Even though her place as America’s most recognizable airhead has been usurped by the likes of Kim Kardashian and Kendra Wilkinson, Paris Hilton is not going down without a fight. Her new show, The World According to Paris (or, as Chrissy Teigen calls it, “TWAT”) was supposed to show a kinder, gentler side of Paris as she did things like volunteer and take bubble baths. However, nobody was buying it. Barbara Walters, who has been very kind to Paris in the past and is a family friend, went after Paris on The View last week, saying that Paris’ attempt to look like a nice person came across as insincere. After the interview was taped, Paris and her father Rick reportedly yelled at a producer backstage because they were unhappy with the “tone” of the segment.
It looks like the audience agreed with Barbara: The World According to Paris‘ premiere episode garnered only 400,0o0 viewers, which is almost half the number of people who watched the premiere of Aubrey O’Day‘s reality show. Paris is claiming that the problem with the show is that a “technical error” caused the program to air at the wrong time, but a spokesperson from Oxygen denies the claim. “The show premiered at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1 as was promoted,” a rep told PopEater. “There were no technical mistakes. We look forward to a very exciting run of the series.”
While Oxygen is keeping it classy, there are plenty of whispers throughout the entertainment industry that The World According to Paris‘ failure might be the death knell for Paris’ stardom. A marketing manager told PopEater, “She has been replaced by [the] Teen Moms and Snooki. She would have been better off not doing a new reality show at all then doing one that proves no one cares.” Another expert said, “Paris’ second season on that MTV show where she found a new friend was a disaster and she hasn’t been able to sell a magazine cover since the Kardashians arrived.”
If Paris was a nice person or had done anything legit with her career, I might actually feel sorry for her right now. But I don’t.