Saturday, June 23, 2007

NBC Denies $1 Million Payment for Paris Interview

The world was abuzz last week with the reported news that NBC would be paying Paris Hilton $1 million for her first post-jail interview to air on the "Today" show. Now comes word that NBC is denying the deal stating:

We don't pay for interviews and we'll never pay for interviews, and I have no interview to confirm," NBC News spokeswoman Allison Gollust said Thursday night.

She did acknowledge the "common practice" of licensing pictures and video, but "I've never seen a deal like that for this kind of money."

Paris's spokesman Elliot Mintz said he couldn't comment because he didn't know what was going on but that he wouldn't necessarily know if there were ongoing negotiations.

I may not have to boycott NBC after all. We shall see. Yes, we...shall...see.

In other Paris "news": We learned yesterday that she will be released from jail this coming Tuesday after serving almost 3 1/2wks of a 45 day sentence. Of course most of that time was spent living it up in the medical ward.


winny said...

They better try to save face. I bet they got a ton of complaints from viewers once word spread and they started worrying about sponsors and losing both.

No self-respecting news organization should pay that girl anything. What could she possibly say that isn't completely contrived? She should just get on with her life, do charitable work, and let her actions speak for themselves. Idiot girl.

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