She helped pioneer reality television with a hit series that she starred in with her former BFF, Nicole Richie, but Paris Hilton said she barely recognizes what passes for reality TV these days.
“It’s definitely changed. ‘The Simple Life' was a real reality show and I think today it’s more a scripted-mostly show,” Hilton said Wednesday while visiting TODAY.
Hilton called the "Real Housewives" franchise, for example, "very dramatic," and admitted to watching its first season, but none since, even though her aunt, Kim Richards, was featured on the Beverly Hills installment.
"I actually am so busy I don’t watch television," she said during her chat with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, both of whom commented on Hilton's husky voice.
"This is actually my real voice," Hilton insisted, acknowledging the "baby voice I used to use" on her reality show. "I actually have a low voice in real life."
These days, Hilton spends most of her time either playing DJ in Ibiza or working on her conglomerate, which includes a fragrance line with 20 different perfumes. She also is busy playing aunt to the baby her sister, Nicky Hilton, gave birth to in July.
“She is an angel. She is the most beautiful little girl. When I held her the first time, I was literally just crying of happiness,” Hilton said. “And I’ve never seen my sister so happy. It makes me so emotional.”
But don’t expect that to inspire her to settle down any time soon.
“I’m so busy with my work that I don’t have time for a relationship or even myself,” she said. “So I would love to find someone one day I could trust to have a family with. I don’t know, with my line of work, it’s very hard to do that.”