NBC Denies $1 Million Paris Hilton Deal
NBC has denied they would pay Paris Hilton $1 million to appear on the Today show following her release from jail next week. The wealthy socialite may however do a prime-time show for the network and NBC said they would pay for her private photos or videos. In other words - it's not six. It's half a dozen.
As Hollywood press reports late Thursday, no deal with Hilton is as yet in place and the two sides are currently negotiating whether the celebutante would do a straightforward interview or some kind of special that could include an interview on "Today."
Earlier this week, Princes William and Harry appeared on "Today" for an exclusive interview with Matt Lauer and portions of that interview also aired in the network's prime-time news magazine "Dateline" and sister news channel MSNBC.
NBC did pay the British royals $2.5 million for the broadcast rights to a tribute concert for Princess Diana on what would have been her 46th birthday, a fee that was donated to the late princess' charity.