I guess I’m not all that shocked to hear that the whole “Paris Hilton thought she was going to die on a plane crash but it was all a prank for an Egyptian TV show” thing was a total scam. I did have a very quick flash of, “LOL, yeah right” when watching it, but I utilized some suspension of disbelief and went for it, because the idea of Paris Hilton shitting herself like that on national TV was too delicious to resist. Unfortunately, it was also too good to be true, because she knew about it all along, according to a document obtained by TMZ from the production company behind the show.
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.
Ugh, I never thought I’d say this, but this kind of bullshit makes me miss Punk’d. What’s fun about set-up pranks? Honestly, they didn’t even keep the secret for very long, so what on earth could possibly be the point? BOO!