Robert Redford hates Paris Hilton, never wants her at Sundance again

Paris Hilton

Here are some photos of Paris Hilton in Barcelona on Tuesday where she was in attendance at Fashion Week to watch her 21-year-old boyfriend, River Viiperi, sashay down the runway. I think it’s rather hilarious that Paris is now in her thirties, yet her boyfriends never get any older. Then again, Paris hasn’t exactly grown up mentally herself in any shape or form. She’s still the same drunk, rowdy, self-aggrandizing Paris. But look how bored she looked while watching her latest man do his thang.

River Viiperi

Paris Hilton

Meanwhile, Paris’ party lifestyle is growing quite old in other contexts as well. According to the Enquirer, poor Robert Redford is just beside himself over the ruckus that she’s been causing at Sundance on an annual basis for the past several years. Paris really enjoys attending film festivals because they arrive with huge parties, lots of famous people, and many opportunities to be photographed. I seem to recall her attending Cannes in 2009 and demanding that she be let in for free, but the organizers made her pay the festival fees. She was miffed, but she paid to get in anyway. Now, she’s angered Redford to the point where, if he can find away to ban her, he probably will:

Robert Redford

“Get out of Sundance!”

That’s what Robert Redford, founder of the Sundance Film Festival, told reality TV party monster Paris Hilton after she crashed his annual fete yet again, say sources.

“She didn’t have anything to do with the films,” an irritated Redford, 75, groused to a reporter. “What movie is she in? She and her hard-partying, swag-grabbing cohorts have made the festival not much fun. There are too many people who come to the festival to leverage their own self-interest.”

The Oscar-winning screen legend — star of such classics as The Sing, The Way We Were, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid — founded the Park City, Utah, film festival in 1978.

But Paris, 31, has turned the highly regarded independent movie showcase into a Spring Break-like pilgrimage for the past few years, and the 2013 event was more of the same.

The jet-setting socialite showed up with her latest boy toy, 21-year-old model River Viiperi. She hit all the hottest clubs and snatched pricey swag, including designer duds and the latest electronic gadgets that vendors give celebrities for free, says a source.

“Paris doesn’t come to Sundance for the movies,” a festival regular told The Enquirer. “She’s here to pose, party and get stuff for free. This year was no different — she boozed it up, loaded up on gifts and went home richer than she came.

“Her 15 minutes of fame expired a long time ago, and we’re glad Robert Redford blasted her. She’s considered a joke here.”

[From Enquirer, print edition, February 11, 2013]

I guess that Redford could probably make a point to ban Paris from all official Sundance screenings, but I don’t know if he could manage to keep vendors from letting her into swag rooms because they’re letting Courtney Love in, so it’s not like they have standards. And he certainly can’t stop her from entering Park City and attending parties, right? This is a tough one alright. I do believe that Redford is probably very annoyed that a celebutante is mucking up the good name of his festival, but at least he can rest assured knowning that the rest of the world is annoyed by her as well. And if we could all find a way to ban her from planet Earth, we probably would too.

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton

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  1. carrie says:

    i guess he just discovered her existence because she comes every year at Sundance since 5 years (at least)

  2. Vera says:

    This is the best publicity that Paris has gotten in a while.

  3. Lolly says:

    She just added him to her christmas list for giving her all this free publicity. She’s considered a joke everywhere

  4. Ms Kay says:

    Gosh she is such a has been… She looks bleh on the pictures haha!

  5. koala says:

    Her arms are huge!

  6. Kiki says:

    Her boyfried looks so young in the face. He could pass as a 16 year old. I can’t imagine dating a guy who looks like a kid, especially if I will be in my 30’s.

    And I never thought I would see the day that Paris would be considered a has been, I remember there was a time when she was everywhere. I bet Kim K is next.

  7. Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

    I’d give Courtney Love swag before I gave t to Hilton. At least Love has contributed some decent things (Live Through This album, The People vs. Larry Flynt) to the entertainment industry.

    • pamspam says:

      My sentiments exactly! Love is a lukewarm mess, but she has some actual talent and has at least turned in a good acting performance in her lifetime!

  8. Poink says:

    Has-been. Just pathetic.

  9. Hoya_chick says:

    Is it me or does that fashion show look super budget? I mean really that’s it? Lol

    This made me love Robert Redford even more! PH is so gross. I wish she’d go away.

  10. dorothy says:

    I totally agree with RR. Her presence cheapens the event. Your a nobody Paris, go home!

  11. Lem says:

    Did you see this year, finally, the reporters were refusing to interview her.
    She’s hanging out trying to get camera time and even “Extra” was all… NOPE

    • Raven says:

      I think his message was broader than her, but she was a good example of what he thinks has gone wrong at Sundance. It used to be an event for folks in the indie film industry, interested producers and some indie film fans. That is why he established the event in the first place. Now it has become a circus, which gets in the way of the business he’d like to see conducted to put forward indie films. I think if he can figure a way to ban all the riff raff he’ll do it.

      • Pandy says:

        It’s the swag that brings the masses. But the swag is the advertising for the Festival. A conundrum.

  12. bns says:

    Courtney Love might have issues, but I wouldn’t put her in the same boat as Paris Hilton. Her episode of Behind the Music is really insightful and at least she was there to perform. I love 90s Hole.

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      I loved that episode as well, I came off liking her a bit, yeah Courtney>>>>Paris, CL is the bigger druggie, but at least has talent.

    • wonderwoman21 says:

      I loved Courtney Love’s ‘Behind the Music’! Hole’s albums Pretty on the Inside and Live Through This are incredible; Courtney HAS (had?) talent in a way that Paris never will. Plus Courtney is an interesting interview; in a way Paris’ vapid ass never could be.

    • Pandy says:

      Yeah, i loved 90s Hole too. Got to see them live for Live Through This. Good show.

  13. Lakemom says:

    While I have no doubt Resford has no use for PH, I call b.s. on the quotes attributed to him. I don’t PH is significant enough for him to mention.

  14. Lisa says:

    Please let this be Kim Kardashian’s fate.

    • claire says:

      I thought that Heidi and Spencer would never go away, but now we barely hear about them. Cannot wait for the day when that happens with the Kardashians and Paris. It’s got to be coming soon, right?

  15. Spacelamb says:

    Dear Paris,

    It’s over. O-V-E-R.

    Yours sincerely,

    The World

  16. virginia5 says:

    I’m sorry I just can’t with Paris Hilton’s bf, he looks like he is 15! I am the same age as him, and I would probably feel uncomfortable dating him since he looks so young.

  17. booger says:

    I like RR and loathe Hilton but RR is being an idiot about this. Sundance has been about famewhoring and people attending to be seen and leverage their own profile for years, and kicking out Paris isn’t going to turn the festival into some Indie utopia for struggling filmmakers looking for a Weinstein fairy godmother.

    • Pearl Clutcher says:


    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      “…has been about famewhoring and people attending to be seen and leverage their own profile for years”, perfect description of all major film festivals tbh, even though Cannes is much worse.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Pretty accurate. I wondered if this was a true quotation because it would give me a lot of pause to find that a man at the age of 75 lacked introspection so acutely.

  18. chaxlowkos says:

    does she ever exercise. fat ass

  19. fabgrrl says:

    He’s totally right, but I hate seeing the Great Robert Redford even acknowledge Parisiste. Well, I suppose he has earned the right to be curmudgeonly. “Get off my lawn, Paris!”

  20. Sumodo1 says:

    PH’s makeup looks cheap. It must be her own line, because only SHE can make herself look this bad.

    • Deb says:

      That bag she’s carrying is trim her own line. She must be getting desperate to promote that crap if she is carrying it herself.

  21. SleepyJane says:

    I’m glad she has put on a little weight. She is by no means fat. Maybe this means she’s finally dropped the (alleged?) coke habit.

  22. Diva says:

    Aren’t there a lot of “nobody” celebrities that go to Sundance? I don’t like Paris but if you are going to get rid of her then get rid of all of them.

  23. Dee Cee says:

    Greasy Bear Brandon Davis their body guard and charming escort, heh heh.. travels with the freaky couple..he got photographed in the background a few times and frowned.. turned quickly or covered his face?

  24. Dawn says:

    I say thank you Bob for being truthful about a used to be celebrity. The world has many reasons to not like Paris Hilton, no talent, glorified call girl and the list goes on. But the biggest reason I don’t dig Paris is because she brought the sewer rats KrapTrashian family into the world’s light. She and Ryan Seacrest need to rot in hell for that.

  25. Allie May says:

    I lost all respect for Robert Redford years ago when I read he criticized the work of Nicholas Evans, the author of “The Horse Whisperer” — told him the way he ended his novel (10th bestselling novel of all time) was a COPOUT!! The next time Robert Redford writes a bestselling novel, I’ll be the first to buy it! To be the main character of that film and to be so ungrateful with THOSE words… who is he? I don’t respect ANYTHING that comes out of his mouth.

  26. janie says:

    Imagine how proud this guy’s mom must be, by who he’s dating? ….. NOT!

  27. j.eyre says:

    Can he ban vendors from giving away freebies? That would help eliminate the riffraff would it not?

    I adore Robert Redford but if he really wants to make Sundance about the films, he needs to make some pretty dramatic (pun intended) eliminations.

  28. Madriani's Girl says:

    Um, look at the dude next to her. Are we sure THAT’S a fashion show? I thought they had dress codes at those things?

  29. claire says:

    I find it so desperate and embarrassing how these reality star type folk, like the Hiltons and the Kardashians show up at actual celebrity/actor or musician events and think they somehow belong there. They’re like little leeches latching on. It’s so tacky.

  30. loma says:

    Barcelona has a FW?

  31. Susie Q says:

    EVERYBODY who has actual talent hates Paris Hilton. I think Courtney Love has more class than she does. I read on CDAN she is trying to get knocked up to try and get some relevance back. Sidenote, there was also a blind reveal on there on how she had to pee at Coachahola (spelt wrong, too lazy to google) so she just lifted her dress and peed in front of Little Wayne (maybe not him, lazy, see above) and a bunch of other people and then got back up and sat back down with everyone. So yeah, Courtney has more class.

  32. Butch says:

    Paris. People have said C. Love has more class than you, and would rather have her over for dinner if they had to choose. Ouch! Aaaanyway. Most people think you’re a bit of a weenie. Courts must have dumped her loser dust into your bag when you weren’t looking.

  33. skuddles says:

    I love Robert Redford. That is all.

  34. Chrissy says:

    She looks ridiculous with that guy. He looks like he’s about 17.

  35. Beatriz says:

    Robert Redford <3

  36. xoxokaligrl says:

    She looks good, and always dresses nice.

    I do not like her, but I am not going to be a hater like some people on here.

  37. Nicolatta says:

    She is definitely a “has been” and she has managed to b famous for no reason. Just like many other celebs..
    I don’t care much for PH but her arms are not fat! She’s not even near being fat! It’s how she is resting her arms
    Society is forming a very negative impression on today’s young ladies in terms of weight and it’s so sad

  38. Lee says:

    so hot

  39. MyCatLovesTV says:

    Y’all can call me stupid for asking this but why can’t Sundance be by invitation only?

  40. GirlyGirl says:

    So Redford is just realizing now that Sundance is seen as just another industry wank (which it is) and Paris is a real easy target,

    boo hoo Robert, you’ve made your bed and now dilettantes want to sleep in it.

    • Susie Q says:

      He didn’t just realize it, he said the same thing about her a few years ago. She is despised in the industry, she brings down any event she shows her mug at.