Today's Evil Beet Gossip



OH HAPPY DAY!!! HAPPY, HAPPY DAY!!! PARIS HILTON IS GOING TO JAIL FOR 45 DAYS!!! Yes, yes, you read that right. A judge today sentenced Paris Hilton to 45 days in jail for violating her probation by driving on a suspended license. She will begin serving her time on June 5. See, Lindsay Lohan? Your Higher Power has your back!

Paris Hilton is always fashionably late. She arrived at the L.A. courthouse eighteen minutes late (pics here, video here). The hearing was held to decide whether Paris should have to serve jail time for driving on a suspended license in February, when she was on probation after her DUI in September of last year.

Paris took the stand and promptly blamed her rep, Elliot Mintz, who she claimed misled her into believing her license was valid. Honestly, Paris, I knew your license wasn’t valid. On what planet is that a viable excuse? Honestly. I mean, I know that I always have problems with my P.R. rep misleading me about my legal issues, so I’ve learned to check everything he says with my personal chef first. See? There are perfectly viable ways to compensate for the fact that your P.R. rep isn’t doing a sufficient job of taking on all of your personal responsibility.

Apparently the judge wasn’t buying what Paris was selling. Crying, she told him “I’m sorry, I’m sorry” before he delivered his sentence, but to no avail. Both Paris’s parents, Rick and Kathy Hilton, were in the courtroom as the verdict was handed down, and were both said to be visibly upset.

Paris will not be allowed work release, furloughs, use of an alternative jail or electronic monitoring in lieu of jail. This sentence is just the latest to demonstrate the U.S. court system’s willingness to put rich, famous, beautiful people behind bars, as a Florida judge sent Girls Gone Wild porntrepreneur and Hilton buddy Joe Francis to the slammer last month.

We’ll have the rest of the details as they come …

Update: City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo had his rep release the following statement regarding today’s verdict: “City Attorney Delgadillo believes today’s ruling sends a clear message that in the City of Los Angeles, no one is above the law.” Hmph. Somebody’s running for mayor soon …

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