Paris: I “never, ever [thought] that my foolish actions would become public.”

Paris: I “never, ever [thought] that my foolish actions would become public.”
Paris Hilton, famous for being famous for being famous, confirms that it’s her in the infamous tape, and said in a statement, “I feel embarrassed and humiliated, especially because my parents and the people who love me have been hurt.” She also says, “I was in an intimate relationship, never, ever thinking that my foolish actions would become public.” Except, like, when she does them on purpose for The Simple Life or any number of other media appearances. Interestingly, the “foolish actions” statement was distributed by the AP and reprinted by the New York Daily News, but its version differs from other media outlets. ABC News and The Washington Post‘s version of the AP story replaces “foolish actions” with “things”: “I was in an intimate relationship and never, ever thought that these things would become public.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.