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Entertainment US Paris Ad - Paris Hilton stars in a mock US campaign ad
NAME: US PARIS AD 20080807E TAPE: to follow IN_TIME: DURATION: 00:00:00 SOURCES: DATELINE: See script for details RESTRICTIONS: Check script for details SHOTLIST ++MANDATORY CREDIT TO FUNNY OR DIE MUST BE DISPLAYED.++ No re-use/re-sale without clearance ++WHEN USED ONLINE A LINK TO THE VIDEO MUST BE DISPLAYED HTTP://CDN.FUNNYORDIE.COM/VIDEOS/64AD536A6D ++ Hamptons - date unknown 1. Clip from The Paris Hilton Presidential Campaign "Hey America, I'm Paris Hilton and I'm a celebrity too. Only I'm not from the olden days and I'm not promising change like that other guy. I'm just hot. But then that wrinkly, white-haired guy used me on his campaign ad which I guess means I'm running for president." AP Television New York, NY - 6 August 2008 2. Mid of people crossing busy New York street 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox pop, Resident, name unknown: "Maybe her dog. That would be good. Paris Hilton and her purse dog." 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox pop, Resident, name unknown: "Hmmm, how about Hillary? Two blondes in power, one with brains, one without. It's perfect!" 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox pop, Resident, name unknown: "Vice President? Oh, you know, her friend from the show, Nicole Ritchie, I guess...or else there would be trouble, I'm sure, you know?" Funny or ++MANDATORY CREDIT - No more than 30 seconds to be used++ Hamptons - date unknown 6. UPSOUND: (English) Paris Hilton on ad "If you'll excuse me, I have to pick out a vice president. I'm thinking Rhianna. I'll see you at the White House." 7. End of advertisement with the name "Paris" over American flag PARIS HILTON STARS IN MOCK CAMPAIGN AD Paris Hilton didn't need cue cards for her mock presidential ad poking fun at John McCain's campaign for disparagingly linking Barack Obama with her. The 27-year-old celebrity heiress memorised her entire monologue, which included Hilton outlining her energy plan, in an online video spoof posted on Funny or Die, the comedy Web site's content director said. Co-founder Adam McKay came up with the concept for a mock ad starring Hilton, which has received over 3 million views since it was posted Tuesday. Last week, McCain launched an ad comparing his Democratic rival Obama to Hilton and Britney Spears, suggesting Obama was no more than an empty celebrity candidate unready to lead the U.S. Hilton initially shied away from the debate over the ad and its effectiveness. But she responded Tuesday with the Funny or Die spoof. "Adam thought it would be really funny to get Paris to respond to the John McCain ad that featured her," Funny or Die content director Amy Rhodes told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "Adam contacted Paris directly, and she agreed to do it. He wrote the sketch. And she really, really loved it." In the online video, Hilton - clad in a leopard-print swimsuit and heels while lounging poolside - announces her candidacy for president and suggests an energy plan that combines elements of McCain's offshore oil drilling plan and Barack Obama's incentives for new energy technology. She also suggests a running mate: R&B singer Rihanna. "I want America to know that I'm, like, totally ready to lead," she says in the video. Rhodes said the video was directed by Jake Szymanski and produced by Chris Henchy of Gary Sanchez Productions. She said the video took a few hours to shoot at the house where Hilton was staying in the Hamptons. Rhodes also said Hilton was not compensated for appearing in the video, "because she decided she just wanted to do it for fun." Jason Moore, Hilton's manager, would not comment to the AP about Hilton's appearance in the video.