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    Paris Hilton Seemed Ready To Ditch Her Old “Vapid Persona” — Then “Cooking With Paris” Happened

    "In her 'This Is Paris' documentary, she was very open, honest, vulnerable, real. All of that authenticity is gone from this new show."

    On today's episode of BuzzFeed Daily, we broke down the top pop culture headlines AND discussed Paris Hilton's return to reality TV, Cooking With Paris. You can listen below or scroll down to read more about the interview!

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    So let's dive right into it! Recently we talked to Variety's Daniel D’Addario about the new Netflix show Cooking With Paris and whether Paris Hilton's blasé attitude works in 2021. Here's some of what we learned:

    BuzzFeed Daily: First of all, what even is Cooking With Paris?

    Photo of Paris Hilton standing at a kitchen counter wearing a "That's Hot" apron

    BuzzFeed Daily: There's a campy tongue-in-cheek vibe to the show that suggests Paris is kind of playing into her old, as you said, vapid persona. But it's interesting because that's an image that she seems like she was trying to overhaul with her This Is Paris documentary. In that documentary, she was very open, honest, vulnerable, real. All of that authenticity is gone from this new show. Why do you think that is?

    Photo of Paris Hilton dressed as Holly Golightly at a grocery store

    BuzzFeed Daily: We're living in a moment where a lot of celebrities are really trying to recapture some sort of magic that worked for them a long time ago, like look at Bennifer 2.0 or all of these '90s shows that are getting rebooted, or all these cast members from these '90s shows are now doing podcasts about the show. You know, just last week, there were rumors about Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer dating, which I fully believe their publicists planted. What do you think it is about this particular moment in time that is making people so nostalgic for the past?

    Photo of Ross and Rachel kissing on Friends

    After over a decade of control under her father, and years after the #FreeBritney movement gained steam, Britney Spears’ father, Jamie, has finally announced that he’s prepared to step down from her conservatorship.

    We also talked about the first full trailer for Ryan Murphy’s new series Impeachment: American Crime Story, which follows Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky and the subsequent fallout.

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    It looks truly wild.

    As always, thanks for listening! And if you ever want to suggest stories or just want to say hi, you can reach us at or on Twitter @BuzzFeedDaily.