Paris Hilton On The Brink Of Becoming A Hollywood Star?
One day Paris Hilton is screaming for her mommy as she is cuffed and taken to the pokey in a reckless driving case. The next, she‘s the model of magnanimity, saying she wouldn‘t appeal her 45-day sentence and that she is “learning and growing” from her time behind bars.”Based on the way the story has been playing out, this is a good move for her,” said Michael Levine, who has served as publicist for dozens of celebrities, including Michael Jackson , Barbara Streisand and Bill O‘Reilly. “Experience has taught me that celebrities respect wisdom but obey pain. What I mean by that is that when they feel the heat they see the light.”
If Levine were working with the celebutante, he would recommend she show she has learned from the experience by fading from the party scene for awhile and getting behind sympathetic causes like Angelina Jolie , who traded her bad girl credentials to become a mother and a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations .
Hilton‘s publicist, Elliott Mintz, did not immediately return e-mail or phone messages.
She has been at the downtown facility since Friday, when Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer ordered her back to jail. Sheriff Lee Baca had released her to house arrest the day before for undisclosed health reasons. Hilton was taken from Sauer‘s courtroom in tears and calling for her mother.
Hilton was expected to serve only 23 days because of a state law that requires shorter sentences for good behavior.
She also said she was “shocked” by the attention her case has received and suggested the public and media focus on “more important things like the men and women serving our country in Iraq .”
“Showing is doing,” he said. “If Paris is really concerned about the media paying attention to the men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan , then why didn‘t she sign autographs at military bases and hospitals?”
“I think that the public this time is disgusted with her and probably asking themselves why they even bother,” he said. “So she‘s on the brink of becoming a caricature or a person. And I think she does have that choice. The next step is hopefully to reveal by her words and actions that she has taken responsibility for being an adult.”
In the months that followed, she was stopped twice by officers who discovered her driving on a suspended license. The second stop landed her in Sauer‘s courtroom, where he sentenced her to jail.
Sands describes Hilton‘s change of heart as “media ploy.” But unlike actor/director Mel Gibson — who remains on the fringes after he launched an anti-Semitic tirade at the police officer who arrested him for drunken driving last summer — Hilton will emerge smelling as sweet as her namesake perfume, he said.
“She will become a real Hollywood star from this experience,” he said. “If she handles it like a famous person and goes to a military base, visits Walter Reed, then Hollywood will embrace her. It‘s very forgiving. It‘s not like she insulted the Jews.”
Posted: June 10th, 2007
Time: June 10, 2007, 4:50 pm
For some odd reason, I really think Paris is going to learn from this. No joke this time, I believe she will come out a brand new woman. The bad part of this is I’m thinking she’s totally going to stop doing stuff like CD’s, Perfumes, Books, and stuff.
I hope she doesn’t become boring thought. Best of luck Paris, I wish you well with all my heart. Get Better Soon!
Time: June 10, 2007, 5:24 pm
She will come out better, stronger, and ready to show the world that Paris Hilton can still do what she wants within the confines of law and order. I seriously doubt she will become boring, and through her acknowledgment of her fans in her most recent written statement, she knows that she cannot disappoint.
Stay strong Paris! I can’t wait till you get out!
Time: June 10, 2007, 5:52 pm
I think she’ll just become mature. I think she’s still gonna release “stuff like CD’s, Perfumes, Books, and stuff”, but forget the “wild” Paris.
Time: June 11, 2007, 2:34 am
My comment to Michael Levine is “fuck you!”
He acts as though what the tabloids print and the “persona or role” she portrays for gossip cameras is who she is and he thinks he can act as though he’s superior.
If he is Bill O’Riley’s publicist he clearly SUCKS since Bill O’Riely is perceived as the biggest loser asholes of modern times!