Paris: Acting Dumb Is Hard

Heiress mistakes chef for prime minister
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2009 11:00 AM CST
Paris Hilton says it's hard playing an airhead--but she also accidentally named a reality TV chef as the prime minister, the Mirror reports.   (AP Photo/MySpace, Brad Barket)
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(Newser) – Paris Hilton is no dummy—just ask her. The hotel heiress blames her stint on The Simple Life for her international reputation as a five-star ditz, the Daily Mirror reports, and she insists she didn't really mistake TV chef Gordon Ramsay for British PM Gordon Brown. “I know exactly who Gordon Brown is," she says. "I was just eating in Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in LA so I know that he's like a chef."

Hilton, who is promoting her new reality show Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend, also ruled out dating Prince Harry, reports the Sun—“Chelsy [Davy] is a really sweet girl, I wouldn’t do that to her.” And she's not interested in Amy Winehouse as her new BFF—“I love her music but I don't know if I could handle that lifestyle.”