There is no doubt that the Hiltons breathed a collective sigh of relief when Paris was finally released earlier this week. They held a huge welcome home party for her yesterday at the Hilton’s Beverly Hills residence and all kinds of people showed up to encourage the heiress.
"She's very happy to be home - very, very happy. She's going to relax and spend family time,” a family member told press. The almost entirely pink party was accented by balloons, hydrangeas, roses, and a big cake.
It’s almost time for Paris Hilton to come home. She is scheduled to be released tomorrow (Tuesday) after serving 23 days in jail. And in the final hours of her stay at the correctional facility, Paris is enjoying the company of her family and friend Ashley Scott.
Scott visited Paris last night, around 7:15pm. She talked with the Simple Life star for about 45 minutes before saying goodbye. And it seems the visit was emotional for both of them.
With tomorrow being the final day in jail for Paris Hilton, the hotel heiress has been busy figuring out how to capitalize on her recent experiences.
Now that deals with NBC and ABC have fallen through, Mike Sitrick, a spokesman for the Hilton family, announced that Paris will be giving her first post-jail interview to CNN's Larry King on Wednesday night (June 27).
From her recent accounts to press, it would appear that Paris Hilton has gained some valuable perspective from her time in jail. And she’s been vocal about how going without has made her appreciate what she has.
"I'm so much more grateful for everything that I have, even just to have a pillow at night or food. You know my gratitude has gone up so much and I just realize that the media used me to make fun of and be mean about it."
You gotta wonder what Paris Hilton is up to behind bars. She doesn’t have her Sidekick, or Tinkerbell to keep her company. But she does have tons of fanmail, and she’s using her time in jail to write back to her fans.
Ryan Seacrest even read one of Paris’ letters that was sent to him via his radio show. "Just wanted to thank you for your kind words of love and support. The fact that you took time out of your day to write me truly means the world, especially in such a difficult and scary time of my life.'"
When you’re behind bars and it’s Father’s Day, what do you do for your dad? Paris Hilton tried to cushion the blow of missing the day by making her dad a card with his picture on it. Awwww.
The Parents Hilton showed up at the jail around 7:15 pm to see their daughter. And Rick was understandably glum having his daughter in jail. "It's not ideally my best,” he told reporters about this year’s Father’s Day.
It seems as though Paris Hilton has finally gotten over the party lifestyle that has made her famous. After just a few days behind bars, she has found God and claims that she’s “not the same person I was.” This all according to interview legend Barbara Walters, who got a phone interview with the heiress earlier this week.
“I used to act dumb. It was an act. I’m 26 years old, and that act is no longer cute. It is not who I am, nor do I want to be that person for the young girls who looked up to me.”
If you’re keeping score, it’s Judge 2, Sheriff 0. That’s right, Paris Hilton was ordered to go back to jail, and to appear in person for her court hearing on Friday. The sheriff who allowed Hilton to leave early has had his decision revoked by the judge who originally sentenced her.
So Paris spent this past weekend in prison, and there wasn’t much fanfare. She received a visit from her sister Nicky and her ex-boyfriend Stavros Niarchos III. Paris got to spend a little time with them yesterday, which has hopefully calmed her down a bit.