Amidst all of the troubles surrounding Paris Hilton, she just recently made some time to do a little Valentine's Day shopping....and it was not at Hallmark!
The visibly upset heiress was spotted shopping in Sunset Boulevard boutique Aahs, crying on her cell phone and saying: "I don't know what to do", according to the Sun.
"Paris was wearing her sunglasses and was dressed in a black tracksuit with a pink skull and crossbones on the back. She was going round the shop talking to someone on the phone and crying - she kept wiping her nose with a tissue," the shopper said.
According to recent sightings and inside sources, Nicole Richie has reached out for support from Paris Hilton. The latest topic, she is terrified that she may be headed to the slammer for driving under the influence.
'The Simple Life' stars, who only recently made up from a highly publicized dispute that led to a year of the two not speaking to each other, met at Los Angeles' Mr. Chow restaurant and Paris was seen comforting her clearly distraught gal pal.
A source told Life and Style Weekly magazine: "She was really freaking out. Paris kept telling Nicole not to worry, that everything was going to be fine."
The story of Paris Hilton versus a website publishing 'sensitive' material bought from a storage facility continues to move forward. In the latest news, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order against the website selling the viewing rights to Paris' former possessions.
It was first reported by TMZ that Bardia Persa acquired a storage locker filled with Hilton's possessions for $10 million after an unknown buyer acquired them at a storage facility's auction. Persa is the alleged creator of the website under fire, parisexposed.com, where visitors can pay a fee (about $40) to view the personal materials. The restraining order has shut down the site for now.
As usual, Paris has been creating news waves at every turn. DUIs, lawsuits, sex tapes and now..... racism? While Paris Hilton's storage unit sold her homemade 'movies', naked photographs and herpes medication, YouTube has posted a new incriminating video segment of the hotel heiress.
Her PR people must be going mad! Just when they thought her image couldn't get any worse, footage in which Hilton makes racist and homophobic comments has been found on the Internet.
Paris Hilton has talked with her lawyers and has decided to sue the owners of the website Parisexposed.com. She is demanding that they close it because visitors can use a credit card to pay to view nude photos and other items that once belonged to her.
Hilton's suit states that the website, which displays photos, home videos, diary entries and audiotapes of her conversations, as well as images of her passport, is "one of the most reprehensible invasions of privacy of a celebrity".
The site includes topless pictures of Paris on vacation and also shows her frolicking in a tub with the creator of Girls Gone Wild, Joe Francis (who tried to buy the tape before it was released, but they wanted $7 million for it).
As reported earlier, Paris Hilton is considering legal action against the operator of the website www.parisexposed.com. As more details emerge about the purchase of Paris' personal items from a storage unit which was owed a $208 bill, the story just keeps getting juicier and juicier.
The contents of the storage unit are now known, and include prescriptions for anti-depressants and herpes medication, diaries, photographs, contracts and love letters.
The kicker, it also includes a video of Paris Hilton shot by former boyfriend Joe Francis, who created the Girls Gone Wild franchise. Francis has admitted that he made a strong attempt to get the homemade movie back, but to no avail.
"I was actually trying to negotiate to get my tapes back, but we were unsuccessful. They had asked me for $7m," he told E News.
Now that the DUI case has been settled, Paris' team of lawyers are switching from defendants to plaintiffs.
Paris Hilton may be making her way back to court, this time to sue a website.
The legal action will reportedly concern a new website launched on January 23, 2007, that is providing access to personal items belonging to the hotel empire heiress. The items include personal pictures, diaries, and contacts....including the cell phone numbers of Paris's friends.
According to InTheNews, website creator Bardia Persa obtained the items after Paris failed to make payments at a Los Angeles storage facility. The items were turned over to a broker and Ms. Persa is said to have picked up the items at an auction for around $2,300.
Originally charged with driving under the influence, Paris Hilton has been sentenced to 36 months probation and ordered to pay fines after pleading no contest Monday in a Los Angeles court to a reduced alcohol-related reckless driving charge. It is believed that the fines were paid via a low interest credit card right after the sentencing.
Paris did not have to make an appearance during the entire procedure. Meanwhile, she was well represented by her criminal defense lawyers, Howard Weitzman and Shawn Chapman Holley. It can be assured that the bill sumbitted by the attorneys well outweighed the measley fine on Paris' credit card statement.
Judge Michael Sauer also ordered Paris to attend an alcohol education program and said she could reduce her probation by completing 40 hours of community service. Knowing that Paris already does community service work for good pr, this should not be a problem.
First the Super Bowl ad, now an Opera Ball. Britney Spears has had two appearances taken away at the hands of ex-best friend, Paris Hilton.
Yet, it may be a good thing that Britney won't be the princess of an upcoming ball. After all, we wouldn't want her showing up sans underwear.
In recent news, Ms. Spears has been uninvited from a lavish ball after rival Paris Hilton was asked to be in attendance instead.
The pop princess was due to attend the fashionable Vienna Opera Ball but has now been removed from the guest list because of her falling out with the hotel heiress.
Paris is the guest of wealthy industrialist Richard Lugner and his wife Christina, who in the past have invited high profile stars in an attempt to modernize the very traditional dance, which is a highlight of Austria's social calendar.