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.
With all the possibilities swirling around the jail sentence of hotel heiress Paris Hilton, here’s the most original: send her to Australia instead of jail. Hey, the English used to do it in earlier centuries. Why not?
The higher ups at Bondi Blonde Brewery are pitching the idea of having the House of Wax star come to their land in lieu of prison. The marketing chiefs behind the low-carb beer have posted ads in newspapers and trade magazines in the U.S. asking police to consider their idea.
Making a sexy home video with your significant other can be risky business. You never know whose hands it will fall into. In Paris Hilton’s case, the Governor of her home state of California has even seen her in action. And we don’t mean chase scenes.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has no shame about his knowledge of Paris’ exploits on home video. During a recent appearance on the Jay Leno Show he told the late night host, “I’ve heard from someone that she said somewhere she isn’t even a fan of mine and she has never seen any of my movies, I’ve seen all of hers.”
She's been praying that her jail sentence be amended to something other than... well... jail, but a panic button seems to be the best that Paris Hilton's going to get. The heiress, spotted out in LA toting a self-help book called The Power Of Now along with - get this - The Holy Bible, seems to be flip-flopping her image in a last ditch attempt for a little pity and protection.
According to Life Style, Paris' complaining has ended up leading to a little bit of sympathy. Apparently, someone found it a good idea to arm Paris with a "panic device giving her a 24-hour link to prison guards in case she encounters trouble when she begins her prison sentence next month."
It looks like Paris Hilton is indeed going to the big house, only maybe for not as long as she thought. It was released this week that the heiress will serve a shorter sentence than previously thought.
Miss Hilton will only have to serve about half of the 45 days she was sentenced to, according to officials. She will spend about 23 days in a "special needs housing unit" at the Century Regional Detention Center in suburban Lynwood, Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said.
In times of trial, it's comforting to have the counsel of someone who’s been in your shoes and survived. I think that’s what Paris Hilton was hoping for in Patty Hearst. But unfortunately, Patty seems to have said no to the hotel heiress.
Patty did time in the mid-'70s after she was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, and then caught on camera robbing a bank with them. After serving two years in the slammer, Hearst's sentence was commuted by then-President Jimmy Carter. She later received a pardon from Bill Clinton.
While her attempts at an appeal or pardon are still hanging in the balance, Paris Hilton received good news yesterday (May 10) - with word that she may spend far less than 45 days in the county lock-up.
Hilton, sentenced last week, "may spend only three weeks or less behind bars because of a state requirement that grants inmates time off for good behavior and because of overcrowding in the system," Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore told The Associated Press.
Paris Hilton is starting to get desperate. No longer leaving her impending jail term solely in the hands of her legal team, the hotel heiress has started a little grass roots campaign.
The New York Post reports that on her MySpace page, Paris wrote: "My friend Joshua started this petition, please help and sihn it. i LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!" While Paris needs to work on her spelling, the point was made.
After a short-lived firing, Paris Hilton has made nice with the veteran publicist she dumped over the weekend - after faulting him for her imposing 45 day jail sentence.
"I represent Paris and I'm proud to," Elliot Mintz told Reuters early on Tuesday after a night out with his client. "We had a wonderful evening, we talked, and our media relationship resumes uninterrupted."
Over the weekend, Paris Hilton made her first public comments since being handed a 45-day jail sentence - without the help of her now former-publicist.
Paris described her punishment as cruel and unwarranted and fired her veteran publicist Elliot Mintz, whom she blamed for getting her into the mess.
At the probation violation hearing last week, Hilton said Mintz had told her she was permitted to drive for work-related reasons. But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Sauer rejected these claims as ridiculous and ordered her to show up at the jail by June 5.