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Paris Hilton to head to Rwanda next year
AP via Yahoo ^ | Tue Oct 30, 10:25 AM ET

Posted on 10/30/2007 10:40:38 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan

NEW YORK - Her trip to Rwanda has been postponed, but Paris Hilton is still determined to use her celebrity status for good causes.

"I want to travel the world," the 26-year-old socialite says in an interview posted on the Web site of the syndicated entertainment TV show "Extra." "I feel like there's a lot I can do, and a lot I can do to help."

The Playing for Good Foundation announced last week that Hilton's philanthropic trip to Rwanda has been postponed due to restructuring of the children's charity. On her itinerary: visits to schools and health-care clinics.

Hilton told "Extra" she will now pack her bags for the African country sometime next year.

"We were supposed to be going in November, but then the charity is doing restructuring and figuring things out. It's going to be for next year," she said. "I know (Rwanda) went through a lot of traumatic experiences, and I feel like if I go there, I can help save some people's lives."

Hilton announced the mission in September, several months after serving a 23-day jail sentence for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.

"I want kids to know, even if you're 15 or 16 years old, you can do something," she said in the interview.


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Aren't these third-world countries suffering from enough disease already?
1 posted on 10/30/2007 10:40:40 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan
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To: ElkGroveDan

How about she gives most (98%) of her inheritance to charity?


2 posted on 10/30/2007 10:41:39 AM PDT by wastedyears (One Marine vs. 550 consultants. Sounds like good odds to me.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

She can help feed the hungry.

Memo to Rwanda - put a pot of water on.


3 posted on 10/30/2007 10:41:46 AM PDT by MoMagic
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To: ElkGroveDan

muawahahaaa


4 posted on 10/30/2007 10:43:04 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Apparently not.

Ya gotta wonder about her parents. You’d think the porn home movie she made would have gotten their attention....


5 posted on 10/30/2007 10:43:08 AM PDT by Badeye ('Ron Paul joined 88 Democrats.....")
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To: ElkGroveDan

What did Rwanda do to piss us off so much that the State Department would allow Paris Hilton to go there.


6 posted on 10/30/2007 10:43:12 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Fred Thompson 2008! Taking America Back for Conservatives!)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Rwanda has no drunk driving laws?


7 posted on 10/30/2007 10:43:27 AM PDT by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Any chance we can get her to stay there?


8 posted on 10/30/2007 10:43:30 AM PDT by chrisser
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To: ElkGroveDan

They do not need Paris. Some report she is borderline retarded. Imagine trying to get exclusive use for a simple sentence IIRC: “It’s hot.”


9 posted on 10/30/2007 10:43:45 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: ElkGroveDan

Does she have a globe so she knows where she is going?


10 posted on 10/30/2007 10:43:49 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: ElkGroveDan

Obviously Paris has hired a new PR firm.


11 posted on 10/30/2007 10:44:10 AM PDT by joebuck
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To: ElkGroveDan
Paris Hilton to head to Rwanda next year

Good maybe she'll stay there so I don't have to see her ugly face on the "news" any more.

12 posted on 10/30/2007 10:44:11 AM PDT by SwankyC
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To: ElkGroveDan
She is going there to see health care clinics?

I guess with her background she probably does has the expertise to have an opinion of the quality of care in the VD ward...

13 posted on 10/30/2007 10:44:51 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: apocalypto

Um, I think she has that trademarked.


14 posted on 10/30/2007 10:46:20 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: ElkGroveDan
I hope she can get in. BTW, thats her parents house shes trying to get in. Post jail, and drunk.
15 posted on 10/30/2007 10:46:32 AM PDT by BGHater (Bread and Circuses)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Image makeover...Probable suggestion by one of her handlers.
Only time will tell if she is sincere.


16 posted on 10/30/2007 10:46:47 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: ElkGroveDan

She’d fit in better in Ethiopia, methinks.


17 posted on 10/30/2007 10:47:11 AM PDT by LIConFem (Thompson 2008. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter 2008 (VP) Lifetime ACU Rating: 92)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Let’s hope the skank stays there.


18 posted on 10/30/2007 10:47:23 AM PDT by lesser_satan (READ MY LIPS: NO NEW RINOS | FRED THOMPSON '08)
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To: ElkGroveDan

IBMTC


19 posted on 10/30/2007 10:47:25 AM PDT by shbox (BobbyHill: "What's the matter with those people, Dad?" HankHill: "They're hippies, son")
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To: 1rudeboy

How is that possible? It is just a simple sentence.


20 posted on 10/30/2007 10:48:18 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: apocalypto

And you are free to use it. But you can’t use it to make a profit.


21 posted on 10/30/2007 10:50:08 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: BGHater

I’m impressed. She appears to be wearing panties.


22 posted on 10/30/2007 10:50:11 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: ElkGroveDan

It will be a night in Rawanda.


23 posted on 10/30/2007 10:52:13 AM PDT by AU72
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To: martin_fierro; Jersey Republican Biker Chick

I saw Paris Hilton and “head” and was gonna comment but thought better.

Might wanna warn the Rawandans what they could catch, though.


24 posted on 10/30/2007 10:52:23 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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OH GOOD GRIEF!

You all chastise her when she parties too much and now you chastise her for *trying* to do some good.

(although I have a sneaking suspicion she is trying to follow Angelina)

If she is truly trying then give credit where its due. How many of you all partied when you were young?

25 posted on 10/30/2007 10:52:32 AM PDT by shbox (BobbyHill: "What's the matter with those people, Dad?" HankHill: "They're hippies, son")
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To: ElkGroveDan

Hopefully she is at least partially sincere and has grown up.


26 posted on 10/30/2007 10:54:02 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious. Orwell)
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Paris Hilton to head to Rwanda next year

Please don't return.
27 posted on 10/30/2007 10:54:03 AM PDT by monkeycard (There is no such thing as too much ammo.)
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To: LIConFem

“She’d fit in better in Ethiopia, methinks.”

Why, she’s neither Coptic Christian nor a Muslim...

Besides, it is mainly the tribes outside the main cities that starved to death as they refused to moved...


28 posted on 10/30/2007 10:54:38 AM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: ElkGroveDan
"I want kids to know, even if you're 15 or 16 years old, you can do something," she said in the interview.

Uh, yeah....

29 posted on 10/30/2007 10:55:44 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: shbox
You all chastise her when she parties too much and now you chastise her for *trying* to do some good.

What good will possibly come of her visit? Many celebrities visit poor countries, and guess what? Even when they leave, those countries are still poor! Of course, the celebrity in question gets all sorts of credit for "trying" to fix a situation that cannot be fixed from without, but only from within.

The Rwandan people have suffered horribly in the past 10 years. For Paris Hilton to use them as props to bolster he own image is shameful. Hopefully, the Rwandan government will deny her a visa or do something else to ban her from coming to their country.

30 posted on 10/30/2007 10:56:36 AM PDT by pnh102
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To: martin_fierro; Larry Lucido; darkwing104; TommyDale; Badeye

Said Paris: “Well hell, if they won’t let have my own kids, I’ll just do what everyone else does and go to Africa and get some.”


31 posted on 10/30/2007 10:57:39 AM PDT by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: BGHater

>>hope she can get in. BTW, thats her parents house shes trying to get in. Post jail, and drunk.<<

She’s nimble little thing, isn’t she?


32 posted on 10/30/2007 10:58:10 AM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

33 posted on 10/30/2007 10:58:16 AM PDT by avacado (Republicans Destroyed Democrats' Most Cherished Institution: SLAVERY!)
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How many of you all partied when you were young?

I sure did but I never:

a) went out without underwear
b) caught an incurable venereal disease
c) was arrested
d) skipped out on a court date
e) went to prison
f) cried out "Mommy, Mommy" in public after the age of about 8 or 9.

34 posted on 10/30/2007 10:58:18 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Take the wheel, Fred.)
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To: Larry Lucido
you are so bad....

Truth hurts though.

35 posted on 10/30/2007 10:58:59 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (RIP Eric Medlen. You will be missed.../ Get well Soon John Force!!!)
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To: ElkGroveDan
"I want to travel the world," the 26-year-old socialite says in an interview posted on the Web site of the syndicated entertainment TV show "Extra." "I feel like there's a lot I can do, and a lot I can do to help."

Maybe the First Laddy can use a co-Ambassador-to-the-world? What do you think Hillary?

36 posted on 10/30/2007 10:59:54 AM PDT by keepitreal
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To: gondramB

Danr it I read your comment as I answered the phone here at work and snickerd at the unsuspecting caller.


37 posted on 10/30/2007 11:03:54 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Take the wheel, Fred.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

“Paris Hilton to head to Rwanda next year”

Did she hear they had a bimbo shortage?


38 posted on 10/30/2007 11:04:45 AM PDT by Hacklehead (I'm not here to make friends.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Why is this posted on Free Republic??????


39 posted on 10/30/2007 11:05:31 AM PDT by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: MoMagic

She can help feed the hungry.

Memo to Rwanda - put a pot of water on.
.....
Dude.. she ani’t even a good soup bone


40 posted on 10/30/2007 11:06:00 AM PDT by tophat9000 (You need to have standards to fail and be a hypocrite, Dem's therefor are never hypocrites)
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To: Ramcat

Entertainment value.


41 posted on 10/30/2007 11:06:05 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Take the wheel, Fred.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Should read, ‘Pairis Hilton to give head to Rawanda next year.’


42 posted on 10/30/2007 11:08:45 AM PDT by Leg Olam (I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy)
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How many of you all partied when you were young?

Do you really think that ANYONE on FR has done a tenth of the crap this diseased drunken slut has done in the name of partying?

If you do then you live in a weird world. Enjoy yourself while crashing your car for the tenth time.

43 posted on 10/30/2007 11:09:23 AM PDT by Eaker (If illegal immigrants were so great for an economy; Mexico would be building a wall to keep them in)
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To: All

do you think Sally Struthers will try to feed her while she’s there?


44 posted on 10/30/2007 11:10:06 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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"I feel like there's a lot I can do, and a lot I can do to help."

God save us from the pretentiousness of pop whores.

If she wants to do something, give to charity.

45 posted on 10/30/2007 11:14:39 AM PDT by bill1952 ("all that we do is done with an eye towards something else." - Aristotle)
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To: keepitreal
"What do you think Hillary?"

Hillary wants Paris for herself. Bill will have to go on safari elsewhere.

46 posted on 10/30/2007 11:15:13 AM PDT by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: ElkGroveDan
I sure did but I never:
a) went out without underwear
b) caught an incurable venereal disease
c) was arrested
d) skipped out on a court date
e) went to prison
f) cried out "Mommy, Mommy" in public after the age of about 8 or 9.

AHA! So then you DID participate in a sex tape that was then played all over the internet!?!?!?!
47 posted on 10/30/2007 11:18:19 AM PDT by texas_mrs
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AHA! So then you DID participate in a sex tape that was then played all over the internet!?!?!?!

The Internet became big shortly after I settled down and got married (93). So I'm in the clear there.

48 posted on 10/30/2007 11:24:44 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Take the wheel, Fred.)
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To: Eaker
Do you really think that ANYONE on FR has done a tenth of the crap this diseased drunken slut has done in the name of partying?

Probably more. The only thing keeping alot of 20ish people from doing the same things is money. I say "alot' not "all".
...and what disease? I didn't know she had a disease, but then again, I don't keep up with her that much.


Enjoy yourself while crashing your car for the tenth time.

Um, what? I have absolutely no idea what that means. I have never crashed my car. Ten times? Where did you get that? What the samhell are you talking about?
49 posted on 10/30/2007 11:25:52 AM PDT by shbox (BobbyHill: "What's the matter with those people, Dad?" HankHill: "They're hippies, son")
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To: ElkGroveDan

“I know (Rwanda) went through a lot of traumatic experiences, and I feel like if I go there, I can help save some people’s lives.”

Hilton announced the mission in September, several months after serving a 23-day jail sentence for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.

as long as she isn’t driving, they should be ok.


50 posted on 10/30/2007 11:37:00 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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