Paris Hilton gave an interview to British tabloid News Of The World which, for some reason, included a picture of her with the ill-kempt reporter. Apparently that's how things work on Fleet Street. Hilton, in any case, made clear that she's ready to move beyond the grasping, body-flashing, blatant-paparazzi-baiting phase of her career to a place where she can act all dignified and above it all, telling the tabloid that her rich, famous ex-boyfriends were only using her for riches and fame:
Tearful multi-millionaire Paris fluttered her eyes and told the News of the World: "Every other guy I've been out with has used me for money or sex - but in most cases they just want fame. It made it hard to trust people."
...She also boosted the flagging careers of ex-Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and Greek shipping heirs Paris Latsis and Stavros Niarchos III, who ditched her after using their newfound celebrity to snare other women.
“After a while I had to start questioning exactly why somebody wanted to be with me,” said Paris, 27.
Hilton also batted down rumors she was given the cold shoulder by Prince William after trying to attract his attention with an awkward, sad mating dance. According to Hilton, William came on to HER, and it was "really weird" and she so wasn't impressed with him because "I travel all over the world and meet a lot of royalty." So as you can see, Hilton once again was not at all desperate or grasping.
Already this new spin on the brand that is Paris Hilton has spread widely in the tabloid and celebrity media (more). Sure, the reaction is mostly shock and outrage, but with enough repetition Hilton will hammer into acceptance the idea that she's a dignified and discerning cultural icon worthy of the better endorsement contracts. Because, really, who's going to care enough to argue with her?