Paris Hilton was in on the crashing plane prank and got seven figures for it

Paris Hilton visits Just Cavalli nightclub
Earlier this week we saw video of Paris Hilton screaming and crying as she seemingly fell victim to a cruel prank played by Egyptian TV show Ramez in Control. Paris was one of several passengers in a small jet aircraft over Dubai which banked and dived as alarms went off. During the prank, where the plane seemed to have lost power, she yelled “What is happening?! What the f*k?” as the other passengers screamed. It was hard not to feel sorry for Paris, who acted like she was fearing for her life.

When the plane finally landed, Paris was crying to show host Ramez Galal “I said I didn’t want to go on that plane,” and he answered “I’m a bad guy, I am naughty. This is prank show.” She seemed genuinely surprised and kept saying “what?!” Everyone knows that Paris can’t act, so it seemed like she was victimized here. (Some of you pointed out that she was flipping her hair in the plane, but that also could have been a nervous thing she does.)

TMZ uncovered documents from the show’s producers seeking a celebrity to be a part of this prank. The details were fully disclosed ahead of time, the celebrity was to be paid around seven figures for this, and Paris must have known this was coming. Here’s part of TMZ’s report:

TMZ has obtained a document prepared by the Egyptian production company behind the prank. Turns out Paris wasn’t their first choice. The company sent the offer to the reps of other American celebs back in March, offering them big money to participate in the prank.

The document states, “We will act as if something is going wrong and ask all passengers to jump off the plane!!! Of course everyone will panic, we’ll be having skydivers in disguise with us on board.”

The doc goes on, “We will monitor the funny reactions from our celebrity guest when they fear jumping off the plane.”
And the document even mentions the stunt has the blessing of Dubai authorities … “Dubai official authorities are monitoring this show and providing us with security. If you want to make sure, you can contact the office of crown prince of Dubai, his majesty Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He himself will be supervising the progress of the project.”

Sources say the production company offered a huge amount of money to a willing celeb … in the million dollar range.

[From TMZ]

TMZ also has paparazzi video footage of Paris. They ask her about the plane prank and she said that it was “terrifying” and that they “went a little too far with their prank.” Here’s the thing, while Paris might not be able to “act,” I think she was genuinely scared despite knowing about the prank ahead of time. I mean I scream and am scared on roller coasters, and this had the potential to go terribly wrong. It was a bad prank, even if the celebrity got paid and was in on it. This is the most press Paris has gotten in ages though and she got paid for it so she might not regret participating.

Paris Hilton visits Anastasia

Paris Hilton leaves Anastasia

Paris Hilton visits Just Cavalli nightclub

These are photos of Paris on 7-1 and 6-21. She’s wearing a t-shirt with a drawing of herself on it. Credit: Kika/WENN, WENN and FameFlynet

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  1. Anoneemouse says:

    She better hope that Karma doesn’t bite her in the butt on this one.

    • The other paige says:

      Speaking of BUTT, the daily mail has more photos and it really looks like Paris bought a butt! congrats! Now she can really compete with kim again…..

  2. NYer says:

    Such a fame whore. I take back my prior comment that this shouldn’t happen to anyone. May it happen to her in real life. Karmically, she’s already fooked.

  3. Ana says:

    It was kinda obvious to me when I watched the video. Having been myself in a scary situation on a plane, her reactions didn’t seem on the level of what she thought was happening. She was too calm, and although everyone reacts differently, well I think a bit of terror would show on everyone’s faces.

    • Amide says:

      Thats what the earlier posters who called it said.
      Even the fact that she was still using her famously affected ‘baby voice’ (when Paris’ real life voice is far deeper) as she was about to crash to her death!!

    • Kiyoshigirl says:

      ITA Ana. I went through a horrifying flight wherein the wing of the plane was hit by lightning. We had to make a hasty emergency landing and quickly leaned the maintenance crew had packed the emergency chutes in the bin upside down. Consequently they were not slippery and easy to slide down, and they had no inflated bumper type edges to catch people from falling off the side. People were bouncing off the chutes and being rushed to the hospital with broken bones. While still in the air being instructed to put our heads between our legs, most of the passengers were either quietly crying or praying. No one was screaming out, “what is happening?” and it wasn’t chaotic like they showed in that video clip. It was scary and sobering and damned if I don’t need a mild anxiety med each and every time I fly now. Ugh…

    • MET says:

      Agreed – when I first read the story I had sympathy for her but later caught a bit of the video and you can tell that she was in on it. She kept flipping her hair and looking back towards the camera. It was a mean-spirited prank when it was on Paris but it appears they were trying to prank all of us and that’s just pathetic.

    • Nikki L. says:

      It was obviously fake. She knew where all the cameras were and it was disingenuous. Most of all, though, she wouldn’t have reacted so favorably if it had been real, I could even see her suing for something that traumatic. This is a woman who walked off an *intervew* she didn’t like, for goodness sake.

  4. Dragonlady Sakura says:

    Keeping it classy, Paris, like always. 😓

  5. QQ says:

    The Lesson of the story is: Never feel sorry for Paris Hilton

  6. Jayna says:

    When I watched the video, I remember thinking she was a bad actress for the spoof. When I read later, she wasn’t in on it and terrified, I found it hard to believe.

  7. Helen says:

    I think Paris grew up in a terrible, shallow, unloving environment , there was an article in I think Vanity Fair which painted it in ugly colours.

    She is what they made her. I wish I could have more compassion for her, but all I can think of is what a stupid vapid jerk she is, and yes, if she actually died in a plane crash now it would be technically tragic but also quite satisfying.

    Oh, I need to be a better person, I really do. I’m sorry.

    • Sugar says:

      I’ve read that Kathy Hilton would leave Paris with relatives for days at a time promising to return in a few hours so I agree that Paris was raised in a bad environment.

  8. boredblond says:

    She may have signed up for A prank, just not this one..sorry, but she can’t act and certainly can’t pull off real fear.

  9. Bridget says:

    Just in case anyone forgot that Paris Hilton is an awful human being.

  10. Macey says:

    I knew it.

  11. Boston Green Eyes says:

    Gosh, she is looking old now.

  12. Amide says:

    The poster Jegede and some others, straight up called it as faux, in the earlier post.

  13. lucy2 says:

    Usually they’re awful, but every once in a while, I really love TMZ.

  14. Twink says:

    I remember thinking she was in on it when she was fixing get hair while crying. But to be fair, last year I was so sick my roommate had to call an ambulance and I thought I was going to die but I applied some bronzer as I didn’t want to look sick Lol.

  15. Vic says:

    Is this chick ever going to grow up?

  16. Kelly says:

    It was pretty obvious she was in on it

  17. Jeanette says:

    Called it.! Who would jack around for that long if they thought their plane was going down? “I don’t want to jump..Im not jumping..” Yank..Yank..she is NOT a good actress.

  18. someone says:

    Considering she hasn’t done anything of note in quite awhile it is amazing how long Paris has extended her proverbial 15 minutes of fame.

  19. Cran says:

    Compare it to the video from when Paris learned she would be spending time in jail. She really cried. This video it was obvious she was faking. Can’t believe anyone was fooled.

  20. margie says:

    She isn’t going to be a thing again, is she? Good to know she is still trying to work those ridiculous finger-less gloves.

  21. it'sjustblanche says:

    Totally unrelated and I feel awful for saying this but: She looks better than she has in a long time. Like ever.

  22. daniel says:

    I knew it!!!!

  23. Melanie says:

    l knew it !!!!!

  24. Melanie says:

    love you thanks