Paris Hilton, The Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Of Ill-Advised Media Mergers

When the history books are written about the the twenty-first century, Paris's childlike sketch to TMZ founder Harvey Levin will surely endure as a powerful symbol of the times. In the sketch, Harvey punditizes on Larry King Live. Both Harvey and Larry are, of course, essentially the property of the company formerly known as AOL Time Warner, something Paris understands on an intuitive or Mike Sitrick-aided level. And Paris's appearance on tonight's somewhat-hyped episode of Larry King Live will surely help drive sales for tomorrow's "exclusive" cover interview in People. Meanwhile, fledgling Time-Warner internet property TMZ has sustained minute-to-minute interest in the event with no fewer than 25 posts on the heiress since her release yesterday morning. Whole books have been written about the near-comic failure of the seven year marriage of AOL, Time and Warner. But as is so often the case in business journalism, the inherent fickleness of a market economy obscured the long-term compatibility of the players. In other words, perhaps this company is the Brangelina of all media, with Paris its first Shiloh, and her sketch to TMZ's Harvey Levin a piece of artwork he and Dick Parsons will cherish forever.

Paris Released To Her Home (TMZ Reports) [People]

Springtime For Paris: Larry King First Stop After Jail [CNN]

Will Paris Wear Orange On 'Larry King'? [TMZ]