Entertainment Weekly gave the series a "D", stating that, unlike Keeping Up with the Kardashians, it "fails to deliver any frothy fun and the star comes across as completely unlikable". Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times writes that Paris comes off as "a Sony Walkman in an iPod era, a Friendster in the age of Facebook." Brian Lowry of Variety writes the show reeks of hypocrisy: "Paris laments how the paparazzi intrude on her life, and then she allows a camera crew to watch her bathe", and sticks to her "old tricks" like "showing up for court-ordered community service in Louboutin high heels." Melissa Coleman of The Shizz writes that Hilton's attempt to be seen as a serious businesswoman backfires: "If Hilton thinks that insulting her friends, whining to her boyfriend to get her way, and refusing to lift a finger will portray her as a serious businesswoman, she's delusional." Radio personality Howard Stern called it "the greatest reality show I ever saw because I've never seen a human being so devoid of any humanity. There is nothing in Paris Hilton that indicates that there's a heart or a soul; she is, I said, vomitous." Hilton and her mother later requested to appear on The Howard Stern Show but backed out afterwards; Stern speculated that they asked for the interview upon hearing that he called it his favorite reality show, then learned of the context in which he said it and rescinded the offer.