Celebrity News June 21, 2007
Paris Hilton's Million Dollar Chat Revealed
Paris Hilton may have just landed her first sit-down interview post-pokey – and like all things Paris, it's going to be pricey.
The New York Post reported that NBC has agreed to pay the jailbird up to $1 million for a “Today” show interview with Meredith Vieira on Wednesday, the day after she's sprung from jail.
One million bucks, divided by 23 days behind bars – that means Paris made $43,478 every day she was in the slammer!
The deal has apparently infuriated ABC executives who were hoping to land Paris' first interview with Barbara Walters.
Barbara has been blabbing that she's spoken to Paris' mom Kathy frequently, and sources say she had been banking on being the first to hear from her.
ABC was the front-runner until NBC Universal boss Jeff Zucker personally called Paris' dad Rick and made the pitch. Apparently, it was an offer the Hiltons just couldn't refuse.
Paris' busy spokesman Eliot Mintz said he “can't confirm or deny” the report.
And that may be just the beginning – Hugh Hefner and Playboy have also reportedly put a lucrative offer on the table. No word on whether Paris will take that either.
While Paris gets ready to run to freedom, attention is now shifting to friend Nicole Richie and her battle to avoid time behind bars.
She'll make a court appearance July 11 and could face 90 days to a year if she's convicted on her second DUI offense.