Jailed media whore Paris Hilton has told Ryan Seacrest in a phone interview that she's sick of being made fun of, and has reiterated how she intends making better use of her fame once she is released. Paris also says that being deprived of life's luxuries has made her more appreciative of how good she has it:
I’m so much more grateful for everything that I have, even just to have a pillow at night or food. You know my gratitude has gone up so much and I just realize that the media used me to make fun of and be mean about it. Frankly [I’m] sick of it and I want to use my fame in a good way. I am behind glass and I want to give my dad a big hug and they won’t even let me do that. That’s how the rules are, you have to be behind glass. I’m not a criminal, I’m not dangerous, so it makes me feel like that. It’s hard but I’m stronger everyday. I just can’t wait to see my family and have a nice meal and be in my own bed and appreciate all the things I took for granted and never really thought much about.
Paris will begin "using her fame in a good way" by accepting a million dollars from NBC for an exclusive interview. She will also reportedly receive $300,000 from Getty for the right to take the first pictures of her post-incarceration, those pictures to run in People magazine along with her first print interview. That's way more than Perez used to pay her to pretend to be his friend, I can tell you that.