You were booted from Dancing With the Stars pretty early. You bitter?
I feel like I didn’t really get the chance to show what I could do, which was kind of a bummer, but, in the end, we had fun.
Will you bust out those moves again?
Maybe around the bedroom sometime.
That’s saucy talk for a mother of three!
Having children doesn’t mean you can’t be sexy. You don’t have to stop being young or living your life. My kids are in bed at eight. I’m not gonna sit home and watch TiVo all night.
Does living the high life in L.A. ever get to you?
There’s a fake aspect that comes with Hollywood. Everyone’s afraid someone might become famous the next day, and they don’t want to burn any bridges.
You didn’t seem too concerned about burning bridges at your “divorce party” in Vegas, before you and your husband, Travis Barker, reconciled.
It was all done in good fun. In no way was I celebrating divorce or trying to hurt Travis’ feelings. I really just wanted to have a night with my girls to feel good about moving forward and being single.
You had a wedding–style cake with a mini blonde bride on top and a mini Travis lying at the bottom.
I didn’t bake that cake! I didn’t ask for a cake, and I didn’t know anyone was bringing me a cake. The head baker at the Bellagio thought it was a funny idea. The level of detail was insane. The groom had tattoos and a little Mohawk. It was unbelievable.
So once and for all: Did you give Paris Hilton a beat–down after she sucked face with Travis?
We had words. If I don’t like you, I don’t like you. And that’s OK—we don’t have to like each other. But I didn’t punch Paris in the face. I wouldn’t. I think she’s constantly used—by the media, by her friends, by men. At the end of the day, I look at her and just feel bad for her.
Would you do another reality show like the one you and Travis did for MTV, Meet the Barkers?
If I had more control over it, sure. People take what they see on TV as truth, but there’s nothing real about reality television. It’s edited. Now I know what to show.
Current Miss USA Tara Conner was in hot water for partying. How was your time in the tiara?
It was crazy—I had a chaperone! I was 19, I’d just left home, and I had someone telling me, “You can’t smoke, you can’t drink, you can’t meet boys.” When that year was over, I was like, Here’s your crown.
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