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
Why Kim Is the New Paris
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)

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. (More Kim Kardashian stories.)

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