Paris Hilton (in Off-topic)


QBOddBird June 8 2007 7:25 AM EDT

Figured I'd put it out in the Off-Topic forums, since she's making such a big stir in the news. Think she'll have to go back to jail?

And since when do you let someone out of jail because they're having a nervous breakdown?

Did she plan this?

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TheWyldeOne June 8 2007 7:31 AM EDT

what did she do to be in jail in the first place?

QBOddBird June 8 2007 7:37 AM EDT

"Hilton's path to jail began Sept. 7, when she failed a sobriety test after police saw her weaving down a street in her Mercedes-Benz on what she said was a late-night run to a hamburger stand.

She pleaded no contest to reckless driving and was sentenced to 36 months' probation, alcohol education and $1,500 in fines.

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."

TheWyldeOne June 8 2007 7:39 AM EDT

Haha late-night run to a hamburger stand :P nice! why are celebrity's so stupid :P

AdminG Beee June 8 2007 7:56 AM EDT

If I had to stay in the Hilton in Paris I'd have a nervous breakdown too. The place is classless, give me a Marriott any day.

Tyriel [123456789] June 8 2007 9:04 AM EDT

Who cares?

Flamey June 8 2007 9:08 AM EDT

"Who cares?"

Wise words. :)

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] June 8 2007 9:23 AM EDT

Bob Barker has fake hair, what are you talking about?!

QBRanger June 8 2007 10:14 AM EDT

Apparently her "medical condition" was a rash.
But she is due in court today. The judge that sentenced her was mighty upset and may send her back to the hokey.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 8 2007 10:21 AM EDT

Paris...a rash...never...

I'm figuring they didn't want her to give it to the rest of county lock up.

Adminedyit June 8 2007 10:49 AM EDT

They sent her home because even the inmates couldn't stand her.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] June 8 2007 11:03 AM EDT

Drunken driving? Driving without a license?

Bleh. They should remove her right to own a driving license for life + put her in jail for two months, at least. I'd put her back in. But it ain't going to happen to such a celebrity, I think. (I hope i'm wrong though.)

Nothing in simpler than NOT driving while inebriated, so the consequences should be LOTS harsher.

And in this case, I hope she does not get any special treatment.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] June 8 2007 11:03 AM EDT

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Hi im Jake June 8 2007 11:40 AM EDT

I also believe celebs are really stupid i mean she cant get a driver to drive her around in a limo after all its not like shes poor

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] June 8 2007 12:17 PM EDT

who honestly cares about her? Shes more stupid than a dead rat floating down a sewer laying on a sponge soaked in WD-40.

AdminShade June 8 2007 1:06 PM EDT

Why do we even bother to give such a person this attention...

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] June 8 2007 1:08 PM EDT

I myself don't give a D about her.

It's the stupid consequences (or lack of) attached to these kinds of acts that pisses me off.

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] June 8 2007 1:49 PM EDT

Wow that's hot!

QBRanger June 8 2007 3:23 PM EDT

AP: Paris Hilton ordered back to jail - heiress taken from court screaming

New headline

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] June 8 2007 3:46 PM EDT

The ironic part about "not caring" about Paris Hilton, is that if you are vocal enough to exclaim "I don't care about stupid Paris Hilton", is that you obviously are interested enough to read the article about it to then exclaim "I don't care about Paris Hilton". If you really don't care about Paris Hilton, you would not even be posting in this thread.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] June 8 2007 3:48 PM EDT

Haha, you probably are right on this. Maybe I care.

In a very negative way.

Miandrital June 8 2007 3:49 PM EDT

I actually felt a little sorry for her when she first went to prison. After seeing her almost escape her prison sentence with a "medical condition", lets just say I'm not shedding any tears.

miteke [Superheros] June 8 2007 4:48 PM EDT

It's not that you necessarily care about HER so much as you care about the legal system and its flaws.

QBOddBird June 8 2007 7:26 PM EDT

Miteke's right, it isn't the fact that it is Paris Hilton, it was the special treatment she was (and still is!) getting.

Just now she's getting her special treatment from in jail. =) At least she doesn't get to serve out her sentence from her home.

But really, if she was a redneck working at a Big/Little in Alabama and this happened, I doubt 23 days would be the sentence. Not by a long shot.

Mem June 8 2007 8:59 PM EDT

She's got to be doing something right-- she's a professional celebrity. Usually you have to actually accomplish something worthwhile to attain the status of 'celebrity'. Ms. Hilton simply was given loads of cash and set free to wreak havoc on society and its morals. Since her 'reign' sex scandals have become a joke, drunk driving is an offense only punishable by a slap on the wrist, and television shows exist without any interesting premise. Not to mention underwear going out of style...

In short, like it or not, Paris Hilton is a reflection of American society, and where it's heading. Too bad. We had such high hopes...

InebriatedArsonist June 8 2007 9:52 PM EDT

Mem

She's got to be doing something right-- she's a professional celebrity. Usually you have to actually accomplish something worthwhile to attain the status of 'celebrity'.

-Ah, life in Los Angeles. Still, socialites have been the subject of public attention for quite a long time, regardless of their contribution to society. You should read society blurbs from the 1800's.

Ms. Hilton simply was given loads of cash and set free to wreak havoc on society and its morals. Since her 'reign' sex scandals have become a joke, drunk driving is an offense only punishable by a slap on the wrist, and television shows exist without any interesting premise. Not to mention underwear going out of style...

-For what it's worth, first time offenders usually receive a light sentence, in the form of fines, suspended licenses and probation programs. It took two further incidents of violating her probation for a judge to sentence Hilton to time in the county jail. While I can understand that borderline DUI cases can be tough to judge, I have little understanding for someone who can't be bothered to read the terms of her probation, especially after her first violation.

As for the publicity her conduct receives, well, that's a subject for another day.

In short, like it or not, Paris Hilton is a reflection of American society, and where it's heading. Too bad. We had such high hopes...

-Nah, we've survived any number of fools, twits and morons before. Hell, we survived the 70's, didn't we?

Mem June 9 2007 12:52 AM EDT

That's just it though, IA. Her conduct is what has gotten her to her celebrity status. Without her getting in trouble all the time do you think America would still want to read about her? Take, for instance, her sister, Nicky. Most of us know of her because she occasionally pops out from behind her big sister's shadow. What makes her different than Paris? She's every bit as rich, every bit the socialite, yet she isn't the subject of every gossip magazine the world over. Bad behavior has gotten Paris to where she is (so I guess I can't really claim it was nothing), and the more she gets 'caught' or gets in 'trouble' the more she stands to benefit. And since the media glorifies all of this, American society glorifies it. And if American society is glorifying sex tapes, drunk driving on multiple occasions, and general malfeasance then what do you think that says about American society?

(Oh, and by the way, the 1800s aren't comparable to the present simply because of the ease of information flow in our time, making it far easier for one individual to affect the ebb of societal values.)

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to try and get some shut eye before my neighbors start making that banging noise again... and again... and again...

TH [money] June 9 2007 1:02 AM EDT

This is a tragedy. Someone as hot and rich as Paris should never go to jail. Where is this country going? Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse, it does.

Unappreciated Misnomer June 9 2007 1:32 AM EDT

who's Paris Hilton?

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] June 9 2007 1:58 AM EDT

shes done something right to become a star? The only thing shes done is been born into the family, and had the famous(?) quote "That's Hot!". Everything else is, "What?".

But yeah, she left the courtroom screaming for her mom... How awesome, just for that she should get to go home. But, i heard something about how the judge or someone high up *was* giving her special treatment and they are being courtmarshalled, but i could be wrong on this subject. Someone please correct or prove me wrong here.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] June 9 2007 5:23 AM EDT


Court-martialed? No. A court-martial is for military personnel.

th00p June 9 2007 2:05 PM EDT

I'm with defender on this one.

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] June 10 2007 7:18 PM EDT

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