Disney Confidential: Perez Hilton faces jail time over Miley photo? Plus restaurants and more.
Big restaurant news: La Hacienda de San Angel, the new restaurant in the Mexican Pavilion at Epcot set to open in September, won’t offer flex-serve dining as initially planned. The restaurant, which was to offer quick service for lunch and table service for dinner, will now open at 4:00 daily for table service only. This was to be something of a practice run for the Be Our Guest restaurant in the new Fantasyland Forest scheduled to open in 2012. No word on how this change affects that restaurant.
Elsewhere on property, workers were installing new carpeting in the 1970s building at Pop Century last week. Across the lake, guests could plainly see work taking place at the, set to open in 2012.
Excuse me, Ma’am. Do you really want your picture taken with this guy?
Mega-blogger Perez Hilton stepped way over the line the other day by publishing a photo of Miley Cyrus awkwardly getting out of a car. What’s the problem? I mean, I’m not so graceful myself. Well, the problem is that Miley is seventeen-years old and the photo, which features a common wardrobe malfunction, may constitute child pornography.
Hilton’s attacks on Miley have been downright cruel in the past; no one, particularly not a seventeen-year old girl, deserves to be called ugly names, most of which seem to be based on Perez’ perception of how she dresses. And really, who picks on a kid? Well now it seems that karma has decided to pay Mr. Hilton a visit. A legal expert told Salon yesterday that Hilton’s liability is “extraordinary and intense” and called his behavior “suicidal.” Could formal charges be far behind? Hilton can be charged regardless of whether or not the image is photoshopped , as it’s now rumored to be. How about an invasion of privacy lawsuit by Ms. Cyrus herself? Hilton has already issued a videotaped explanation on his own website, but I doubt the police will care when the law is pretty black and white in this area.
Finally, some news for our furry friends. Disney will be closing its pet kennels at Ft. Wilderness when their new fancy digs open by Fort Orlean. No official date yet, but guests have been told by Disney that the closing date for the Ft. Wilderness kennels is August 26th.