Few Flock to Be Paris' New Best Friend

NYC casting call for heiress' new reality show nets low turnout
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 17, 2008 2:24 PM CDT
U.S. heiress Paris Hilton talks during an interview in Istanbul, Turkey, Thursday, March 27, 2008.    (AP Photo/Murad Sezer)
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(Newser) – Paris Hilton’s quest for a new best friend is off to a slow start. Casting calls for a show on which she’ll audition new pals aren’t much of a draw: Word is just 40 or 50 turned up at a New York event. And reporters were turned down on the theory that “no press was better than any press,” MSNBC reports.

The 27-year-old heiress covered her tracks with a MySpace posting insisting that there were “NO open casting calls for the show,” adding that “every event is exclusive and hand-picked by invitation only. … I didn't want my potential BFFs to have to wait in a long open-call lines.”