LATEST: Jailed socialite Paris Hilton insists she feels "more grateful" for her wealth and fame since she was placed behind bars earlier this month (Jun07).
The hotel heiress entered the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California on 3 June (07) after she found guilty of violating her probation from a drink driving arrest last year (06).
Hilton called American Idol host Ryan Seacrest on Thursday (21Jun07) to give him a status on her struggles in prison.
In a 10 minute phonecall to be broadcast on U.S. network E!, Hilton says, "I'm much more grateful for everything that I have, even just to have a pillow at night or food.
"In a way, I'm really glad this happened, because it changed my life forever.
"I just realise that the media used me to make fun of and be mean about it. Frankly, I'm sick of it. I want to use my fame in a good way.
"I feel like I can't wait to start a new chapter of my life. It feels really great even though I really don't like it here."