[Editor's note: This article was all about the Paris Hilton T-Mobile Sidekick Leak of 2005. Paris Hilton's phonebook was posted on this blog days before the news became mainstream. All the numbers eventually got disconnected because a ton of people on the internet called the numbers that were posted. The first post was a list of real celebrity phone numbers. But recently, a larger than usual number of imbeciles below posted random, non-celebrity phone numbers in comments. Once again,
The phone numbers in the comments below are obviously fake.
The comments in the thread below are like the lewd graffiti strewn about the walls of a men's bathroom of a desolate, remote truck-stop. You're reading here, under the dim fluorescent glow of your Internet's display, just like creepy weirdos read about phone numbers on bathroom walls. Caveat emptor.
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“They” were indeed posted here very shortly after the news broke. I removed the content from the main page as soon as I was made aware that it was posted. I should remind members of this site that it is against our member terms of service to post personal information including home addresses and phone numbers online, regardless if the information belongs to celebrities or not.
Those that are interested should just look harder on Google. When I first found out about the whole debacle, I’ll admit, I was a little curious to at least see the list. But then, it was actually difficult to find. Now it seems that you can pull up the whole list very quickly and easily. You could probably even find it on P2P networks or bittorrent by now. The point is, it’s out there, so I don’t really see a need to host it when it’s really only going to cause problems.
Might I remind everyone that celebrities are people too. Would you really want your phone number posted around on hundreds of sites, just because you knew Paris Hilton? There is a business listed inside the phonebook called “Mr. Chows” or something like that. That place is going to have to basically change its phone number because of this. Some random eatery is going to have to reprint its business cards and stationary, and change its website, all because thousands of people have been calling it without wanting to really do business. That could kill a delivery business dead for a few days, easily. Victoria Gotti reported that she was receiving as many as 20 calls per hour. That’s a lot of phone calls. Thats 480 phone calls a day. That would get really annoying really quickly. Also remember that placing a phone call without the intent to communicate is a crime in most states. Harassment is a crime in every state. If you call these numbers intending to harass the celebrities at the other end, you’re breaking the law, an if you call the numbers intending just to hear the celebrities at the other end, you’re likely still breaking the law.
Yet, I have to admit, it’s still quite interesting to see that so many people are interested in Paris Hilton’s phonebook. I’m sure that most of the people that are interested are also not fans of hers. Most of them are probably just stalkers. Whether they’re jealous, or spiteful, or what, I don’t know. You don’t have to like Paris Hilton. You do, however, have to obey the law. A little courtesy also wouldn’t hurt. Just because celebrities have more money than you, they don’t necessarily deserve to get 500 prank phone calls a day. That’s just ridiculous. Stick to prank calling your friends and family. Trust me, you’ll live longer.