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Monday, May 7, 2007

Paris Hilton's Sentence

Observers of the Paris-ian scene suggest that Ms. Hilton's 45-day jail sentence isn't likely to change her behavior because the publicity will tend to add to her celebrity, reports AP writer Sandy Cohen. After talking to experts in the industry, Ms. Cohen says that they believe part of Ms. Hilton's public image includes "bad behavior". Said one publicist, "The premise of her fame is being naughty."  That tendency to ignore authority may fuel her charm in some quarters. Read more here. Read the charges that led to her appearance in court, and the judge's eventual ruling against her here.

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