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    Re: Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    I actually feel sorry for Paris, in this instance. If only the sheriff and her lawyers (?) would have present documentation of her "serious" medical condition to the judge before reassigning her overnight, in what looked like something that was done on the sly, this would thing (this week's events) could have been avoided.

    On the other hand, if Paris had obeyed the law and owned up to her mistakes after the earlier charges, she may have avoided this altogether. I don't feel sorry for her for that, but I feel like the sheriff and maybe her lawyers caused this part of the mess.

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    I have to admit that right now I feel kinda sorry for Paris....yes, she's spoiled and thinks she shouldn't have to do what us poor little peons have to do but I can only imagine that I would have reacted the same way she did in that courtroom.

    Almost my entire immediate family has been employed in some form of law enforcement or another all my life (State Trooper, jailer, court referral for DUI, Drug Task Force, undercover agent, etc) and I have always been terrified of being put in jail. I use to tell my dad that if I ever was put in jail for anything, I was safer behind bars rather than calling him to get me out!

    The picture of her crying in the back of the car and her hysterics in the courtroom crying for her mom do make me sad for her. If her medical condition is claustrophobia then bless her heart on that because my SO has a mild case of it and the few times I've been around him when his phobia has hit, I literally thought he was going to die from it.

    Don't get me wrong, I do think she should do time for what she did but I do hate how this has suddenly turned into a circus and using her for an example. The next celebrity in LA that does something wrong, are they going to receive a harsher penalty because of what Paris has been put through?
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    Hilton sent back to jail in hysterics
    By LINDA DEUTSCH, AP Special Correspondent Yesterday at 4:33 pm

    She was taken handcuffed and crying from her home. She was escorted into court disheveled, without makeup, hair askew and face red with tears.

    Crying out for her mother when she was ordered back to jail, Paris Hilton's cool, glamorous image evaporated Friday as she gave the impression of a little girl lost in a merciless legal system.

    "It's not right!" shouted the weeping Hilton. "Mom!" she called out to Kathy Hilton, who also was in tears.

    The 26-year-old hotel heiress tried to move toward her parents but was firmly steered away by two sheriff's deputies, who held her by each arm and hustled her from the courtroom.

    (editted out to keep it short)

    After being taken to court in a black-and-white police car, paparazzi sprinting in pursuit and helicopters broadcasting live from above, Hilton entered the courtroom weeping and continued to cry throughout the hearing, which lasted more than an hour.

    Her blond hair was pulled back in a disheveled knot, in contrast to the glamorous side-swept style in her booking photo from earlier in the week. She was wrapped in a long gray fuzzy sweatshirt over slacks.

    Her body shook constantly as she dabbed at her eyes. Several times she turned to her parents, seated behind her in the courtroom, and mouthed, "I love you." At one point, she made the sign of the cross and appeared to be praying.

    (edited out to keep it brief)

    Back before Sauer on Friday, Hilton's entire body trembled as the final pitch was made for her further incarceration. She clutched a ball of tissue and tears ran down her face.

    Seconds later, the judge announced his decision: "The defendant is remanded to county jail to serve the remainder of her 45-day sentence. This order is forthwith."

    Hilton screamed.

    Eight deputies immediately ordered all spectators out of the courtroom. Hilton's mother, Kathy, threw her arms around her husband, Rick, and sobbed uncontrollably.

    Deputies escorted Hilton out of the room, holding each of her arms as she looked back.

    ___

    Associated Press Writer John Rogers in Los Angeles contributed to the report.
    SOURCE read the whole thing here.

    I almost.. ALMOST... do feel sorry for her. She's spoiled and thinks shes above the law and everybody else but I do still feel a little sorry for her.

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    Re: Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    I think this is ripe for discussion. If she were my friend, I might want her to keep quiet, at least until the media frenzy dies down.

    The following is a letter from one of Paris Hilton's best friends:

    I would like to address the media regarding one of my dearest friends, Paris Hilton. I have been by her side up until she turned herself over to authorities and the last 24 hours since being put on probation. I was also
    in the courtroom [yesterday] and saw a judge hand down a sentence that NO ONE in an even remotely similar position would receive!

    Sheriff Baca is coming from a place of knowledge with regard to his prisons and his prisoners well-being. We should trust in him. He is a stand up man who was voted into office. He was not being generous. He was being practical and just, and speaking from years of experience on the front lines of L.A. justice. It's clear as day that her stay has impacted her greatly.

    She is a forever changed woman.

    The MTV Movie Awards was merely a diversion to be able to surrender in privacy and not stir up any commotion. PERIOD. Jail was on her mind, NOT a celebration!

    Also, I would like to set the record straight that there was no party in motion for this weekend. When she was released she was still very upset, to the point of being physically ill -- and partying was the furthest thing from her mind. She is a loving and sweet soul with a big heart whose character has been misjudged because she was born into a family of wealth and, yes privilege. Now, I ask you to please stop for a moment and try to analyze why it is that you are so troubled by her?

    Paris HiltonSurely there is a more just way that she can atone for what she has done and not for who she is.

    Sincerely,

    Jennifer Rovero
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    Seeing Paris all bent out of shape didn’t move me toward sympathy, if anything it constituted a ‘turn a frown upside down’ moment for me. I believe she’s either attempting to manipulate and game peoples sentiment and that her tears would evaporate in an instant if the judge had a change of heart or otherwise had his decision reversed or that if nothing else, Paris better if not truly understands the concept of unattractive consequences possibly being connected to actions than she did the previous day.

    As a Californian taxpayer, I thought sending her home to serve out an expanded sentence served the public’s interest, as suggestive of inequity and preferential treatment it might appear to many. Fact of the matter is, in my view she was going to be the recipient of special handling regardless of what occurred, that NO WAY in my estimation was she going to be treated as just another incarcerated person within the system. I bet she was never out of the sight of a keeper or three while she was locked down. The sheriff simply couldn’t afford for anything to happen to the self absorbed princess. Resources being as sparse as they are, I’d rather have her served her sentence at home rather than having jailers triple team her in protective mode thereby necessarily neglecting to a certain degree their other less famously special charges.

    On my locale news last night, they gave some venting time to a woman who bitched about Hilton having been sent home seeing as SHE had done all her time. In OHIO. Pardon me, but if you’re going to bring people on to make contrasting comparisons, make them people that were part of the California system. Make comparisons based on California realities of the here and now, not the reality in place a half continent away or a half dozen years ago.

    People are released early each and every day from California jails because of the overcrowding, especially in counties such as L.A. which have more inmates than most counties in America have resident populations. Serving an actual sentence of 3 or 4 days may have been pressing it a tad when it comes to releasing Hilton for what an ordinary person might actually expect to serve but not by much, not considering her offenses. The judge decided to make an example of Hilton, and I suppose it is his right to do so, though once within the custody of the sheriff I {and they} believed that their system rules regarding who gets released early and why.

    I got no sense they let her go home to give her a break; seemed more to me they did it because it made things easier for them. If Hilton is getting preferential treatment, it seems as likely to me she’s going to be getting it in a negative sense, spending more time behind bars now than she otherwise would based on the level of the offense balanced by the needs of the system than had she been a Jane Doe in for the exact same thing.

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    I still don't feel sorry for Paris at this point. She's a role model, which until now she's exploited for all its worth. She has an extensive (lifelong) history of elitism that makes the old English peerage system look downright classy (and that's quite a feat). She certainly was raised to think nothing less of herself, but that's no excuse for her adult behavior.

    She brought every bit of this on herself. If she had owned up to the original issues by following through with the alcohol diversion program and not driving, it would have ended there. Even when it came to the events of the last couple of days, if she hadn't spent the last ten years carefully cultivating the bitchy, entitled American princess image, there would have been little reason for the uproar. In other words, she happily (until now, when things have turned on her) made herself a target.

    As a lost human being, I do feel for her. But I'm utterly unconvinced that she's hit anything close to rock bottom. It's hard to feel empathy toward people who thoroughly believe that they're inherently more valuable to humanity than Jane Hooker in the cell down the hall. Not very Christ-like of me. I guess I know what my issues are to work on!
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    Re: Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Quote Originally Posted by jasmar;2435048;
    I still don't feel sorry for Paris at this point. She's a role model, which until now she's exploited for all its worth. She has an extensive (lifelong) history of elitism that makes the old English peerage system look downright classy (and that's quite a feat). She certainly was raised to think nothing less of herself, but that's no excuse for her adult behavior.

    She brought every bit of this on herself. If she had owned up to the original issues by following through with the alcohol diversion program and not driving, it would have ended there. Even when it came to the events of the last couple of days, if she hadn't spent the last ten years carefully cultivating the bitchy, entitled American princess image, there would have been little reason for the uproar. In other words, she happily (until now, when things have turned on her) made herself a target.

    As a lost human being, I do feel for her. But I'm utterly unconvinced that she's hit anything close to rock bottom. It's hard to feel empathy toward people who thoroughly believe that they're inherently more valuable to humanity than Jane Hooker in the cell down the hall. Not very Christ-like of me. I guess I know what my issues are to work on!
    With all due respect.. how on earth is this spoiledl il rich brat a role model? What has she ever done to earn that title? Party Girl is more like it.
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    Miss Rovero's letter reminds me of the ignorant blathering that we heard in a letter from Lindsay Lohan recently. I'm as guilty of the next person of flying fast and loose with grammar when I'm emailing and posting. However, if I thought my words were going out to be scrutinized by the public, I'd at least make an attempt at sounding articulate. I'd also make a better argument than to chide everyone for being big, bad meanies to my poor little friend.
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    I don't feel sorry for Paris. I wish this time in jail will allow her the time for deep introspection and change. But I will not hold my breath. She has done nothing in her life not even graduating from high school and the sickness of this society that many young girls look up to her and want to emulate her is so sad.

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    It was interesting to listen to the Sheriff and the other TV annoucers on MSNBC and other channels. In regards to the medical condition. Paris or her representatives did not disclose it to the judge or sheriff so they were caught unaware when there were problems, in other words they did not know she needed to take meds on a daily basis. Listening to Sherrif Boca's press conference he did disclose that Paris has a medical problem, it is mental rather than physical and that she has been under a psychiatrist's care. This doctor also visited her everyday while she was in jail. Also Paris and her reps have not signed any release forms so these medical records could be seen by the Judge.

    Regardless she should have her butt in jail. I will not be surprised if the family tries to sue and probably put on some big media hype to supposedly try to change the California penal system that will go no where, but is just a media spin tool to make Paris look like a matyr and a victim.
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