Hilton's Paris pride
13:30 07 November 2006
Paris Hilton's mother is proud of her daughter's homemade sex tape, according to a new biography.
Paris' parents, Rick and Kathy, were not fazed when 'One Night In Paris' was made public without her permission, claims biographer Jerry Oppenheimer.
He is quoted by the New York Daily News newspaper as saying: "I have family sources telling me that Rick and Kathy Hilton are proud of everything Paris has done, including the X-rated video that launched her to this international stardom, infamy and fame.
"It is a bizarre family. Behind the scenes her parents were not opposed to the video because that totally launched her."
The author also says he ended up feeling sorry for the 25-year-old star because her mother pressured her into becoming a celebrity.
Oppenheimer added: "Her mother, Kathy, put her in make-up and allowed her into nightclubs from a very young age.
"I feel sorry for her because in a way she had no chance to do anything else but live the dreams her grandmother and her mother had for themselves.
"I don't think she had a chance to do anything besides what she is doing."
The accredited biographer also claims that Paris - who has marketed herself as a brand, earning millions from her own reality TV show, perfume, pop album and acting career - will not inherit the large portion of the Hilton hotel fortune people assume she will.
Oppenheimer said: "While in name she is a Hilton, she is not the heiress the world has been led to believe. In fact she has to work her butt off to live the Hilton lifestyle. The bulk of the Hilton fortune is going into the Hilton Foundation. Paris is one of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who have to work for a living.
"Her brilliance is getting the attention - the exhibitionism, canoodling with guys in clubs and getting on the covers of celebrity magazines around the world."
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