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Paris Getting $1 Million to Gab on "Today"?

6/21/2007 9:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paris Hilton's first big interview once she says sayonara to the slammer may be with the "Today" show and Meredith Vieira – and boy is Baba Wawa going to be pissed when she hears this!

The New York Post reports this morning that NBC is going to shell out $1 million for the sit-down, which will be on the "Today" show the day after Paris leaves Lynwood, which is supposed to be Monday. And it'll be Meredith who does the talking, not Matt, because of "disparaging" remarks he's made about her. Of course, it looked like Barbara Walters had the big get all sewn up, and ABC execs are said to be "infuriated."

Meanwhile, could one of Paris' co-stars on "The Simple Life," Hunter Cross, be Paris' first post-pokey boytoy? Cross tells Usmagazine.com that Hilton was one of the reasons he decided to do the show, and remembers fondly that Paris would run around with Nicole Richie in the woods, trying to get a cell phone signal with "their BlackBerrys up in the air." Hunter's been texting and emailing P as well.

Rosie Won't Go West for "Price"


Rosie O'Donnell has her big meeting with CBS execs about the "Price is Right" hosting gig, but the whole thing might be moot because Rosie doesn't want to schlep to L.A. to do the show. FOX News reports that the cross-country travel could be the deal-breaker, though she might be able to do all her shows in one four-day fell swoop every month.

Meanwhile, Bob Barker is backtracking on his comments endorsing Rosie for the job, saying that he has "not been asked for my opinion, nor have I expressed one. I think there are several candidates who could do the show, and Rosie is certainly one of them."

Birkhead Says Baby Has Anna Nicole's "Chubby Toes"


Larry Birkhead is already seeing Anna Nicole Smith in his daughter Dannielynn – very specific things, in fact. He tells OK! in its latest issue that little Danni is "a mirror image" of her mama, and that she "has long legs and chubby little toes exactly like Anna's." And that's not all; she also knows how to work Larry just like her mom did. "She also gets what she wants exactly like her mom always did as soon as she'd pout," says Birkhead.

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Wondering just how Jessica Biel gets her badonkadonk so badonkaluscious? While at Renee's Courtyard in Santa Monica recently, Lady Timberlake was overheard going on and on about the bootyful Cross Fit workout at Petranek Fitness. ... The intrepid crazies over at CollegeHumor.com crowned one Amber S. "America's Hottest College Girl" last night at Manhattan's Midtown Loft, with "The Office's" B.J. Novak looking on. ... Kelly Clarkson's so over her much-maligned new album, she's already talking about her next one, which she tells AOL Music is "country meets blues meets rock," just to be really genre-specific. ... Jewel sat in Mie N Yu restaurant's "Birdcage" and pecked at a pack of the Georgetown eatery's desserts, like Okinawan Sweet Potato Cheesecake.

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