The Family (Or most of them)

The Family (Or most of them)
The Family

August 22, 2006


AUG. 22, 2006
WITH a little help from Paris Hilton, video-sharing site YouTube today announced the launch of two new advertising concepts that take queues from the site's own user-generated content.
"Hey, YouTubers, it's Paris," purrs socialite and aspiring pop-singer Paris Hilton in a
new video that graces the right sidebar of the online video hub's front page.
The video is an example of what the company calls "participatory video ads," or PVAs. Like other YouTube videos, PVAs can be rated, commented upon, and embedded in blogs and MySpace profiles.
The clip pushes Hilton's newly released debut album, "Paris," and is part of YouTube's initial big test of the online advertising waters.
..."Just a little rich girl with too much money and a lot of time on her hands," YouTube user "ptmchale" posted on the new PVA for Paris Hilton's album promotion. And a user "zzzyax" added, "What a loser...YouTube isn't for 'celebrities' as some people may call them."
This one's even better...
Paris Hilton claims she was broke when she first moved to Hollywood.
The 'Pledge This!' actress - who has just released her self-titled debut
music album - insists she refused her millionaire parents' offers of financial help after she first left home, because she was determined to prove she could make it on her own.
She said: 'When I moved to Los Angeles, I swear on my life I didn't have anything and was living in a crappy apartment for models. I told my mum I didn't want any money.'
Despite her privileged upbringing, Paris - whose parents, Kathy and Rick, own the Hilton hotel chain - insists her success and wealth are down to her own hard work.
She added: 'I've done it all on my own. My cars, my house, I bought for myself.'