Are we Hilton'd out yet?
"It's The Apprentice meets My Fair Lady." That's how Kathy Hilton describes her new reality show, "I Want To Be a Hilton" which will follow the attempts of 14 social climbing wannabes to eat and drink good food, be a clothes horse, and collect B and C-list names at parties. Like Paris does.
Kathy Hilton is the mom of party girls Paris and Nicky and lil' Conrad and what's the-other-kid's-name. She says she wants this to be "a feel-good show": "When I signed up for the show, I said I don't want to be involved with anything that would be humiliating. This show isn't mean-spirited or making fun of anybody. It's a kinder, gentler reality show."
"I Want To Be A Hilton" hosts 14 contestants competing for an extravagant prize package that includes a $200,000 trust fund, new apartment, wardrobe and the opportunity to live the high life (in other words, like a Hilton) for a year.
The show has gotten some mixed reviews but I found it to be a hoot after the black chick called the Vegas girl a "British hoochie." Okay, that got me rolling. Then this hunky gorgeous construction worker from Mississippi named JW (In the words of Paris: "He's hot") did well in the first competition, a dinner party, despite refusing to eat escargot (snail). Escargot? -- EscarNOOOO!!!!! Just give that boy a big ole frahd catfish!
, "It's an acquired taste," JW said. "One that I haven't acquired yet."
The other contestants round out the usual suspects for reality TV: a gay guy, a Texas hick, a token black guy, a plumber from Queens, a trailer park barbie, an annoying Miss Tampa diva who schtick is to break out into song. Often. Then there's the Brit-born Vegas high stepper and Latricia, the sassy motor vehicles clerk. Lots of butt kissers in the group and Mama Hilton is wise to them. She eliminated the gay fragrance salesman last night and he became the first reject to be escorted to the waiting car ala "The Apprentice."
The surviving contestants will continue to try to live the not-so-simple life with upcoming tasks such as: wine sniffing, not falling asleep at a fashion show, the two-cheek air kiss, and delivering the Hilton-eque lightly buttered kiss-off -- or as Jackie O called it: the "P.B.O." (Polite Brush Off).
Hmm... Performing in a sex video with a married Hollywood producer doesn't seem to be one of the tasks...
Mama Hilton says she's often surprised at how many rich people could use a crash course in Etiquette 101. "I've been at very elegant dinner parties where you're in somebody's beautiful apartment or their home and they have gorgeous art on the wall and someone doesn't even know which fork to use," she says. "Money doesn't buy class." Oh, so true Madame Hilton ...
Read about the 14 contestants at realitytvworld.com.
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