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Paris Gets Real with Larry King

Paris began her reinvention tour with her first TV appearance on Larry King Live. While she obviously touched up her roots, she did drop her fake blue contacts and girlie baby voice for a more grown up version of herself in hopes that she will be taken more seriously. She also dressed the part, looking fab in her BCBG dress and Louboutin pumps. On the show Paris read her journal entries and made the following statements:

  • I felt like this is a new beginning for me, to see jail -- and I just used it as a journey to figure out myself and who I am and what I want to do. And there's just so much more to me than what people think.
  • ... it was a very traumatic experience, but I feel like God does make everything happen for a reason. And it gave me, you know, a time-out in life to really find out what's important and what I want to do, figuring out who I am. And I'm -- even though it was really hard, I took that time just to get to know myself.
  • Well, a misconception that I always hear is Paris doesn't work for a living. She just, you know, gets money from her family. And I completely disagree with that. I've been earning (ph) on my own, by myself. I've not taken any money from my family. I work very hard. I run a business. I had a book on the "New York Times" best seller list. I'm on my -- TV show. Did an album. Do movies.

Ah, the NY Times bestseller. How did we forget that one? Other highlights of the interview include her disgust for prison food, admitting to having ADD (don't we all?), and claims she does NOT do drugs. Is she kidding? We've all seen the many pics and videos of her doing otherwise. She also had a few nice things to say about BFF Nicole and Britney, calling her a "sweet girl" and a "good mom." When Larry brought up Lindsay Lohan you could tell she was not friends with her. In fact, when asked about having friends in rehab, she said, "I don't have any friends in rehab." Click here to read the entire transcript. Lets hope Paris has changed since we'd rather write about her doing some good instead of just walking another red carpet because one thing's for sure - love her or hate her - she's a phenomenon and you can't seem to escape Paris Hilton - even when she's in jail for 3 weeks.

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ckw ckw 10 years
Paris was in such denial and not be frank about her drug use and not really accept that she was at fault. She hasn't changed very much. She is a young dump blond who only thinks about her image, and of course she wasn't harsh on the paz they made her famous, she already planned to do interview by People and Larry King, before she got out of jail, those things would need some time to set up.
braelynn braelynn 10 years
she's such a faker...full of sh!t
sapphireinthesky sapphireinthesky 10 years
Haha. She doesn't do drugs. And I'm not a closet lesbian either.
spitfire2 spitfire2 10 years
Jillness...I still don't get why you even commented on my comment to begin with..I said weed was physologically addictive and you're telling me it's not physically addictive, I come back with, I didn't say that, I said physologically addictive...I made the reference to Nicotine ONLY to show that absence of something you enjoy can make you axious or aggitated..I was NOT comparing nicotine to THC only the cessation in something you enjoy making you irritated...and you still have to write back and say I'm wrong and making bad comparisions..ect.ect....lol..I don't it....someone said Marjuania is NOT a drug..I was simply stated that YES it WAS. But..here is for you who can't seem to grasp that YES, marijuania is a drug and can be addictive..as you will read, it can also be physically addictive in some cases. IS MARIJUANA ADDICTIVE? In 1971, World Health Organization (WHO) pharmacologists created a table entitled, "A Guide to the Jungle of Drugs." The chart listed eight substances. Four were hallucinogenics — LSD, mescaline, mushrooms and morning glory seeds. Times change, and today of these only LSD is still a high-profile recreational drug. The other substances on the chart — cocaine and amphetamines, narcotics (e.g., heroin), alcohol, and cannabis (marijuana) remain popular. Aside from the replacement of "morning glory seeds" with au courant substances like "ecstasy, one would see other changes if a similar chart were constructed today. That is, in the 1971 chart, while every drug listed was claimed to produce "psychic dependence," only two substances — alcohol and narcotics — were thought to create "physical dependence." The other drugs in the table, cocaine and marijuana, were, like the various hallucinogens, not deemed to cause physical dependence. With psychic dependence separated out, physical dependence was left to refer to the remnants of the idea of addiction — that people develop tolerance to a substance (meaning that they need more of the drug to gain the same effect) and they undergo withdrawal when they cease taking a drug regularly. Is there any limit to which drugs can be addictive? Barbara Gordon had written in "I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can" of a crushing addiction she formed to Valium, a prescription substance not included in WHO's "Jungle." Likewise, today people report having become addicted to Prozac and other popular psychoactive therapeutic drugs. What are we to make of recent reports that marijuana has been discovered to be addictive? Such reports are based on the willingness of laboratory animals to self-administer THC, marijuana's active ingredient, through catheters implanted in their veins. According to Alan Leshner, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, this finding "emphasizes further the similarity between marijuana and other abusable, addicting substances." Although Leshner is surely reflecting his government position in making such statements, he has grounds for this assertion. Earlier research had found that marijuana operates through the same neurochemical reward systems as alcohol, cocaine, and heroin. More importantly, the number of users who reported dependence symptoms has increased. The director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, H. Westley Clark, announced, based on 600 adolescents in treatment: "The experts who worked on this project consider it both psychologically and physiologically (physically) addictive. Over 52 percent of the youthful marijuana users in this study admitted to enough problems to be considered dependent . . . ." Many argue that classifying marijuana as addictive broadens the term to the point of meaninglessness, since the large majority of even regular marijuana users never experience tolerance or withdrawal (and are thus never studied in treatment centers). However, others could point out, only a minority of users of any substance — from crack to heroin — become addicted to these substances. What the movement to reclassify marijuana, like cocaine before it, as addictive actually does is point out some fundamental truths about addiction. These truths are that addiction is not limited to any one substance, that no substance is so overwhelmingly addictive that most users succumb, and that addiction is not determined neurochemically but rather by observing the extreme and destructive attachments people form. When, in a gambling fever, people go into debt, steal, and lose their jobs, families and freedom, we observe the extremity of attachment known throughout history as addiction. Like medieval alchemy's search for the philosopher's stone, medicine's search for such compulsions in the nervous system will appear ludicrously primitive in ages to come. There is no escaping a consideration of people's values, perceived opportunities, and life structure to find the causes and nature of addiction. Stanton Peele Morristown, NJ http://forum.quoteland.com/1/OpenTopic?a=tpc&s=586192041&f=770193847&m=6831907516 Also in another study: When human subjects were administered daily oral doses of 180-210 mg of THC - the equivalent of 15-20 joints per day - abrupt cessation produced adverse symptoms, including disturbed sleep, restlessness, nausea, decreased appetite, and sweating. The authors interpreted these symptoms as evidence of physical dependence.
Cherryluv Cherryluv 10 years
@ Plastic Beauty - I believe in her too. :) People are allowed to get second chances..even if it is Paris Hilton.
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 10 years
That is the most hilarious interview I've ever seen! I can't get irritated or angry because it was pure comedy and Paris was the ringleader.
iMac-addict iMac-addict 10 years
I watched it and I will not be able to regain those 60 min wastedof my life. She is the dumbest person in the world, inmature and completely cluless. Also boring.
Jillness Jillness 10 years
Nicotine IS a physically addicting drug. MJ is not. Being psychologically addicting is when you are emotionally attached to the drug. Comparing pot to nicotine is not correct, because pot doesn't give you headaches or other physical symptoms if you don't have it (nicotine does cause these things). A better comparison is that it is as addicting as shopping or gambling. I do think it is a drug, I am not disputing that. But not all drugs are the same. Caffine is a drug, etc. I think it is horrible that our government can be so easily swayed by drug companies, but there is no one to fight for citizens rights to take a drug that can be grown anywhere. Because they can't own the patent on it, they don't want the competition. I knew a cancer patient that was being charged $1000 a DAY for his pain medication. Thanks to the legalization in LA, he can ease his pain for $30 a day.
spitfire2 spitfire2 10 years
You don't got through the physical withdrawals..like runny nose, chills, stomach cramps...but you do go though mental withdrawals...it's like nicotine..my mom is a B*tch when she's trying to quit smoking even though she has no physical symptoms..bottom line is..YES Marijuana IS A DRUG. It can also come by a Doctor's prescription in California...it's used for pain relief and as an appetite stimulant.
shafiii shafiii 10 years
the interview was really anti-clamatic. it bored me to tears.
Jillness Jillness 10 years
Mwmsjuly, dont forget her next trial...where she made up a story about a woman attacking her and then planted it in an international news paper. That is about as catty and cruel as it get!
spider78 spider78 10 years
Again mwmsjuly19, I agree with you 110% Couldn't have said it better.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
Packett, you seem very nice, unlike Paris. But have you NOT SEEN the videos of her using the N word and calling gay men the F word? If you think that makes her a sweet person, I have to question your standards. Sorry. Racism and homophobia are not the qualities of a good person.
Jillness Jillness 10 years
You did use the phrase psychologically addictive, but the symptoms you described are what happens when you are physically addicted to something (being irritable because your body craves it).
spider78 spider78 10 years
Of course Paris is nice on LK, she is on TV, she has to put on a good front, especially now. I would bet that behind closed doors, completely different words come out of her mouth. Have you seen any of the videos where she is spouting racial slurs. Usually nice people don't say horrible things. But, since I have never met her (and don't want to), maybe I have no clue what I am talking about.
diimpz17 diimpz17 10 years
I READ THE WHOLE TRANSCRIPT, TO ME IT SEEMS LIKE OVERTIME KING ASKED A QUESTION SHE WOULDN'T ANSWER IT BUT NOT GET TO THE POINT WITH IT, OR SHE WOULD SAY SOMETHING THAT WAS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM WHAT HE WAS ASKING. SHE'S NOT ARTICULATE AT ALL I'M ACTUALLY WONDERING IF SHE'S SLOW (NOT IN A JOKING MANNER EITHER)I BELIEVE THAT SHE LIED ABOUT THE WHOLE CLAUTRAPHOBIC AND ADD TO SOME EXTENT. I'VE SEEN PICTURES OF HER SMOKING WEED AS WELL SO I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY SHE'S LYING. IT'S EITHER SHES PURPOSELY LYING OR IN DENIAL. I BE;IEVE THAT SHE WROTE ALL THAT STUFF IN JAIL, YOU CAN BE ACADEMICALLY SMART AND STILL NOT BE ARTICULATE. I COULD BE WRONG BUT TO ME SHE GIVES OFF THE IMPRESSION. I'M GLAD SHE'S MAKING A CHANGE AND REALIZING WHAT SHE DID WAS WRONG. ALSO I THINK KING WAISTED HIS TIME ASKING ALL THOSE QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THEY TREATED HER IN JAIL. EVERYONE HAS AN DEAD OF WHAT HAPPENS IN JAIL, LIKE WHAT YOU EAT AND DO I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY HE FELT THE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THAT A LOT. IT WAS A BORING READ, BASICALLY PARIS LYING TO HERSELF AND KING ASKING UNINTERESTING QUESTIONS. I WISH HE WAS HARD ON HER.
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 10 years
SCRIPTED Just like the baba wawa one.
ladybug ladybug 10 years
she and her sister (and i am sure parents) racially slur blacks, asians and jews. how cool is that??? glad she is still all over popsugar anyway.
packett packett 10 years
I do understand the definition of jealousy, but people who are jealous are the last to admit it. Instead, they talk negatively about others trying to make themselves look better. It's very unattractive. Notice that for the most part, Paris is nice to everyone and even when asked about someone she doesn't particuarly like (Lohan) she takes the classy route and says she wishes her the best. Nicky Hilton gets into her own troubles ... already divorced at age 23. Also, I beg to differ that Paris is whoring for media attention -- Due to her beauty and money, she will get attention whether she trys or not. Heck, I get attention all the time for the way I look and dress, and I'm not nearly as pretty as Paris. As for the Hyatt family -- there is no Hyatt family. Hyatt R von Dehn bought one hotel and sold it to to the Pritzker family who started Hyatt hotels. Let's just say the Pritzker family doesn't er ... uh ... have the face value the Hilton's have to be socialites and the cameras don't want to follow them. Besides the Pritzker family is busy fighting over dividing their monies 11 ways. The Hiltons are a very close family and have always been socialites and probably always will be. And if I could make money being a socialite I would sign up without hesitation.
msshellokitty msshellokitty 10 years
I don't think she has changed.By next week she'll be back to her old self.
anony1111 anony1111 10 years
i don't think paris is ready to change, if she is then she won't be lying about some of the things she said. like never taking a penny from her family or never did drugs. i personally find those things are so hard to believe. she's wrote a book, hmm...she just gave her ideas and somebody else wrote it. she did tv, hmm...it was just reality not real acting. she had an album out, hmm...it wasn't a big seller and its not like she can really sing. she's in over her head and such a fake person.
spitfire2 spitfire2 10 years
PACKETT Ummm..you think she's a "brave" young woman..are you serious? We all saw this "woman" crying hysterically for her mother and admitted to being scared and in the fetal position having panic attacks and nightmares of people breaking in to her cell and hurting her! The suffering she "endured" must have been forced to sleep on a bunk bed without her usual 1200 thread count sheets right? Of all the TRUE suffering out there experienced by men, women, and children..PARIS HILTON IS A JOKE and a disgrace to the human race to even PRETEND TO BE A suffering VICTIM!
BostonChick BostonChick 10 years
I love how she never really takes responsibility for much. She tends to play the blame game and the "poor me" card. It's annoying. I think she said in the interview there was a time when she was immature, well I still think she is. When Larry asked her if she learned anything she never directly said she did. She just said that mumbo jumbo about how everything happens for a reason or what not. And...why does she have to keep telling us that she's a "good person?"
spitfire2 spitfire2 10 years
Jillness...I said psychological addictive...not physically...big difference... And Tiabia...I knew this day would come too.. :jumpin:
tiabia tiabia 10 years
I'm starting to realize that some people have a false definition of the word jealous. Have you been reading the majority of these comments...they don't sound like jealousy to me...sorry. Also, Paris Hilton lives that way because she wants to. I don't see Nicky Hilton doing half the crap Paris does. And as I said earlier, where are the Hyatt people...why aren't they out whoring for media attention. Hilton actually single-handedly did this to herself. Singers, tv stars, and movie stars...I believe they can't really help it, the media will find their "darlings" and pounce, but Hilton...as she's wasn't a tv star nor singer nor actress until after her "fame" did this all on her own!!!
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