Ok, I'm as sick as anyone else of hearing about Paris Hilton. Now that she's here in Toronto shooting a movie - some weird horror musical which I will now begin trying to avoid having to see - it seems a day doesn't go by when someone I know mentions seeing her at some bar or club or streetcorner downtown.
But her stop on David Letterman last week is worth checking out. Most of the 8-plus minutes is spent with the gap-toothed mugger asking her about her time in the big house and Paris appearing more and more uncomfortabler, as though she just stepped in dog shit She starts pouting at one point (I could almost detect a slight lip quiver) and even comes close to tears - which is probably how she always gets her way.
Still, the best moment comes after the 10th or 11th Paris-in-prison question when she says she doesn't want to talk about it any more. To which Letterman replies something along the lines of, "well, this is where you and I differ because this is all I want to talk about."
Just when you think Letterman's lost it (which he mostly has; his shtick is becoming embarrassingly bad and not unlike the SNL parodies of him), he gives you a moment like this.