Reality-show star Paris Hilton got a sobering bit of her own reality today when a Superior Court Judge sentenced the partying socialite to 45 days in jail. The sentence was handed down as a result of Hilton's violation of her parole, which stemmed from a September traffic violation, reports the Associated Press.
Judge Michael T. Sauer will not let the star out on any work release, electronic monitoring system, or other loophole. Hilton will begin serving time on June 5 at a Lynwood, California, prison for women. As is the case for high-profile inmates, Hilton will be separated from other jailbirds for her own safety.
"I'm very sorry and from now on I'm going to pay complete attention to everything," Hilton told the judge just before her sentence was read. "I'm sorry and I did not do it on purpose at all."
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Celebrity hotel heiress Paris Hilton has vowed to prove critics wrong and show she is a changed person after serving three weeks in jail for violating probation in a drunken-driving case.
"I'm a good person. I'm a compassionate person. I have a big heart. I'm sincere, and they'll see," Hilton told People magazine in her first comments since being released Tuesday from a Los Angeles jail.
Hilton also spoke about why she was briefly released to home detention after just three days in jail--a move swiftly overruled by a judge after a public uproar over whether she was given special treatment.
"I was basically in the fetal position, basically in hysterics...and having severe anxiety and panic attacks," said the 26-year-old multimillionaire in excerpts of the People interview released Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca raised the issue of suicide--although stopped short of ...Read more
Hotel heiress Paris Hilton was released from prison Thursday for medical reasons after serving just over three days of a 23-day sentence, but she will be confined to her home for 40 days, officials said.
Steve Whitmore of the Los Angeles County sheriff's office said Hilton had been "reassigned," but he declined to identify her medical condition for privacy reasons.
"With extensive consultation with medical personnel it was decided this reassignment should be done," Whitmore said at a news conference.
Hilton, a symbol of privilege and American celebrity culture, was serving a sentence for violating probation after being caught driving with a suspended license. She will have to wear an electronic monitoring device on her ankle to ensure she stays home for the next 40 days.
One reporter described Hilton's job as going to parties and events and asked if she would be allowed to leave her home ...Read more
Things aren't going too well for Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. Once, the pair of celebrities-by-association were on top of the world, wining and dining with Hollywood's elite, playing in piles of cash, and partying it up bad-girl style.
Their quick ascension to fame was followed by the inevitable True Hollywood Story-style crash, with the "celebs" becoming incredibly overexposed in more than one way. Both have been hit with a string of "bad luck" over the past few months, culminating in jail sentences. (Paris served 23 days in jail in June for parole violation, Nicole Richie was recently handed an order for four days in the slammer for driving under the influence.)
Now, one of their stepping stones toward worldwide fame will be no longer. Cable channel E! Entertainment Television has announced that the final episode of the fifth season of The Simple Life will be the ...Read more
Nicole Richie was arrested this morning in Burbank, California, for driving under the influence. The Simple Life star was booked into the Glendale police department at 4:50 a.m. and released at 7:15 a.m.
Police pulled Richie over after witnesses reported her driving the wrong way on highway 134. Officials tell TMZ.com that Richie admitted to smoking pot and taking the prescription drug Vicodin.
Richie was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, which could bring jail or a $1,000 fine. She was released on $15,000 bail.
"She failed the field sobriety test at the field, so she was placed under arrest," a Glendale police officer told reporters. "And she provided a sample for testing later on."
The police report indicates that Richie, who has denied having an eating disorder, weighed in at just 85 lbs.
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Paris Hilton has sued to shut down a Web site that displays her diaries, photos, and other personal property in what lawyers for the celebrity heiress call "one of the most reprehensible invasions of privacy ever committed."
Hilton's lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Los Angeles Monday, says her belongings were taken from storage after a moving company failed to pay the bill and pictures of them exhibited on the Internet to anyone paying a $39.97 fee to the Web site ParisExposed.com.
"This action seeks to enjoin perhaps one of the most single egregious and reprehensible invasions of privacy ever committed against an individual," Hilton's attorneys wrote in the lawsuit, which claims copyright infringement, invasion of privacy, and violation of her right to publicity.
According to the lawsuit, the items were put in storage two years ago by Hilton, 25, when she and her ...Read more
Hollywood just can't let go of a good thing.
The E! Network has renewed the reality show The Simple Life, starring feuding socialites Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, for a fifth season. The show was picked up by E! when Fox canceled it last year.
The show features once-best friends Hilton and Richie, as they're forced to do awkward, "regular"-person tasks like going to work and performing household chores. The future of the show became uncertain when Hilton and Richie had a public falling out in 2005.
The reason for the feud between the two is still unknown, although reports speculate Richie held a viewing party for Hilton's notorious sex tape, One Night In Paris.
During production of the fourth season, the two filmed their scenes separately. Producers later cut the footage together to create Simple Life ...Read more
Prosecutors asked a judge Thursday to revoke Paris Hilton's probation for reckless driving, which could lead to jail time for the celebrity socialite, the City Attorney's Office said.
A hearing has been set for April 17 for prosecutors to argue that Hilton, 26, violated the terms of her probation by knowingly driving with a suspended license, said Nick Velasquez, a spokesman for the city attorney, Rocky Delgadillo.
The hotel heiress and star of the reality TV show The Simple Life was sentenced to three years probation in January after pleading no contest--the equivalent of a guilty plea--to alcohol-related reckless driving.
Five weeks later, police pulled Hilton over again in the city of West Hollywood for driving without headlights and impounded her car, a $190,000 Bentley, when they discovered her license had been suspended, authorities said.
The case was then referred to the City Attorney's Office.
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It might be hard out there for a pimp, but it's easy out there for a celebrity ho.
Simple Life star Paris Hilton has been recording tracks for her upcoming solo album, and she has enlisted the help of Three 6 Mafia, the rap group that won an Academy Award in February for its song from the film Hustle and Flow, "It's Hard out There for a Pimp." The gold-toned hotel heiress joined the group in the studio to record tracks for an upcoming solo album.
On Tuesday, Mafia member Jordan Houston told his hometown newspaper, The Memphis Commerical Appeal, that the group was approached by Hilton, who said they simply must work together.
"We ran into her at a William Morris agency party, and she said she liked our song "Stay Fly" and asked if we would work with her. We let her listen to a dance ...Read more