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Paris's tryst with god and charity

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Paris Hilton has turned to God in prison. The hotel heiress called Barbara Walters, the presenter of US TV show 'The View', from jail on Sunday afternoon and told her she had been given a chance by God to better her life. According to Walters, Paris said: "I feel as if I'm a different person. I used to act dumb. That act is no longer cute. Now, I would like to make a difference. God has given me this new chance. Even though I in jail I feel God has released me."

Walters revealed Paris has found a spiritual adviser and is reading self-help books which have inspired her to use her fame for good purposes. Paris said she wanted to do charity work - serving breast cancer or multiple sclerosis foundations - and suggested she'd like to possibly open a Paris Hilton Playhouse for sick children. 'The Simple Life' star said she had also learned humility from her jail term. She said: "I haven't looked in a mirror since I got here."

Meanwhile, PETA want the 26-year-old to become the face of their new campaign against the treatment of caged birds. The animal rights campaign group have written to Paris asking her to use her time behind bars to empathise with cooped up chickens. PETA's Dan Mathews said: "We're asking Paris to narrate our Kentucky Fried Cruelty video showing how chickens are routinely crammed into tiny cages and suffer broken wings and legs. Unlike inmates at the jail in Los Angeles, these animals get no reprieve or medical treatment. "We have a good track record at reaching celebrities behind bars. When Martha Stewart was incarcerated we wrote to her and got a very friendly reply saying that she'd stopped wearing fur, and when she got sprung she narrated PETA's anti-fur video." The planned slogan for Paris' campaign video is "KFC - that's not hot."

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