Paris Hilton: “I Did Have A Choice To Go To A Pay Jail”

    Paris Hilton expressed fear about her upcoming jail sentence while making a surprise visit to the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, saying she was “scared” but ready to do the time.

    “I am trying to be strong right now,” Paris said of her jail time set to begin Tuesday. “I’m really scared but I’m ready to face my sentence.”

    Hilton was ordered to serve approximately three-week sentence for violating her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.

    “I did have a choice to go to a pay jail,” said Hilton, without giving details. “But I declined because I feel like the media portrays me in a way that I’m not and that’s why I wanted to go to county, to show that I can do it and I’m going to be treated like everyone else. I’m going to do the time, I’m going to do it the right way.”

    Hilton said her family, friends and fans have helped her prepare for her time behind bars.

    “I’ve received thousands of letters from around the world of support and it’s really been inspirational and really helped me,” she said. “I’m really scared but I’m ready to do this. And I hope that I’m an example to other young people.”

    Hilton said the jail sentence had forced her to reflect, though she did not offer many details.

    “Even these past couple weeks, it’s completely changed my life,” she said. “Even though it’s a scary thing I’m using it in a positive way and when I come out, I can’t wait to start my new life and be even stronger than I am now.

    Though the sentence was set to begin Tuesday, Hilton could show up anytime before that. She did not tell reporters when that may be.

    Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said a statement would be issued after the hotel heiress was incarcerated.

    A call to Hilton’s attorney, Howard Weitzman, was not immediately returned Sunday. Her publicist, Elliot Mintz, was reached by e-mail and declined comment.

    At the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, the prospect of Hilton’s arrival was on the minds of some at the 2,200-bed facility.

    Susannah Johnson, who was released Saturday after a one-day stay at the jail, said many inmates were angry at Hilton, believing officials were making room for the starlet at the expense of others in crowded conditions.

    “The only advice I could give her when she comes is to shut her mouth and do the time,” said Johnson, 35.

    Though a judge sentenced her to 45 days behind bars, Hilton is expected to serve only 23 days because of a state law that requires shorter sentences for good behavior.

    Once she arrives, the “Simple Life” star will be housed in the jail’s “special needs” unit.

    FOX

    Excellent comments by Paris Hilton!!!

    Posted: June 3rd, 2007
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    About The Incident At MTV Movie Awards

    Paris Hilton smiled and hugged MTV News’ SuChin Pak on the MTV Movie Awards red carpet, where the most famous party girl in the U.S. made a surprise appearance Sunday night (June 3), just two days before she’s due to report to Los Angeles County Prison for a 23-day sentence stemming from a probation violation.

    Hilton told Pak that she’s “doing OK, I’m obviously a little scared right now.” Speaking in a poised, calm manner, Hilton explained that she hopes her prison time will inspire other young people to think about their actions and make good decisions. “These last couple of weeks have been a lot of time for self-reflection on my life and realizing what’s important.”
    However, it was a far different scene inside Universal City, California’s Gibson Amphitheatre, where host Sarah Silverman opened up the show with a few jokes at Hilton’s expense, acting as though she wasn’t aware the heiress was indeed in the house.

    In one of the most awkward moments in MTV Movie Awards history, five minutes into her monologue, Silverman said, “In a couple of days, Paris Hilton is going to jail,” a factual statement that was greeted with cheers. The camera cut to Hilton, who looked a little concerned, but composed. Silverman continued her bit, implying that Hilton would receive special treatment despite the judge’s promise that her time in prison will be frills-free.

    “I heard to make her feel more comfortable in prison the guards are going to paint the bars to look like p—-es. … I’m just worried she’s going to break her teeth on those things,” Silverman said.

    Hilton twitched uncomfortably in her seat and forced a smile as the crowd twittered and laughed. Jack Nicholson, who was seated near Hilton, took a swig from his water bottle, and for a few fleeting seconds, Hilton became an object of true sympathy. Just before the uncomfortable remarks, Silverman took a few jabs at Lindsay Lohan, but the comic could at least be certain that that embattled star who’s also had some troubles behind the wheel wasn’t in attendance (see “Lindsay Lohan Checks Into Rehab: Report”).

    Hilton was arrested for driving under the influence last September and was issued probation, which she violated several times by driving with a suspended license. The 26-year-old socialite will report to the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, California, on Tuesday (see “Paris Hilton Drops Appeal After Jail Time Is Cut For Good Behavior”).

    Hilton told Pak she’s been lying low and not going out as much lately, but came to the Movie Awards as a last hurrah. “I love the Movie Awards,” she said before the show began. “It’s fun. I wanted to do something nice before I went off.”

    MTV

    Posted: June 3rd, 2007
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    Paris Hilton Visits MTV Awards

    With a jail sentence looming, Paris Hilton has made a surprise visit to the MTV Movie Awards.The hotel heiress showed up to the ceremony in Universal City wearing a black strapless dress and jewels in her long blond hair. She stopped briefly to pose for photos and speak to reporters.

    It was Hilton’s last weekend of freedom before her Tuesday deadline to check herself in to the jail. She has been ordered to serve approximately three-week sentence for violating her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.

    Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore says he would issue a statement she was incarcerated.

    A call to Hilton’s attorney, Howard Weitzman, was not immediately returned Sunday. Her publicist, Elliot Mintz, declined comment.

    Associated Press

    Posted: June 3rd, 2007
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    Tonight Simple Life 5 At 10PM

    Just to remind everyone that the second episode of Simple Life 5 will air on E! tonight at 10PM Eastern time.

    Posted: June 3rd, 2007
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    Paris Hilton Joins MTV Movie Awards

    From E!’s Marc Malkin:

    I just got word that Paris Hilton—who will most likely be heading to the clink on Tuesday—has signed on to present at the awards.

    Eonline

    Posted: June 3rd, 2007
    Comments: 18

    Paris Hilton Appeared To Be In Good Mood Yesturday

    Paris Hilton isn’t letting her impending jail time get her down.

    On Saturday afternoon, the heiress, 26, briefly emerged from her Hollywood Hills home to an awaiting mob of photographers camped outside.

    Wearing a yellow sunhat and tropical-print sundress with her hair in pigtails, she was chauffeured by a black stretch limo Escalade to a nearby Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, ordered an iced latte, then promptly returned home.

    “She looked gorgeous and seemed in high spirits,” says an onlooker. “She was smiling and playing coy with the paparazzi.”

    On Friday, Hilton – who has until Tuesday to begin serving a minimum of 23 days for violating probation – was spotted at Hollywood hot spot Les Deux.

    Clad in a skin-colored chiffon dress, Hilton showed up around 11:45 p.m. with a sizable entourage that included her sister Nicky and Nicky’s boyfriend David Katzenberg.

    “Paris seemed very composed, but certainly was not the crazy party girl from recent nights out,” says one clubgoer.

    On Thursday, the sisters hit an L.A. party at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where Hilton was seen “laughing and living it up,” an eyewitness says. Afterward, the siblings made a brief appearance at a pre-MTV party at a Beverly Hills mansion.

    Meanwhile, media have begun staking out the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, Calif., where Hilton is to do her time.

    But Sheriff Lee Baca, whose department oversees the jail, told the Los Angeles Times on Saturday that authorities will not allow Hilton to “be seen in handcuffs … or in the back of a police car, forlorn and in handcuffs.”

    “Jails are not circuses and not places where ‘fun’ is the priority,” Baca said. “Jail should be a corrective learning experience.”

    People

    Posted: June 3rd, 2007
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    “Simple Life 5” Is In Danger?

    So now that Paris Hilton is going to jail, most people will probably forget about Simple Life 5 and be more interested about her jail coverage. Maybe…

    Unfortunately, E! hasn’t revealed the number of viewers who tuned in for Simple Life 5, and I don’t think they will share that information with the public. I just have a slight feeling, and judging from my personal sources, that the ratings for the first episode were maybe not too good, but don’t quote me on this. It’s just a prediction.

    Anyway, we probably won’t know the ratings, but we will know if it did good or bad after the season ends.

    The big problem right now is not just Paris Hilton, it’s also Nicole Richie. I think I can almost confirm that Paris won’t appear on Late Show with David Letterman on June 6th. In the first place, she’s not allowed to do interviews until she finishes her jail term. That’s bad news.

    And Nicole Richie is facing a court hearing this Friday, the exact same day when she is supposed to make an appearance on Live with Regis and Kelly. That’s another big problem. Will Nicole Richie appear on Live with Regis and Kelly to promote Simple Life 5 this Friday?

    I’ve checked the schedule of Live with Regis and Kelly for this week, and believe it or not, they haven’t posted anything for Friday’s schedule!

    Posted: June 2nd, 2007
    Comments: 1

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