NBC paying Paris Hilton $1M for the first post fail house interview! Do we really wonder what is wrong with our media and society for that matter that a news organization would pay this kind of money for a non-story. Paris Hilton, famous for being famous and no infamous is cashing in on her jail house antics. So many have stated that it is the pubic’s fascination that drives the “Paris Hilton” hard news stories; however, we think its just the opposite. What would happen if the media just did not cover Paris’s exploits? If a Paris fell in the woods and no one saw it, how would we know? Or care for that matter.
($1 Million dollars, guess Dr. Evil was doing the negotiating)
However, seeing that Paris Hilton in no way needs the money and claims she has turned over a new leaf and changed behind bars after with her jail experience … maybe she will donate the money to a charity to help find missing persons? ABC Says It Was Outbid for Paris Hilton Interview
NBC executives did not deny that they had had discussions about interview rights with Ms. Hilton, though the news division said yesterday that it could not yet confirm any interview would take place.
By the way, we thought that the media claims they do not pay for interviews? Of course they will come up with every excuse, dodge and what have it to call it anything but payment for the actual interview. Call it what you want MSM, it is not payment for pictures or production material … it is payment for the interview to secure. JUST ADMIT THE TRUTH! As Larry Garrison, President of SilverCreek Entertainment, stated in his book, The Newsbreaker, and to us … “they all find ways to pay.”
The spokeswoman for NBC News, Allison Gollust, insisted, however, that “NBC News does not pay for interviews — never have, never will.”
Deals involving payment for production materials, not for the interviews themselves, have become increasingly common as networks seek to secure exclusive arrangements with prominent people.
So why the change of heart by the networks? Could it be because they were shamed and outed for attempting to pay a billionaire to be heiress a $1 million for an interview. There is a sense of absurdity where even it would appear the media has to take notice and say no. Well Paris could always make her own interview video and post in on the web … oh wait, that has already been done.
Paris Hilton appeared to be a celebrity without a spotlight on Friday after two major U.S. television networks snubbed the hotel heiress they initially fought over for a first post-jail interview.
An ABC executive said his network declined interview offers from the multimillionaire socialite after Hilton and her mother, Kathy, personally sought to secure a deal in a flurry of telephone calls to ABC News veteran Barbara Walters.
Meanwhile, rival network NBC issued a statement saying it, too, had informed Hilton’s representatives that it was “no longer interested in pursing an interview with her.” (Reuters)
TMZ has more as well on the canceled Paris interview