While her attempts at an appeal or pardon are still hanging in the balance, Paris Hilton received good news yesterday (May 10) - with word that she may spend far less than 45 days in the county lock-up.
Hilton, sentenced last week, "may spend only three weeks or less behind bars because of a state requirement that grants inmates time off for good behavior and because of overcrowding in the system," Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore told The Associated Press.
Paris Hilton is starting to get desperate. No longer leaving her impending jail term solely in the hands of her legal team, the hotel heiress has started a little grass roots campaign.
The New York Post reports that on her MySpace page, Paris wrote: "My friend Joshua started this petition, please help and sihn it. i LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!" While Paris needs to work on her spelling, the point was made.
After a short-lived firing, Paris Hilton has made nice with the veteran publicist she dumped over the weekend - after faulting him for her imposing 45 day jail sentence.
"I represent Paris and I'm proud to," Elliot Mintz told Reuters early on Tuesday after a night out with his client. "We had a wonderful evening, we talked, and our media relationship resumes uninterrupted."
Over the weekend, Paris Hilton made her first public comments since being handed a 45-day jail sentence - without the help of her now former-publicist.
Paris described her punishment as cruel and unwarranted and fired her veteran publicist Elliot Mintz, whom she blamed for getting her into the mess.
At the probation violation hearing last week, Hilton said Mintz had told her she was permitted to drive for work-related reasons. But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Sauer rejected these claims as ridiculous and ordered her to show up at the jail by June 5.
In a verdict that's taken Hollywood by surprise, a judge has sentenced Paris Hilton to 45 days in Los Angeles County jail on Friday (May 4) for violating her probation in a reckless driving case.
The hotel heiress didn't help her own cause, arriving to court 10 minutes late in the back of a black Cadillac Escalade. According to CBS reports, "When she got out, Paris swept into the Metropolitan Courthouse with several men in suits, ignoring screams of photographers lining the route into a rear entrance. Her parents, Rick and Kathy Hilton, also came with her."
If city prosecutors get their way today, Paris Hilton could be jailed for 45 days for violating terms of her probation for an alcohol-related reckless driving conviction.
According to documents filed April 30, prosecutors are also seeking that the hotel heiress be required to stay away from alcohol for 90 days and wear a monitoring device to make sure that she follows the terms.
Paris Hilton's private contact details were posted on rival Shanna Moakler's MySpace page, leading to a barrage of random phone calls on Friday evening.
According to the New York Post, Moakler, whose husband Travis Barker dated Paris when he briefly split from Shanna last year, put the hotel heiress' personal phone number and e-mail address on her MySpace blog entitled "Put This In Your Pipe and Smoke It." She also posted e-mail addresses for Lindsay Lohan, but no phone number.
While Britney Spears has parted ways from Paris Hilton, the hotel heiress is not letting go so easily.
As reported by The Gossip Girls, Paris was first spotted with Perry the "manny." Paris stepped out with the former Navy seal and nanny in West Hollywood on April 11, a little less than a year after he accompanied Britney and her son Sean Preston on a stroll in Malibu.
Now Paris has moved on to Kevin Federline, with the two being spotted out clubbing together on Friday night. X17 Online offered the following report: Kevin Federline and Paris Hilton partying together in Vegas? The writer noting the obvious, "These two could get in SO much trouble together."
Paris Hilton has been given her next court date. The hotel heiress has been ordered to appear before the judge on May 4th for allegedly violating her probation in a reckless driving case by driving with a suspended driver's license.
If city prosecutors get their wish (the revocation of Hilton's probation on grounds that she violated its conditions), Paris could end up behind bars for up to 90 days.