Paris Hilton’s aunt Kyle Richards talked exclusively to X17 photographers about her niece after leaving Mr. Chow’s Friday night (June 22). Richards says she is very proud of Paris, who is “being a trooper” and “looking forward to being home,” but maintains that Paris “is not happy.” Footage from x17online.com has since been removed.
Anita Talbert Discusses What’s Next For Paris Hilton
June 25, 2007 – Paris claims she’s had a real jailhouse conversion, and Fox News Channel’s ‘Live Desk’ spoke with syndicated columnist Anita Talbert took get her take on how the heiress will behave after getting released from jail tomorrow. The segment, aired Monday (June 25), at FoxNews.com has since been removed.
Barbara Walters: ‘Tawdry’ Paris Hilton Interview Was ‘Beneath Me’
June 25, 2007 – Barbara Walters had already written her questions for the first Paris interview after the heiress is sprung from jail on Tuesday. But “when all that pay-for-play stuff happened, I suddenly felt this was not up to my standard,” the veteran journalist told The New York Post’s Cindy Adams “it felt tawdry… the whole thing somehow was beneath me.” As for ABC, Walters said, “for them it was ratings. For me it was respect… they respected my decision and walked away.” Read more.
ABC, NBC Back Away From Paris Hilton Interview
June 25, 2007 – After the NBC deal for a post jail release interview with Paris fell through, an the ABC official tells Reuters Hilton and her family sought to restart talks with ABC by reaching out to Barbara Walters in a series of phone calls to her home late on Thursday night. “Barbara listened and, today, the executive producer of (ABC news magazine) ’20/20′ called (Hilton’s father) Rick Hilton and told him that ABC News was not interested in an interview with Paris,” the executive told Reuters. It was announced on Saturday that Hilton’s first interview out of jail will be on CNN’s ‘Larry King Live’ on Wednesday. Read more.
Larry King Gets Paris Hilton Post Jail Release Interview
June 25, 2007 – Paris will make her post-jail appearance on ‘Larry King Live’ Wednesday night (June 27). “I am thrilled that Larry King has asked me to appear on his program to discuss my experience in jail, what I have learned, how I have grown and anything else he wants to talk about,” Hilton said in a statement. “Larry King is not only a world-renown journalist, but a true American Icon. It will be an honor to do his show.”