Here’s some good gossip-y stuff….Famous for Being Famous: Apparently Louisville’s Emily Gimmel has a future in the gossip press. Gimmel was linked to Nick Lachey after the Kim Kardashian Derby Spectacular Party last week, and pictures of her showed up LARGE in the gossip rag Star Magazine. Lachey was reportedly smitten with the blonde because of a resemblance to former girlfriend Jessica Simpson.
Gimmel, 24, spoke to WHAS Radio’s Terry Meiners on the air yesterday, gushing about the sudden natinal fame in which she was compared favorably to Simpson, saying it was flattering to be compared with one of the most famous women in the world.
Of the Lachey connection, she said they had been “in communications” since Friday, whatever that means. And the party gal had such a good time Friday she missed a Derby morning photo shoot with her co-stars in the upcoming SoapNet reality series, Southern Belles, which premieres May 21.
Gimmel, a former TV reporter in Lexington and Indianapolis, has moved to Las Vegas where she has a job as a nightlife reporter for 702.tv, just launched April 30, according to a Vegas newspaper. We haven’t seen the Star spread and it’s not online, so you may have to go to Kroger to check it out.
Gimmel also went to the Barnstable-Brown Party, where she may or may not have run into Paris Hilton, who we hear earned a cool $150,000 for spending a night on the town in River City. Hilton hosted an official after-party — that means she was paid to show up — at 4th Street Live’s Sports and Social Club.
Now, who paid for Paris? Our sources say Barnstable and Cordish split the tab, and that Paris managed to hang for just 30 minutes at the SSC.
Anyone involved in either event has to question the spending for Paris by the Barnstable hosts (in which money is raised for charity) or by Cordish (because it’s really a taxpayer-supported business).