold 'Em tournament at Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, beating out 80 other players, including fellow actor Tobey Maguire. "Tobey did very well but ended up going out on a hand that I was in," Phillips tells PEOPLE.com. Maguire lost his entire $300 buy in at the tournament, while Phillips walked away with $4,610. "He's not a bad player," says casino supervisor Jeff Harris. "He takes it very seriously."

Reported by: SEAN DALY, AMY GURVITZ, ROBIN MICHELI and PETE NORMAN

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