With Paris Hilton’s prison sentence beginning Sunday night after her appearance on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards, it was a toss up whether or not she would be able to handle life behind bars.
But according to her attorney, Richard A. Hutton, things are going well for the Simple Life star. "She's using this time to reflect on her life, to see what she can do to make the world better and, hopefully, in my opinion, to change the attitudes that exist about her among many people."
The sentence has begun. Hotel heiress Paris Hilton surrendered herself to the Century Regional Detention Facility last night (Sunday) at 10:30pm where she was booked and transported to the women’s facility.
It’s crazy to think that only hours earlier she was on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards, wearing a strapless black dress. "I am trying to be strong right now. I'm ready to face my sentence. Even though this is a really hard time, I have my family, my friends and my fans to support me, and that's really helpful."
Paris Hilton continues to keep herself busy during the final days leading up to her arrival at the Los Angeles County Jail. Spotted out all over Los Angeles yesterday (June 2), the heiress has been dealt a few more blows, but keeps on smiling for the cameras.
Susannah Johnson, who was released on Saturday from the same jail that Paris will be checking into, said inmates have already taken a disliking to 'The Simple Life' star. The fellow convicts believe officials were making room for the starlet at the expense of other inmates already coping with crowded conditions in the 2,200-bed jail.
To those of you who were hoping that Paris Hilton would keep her jail entry to herself, you're about to be disappointed. The future inmate has a plan to make a big deal out of her pilgrimage to prison.
"The timing is to make sure she makes all the celebrity weeklies," says the New York Daily News. "Paris is a genius at marketing herself. She managed to turn having a sex tape to her benefit, and she's going to do the same out of going to prison."
Last night became the first time that Nicky Hilton has commented on her big sister Paris' upcoming stay at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California. Nicky, never really liking the spotlight, kept her comments short before returning to enjoy her evening out.
"I think she should definitely be punished, but going to jail for a traffic violation is pretty absurd," the younger Hilton sister told People magazine on Thursday at the BlackBerry Curve launch party in LA, which she attended with Paris. Also in attendance were Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross, Katherine McPhee and numerous other Hollywood starlets.
It won’t be long before Paris Hilton finds out if orange is her color. By 11:59 on June 5th (next Tuesday) she will be behind bars to serve her 23-day sentence, taking her newly found spirituality along with her.
Century Regional Detention Facility will be home to Miss Hilton until late June, when she is released for time served. According to Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore, there will be no early release for Paris. Her sentence has already been reduced from 45 days to 23 days. Even though Michelle Rodriguez was released after serving only a few hours of a 60-day sentence due to overcrowding, it won’t happen for Miss Hilton. "The situation in the jail will not determine (Hilton's) release," Whitmore said. "She has been given a full sentence. She will do her full sentence."
After reports came out claiming that she was back in rehab, Nicole Richie has moved swiftly to help clear the air. During an on-air discussion with Ryan Seacrest, Nicole talked about her upcoming DUI sentencing and what's been keeping her busy the past few weeks.
To start off, Nicole admitted that she is indeed "nervous" about the possibility that she may follow friend and Simple Life co-star Paris Hilton to jail.
Sometimes the mistakes we make can have far-reaching effects. For Paris Hilton, her years of indiscretions have made one photographer so nervous, he has dropped her from his new book.
Photographer Roger Moenks is compiling a new book called “Inheriting Beauty” about famous heiresses such as Roberta Armani, Dylan Lauren, Allegra Hicks, Nadja Swarovski, Casey Johnson. But Paris’ name won’t be among those included.
With Paris Hilton soon heading off to do her 23 days behind bars, the jail is forced to take certain precautions for when the heiress arrives.
Contrary to jail spokesman Steve Whitman's initial comments, Paris will indeed be given special treatment in jail - in the fact that she will be separated from the general population of fellow convicts and will have only one cell mate. TMZ is now reporting that her new cell mate has already been chosen - not randomly, but hand selected.
Paris Hilton showed her patriotism on Monday (May 28), throwing a BBQ to honor America's fallen heroes (and providing herself with the opportunity for another heartfelt set of photos - this time posing with the American Flag).
Attendees of the little get-together included Paris, her sister Nicky, 'Simple Life' co-star Nicole Richie, and unlikely pal Elisha Cuthbert. While the girls all looked to be in good spirits, the topic of the day had to center on Paris' upcoming jail term that begins on June 5th - exactly one week from today.