Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Paris Hilton: Why Do I Care?

Since I am blogging fairly anonymously here, I can confess that I just spent the last hour watching Larry King interview Paris Hilton.

To be completely honest, I even watched some of Anderson Cooper's "expert" panelists analyze the interview.

I am now left with these questions.

1. Is Paris really not the moron that she has portrayed to the media all these years? And given that she has made millions on her bimbo image and that I, on the other hand, am barely scraping by, would this make her (*gasp*) smarter than me? I shudder at the thought.

2. Was jail really that traumatic for Paris? Really? I mean, seriously? Isn't she being just a tad dramatic about the whole thing? Not that she's ever dramatic. I'm just wondering.

3. Will she truly begin spending more time raising money for breast cancer research than she will partying?

4. Why do I care?

5. Is there any way possible to get back the hour of my life that I just wasted watching this interview?

And finally...

6. How many people will unsubscribe from my blog now that they know I not only watched the Paris Hilton interview, but that I also blogged about it? There's really no excuse for this behavior. I know.


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17 Comments:

Blogger Surviving Motherhood said...

I don't know what it is about Ms Hilton but there is something quite fascinating about her.

I don't think she can be quite as dumb as she seems...can she...?

11:52 PM  
Blogger OFan said...

We all make mistakes, that's the explanation! ; )


Seriously I'm interested with how the law and media treated her case.
I lean with those (and many experienced attorneys have repeated it) that she got WAY more than she should have.

Probation violations like hers don't get jail time or just a few days at the max.

The priviledged treatment thingie would be BS.

And now will she really give more to charities, be less (?) selfish, etc........

And.. - my theory is - that she'll at least try to maintain a better "name".

But it's possible that her time in jail had a positive effect on her.

We'll surely find out..

12:08 AM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Yeah, I found it curious that she got a harder sentence than the average person. Don't celebreties usually get special treatment in cases like these? Did the judge just want to make her an example?

I honestly don't really feel sorry for her, but it does sound like she got a harsher sentence than most.

It would be great if the jail time changed her and she used her name and some of her millions to help others. Even if she just spent a percentage of her purse fund on good works, she could probably do a lot!

12:22 AM  
Blogger Pumpkin said...

I'm going to probably sound extremely harsh here, but the girl broke the law twice in relatively quick succession, then attempted to wheedle her way out of it.......she was caught driving with 'drugs' in her car (whether she had taken them or not I have no clue) but I do know that as with anyone else who was driving recklessly and POSSIBLY under the influence of something...I'd want that person to serve their time and learn their lesson so that they never have the chance to be on the road at the same time as anyone and everyone I care about, because it was only by sheer dumb luck she didn't hurt or kill anyone (In Britain the instances of DUI are frightening!). The probation violation, I think should have come with jail time, because quite obviously she believed that as a 'celebrity' and person of wealth, she shouldn't have to follow the same rules as everyone else does.....and that perspective sucks!
I reckon we'll be able to tell in the next 3 years whether she learned her lesson and is trying to turn herself around and help others or not.
Bit of a rant there...lol...sorry

1:05 AM  
Blogger Self-Proclaimed Supermom said...

She is like a train wreck, you just have to stop and look.

There is just something about her LOL!

5:34 AM  
Blogger kgirl said...

I'm so over paris (not that i was ever into her, but now i'm beyond sick of her) that i might just start reading US magazine.

unsubscribing...now. (kidding!)

7:06 AM  
Anonymous Modern Mami said...

I agree, jail time couldn't have been that traumatic as she makes it sound. Unfortunately, I don't think you can get your hour back.
:(

7:26 AM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

I'm with Supermom - it's the car crash phenomenon. You just have to drive by as slowly as possible and gawk. We'll forgive you for actually stopping in traffic and watching for an hour!

7:49 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

I so agree with Pumpkin! And, what is she famous for anyway? Does she actually DO anything? Besides being rich and slutty? Hello. That doesn't seem like something that should earn you celebrity status. AND to go on with Pumpkin's train of thought, ANYBODY who drinks and drives should be punished severely in my opinion. Celebrity or not. You only have to lose one loved one in a DUI accident and it really makes you realize how selfish and hateful drunk drivers are. And in Paris's case she could call a limo or a driver or something to drive her. There is NO excuse for her to drive drunk!!!!

~~~okay, I'll go away now!~~~~~

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Smiling Mom said...

Ok, first, I'm laughing out loud right now. Apparently we all have something to say about Paris!

Second, I love how she had a a 'fit' in jail and was released.

Um hello, haven't we all learned from our two year olds that if they through a big enough fit one time and they get their way, they'll just throw a bigger fit the next time?

Hence the meltdown in jail. And look what happened, the sheriff let her out. -before the judge let her back in.

(BTW, I've been following Paris on my people.com link on my Google home page too. Shh, don't tel anyone!) :-)

1:43 PM  
Blogger ffbgirl said...

Hello my name is ffbgirl and I too watched the interview.

There, our support group has been founded.

Can we blame it on pregnancy hormones??

2:27 PM  
Blogger liv said...

I agree with ofan. Jail is traumatizing at its best. Just trust me--I'm an average, upper middle class mom, and I can honestly say that jail is horrendous. That alone makes me feel sorry for Paris.

7:04 PM  
Anonymous andi said...

I don't get people's obsession with this airhead. But I like you, so I forgive you (so no, you have not been unsubscribed to).

9:37 PM  
Blogger Shortie said...

Confession, I would have watched if I was up. I think she's smarter than we think because she knows how to keep herself out there enough to make 100,000 per for showing UP at a party. I don't like her but I don't doubt she knows what she's doing. Ick.

5:16 AM  
Blogger Nadine said...

You are not alone: I've watched it too... I even thought she seemed sincere.

11:37 AM  
Blogger PinkPowerSuit.com said...

I don't buy that she was sincere about her strong desire to raise money for breast cancer, etc. I saw a clip of that part and there was no hint of earnestness upon her face and the words rolled too quickly, like a rehearsed speech.

I loathe dishonesty and I think I've become pretty good at spotting liars, (though I never let on with them) and I'm calling her pants on fire.

I do believe the ditz thing was an act, though.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Oh, you're just being honest about the stuff most people like to hide.

6:52 PM  

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