Below is an amusing Paris Hilton interview from Wednesday's Good Morning America. She's confronted with the idea that the famous-for-being-famous celebs of contemporary pop culture that she helped indoctrinate and sometimes befriended (like Kim Kardashian) have eclipsed her reach. She's asked about the anemic ratings of her unpleasant Oxygen show, The World According to Paris. Finally, when anchor Dan Harris wonders if she worries about her "moment having passed," she looks at her publicist and leaves the hot seat.
That's all telling. But what would have been even more telling would have been to air the "long, heated conversation with Hilton and her publicist" that Harris describes...
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Paris Hilton and Cy Waits
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Kathy Hilton, Paris Hilton
The World According to Paris (Wednesdays, 10/9c, Oxygen) is unflattering to its titular star, according to several critics. Most famously, the women of The View scolded Paris Hilton for her "fluffy" portrayal on this candid reality show, as well as her comments regarding community service for her drug bust in Vegas last year ("Because of a little incident in Las Vegas last year, I have to do 200 hours of community service and it really sucks balls," were Paris' words on last week's premiere).
Noticing several incongruities, ourselves, TVGuide.com spoke with Hilton and her mother, Kathy, regarding scrutiny, entitlement, hostility and manipulation. You know: fluffy stuff...
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