What is an heiress to do when she’s in an interview and the interviewer starts insinuating that she might be a has-been pop celebrity. Even worse, that one of her former BFFs might passed her by leaving her far, far behind in the Kardashian dust. Well, Paris Hilton is one heiress that won’t take that lying down. Well, not in this incident anyway.
That’s just what happened to Paris Hilton was being interviewed by mean ol’ meany ABC News reporter Dan Harris. So she left the interview (for a moment anyway).
“Do you feel as if people like Kim Kardashian are overshadowing you?” quizzed Harris during the Q&A in her newly renovated Los Angeles home.
“No, not at all,” replied Hilton.
“Do you ever worry about your moment having passed?” he queried. The question was a reasonable one, considering her hyped Oxygen reality series, The World According to Paris, has been bombing in the ratings, averaging a paltry 400,000 viewers.
A startled Hilton turned and looked offscreen toward her publicist. That’s when she shut things down and walked away.
But she forgot to turn off her mic and could be heard and could clearly be heard murmering, “Well, I don’t want all this being used.”
Talk about drawing blood! That had to hurt.
After Paris Hilton left the interview she conferred with her publicist and then came back and explained to Harris that any celebrity had to reinvent themselves from time to time to stay relevant. Blah, blah, blah.
The problem is that the ditzy diva party girl schtick that worked for her at 20 isn’t so cute at 30. If I were advising her, I’d advise her to quit with the shows about getting a new BFF and find something more age appropriate (the last time I watched her finding a new BFF it was embarrassing to watch – she’s too old for that). She could shock everyone by doing an Angelina Jolie kind of thing only she would naturally take camera crews with her to film her reality show of her visiting dangerous or exotic or poverty stricken parts of the world and helping people. That would show her all grown up, less hedonistic and actually might get her another 15 or 20 minutes of fame and make her come across as a nice person. Are you listening Paris? That would work for you! Trust me.
I’m wondering now if Perez Hilton wishes he’d taken the name Perez Kardashian now?
You can watch Paris Hilton leaving the interview in the video below.