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Paris Hilton Ashamed of Live 8 Ignorance

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Jul 05, 2005 | 10:04am EDT

Hotel heiress Paris Hilton is so ashamed she attended London's Live 8 gig on July 2 even though she knows little about African poverty, she's vowed to study the issues while planning her forthcoming wedding.

Scissor Sister Ana Matronic slammed Hilton for attending the concert without understanding its key aim of persuading leaders of the eight largest industrial nations to cancel debt in the developing world, double the aid budget and rewrite global trade laws.

But Hilton insists she will make amends by reading about it while she's preparing for her marriage to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis.

She says, "It's such a great cause. It makes you realise how fortunate we are. I want to get more involved in this cause, so I'm going to read all the newspapers while I'm in Athens planning my wedding."

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