The countdown's on! While I was certainly among the ranks of those folks rooting for Paris to do some hard time, I have to admit that it's been boring as hell in the gossip world since she's been locked up. I mean, it hasn't helped that Lindsay's been in rehab at the same time, but, still, I'm kind of looking forward to a free Paris. Miss Hilton is scheduled to rejoin society sometime after midnight tonight, and she claims she's a changed woman.
In a recent telephone interview with Ryan Seacrest, Paris announced that she plans to build a "transitional home" for women who don't have a four-bedroom Hollywood Hills pad to return to after their jail stay. "These women just keep coming back because they have no place to go," she said. Paris hopes the home will be "a place to get food and clothes on their backs," and notes that this is "a really bad cycle and if we stop it now, we can make our community a better place."
Paris continues to say that her "gratitude has gone up so much and I just realize that the media used me to make fun of and be mean about it." Really, Paris? It took a jail stay for you to put that jigsaw together? Because there were a couple of clues before all this. I mean, we weren't running photos of your vagina because we felt you were a likely presidential candidate.
Paris's first post-jail interview will be with Larry King on CNN (and the actual interview will be unpaid, although it's likely CNN will pay licensing fees for the use of Hilton's private photos and videos), after it seems ABC, NBC and CBS got frustrated when the behind-the-scenes negotiations were made public. For her part, Barbara Walters at ABC said she chose not to do the interview because she felt it was "tawdry. The whole thing somehow was beneath me. Besides, it was a no-win. If I did a tough piece and her tears started to flow, it would be, 'Oh, there's Barbara Walters making people cry again.' Too soft, and I'd be criticized."
Either way, folks, life gets interesting again tomorrow.
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