Someone's got the knives out for poor Paris Hilton - literally.

The socialite and good-time heiress says she awoke early yesterday morning to find a man wielding "two big knifes" trying to break into her Los Angeles home.

Hilton called the cops to have the knife-wielder removed from her Hollywood Hills compound. And then, as quick as a flash, she whipped out her cellphone and alerted her fans to the saga on Twitter.

"So Scary, just got woken up to a guy trying to break into my house holding 2 big knifes," she said. "Cops are here arresting [him] (sic)."

Knives Paris, knives.

Hilton also tweeted a pic of a bunch of cops in her courtyard, and the alleged maniac handcuffed with his back to the camera. He wore jeans, white sneakers and a long-sleeved grey shirt.

See the Twitpic here

Police confirmed they had arrested a man in his 40s, but his identity remains a mystery, and so does too his evil intentions.

The incident occurred at 6 a.m. when police say the man approached casa Hilton with a pair of knives and began pounding on the windows. A source close to Hilton says the socialite saw the man on her security cameras and called police immediately.

A spokesman for the LAPD told E! News that there were no injuries and confirmed that the guy did not gain entry into the house.

Hilton's rep released a statement saying, "I can confirm that in the early hours of this morning an armed man with two kitchen knives attempted to break into Paris Hilton's home when she was sleeping," Dawn Miller said.

"The security cameras and alarm system were alerted and the police immediately came to the house and arrested the intruder who was attempting to break a window when they arrived.

"Paris is naturally shaken by the events but is unharmed and well. She is very thankful to her security team and the police for their swift and diligent response."

This isn't the first time Hilton has faced intruders. In December 2008 a thief nabbed $2 million in jewelery from her Hollywood Hills home. Hilton wasn't home at that time.

And last year someone tried to break into her sister Nicky's Beverly Hills home.

Hilton fumed at the time: "It's unbelievable how my sister called the cops over an hour ago and they still haven't shown up. Her house just got robbed, so messed up.

"I HATE people who steal! It's so wrong! I hope they catch whoever did this! There has been so many robberies lately. So scary!"

And as for Hilton's wellbeing after this nasty scare...don't you worry about her, the old boot's doing just fine.

"I'm OK," she tells E! News. "Just scary, thank god he didn't get in." Indeed.

Meanwhile, Hilton is back in business. While a live KTLA news chopper hovered above her home after the kerfuffle, she stepped out onto her balcony - in her towel and 'sleep shades' - for an Eva Peron-esque appearance before her subjects.

 

Oh, she can sniff out cameras from kilometres out.

You're lucky the helicopter wasn't any lower and gusting its windy blades in your direction, or we'd really have something to talk about!

You might want to think about upping your security or moving, though. At the very least get a guard dog. I just don't think poor Tinkerbell is up to the job, darling.

Update 2: The intruder has been named as Nathan Lee Parada. He's in custody and been charged with one count of felony burglary, says TMZ.

Update: Cops say they have arrested a Hispanic male in his 30s at gunpoint at casa Hilton. The suspect's mother had reported him missing from a suburb east of Los Angeles, says TMZ
Wham bam, you're banned!
George Michael pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drugs and possession of pot in a London courtroom on Tuesday.

George (real name Georgios Panayiotou) admitted that he was stoned and was in possession of marijuana when he rammed his Range Rover into a branch of Snappy Snaps in Hampstead, north London in July.

Police said they found Michael "spaced out" and sweating profusely with his pupils dilated. The car's engine was still running when officers arrived, and the singer had to be woken up.

Judge Robin McPhee banned the singer from driving for six months, saying he could be sent to prison if he is busted again. "It is a serious matter," McPhee said. "Your driving was extremely poor and there was an accident."

Umpteen cheesy puns spring to mind: Wake me up before you go-go! Spinning the wheel, A different corner...but the best one of all has to be the genius who tagged the dented wall of the Snappy Snaps store with just one word: Wham.

Say sorry
Lindsay Lohan is said to be demanding an apology from the courts. Yes, really.

According to LiLo's latest medical report, she was not addicted to cocaine as had been widely reported.

Fox News says it's believed the starlet "was misdiagnosed as having Attention Deficit Disorder and given the prescription drug Adderall, which may be to blame for triggering her often bizarre behaviour."

And now LiLo wants some form of apology, says a source.

"Lindsay is fuming - she is really upset that the courts put her through all this," said the snitch.

Lohan, you put yourself through this.

Meanwhile, the tabloid fodder could be released from rehab any day now. According to the Los Angeles Superior Court, a hearing is set for Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. to discuss her case.

Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. You can't keep a good one down for long.

Pattinson, Stewart 'move in together'

Have Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart shacked up in a love nest together? Apparently so.

The pair has allegedly started renting a house in Los Angeles.

A snitch said: "I think when Robert really thought about it, he realised that as much as he'd like to live in New York, he doesn't want to be anywhere without Kristen."

Ah, love's young dream.

Halle Berry, you're crazy, girl!

Cop an eyeful of the one that got away...Halle Berry's ex Gabriel Aubry strips and takes us between the sheets of his new ad campaign for, for...I have no idea what he's pimping. Who cares!

Ladies and gents, drool here
Still a Focker
Dustin Hoffman has finally agreed to reprise his Meet The Fockers role for Little Fockers, the threequel in the Focker series.

Hoffman, who plays the father of Ben Stiller's character in the flicks, had originally pulled out of the project, due to "scheduling conflicts".

Word is he's now signed on and will film his scenes in September.

As you probably know, the film's already in the can and the trailer is already out:


No fake
Elizabeth Hurley has a message for her darling fans: Her mantelpiece is stashed with trophies. REAL trophies.

Hurley took to Twitter yesterday to shoot down rumours she's had a boob job.

"I read that I've just had breast implants - happy to report [I'm] still au naturel," Hurley, 45, Tweeted.

Tongues began wagging after Hurl was snapped flashing her bikini bod in Spain last week.

But her buff bod is not down to surgical intervention, she says, adding: "I do wear exceptionally well cut bikinis."

Well thank heavens we've got that one settled. We're one step closer to peace on Earth.

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