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Paris fatigue or 'People' envy?

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published June 28, 2007


It's either a sign of the Apocalypse or a big-time temper tantrum.

Just as People got an exclusive sit-down with Paris Hilton for her first post-jail comments, sister in gossip reporting Us Weekly said it was swearing off Hilton coverage for its next edition.

"When it came down to it, the staff and I felt what I believe a lot of people in America are feeling. Which is just enormous Paris fatigue, " Us Weekly editor Janice Min said.

Hilton, she said, has become such a mainstream media staple "that in many ways her time with US Weekly has moved on."

Hilton not only won't be on the cover of the next issue, out Friday, there won't even be a mention of her in the magazine.

"I don't think, " Min joked, "we even mention the city of Paris."

That was no easy task, she said, adding that US Weekly editors had to comb carefully through every beauty story and every fashion item to make sure there wasn't an offhand mention of Hilton somewhere.

So what is US Weekly planning as a cover story? Hollywood babies, with Suri Cruise getting the newsstand exposure.