Renewed Paris Hilton: I’ve Made Up My Mind

    E! network is an excellent channel. I’m personally not a fan of their shows, except for the Simple Life, but they do have excellent news reports about Paris Hilton.

    You may have realized by now that they don’t say any bad things about her on air. The news anchors and those who run E! and E! News are supporters of Paris, even before they got the rights to the Simple Life series. This would suggest that they’re bias, but they really aren’t. They report everything that is 100% correct.

    Ryan Seacrest hit the top with his latest interview with Paris Hilton for E! News. He asked many interesting questions, even though they weren’t related to her career. However, just by reading the answers Paris gave him, one can sense that she has faced a profound change, and ultimately, you can see and feel a new side of Paris. She seems to be much more mature and serious.

    Will she reduce her days of partying and time wasting like she has for the past 8 months by ignoring her tour and music career? Let’s hope not! Paris hasn’t even done a televised interview since more than 8 months. She worked for her new movie “The Hottie And The Nottie” behind the scenes. Yet, she’s still in the news. She has only offered us Simple Life 5, and yet, her fame is still strong.

    Tomorrow, Ryan Seacrest will reveal the second part of his interview with Paris, at 7 pm on E! News. Apparently, the highlight of this second part will be the “causes” Paris will be working for. She has made up her mind. I suppose she wants to use her fame to do a lot more charity work, and finally, gain some respect from the media and the crazy public. I’m really glad to hear that health-wise, she’s fine, and that she’s close to finishing her atrocious jail time. I’ll still complaining, but I’m still amazed to see what she will have accomplished after she finishes it. It’s going to be a great example for many young people, even though we know 45 days in jail for her crime is not normal. Only by eliminating prejudices will she be taken seriously the next time she acts in a movie or releases an album, because remember, the public claims not to like her products only because they hate her.

    Well, I shouldn’t add more since I don’t know what exactly will happen in the near future. But do look up for that question related to her career! That’s really all that matter in the long run, at least for some fans like me who want her to succeed.

    Posted: June 21st, 2007
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    Paris Hilton Is Not Going To Take A Cent For Interview

    Strong Possibility: Page Six Has Lied To The Public Once Again

    Paris Hilton, responding to reports that NBC has offered her a large sum in seeking her first post-jail appearance, said last night that she is not accepting a dime for any television interview.

    NBC executives disputed reports that “Today” has landed an interview next week with the incarcerated heiress, to be done after her release from a Los Angeles jail. But the executives could not rule out the possibility that NBC’s entertainment division was trying to strike a deal with Hilton — an increasingly common way for networks to smooth the way for a high-profile sit-down with a top anchor.

    “Paris Hilton is not being paid for any television interview,” her spokesman Mike Sitrick said in a statement. “Nor is Paris being paid for any collateral, including video and photographs, related to any interview.”

    After a New York Post report that NBC had offered Hilton as much as $1 million, the network said in a statement: “NBC News has not and will not pay for interviews.”

    The broadcast networks have rules against paying for interviews but often find creative ways around them, sometimes by paying for photographs and home movies. Indeed, the Los Angeles Times, citing an unnamed source, said on its Web site yesterday that a mega-payment might go toward personal video and images of the celebrity party girl.

    While NBC says no interview is confirmed, the New York Post account yesterday said that Meredith Vieira will quiz Hilton on “Today.”

    The network has already done business with the family. Hilton’s mother, Kathy, starred in an NBC reality show two years ago. Network executives acknowledge that big stars are usually more comfortable granting news interviews to a media company that is already compensating them on the entertainment side, an unspoken arrangement that critics describe as a circuitous form of checkbook journalism.

    washingtonpost.com

    Posted: June 21st, 2007
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    NBC Denies The Paris Hilton Interview Report

    NBC suggests that Six Page is lying again.

    It’s unclear if Paris Hilton will do her first interview with NBC. There are too many conflicting reports.

    NBC News on Thursday denied a report that it was preparing a bid of $1 million for a “Today” interview with heiress Paris Hilton after she’s released from jail.

    Word spread like wildfire Thursday after a New York Post report said that NBC had outbid ABC News for an exclusive sit-down with Hilton, whose jail term has been the subject of breathless cable and some broadcast coverage in the past month.

    “NBC News has not and will not pay for interviews,” spokeswoman Allison Gollust said. NBC News also denied that NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker had called Hilton’s father, Rick, to lobby for “Today.”

    But rivals who have been vying for the first interview tell a different story. They say that they were told by Hilton’s representatives Thursday that NBC had all but sealed the first interview for Meredith Vieira and “Today.”

    That came as a surprise to ABC master interviewer Barbara Walters, who had been trying to score the Hilton interview. It was Walters who interviewed Hilton while the heiress was in jail, with Hilton using a pay phone to call Walters at her New York office. The account of that interview was splashed all over “Good Morning America.”

    Although NBC denied that an offer had been made, sources with knowledge of the situation told The Hollywood Reporter that an offer of nearly $1 million had been made to secure the interview, possibly through some sort of deal with NBC Entertainment. A source called the bid “in a completely different galaxy” than what ABC News had been willing to pay for the licensing of video and still images of Hilton, which would have been in the $50,000-$100,000 range.

    “We don’t have an agreement in place for Paris Hilton,” an NBC Entertainment spokeswoman said.

    Hilton’s spokesman late Thursday also denied the reports.

    “Paris Hilton is not being paid for any television interview,” the spokesman said. “Nor is Paris being paid for any collateral, including video and photographs related to any television interview.”

    Licensing of video footage is somewhat standard in the TV news business, as is the payment of travel and hotel costs for interview subjects. The competition is fierce among the networks for exclusives, particularly in the morning, where “Today” and “GMA” are in mortal combat.

    ABC News paid a licensing fee for footage of the late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin when it interviewed his widow, Terri Irwin. Other high-profile deals also have been made, though all the networks say they don’t pay for news.

    Reuters

    Posted: June 21st, 2007
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    The War Between ABC And NBC Over The Paris Hilton Interview

    “Contrary to media reports, Paris Hilton is not being paid for any television interview nor is Paris Hilton being paid for any collateral material, including videos or photos.” – Michael Sitrick, a crisis manager hired by the Hiltons

    How much is an interview with Paris Hilton worth? Representatives of ABC News said yesterday that they had lost to NBC for the first interview with Paris Hilton after her release from jail next week because ABC was unwilling to make a “high six-figure deal” with Ms. Hilton’s family.

    NBC executives did not deny that they had had discussions about interview rights with Ms. Hilton, though the news division said yesterday that it could not yet confirm any interview would take place.

    The spokeswoman for NBC News, Allison Gollust, insisted, however, that “NBC News does not pay for interviews — never have, never will.”

    ABC representatives said they had been given the background on the negotiations by their correspondent, Barbara Walters, who had been in the middle of talks with the Hilton family to secure the interview for the network. Ms. Walters herself declined to comment.

    According to the ABC representatives, who asked not to be further identified because they were not authorized to reveal details of the negotiations, ABC had agreed to pay $100,000 to the Hilton family in a deal for the interview. The deal would have included access to materials owned by the family, like photographs or videos of Ms. Hilton.

    Deals involving payment for production materials, not for the interviews themselves, have become increasingly common as networks seek to secure exclusive arrangements with prominent people.

    Ms. Walters told ABC executives that Ms. Hilton’s father, Rick Hilton, after getting the ABC offer last Sunday, called back Wednesday to say that the interview would go to a competitor, because at $100,000 ABC was “not even in the same galaxy” in terms of what was being offered.

    When pressed, Mr. Hilton acknowledged that NBC was the other network involved, the ABC representatives said, and that Meredith Vieira, co-host of NBC’s “Today” program, would conduct the interview.

    Last night, though, the story took a new turn. The Hiltons’ representative said that despite ABC’s account, the family had not received nor requested any payment for an interview with Paris Hilton. Michael Sitrick, a crisis manager hired by the Hiltons, issued a statement saying, “Contrary to media reports, Paris Hilton is not being paid for any television interview nor is Paris Hilton being paid for any collateral material, including videos or photos.”

    The bidding for the interview with Ms. Hilton is nothing new in the hypercompetitive world of the network morning news shows. NBC’s “Today” and ABC’s “Good Morning America” have struggled fiercely for more than a decade to book the most prominent newsmakers and celebrities, often engaging in one-upmanship stunts to secure subjects — known in the trade as “gets” — who might spike the ratings for their programs.

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    Before the deal for Paris Hilton fell through this week, Ms. Walters had positioned herself to win the first interview after her release from incarceration. She had already had the only conversation with Ms. Hilton from jail, as she reported on her program “The View.”

    The ABC representatives said that Ms. Walters was in frequent contact with Ms. Hilton’s family, as well as with Mr. Sitrick.

    Ms. Walters reported to ABC that the Hilton representatives at first asked that she submit questions in advance for the interview, which she replied she was forbidden to do by ABC News. Then, she said, the Hilton people came back asking for the high six-figure fee for the interview.

    After responding with the $100,000 offer, ABC waited to hear back from them. When Ms. Walters got a call this week, she told ABC, she received the news that ABC was not getting the interview.

    As ABC representatives described the conversation, Mr. Hilton told Ms. Walters, “It is a money issue.” He was also reported to have said that Paris Hilton had made the decision to go with NBC and that she had chosen to speak with Meredith Vieira and not Matt Lauer because she believed that Mr. Lauer had previously made remarks about her she considered disparaging.

    Ms. Walters questioned the decision, the ABC representatives said, noting that the Hilton side previously emphasized that Ms. Hilton’s credibility was the paramount issue in the decision to be interviewed. But ABC said Mr. Hilton replied, “Nobody turns down money like this.”

    An actual amount was not discussed, but Ms. Walters told ABC that based on her previous conversations with the Hilton representatives, she believed that the offer from NBC surpassed $750,000.

    NBC executives would not confirm yesterday that they had any agreement with Ms. Hilton at all.

    nytimes.com

    Posted: June 21st, 2007
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    Graphologist Jean Harmey: Paris Hilton Has A Lot Of Creativity

    Imprisoned heiress Paris Hilton has been described as illogical, needy and attention-seeking by a handwriting expert who analysed a letter the Simple Life starlet wrote to a fan from prison.

    The thank-you note was written on unlined white paper in what looks like a laboured hand. Hilton’s courtesy was on show to the world after the recipient released the letter on the internet earlier this week.

    Graphologist Jean Harmey says the letter reveals a controlling streak behind the prominent party girl’s public persona, and that Paris also has “a lot of creativity in her character that she’s probably not aware of”.

    “She has very little logic but very strong intuition, and she depends on that a lot to make herself clear,” Ms Harmey said.

    “There’s a great need to be noticed, which comes through in her signature, and she needs to be in complete control.

    “She’s actually very selective of her friends, but surrounds herself with acquaintances to feed her need for attention.”

    In the letter, Paris thanks the recipient for her “kind words of love and support” and describes the time since she was sentenced as “difficult and scary” before vowing to make the best of her situation.

    Notable features include short sentences, variations between writing the letter R in upper-case and lower-case within words and a flowing signature — complete with hearts — beneath a crudely printed text.

    Edited ninemsn.com.au

    I’m not sure how correct this article is.

    Posted: June 21st, 2007
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    Paris Hilton and Ryan Seacrest: The Exclusive Conversation

    Ryan Seacrest didn’t ask her one question about her career, but he asked the most important questions for the moment. And I hope Paris won’t forget about her career.

    Ryan: Hey, how are you?

    Paris: I’m hanging in there. I’m doing better than when I got here.

    What’s the toughest part about it?

    Well, you know, it’s the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to experience in my life and, I don’t know, it’s just so surreal. It’s so crazy. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would’ve ended up in…At first, I went through so many emotions. You know—anger, upset that all of this happened.

    It’s a learning experience I’m going to grow from. Just being away from everything…you know, the craziness, the paparazzi. I’ve had a lot of alone time to think and read and write. Even though it’s been horrible and really hard, I think that God makes everything happen for a reason and this is my time to figure out what my purpose is in life. I’ve really grown from it.

    What is that purpose?

    I don’t know. I just feel that my life was going really fast. And there are so many people that look up to you. And the craziness of it all, sort of living in a superficial world. Now that I’ve been here and I’ve been seeing life through different eyes—just getting letters from all around the world—I have a lot of compassion for things that are going on around me that are so much more important than things I ever thought about.

    I’m so much more grateful for everything that I have, even just to have a pillow at night or food or anything. My gratitude has gone up so much and I just realize that the media used me to make fun of and be mean about. I’m frankly sick of it. I want to use my fame in a good way.

    I don’t know—I just want to start using what I’ve been given by God to bring light to causes that I believe in.

    When you get out, which is soon, what will you first want to accomplish and what will you do that day?

    I will definitely get a good meal, because the food in here is absolutely inedible and horrible. (Laughs.) But I just can’t wait to see my family and actually just give my parents and my sister a hug, because they’ve been visiting me and I’ve been behind that bulletproof glass. So I haven’t even been able to give my dad a hug for Father’s Day.

    I just can’t wait to see my family and have a nice meal and be in my own bed and appreciate all the things I took for granted and never really thought much about.

    Are you sleeping?

    In the beginning it was really hard, but I think I can adapt to anything. I’m claustrophobic and my cell is really small. It’s hard—there’s nothing to do but basically sit in a room with a bunk bed and a toilet and a desk. I was going a little bit crazy in the beginning but I’m getting used to it now.

    t’s kinda loud at night. They shut the doors really loudly and the guards’ keys are jingling. I haven’t really gotten much sleep here.I saw a report about all of the fan mail.

    Oh, it’s really incredible. I had no idea how many supporters I have. (I’ve gotten letters) from kids who are four years old saying this is the first letter they’ve ever written. Letters saying, “I respect you so much, I think you’re a brave woman…”

    There are obviously some messages about the judge, saying that he abused his power and completely took advantage of the situation.

    Which I think is…I think everyone knows that. There’s just so much support. I really don’t know what I would’ve done.

    I literally just sit in bed and they only give me…you’re only allowed 10 letters at a time, so while I’m waiting for the other letters and I’ll reread some of them. I literally cry and it fills my heart and soul—so much love. I had no idea there were that many people who cared.

    What sort of interaction do you have with the other inmates?

    There are girls in all the cells. The walls are pretty thin and there are vents, so the girls next door to me talk to me through the vents and say, “Oh, my God, my kid loves you,” “My dad, all he wants for Father’s Day is your autograph…”

    I just want to be normal when I walk down the halls. There are classrooms here because a lot of the inmates didn’t have the opportunity to go to school, so they’ll all be in there and all wave and blow kisses.

    Everyone is really supportive and sweet. If I’m crying and upset, they’ll say, “Don’t cry” and “God bless you.”

    I was really scared to come here at first, but all of the inmates have been really nice and supportive. I don’t know…it’s different than I thought it would be. It’s not like what everyone thinks about jail.

    How are you feeling? There are reports you’ve lost weight.

    There are a lot of rumors going around that aren’t true. And I feel like people don’t have enough to talk about, but I’m the exact same way. The food is awful, but I’m eating. Someone told me about that (rumor), and it’s a lie. It’s not true at all. When I come out, people will see I’m exactly the same.

    I’m just excited to start this new life. I appreciate everything now and I don’t want to…I think there’re a lot of bad people that I was around and I don’t want to surround myself with those types of people anymore.

    The letters have really gotten me through this and it really warms my heart. They’ve made me cry with joy. I haven’t received one negative letter. It really, really makes me happy that people care.

    When are you getting out?

    I’m not sure, but I know in the next couple of days. This is my last weekend here. See you when I get out of here.

    Eonline

    Posted: June 21st, 2007
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    Too Organizations Want Paris Hilton

    Paris Hilton may have a new calling — which may erroneously presuppose that she had an old one — as a prison treatment consultant! Socialite psychosociologist!

    The Southern California Association of Black Psychologists is asking Paris Hilton to speak out and help change the treatment of the very same people with whom she shared the mental ward earlier this month. Bunkmate brainpower!

    In the letter obtained by TMZ, they address complaints they’ve recieved from L.A. County Jail inmates and their relatives, who are upset about the “special treatment” Hilton is receiving for her mental problems. The letter also asks county officials to provide the same specialized care and treatment for other inmates with similar mental ailments.

    Well, Paris did say she was looking to get more involved with a cause…

    TMZ

    Ever since Paris said she wanted to get more involved in charity, well according to my sources, many different organizations, not just charity organizations, would like to get some help from Paris.

    But you know, Paris already does charity work. I think what happened is that the media started to talk more about this, and then, everyone got the message. They never say that she’s already involved in it, but more like “she wants to do charity work after she’s out of jail.”

    It’s true, she wants to, except, too many groups want her. It’s not just about these inmates’ mental problems, it’s everything.

    And I don’t think she has the time to do charity work a lot. She is of course mainly an entertainer, not a humanitarian. It’s good that the media will focus more on her charity work, now that people are expecting something.

    Whatever she does in the future should be appreciated, but please don’t expect her to accept every offer.

    Posted: June 21st, 2007
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