Paris Hilton is Grateful for Pillows, Stavros Niarchos, More

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Paris Hilton is a changed woman.

Proving as much, the locked up heiress didn't use her free time to phone family or friends, but to place a call to a nationally syndicated radio show, during which Paris said she now appreciates "things I took for granted" and plans to use her fame "in a good way."

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"I'm so much more grateful for everything that I have, even just to have a pillow at night or food," Hilton told E! News's Ryan Seacrest in a phone conversation from Century Regional Correctional Facility.

Hilton, who is scheduled to be released next week, also claimed she wanted to use her celebrity for good and no longer wishes to be the subject of ridicule. Or Stavros Niarchos' wet dreams, we presume.

The spoiled inmate says you can expect a new Paris Hilton to emerge from jail.

"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," she told Seacrest. "Frankly [I'm] sick of it and I want to use my fame in a good way."

Any suggestions for how Paris can do this, Hollywood Gossip readers? Perhaps she could...

Meanwhile, Hilton is discovering amazing things about jail. For example: "I am behind glass and I want to give my dad a big hug and they won't even let me do that."

Weird how prison works that way, huh? In related news, we heard that Jason Wahler was shocked to learn they didn't have happy hour in rehab.

As for the future, Hilton said: "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."

Is there any doubt Hunter Cross will be lying next to her as she does?


Paris Hilton Biography

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Paris Hilton is a party host, bad actress, singer, model and painfully annoying skank based in Southern California. This former A-list... More »
New York, New York
Full Name
Paris Whitney Hilton

Paris Hilton Quotes

We want to stay together forever. I wouldn't do a Vegas [wedding]. I don't know where or when but I do want it to be romantic.

Paris Hilton [on Benji Madden]

He's my best friend. He's just different from any guy that I've ever been with. I just trust him completely, and I know that he'd be there for me, no matter what.

Paris Hilton [on Benji Madden]