National Lampoon's Pledge This!: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Simon Rex is headed back to class. The actor has booked a role in the William Heins-directed comedy National Lampoon's Pledge This! opposite Paris Hilton.

The heiress-turned-reality TV star/actress is toplining the project, playing the president of an elitist sorority at South Beach University who presides over a group of unlikely freshman girls vying to gain entrance and acceptance into her sorority. Rex will play Derek, a senior frat guy who has his hands full juggling his girlfriend (Hilton), partying and academics.

Shooting starts this month with Juan Carlos Zapata of Street Alien Pictures producing. Other announced cast members include Heather Chase, Paula Garces, Preston Lacy and Sam Maccarone.

Brian B.