Bigger Is Better for Paris Hilton

Heiress testifies at civil trial that she wants her projects to be as big as can be, but that Pledge This! was a lost cause

By Natalie Finn Jul 10, 2009 11:14 PMTags

If Paris Hilton's attached to something, she wants it to be "as big as it can be."

Get your minds out of the gutter!

What the heiress meant, when she testified Friday in federal court, was that she did her best to promote the lackluster, straight-to-DVD 2006 comedy Pledge This!, but that she could only do so much for a movie that wasn't that great in the first place.

"If I have my name attached to something, I want it to be as big as it can be," Hilton, who is being sued for breach of contract by an attorney who represents the film's investors, said in court Friday.

"It could have been a lot better if it was done more professionally. I wanted it to do as well as possible," she said.

Remember, this is coming from a woman who once made quite a splash in the at-home entertainment market.

Attorney Michael Goldberg, who was appointed a trustee for World Wide Entertainment after it turned out to be a Ponzi scheme, filed suit against Hilton last August in an attempt to recoup some cash for those who invested in the sham operation.

He contends that Hilton was paid $1 million to star as a sorority president in Pledge This! and duly promote the flick, and that the BFF-seeking socialite totally dropped the ball when it came to the latter.

But Hilton said today that it's not her fault if she doesn't know where she is or what she's doing from one moment to the next.

"My people handle my schedule," the 28-year-old multihyphenate said. "I'm a brand. I'm a businesswoman. I have 13 different product lines. I'm always working."

And she's apparently always searching for a new best friend: Hilton gave U.S. District Court Judge Federico Moreno a little wave as she walked to the witness box. She also touched up her makeup multiple times while sitting at the defense table.

"I've never had a witness wave at me before," Moreno commented. Later, while she was testifying, he asked Hilton what My New BFF meant.

She explained, and Moreno quipped, "This will be my best case forever."

"You're my best judge forever," Hilton said without batting an eye.

Testimony concluded today, but Letterman Moreno did not issue a ruling. If he finds Hilton liable, a separate set of proceedings would be held to determine any monetary damages.