Paris Hilton’s story is getting the podcast treatment, with Wondery’s original podcast “Even the Rich” launching its newest season focused on the heiress, entrepreneur and OG influencer. Over four episodes, co-hosts Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams take a deep dive into Hilton’s empire and “how this hotel heiress turned a provocative moment into super-stardom and how Paris built her persona brick by brick.” The first episode, which launched Tuesday, chronicles Hilton’s early days in the spotlight before “The Simple Life.”

She seems like a ditzy wild child. At least that’s the way the media portrays her,” the hosts detail in the episode. “She’s always on Page Six for something or other like the time she danced on a nightclub table and flashed her thong to the paparazzi. Or the time her and Nicole Richie showed up to a club in matching denim suits and nothing else underneath. But what does Paris care if she’s sometimes the butt of people’s jokes. She pretty much has it all.

Explaining why the podcast — which has chronicled the Versace family, the Kennedys, the Murdochs and Beyoncé and Jay-Z to date — focused on Hilton for its latest season, Skidmore-Williams says, “There’s so much more to her than what the 2000s media would have us believe – she’s been through a lot. Paris is quite the savvy businesswoman. She used her knowledge and experience to curate the brand she wanted for herself.

Like many, my original fascination with Paris was brought on by the outrageous public image I was seeing in tabloids and on TV,” Siffrinn adds. “But I had no idea the trauma she suffered as a teen at Provo Canyon School. My jaw definitely met the floor when I discovered the details of what really happened.

Hilton recently revealed her experiences at the Provo Canyon School on her YouTube Originals documentary, titled “This Is Paris.” The film, which launched in September, chronicled Hilton’s rise to fame and childhood traumas from her perspective.

I feel by me telling my story and having the courage and being brave is going to help a lot of other people who want to come out and tell their story,” Hilton told Variety ahead of its launch. “And expose these places for what they’re doing to children. My ultimate goal is to shut these places down because they shouldn’t exist and no child should ever have to go through what I went through.

Though Hilton is not involved in telling her story on the “Even the Rich” podcast, the show’s hosts feel confident that the media maven will approve of their take.

I believe Paris and the Hilton family will love it,” Skidmore-Williams says. “We worked so hard to honor the people behind the Hilton name and this arc tells their story with humor and poignancy while sticking to the facts.

Siffrinn adds: “They’ll see that we really do Paris justice as the ‘OG Influencer.’ We spent hours and hours watching, reading and understanding Paris and the history of the Hiltons.

“Even the Rich” is just one of podcast producer Wondery’s offerings, with original shows including “Bad Batch,” “The Shrink Next Door,” “Business Wars,” “American History Tellers,” “Tides of History,” “The Daily Smile” and “Imagined Life.” Both Wondery’s “Joe Exotic: Tiger King” and “Dr. Death” podcasts are in development for TV adaptations with Universal Content Productions.

In December, Amazon announced a deal to acquire Wondery, with the podcast producer set to join the Amazon Music group.

With Amazon Music, Wondery will be able to provide even more high-quality, innovative content and continue their mission of bringing a world of entertainment and knowledge to their audiences, wherever they listen,” a post announcing the deal explained.

Since “Even the Rich” launched in March 2020, Wondery reports that the show has doubled its audience base, through gossip-friendly episodes like their examination of the #FreeBritney movement. Hilton is also not the only reality TV figure the “Even the Rich” team plan to explore, with episodes about the Kardashian family in the works.


If your brain has rotted as much as ours have, you will know, off by heart, the full story of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan’s flip-flopping tumultuous friendship in the mid-noughties, with Britney Spears — arguably the most famous of the trio — at its centre. The pair, once inseparable, spent weeks in 2006 purportedly going back and forth between being besties and hating each other. (“Paris is a c*nt” lives in our head rent free.) Now, that iconic, very public feud — which apparently lives on to this day — has been transformed into a movie script. All it needs is a willing financier to put money behind this legendary story and bring it to the screen.

Debut screenwriter Ariel Sayegh is behind Frenemy, a script that’s managed to earn seven mentions on 2020’s Black List – an annual rundown of the most-liked, unproduced scripts in Hollywood which has helped launch projects like Diablo Cody’s Juno.

The blurb attached to the film’s entry calls it “a chronicle of the infamous Lindsay Lohan/Paris Hilton feud of 2004-2006 over who would be Britney Spears’ best friend”, which is a one-line pitch that has us scrambling in our pockets for cash to make this happen. If the stars don’t play themselves, who would you like to assume the roles of Lindsay, Paris and Britney?

But that famous noughties trio are not the only Hollywood legends to have their life transformed into what’s 100% bound to be an unequivocal on-screen masterpiece. The late, great Anna Nicole Smith also gets the biopic treatment on this year’s Black List.

Director and screenwriter Abigail Briley Bean has written Gusher, a script that follows the model and actress’ life and controversial positioning as a young woman married to a man pushing 90. “Based on the story of Anna Nicole Smith,” the summary reads, “a shrewd young mother rises out of a small Texas town to become a famous Playboy centerfold, but when she falls in love with an eighty-nine-year-old billionaire, his son and the entire world believe she’s nothing but a gold digger.” It got 12 mentions on the Black List while Frenemy racked up seven. Either way, both are in strong positions to get commissioned, so long as the respective parties agree to it.

So what else has made the list? The most popular, with 29 mentions, is a script by Sophie Dawson called Headhunter, about a high-functioning cannibal whose victims are selected based on how many people follow them on Instagram. Not far behind it is Chang Can Dunk, about an Asian-American basketball-obsessed teen navigating his final high school years that Disney+ have already picked up the rights to produce.

There are also some queer titles making appearances here too. A meta-fiction Richard Simmons biopic about a boy who’s inspired to lose weight and help others do the same after he’s visited by an apparition of Barbra Streisand, called St. Simmonds. There’s the story of two trans women holding a sit-in in a Nordstrom bathroom after a manager refuses to let them use it, called Occupied. And then there’s What If?, a high school movie being financed by MGM and directed by Billie Porter about a 17-year-old boy asking out his transgender classmate.

We’ll have to wait a little longer to see if anyone bites on the Lindsay and Paris feud script, but you can view the Black List rundown in full here, and get a sneak peek at the movies that might be coming your way in the years to come


Paris Hilton’s upcoming documentary will unveil a new side of the heiress and reality TV icon.

The YouTube Originals documentary This Is Paris dives into the life of the star, whose great-grandfather Conrad Hilton founded Hilton Hotels. In PEOPLE’s exclusive sneak peek, Hilton prepares to discuss the mental abuse that she underwent as a teenager at boarding school in Utah.

I’m nervous,” she admits. “I’m shaking. It’s hard to even eat, because my stomach is just like, turning. I don’t know — it’s something that’s very personal, and not something I like talking about.

No one really knows who I am,” she continues. “Something happened in my childhood that I’ve never talked about with anyone. I still have nightmares about it.

According to the documentary description, “This Is Paris uncovers the hidden past of the international icon. As Paris confronts the heartbreaking trauma that forged who she is today, this deeply compelling portrait tells the real story of a teenage girl desperate to escape into a fantasy and sheds new light on the insta-fame culture that Paris helped to create.

Hilton’s sister Nicky Rothschild Hilton and their mother Kathy Hilton will also appear.

The project was helmed by Emmy-winning director Alexandra Dean and produced by Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC).

During an appearance on The Talk in early March, Hilton said filming the documentary over the course of a year was “very therapeutic.”

I became so close with the director, and she really asked me so many questions,” she said. “I started thinking about my past and what I’ve been through and realized just how much it’s affected my life and how I was holding on to so much trauma for so long.”

“I think when people see this film, they’re really going to see a different side to me than they’ve ever seen before,” she continued. “Because I honestly didn’t even know who I was up until this year. I really learned a lot about myself through this film.

This Is Paris premieres Sep. 14 on Hilton’s YouTube Channel.


Paris Hilton revealed her new slang word to pop star Charli XCX during a Zoom chat, likening her new creation to her iconic “That’s hot” catchphrase.

Charli, 27, told The Candy Shop on Apple Music: “This week, I did an absolutely epic Zoom conference.

“I did a Zoom conference with Leigh-Anne Pinnock from Little Mix and the one and only iconic Paris Hilton. And she told me that she has trademarked a brand new word called sliving, which is a cross between slaying and living.”

Charli then provided a snippet from their conversation.

Talking about their cooking skills during the lockdown, Charli said: “I’m really not very good. I’m not a good cook, but I’m trying. What’s your speciality? What’s your go to dish?

The 39-year-old heiress replied: “Sliving lasagne.”

Asked what sliving lasagne actually is, Paris continued: “Sliving lasagne. It’s basically my recipe and it’s the best.

Then, Charli asked: “What’s sliving?

And Paris responded: “Sliving is my new word that I trademarked. It’s the new, ‘That’s hot’. It means slaying and living your best life in one word.

Paris – who has already registered her “That’s hot” catchphrase as a trademark – subsequently described Charli as a “sliver“.

The pop star responded: “I’m a sliver? I want to be one. Oh my God. Is ‘That’s hot’ over? Are you done with, ‘That’s hot’?

In reply, Paris explained: “No, I’ll never be over, ‘That’s hot’. ‘That’s hot’ and sliving.”

Meanwhile, Paris previously admitted she actually stole the phrase “That’s hot” from her sister Nicky.

She confessed: “‘That’s hot’ is something that my sister actually always used to say, but I trademarked it and I own it. Sorry, Nicky.”


New year, new man! After calling off her engagement to Chris Zylka over a year ago, Paris Hilton was spotted with a new guy at a Golden Globes after-party on Sunday night.

While she posed solo at Warner Bros. and InStyle’s 21st Annual Post-Golden Globes event at the Beverly Hills Hotel, the socialite was spotted kissing and cuddling with a mystery man. The pair were described as “inseparable.”

ET has learned that Hilton has been dating Carter Reum, the 38-year-old entrepreneur and bestselling author of Shortcut Your Startup: Speed Up Success With Unconventional Advice From the Trenches, for a few weeks now. According to ET’s source, the two “are enjoying each other’s company.”

The source added that Hilton — who stunned at the after-party in a nude gown with silver lines — “is happy.

This is the Simple Life star’s first public relationship since she and Zylka broke up. In November 2018, a source close to Hilton and the 34-year-old actor — who started dating in 2016 — told ET that the cause of their split was that the relationship moved too fast, and Hilton realized over time that Zylka wasn’t the one for her, and their relationship just wasn’t meant to be.

In November 2019, ET spoke with Hilton about how she was doing a year after her breakup. When asked if she was dating again, Hilton replied, “I’m really good right now. I’m just focusing on my life, my business, hanging out with my girlfriends and having the time of my life.