I find this very hard to believe but let’s take Paris Hilton at her word, shall we? The hotel heiress/sometimes actress claims the late Michael Jackson named his daughter Paris after…well, her. Hmm. Here’s Ms. Hilton’s explanation, via Extra:

“My mom and Michael went to high school together and they were best friends since they were 13,” Paris explains. “So I grew up knowing Michael very well and when he had his daughter, he always loved the name Paris and grew up being an uncle to me. So he asked my mom if it was okay and of course she said yes and I think she’s such a beautiful little girl and I’m proud we have the same name.”


Really? I just find this hard to believe. Sure, Michael Jackson might have been fond of the Hiltons but maybe — just maybe! – he named his daughter after one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Paris was promoting her new MTV documentary Paris, Not France, which debuts July 28.