Why Kim Is the New Paris
They're both 'famous for doing nothing'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2010 10:43 AM CDT
Caroline D'Amore, Paris Hilton, and Kim Kardashian arrive at the Tao Nightclub at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino early on September 30, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Just when you were getting relieved—Paris Hilton gossip seems to be waning!—the Sun has some bad news for you: There’s a new Paris Hilton in town, and her name is Kim Kardashian. Evidence:

  • Kim is dating Paris’ ex: Cristiano Ronaldo, to be specific.
  • She finally crossed over to the mainstream: Remember when Paris was just a socialite, not a full-fledged celebutante? Well, Kim was once just a stylist to the stars…but now everyone knows who she is.

  • Just like Paris…: “Kim wanted to be close to the stars,” a source says. “Her good looks and family connections” helped.
  • She has that pesky sex tape: Kardashian fought the distribution of a videotaped romp with ex Ray J, but she should probably send him a thank you note—like Paris, the tape made her a household name.
  • Last but not least: We knew Paris was here to stay when she got a reality show—and the same can be said for Kim.
Summing it up nicely, a friend explains, “Paris got famous for doing nothing so Kim figured she could learn a lot from her—and did.” Read the whole article here.
 

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