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Paris Gossip

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In case you were wondering, Paris, the city, is not named after Paris of Troy. The famous capital of France is actually named for the Parisii, the Celtic tribe that first lived there way back in the day. Don't tell Paris, though, or he'll get all pouty. (Source.)

Elvis Costello sings a song called "Crimes of Paris" on his album Blood and Chocolate. Paris hates the song because he totally doesn't see himself as a criminal.

In the Marvel Comics Universe, Paris's sneaky superhero namesake has it in for the Incredible Hulk.

Paris was moderately pleased when they cast Orlando Bloom to play him in the movie Troy. But he did wish they could find an actor that measured up to his amazing handsomeness.

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