Hilton Spurns Billboard Over Jokes
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Paris Hilton won’t joke about her peeps. The hotel heiress canceled an appearance at next week’s Billboard Music Awards because she didn’t like the jokes written for her, according to a spokesman.
``It is my understanding that some satirical references ridiculed some of her peers,″ her spokesman, Elliot Mintz, said in a statement. ``Paris did not want to say anything that could appear hurtful or embarassing about people she knows.″
Mintz said Hilton received a script Friday that contained material she found ``objectionable.″ Representatives for Hilton and the awards show could not come to an agreement about the script’s content so she decided to scrap the appearance, he said.
A call to Billboard was not returned early Saturday.
The Billboard Awards will be handed out Monday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The show is scheduled to air live on Fox.