5/04/2007

From Hotel Hilton to the Big House

Looks like America's princess, Miss Paris Hilton, is off to jail. Jail in June...it's like a pop song, ain't it?

Seriously though, after three times being stopped for wreckless or drunk driving, you might think Paris would get the message. It took her being sentenced to 45 days in jail (no substitutes, either...no house arrest, no 'electronic' jail and no work releases or furloughs), 36 months of probation and $1500 in fines for her to possibly realize that no matter how cute, rich or otherwise perfect you (and the rest of the world...in particular, your crazy mother) may think you are, you simply are not above the law.

I have to say that I found her mother, Kathy's, reaction very strange. Perhaps the elder Hilton has been altering herself chemically, too. According to AP Reporter, Sandy Cohen, "As a city prosecutor said during closing arguments that Hilton deserved jail time, Hilton's mother, Kathy, laughed. When the judge ruled, Kathy Hilton then blurted out: "May I have your autograph?"

Wow, it sounds as though massive amounts of money coupled with constant media attention coupled with questionable principals might make one a little batty.

Side note: the judge's name who ruled in this case is Michael T. Sauer...gotta love that.