And it’s the gift of song … no, sorry, voice. Oh, hell, let Barbara Walters explain her coup:
On Sunday at 3 p.m., Paris Hilton phoned me collect from jail. Prisoners must call collect.
The unusual conversation came about because Kathy Hilton, Paris’ mother, had phoned me, and while we were talking, Paris called on the other line. When she heard I was talking to her mother, she said she’d like to talk to me herself.
She sounded tired but totally aware of what she was saying. “How are you?” I asked.
Paris answered, “I’m hanging in there.” But she declared, “I feel as if I’m a different person. I’ve dropped my appeal. I don’t want to cause any more problems.”
I asked what happened in the jail that led to her being released or reassigned to her home. She said she had not been wailing, sobbing or screaming as had been described.
“But,” she said, “I was not eating or sleeping. I was severely depressed and felt as if I was in a cage. I was not myself. It was a horrible experience.”
And you know what that means: An exclusive for Walters’ Sirius satelite radio show!
Media Alert: June 11, 2007
BARBARA WALTERS RECOUNTS HER JAIL CELL INTERVIEW WITH PARIS HILTON TONIGHT ON â€˜BARBARA LIVE!â€™ EXCLUSIVELY ON SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO