Hilton has been a major paparazzi magnet at the event again this year, even though Redford has railed in the past about her presence there.
“She didn’t have anything to do with the films,” Redford, reportedly bellowed to a reporter.
“What movie is she in? She and her hard-partying, swag-grabbing cohorts have made the festival not much fun. There are too many people who come to the festival to leverage their own self-interest,” he said.
Um… but isn’t that why everyone goes? Oh, right it’s all about the art of film-making. That may have been true when Redford founded the festival in 1978, but since then many festivals, including Sundance, have gone big time They have become major venues for deal-making, as well as seeing and being seen.
The problem is Hilton still considers herself a major celebrity, although she only had a brief stint in reality television. And, that’s not acting. Oh.. and her sex tape.
The 31-year-old heiress traipses around in an obvious effort to get publicity, with her 21-year-old boytoy River Viiperi following her like a puppy.
Redford irked because for her, it’s just a swag pilgrimage. She hit all the hottest clubs and snatched pricey swag, including designer duds and the latest electronic gadgets meant for real celebrities, according to The National Enquirer.
“Paris doesn’t come to Sundance for the movies. She’s here to pose, party and get stuff for free. This year was no different – she boozed it up, loaded up on gifts and went home richer than she came,” a source told the tabloid.
Hilton was also spotted this year at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
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