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|Also Known As:||Paris Whitney Hilton||Died:|
|Born:||February 17, 1981||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA||Profession:||actress, singer, model|
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un-ins with the law. In September 2006, Hilton was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after blowing a .08 blood alcohol level on a sobriety test. Pleading no contest to the charge, Hilton was fined $1,500 and was placed on 36 months of probation. Clearly not one to learn her lesson without a fight, however, Hilton would regrettably tempt the fates - a mistake she would come to sorely regret - approximately six months later.In March 2007, Hilton violated her probation by being busted once again, this time for a myriad of violations including speeding, driving with a suspended license and failing to enroll in a court-ordered alcohol education program. Sentenced to 45 days in jail, Hilton promptly filed an appeal, claiming that the sentence was unnecessarily harsh. As expected by this time, Hilton got little sympathy from the court, nor the public, which had grown increasingly disenchanted with her spoiled behavior. In fact, dueling petitions competed on the web, with many people on the "Free Paris" bandwagon - but not surprisingly, even more people eager - nay, gleeful, even - to see the pampered socialite enter the big house.On May 9, 2007, just days after her sentencing, Hilton...
un-ins with the law. In September 2006, Hilton was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after blowing a .08 blood alcohol level on a sobriety test. Pleading no contest to the charge, Hilton was fined $1,500 and was placed on 36 months of probation. Clearly not one to learn her lesson without a fight, however, Hilton would regrettably tempt the fates - a mistake she would come to sorely regret - approximately six months later.
In March 2007, Hilton violated her probation by being busted once again, this time for a myriad of violations including speeding, driving with a suspended license and failing to enroll in a court-ordered alcohol education program. Sentenced to 45 days in jail, Hilton promptly filed an appeal, claiming that the sentence was unnecessarily harsh. As expected by this time, Hilton got little sympathy from the court, nor the public, which had grown increasingly disenchanted with her spoiled behavior. In fact, dueling petitions competed on the web, with many people on the "Free Paris" bandwagon - but not surprisingly, even more people eager - nay, gleeful, even - to see the pampered socialite enter the big house.
On May 9, 2007, just days after her sentencing, Hilton issued a public statement through her attorney, Richard Hutton. Sounding noticeably more contrite than she had ever been before, Hilton accepted the responsibility and consequences of her actions. Ending with a plea for understanding and fairness, Hilton closed her statement with the following: "No one is above the law. I surely am not. I do not expect to be treated better than anyone else who violated probation. However, my hope is that I will not be treated worse." After attending the MTV Movie Awards on June 3, Hilton voluntarily turned herself into police two days early to begin her sentence at a woman's prison in Lynwood, CA. However, much to the dismay of almost every American hoping for a full 45 day sentence served, Hilton was released by Sheriff Lee Bacca to ride out the rest of her sentence at home, wearing an electrical monitoring device - the reason cited being an undisclosed medical condition. An outraged Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer - who had specifically sentenced her to serve her time without the option of house detention - ordered her back to court on June 8. Much to the dismay of Hilton and her family in attendance, Judge Sauer demanded she return to Lynwood to finish the remainder of her term, which had technically already been reduced to 23 days. Hilton was reportedly taken away, screaming "It's not right!" and crying out for her mother.
This reversal of fortune became instant headline news around the world, as did her eventual release from prison on June 26. Looking pretty as a picture, the heiress walked out of the facility, past throngs of photogs to hug her parents, who waited for her in the car. Declaring herself a "changed woman," Paris gave her first print interview to People magazine and her first television interview to "Larry King Live" - in which she declared she had learned her lesson, did not like the food, and that her mysterious and often speculated about ailments while locked up were extreme claustrophobia and ADD.
Apparently laying low for a while, Hilton re-emerged with two movies the following year, "The Hottie and the Nottie" (2008), and "Repo! The Genetic Opera" (2008), in which she played the painkiller-addicted daughter of a biotech magnate. Also that year, she made a surprising entry into the presidential campaign between Senator John McCain and the eventual winner, Barack Obama. McCain had previously mocked Obama in several Internet ads, likening him as nothing more than a celebrity along the lines of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. Not to let a moment in the spotlight pass her by, Hilton released her own Internet ad in response. Decked out in a leopard-skin bikini while lounging poolside, Hilton mocked "old dude" McCain and went on to give a surprisingly lucid take on energy policy. Originally released on Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Funny or Die website, the minute and a half video went viral in an instant, generating over seven million hits in just two days.
Returning to reality television, she was again the star of her own series, "Paris Hilton's My New BFF" (MTV, 2008- ), a competition-style show where a large group of young women - and even a couple of men - live together and compete in various challenges in order to become Hilton's new best friend. The show failed to live up to its name, however, when new BFF, Brittany Flickinger, who won the season one competition in December 2008, was kicked to the curb only a few months later. Hilton returned to the show for season two in 2009, while also launching other versions in foreign cities, including London and, bizarrely, Dubai. Plans were in the works for expanding the show into Australia, Canada and Russia. Meanwhile, Hilton was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the Female Reality/Variety Star category.weeks and months to come. In response, a humiliated Hilton retreated from the limelight - albeit, only temporarily.
After the sex tape heard round the world boosted ratings for "The Simple Life," subsequently, a second season was green-lighted. Par for the course, however, each new season seemed to arrive with another public Paris mishap. In 2004, Hilton's tiny Chihuahua, Tinkerbelle, went missing, causing a media furor (the dog was ultimately discovered and returned to her mistress unharmed). In 2005, computer hackers cracked open the contents of the Hilton's Sidekick device and posted much of the material on the Internet. In addition to publishing the cell phone numbers and email addresses for such celebrity cohorts as Lindsay Lohan, the hackers also posted topless digital camera shots of Hilton passionately kissing a female Latin MTV personality.
In 2005, Hilton appeared in her first major film role as an insecure, possibly pregnant student named Paige in the warmed-over horror remake, "House of Wax." While the film was panned by most critics, a few actually singled out Hilton's performance as being the single most entertaining component of the film - in part because her character was killed. At the same time, Hilton announced that her friendship with Nicole Richie had reached an impasse after several seasons of "The Simple Life." Rumors abounded for months as to what this announcement would mean for their still popular reality show. After several months of speculation, however, Fox announced that both heiresses would return for a new season - together, no less. Despite this announcement, Fox later decided to dump the show from its 2005-06 schedule. After shopping the series around to other networks, E! Entertainment finally agreed to pick up "The Simple Life" for a fourth season.
Hilton next stoked controversy with a 2005 TV spot for Carl's Jr.'s Spicy BBQ Six-Dollar Burger. Clad only in a plunging black bathing suit and stiletto heels, the ad consisted of Hilton seductively washing a Bentley while eating a burger, amid the strains of Cole Porter's "I Love Paris" playing in the background. Obviously and overtly sexual, the ad drew instant criticism - most vocally from the Los Angeles-based Parents Television Council, which called it little more than "soft core porn." As expected, Hilton simply parlayed the controversy into more work. In 2005, Hilton landed a starring role in - and a producer credit! - on "National Lampoon's Pledge This!" In a less-than-huge stretch, Hilton, this time, played the president of an elitist sorority at fictional South Beach University.
Hilton's tumultuous personal life continued to grab her headlines. In 2005, Hilton split from her fortuitously named fiancée, Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis, after a four-month engagement. Within weeks, she was involved with another Greek shipping heir, Stavros Niarchos. Away from the cameras, Hilton also got a good deal of publicity for her real-life r
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''My dad and mom always tell me to be humble and treat people like they want to be treated, even if they're being mean. If you're nice to them, they feel bad for having said something bad about you.''---Hilton EntertainmentWeekly December 5, 2003
"I don't want to be known as the granddaughter of the Hiltons. I want to be known as Paris."---Hilton AskMen.com
"Walmart, what's that, do they like, make walls there"---Hilton on "The Simple Life" December 2, 2003
"Since the show came out, I can't really have fun anymore because people (are) coming up every minute and are like, 'Oh, can I have a picture?'"---Paris Hilton People March 23, 2004
It's not about the fame, really," says Hilton. "Years from now, I would just want people to say, 'She was young. She was a crazy girl for a while or whatever, but then she married and had a great big family. She was good to people and did a lot for the world. And that she was a nice person."---Hilton quoted in Movieline's Hollywood Life June 2004
"I don't really read anything on the Internet except my AOL mail. I don't like people who sit on computers all day long and write about people they don't know anything about."---Hilton quoted to Cnn.com, May 5, 2005.
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