Paris Hilton says she’ll go away in two years; Hiltons think Kathy’s show “does sound a little obnoxious.”

The Hilton family, which spawned Paris and her less-obnoxious sister Nicky, might actually be sort of grounded. As evidence, Newsweek reveals that they, like the rest of the semi-conscious world, think they’re obnoxious. Specifically, that’s what patriarch Rick says they thought of the title of Kathy’s forthcoming NBC reality show I Want to be a Hilton. “We thought it was too cheeky. It does sound a little obnoxious,” he says.

If that’s shocking, Newsweek’s Marc Peyser writes, “What’s truly surprising is that, in person, the Hiltons don’t act like desperate, narcissistic, media-hungry reality-show wanna-bes. Really.”

But most stunning of all is the magazine’s revelation that Paris is “planning to give up her public life in two years, by which time she expects to become a mother with fiance Paris Latsis.” Why would Paris deprive the world of herself? “I don’t enjoy going out anymore. It’s a pain. It’s everyone saying, ‘Let’s do a deal! Can I have a picture? ‘I’m just, like, ‘These people are such losers. I can’t believe I used to love doing this’.” No news about what this means for the rumored upcoming The Simple Life 4, although it probably means she can squeeze in at least three more seasons of the show.

Paris reiterates her less-convincing claim that her entire persona is an act. “I think maybe when I was younger, I thought it was cute to play the dumb blonde. On TV, I do it because it’s funny. I consider myself a businesswoman and a brand. … I know exactly what I’m doing.”

And what she’s doing is eating. A lot. Newsweek says “Paris eats like a horse: a turkey sandwich, sausage, pasta and a bowl of Fruity Pebbles for dessert.” And the way that sentence is constructed, it suggests all of those things together were her dessert. Later, “Paris whines back, ‘I’m so hungry.’”

The House of Hilton [Newsweek]

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