The Yahoo! heiress was awakened by firemen banging down the door to her home on Saturday (12Jun10), reports TMZ.com.
Reports suggest a house guest had left a flat iron on a bed, causing the mattress to burst into flames.
The socialite, who has hit headlines for romancing TV star Tila Tequila and late Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson, suffered through the weekend with vomiting, laboured breathing and severe headaches.
She was admitted to hospital on Monday (14Jun10), where she received oxygen. She has since been released by doctors.
Speaking exclusively to HollyScoop.com, Semel insists that, contrary to reports, the fire was no accident.
She says, "I'm concerned for my safety because I think it was intentionally done. There's an ongoing investigation."
The pint-sized pin-up claims she has stepped up to be the surrogate mother for her brother and sister-in-law, and that she is in the first stages of pregnancy.
On her Twitter.com page, she writes, "BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: I am going to become a SURROGATE MOTHER for my brother & his Wife!!!
"That is my xmas present to them. I'm pregnant!!!! THIS WIILL CHANGE HIS LIFE & MINE FOREVER!"
The strange announcement comes just weeks after she confirmed she was engaged to Casey Johnson, the heiress to the Johnson & Johnson fortune, via an internet video just hours after the pair fell for each other.
Johnson's ex lover, Courtenay Semel, later claimed the engagement ring her former partner proposed with was a fake and the same one Johnson gave to her earlier this year (09).
The internet pin-up stunned fans by announcing her engagement to the Johnson & Johnson heiress via video posting website Ustream.com on Wednesday morning (09Dec09).
While kissing Johnson, she told fans, "We have an announcement... This is exclusive and going to be all over the news tomorrow, but because I love you guys so much, we are giving you the exclusive first - Tila army fans - tonight, my girlfriend has asked me to marry her!"
But Johnson's ex lover, Courtenay Semel, claims the diamond band is second hand - insisting Johnson gave her the same ring while they were dating earlier this year (09).
Semel tells RadarOnline.com, "I can confirm that the engagement ring given to Tequila by Johnson was not purchased for her. It has previously been worn by me, a statement I can back up with photographic evidence."
And Semel states Tequila is in for another shock - the "17-carat diamond ring" is a fake. She adds, "It is absolutely not real and Casey is well aware. I would not expect Tila to be able to differentiate a real diamond from a fake one. Her ring is as real as her engagement!"
Film lobbyist Jack Valenti has died. He was 85.
The former presidential advisor passed away at his home in Washington, D.C., yesterday after suffering complications from a stroke last month.
Valenti, who has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is widely credited for introducing the modern-day film ratings system to the industry and guiding Hollywood into the digital age.
His close friend director Steven Spielberg paid tribute to the star for his contribution to the film industry, praising him as a "giant voice of reason" and hailing him as "the greatest ambassador Hollywood has ever known."
Valenti served as an aide to former President Lyndon Johnson for three years from 1963, before beginning a career as a film industry chief with the help of movie moguls Lew Wasserman and Arthur Krim.
He is survived by his wife Mary, and their three children, Courtenay, John and Alexandra.
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Bobby Garfield (David Morse) returns to his small hometown to attend the funeral of his childhood friend and remembers the fateful summer in 1960 when his whole world changed. The story flashes back to when 11-year-old Bobby (Anton Yelchin) and his best friends Carol (Mika Boorem) and Sully-John (Will Rothhaar) capture the pure joy of youthfulness. When a mysterious stranger named Ted Brautigan (Anthony Hopkins) moves upstairs and starts to pay attention to Bobby the boy suddenly realizes what's truly missing from his life--the love of a parent. Bobby's mother Liz (Hope Davis) is embittered by the death of Bobby's father and shows little compassion for her son's growing needs. Ted fills a void with the boy opening his eyes to the world around him and helps Bobby come to terms with his real feelings for Carol--and his mother. But Ted also has some deep dark secrets of his own and Bobby tries hard to stop danger from reaching the old man.
The performances make the film especially in the genuine camaraderie of the kids. Yelchin Boorem and Rothhaar never deliver a false move with an easiness that makes us believe we are simply watching three 11-year-old children grow up together. Yelchin in particular is able to get right to the heart of this young boy who misses his father and clings to the only adult who will listen. And his scenes with Boorem simply break your heart. (Davis) does an admirable job playing a part none too sympathetic. She manages to show a woman whose been beaten down but who does truly love her son in her own way. Morse too is one of those character actors you can plug in any movie and get a performance worth noting. In Hearts you want to see more of him. Of course the film shines brightest when Hopkins is on the screen. It may not be an Oscar-caliber performance but the actor is unparalleled in bringing a character to life--showing the subtleties of an old man looking for some peace in his life.
If you are expecting the Stephen King novel you may be disappointed. Screenwriter William Goldman and director Scott Hicks (Shine) deftly extracted the King formula of telling a story through a child's eye and explaining how the relationships formed as a child shaped the adult later. Hicks did an amazing job with his young actors especially Yelchin and Boorem. But where the novel continued into a supernatural theme explaining Brautigan's fear of being captured by "low men in yellow coats" (a reference to King's The Dark Tower series) the movie downplayed the mystical elements instead giving real explanations for Brautigan's man-on-the-run. That was the one problem with Hearts--we needed more danger. Introducing men from another dimension may not have been the way to go but had there been more tension the film would have resonated more especially when Bobby risked his own safety to save Ted.