Paris Hilton and 11:11 Media acquired Sarah Ditum's Toxic on Y2K celebrity women for docuseries

Paris Hilton and her company, 11:11 Media will showcase women of the 2000s.
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Paris Hilton and her company, 11:11 Media, are collaborating with author and journalist Sarah Ditum to bring her nonfiction book, "Toxic: Women, Fame, and The Tabloid 2000s," into a documented series. The newly published book focuses on nine women who were at the height of fame in the Y2K era, including Hilton herself. The other spotlighted women who are spotlighted are Britney Spears, Aaliyah, Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan, Janet Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Jennifer Aniston, and the famed WWE wrestler Chyna.

The book additionally depicts the women's lives through fame and success while they try to control their paths. It's a difficult journey to channel, and as such, Aaliyah, Chyna, and Winehouse, unfortunately, passed on too young. For the remaining women, it's still a constant struggle to stay relevant due to their past actions, but nearly all of them have since gained some level of respect in terms of their businesses and charitable endeavors.

Per Variety, who first reported, and 11:11 Media, a statement puts the "Toxic" docuseries into full circle:

“Toxic” offers a deep dive into the stories of Hilton, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Aaliyah, Janet Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Kim Kardashian, Chyna and Jennifer Aniston. The book explores their battles with fame, their efforts to control their own narratives, and their various degrees of success and failure in doing so. Ditum portrays her subjects as nuanced individuals confronting the challenges of celebrity amid a “ruthless and rapidly evolving media environment” and “how their experiences influenced broader perceptions of identity, body image, relationships and ambitions that still resonate today."

Fame in the early 2000s was a different scenario, as social media was rooting out its landscape, and the internet was becoming more mainstream for news, especially for Hollywood gossip and celebrity lifestyles. It was also the dawn of blogging, and Perez Hilton found his voice in that respect. With his unique spin on Hollywood's after-hours, everyone soon discovered what was inside a celebrity-infused world.

It wasn't all glitter and glamour for the women, for they faced challenges head-on while juggling fame, fortune, and the tedious effort of not collapsing due to the media's surveying and stress. Paris and Kim, especially, were best friends who curated the term "famous for being famous" and had since worked their way to breaking that mold.

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Paris, for her part, shared her excitement regarding her project on creating Toxic and hopes that it'll propel other survivors coming forward.

"When I discovered ‘Toxic,’ I was immediately taken by the depth of Sarah’s dedication, research and writing. Sarah’s work inspired me to envision ‘Toxic’ as a documentary series where we can provide a platform for similar stories of those who had to navigate intense public scrutiny, so they can reclaim their narrative from a time when they had little control."

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