I personally feel like the whole Paris Hilton debacle is stupid. STOO-PID. She gets sentenced to jail, whines, cries, appeals, get her sentence reduced, serves three days, and then gets a psychiatrist to get her out. And the LA Sheriff goes ALONG with it?
I applaud the judge who had her arrested, brought back to court, and then sent back to jail to serve her ENTIRE sentence out.
She was planning a PARTY, for hell’s sake, to make her “house arrest” a little easier to deal with. Give me a break. Complete with party planners, no less.
Her jail sentence was hardly unbearable. She had her own cell, she was not with the other inmates, and she is NOT doing hard labor, something she would undoubtedly benefit from.
So now she is serving her sentence back in jail, and the media swarm is over…. for now. And you have to look at the effects of putting Paris Hilton in jail, the media circus surrounding it, and why any of us should care.
Why should we care? Paris Hilton is famous for being rich and partying. NOTHING else. She cannot sing, she cannot act, and she damn sure did not earn her own money. SHE GOES TO PARTIES, people, and she DRINKS and she DRIVES after she drinks, and THAT IS WHY SHE IS IN JAIL. Sorry for all the caps, but that’s the truth.
So why am I writing about it?
Because it is FILLED with story possibilities.
1. A spoiled, rich, party girl heiress, who has been recorded using the “n” word and had that tape plastered over the Internet, goes to jail and through a “booking error” finds herself rooming with Shanika “Baby Girl” Washington, head of the infamous White Rich Girl Haters gang.
2. A spoiled, rich, party girl heiress escapes from prison after her former enemy/now back to bff/skeletally skinny buddy comes to visit and squeezes through the bars, then lets heiress use her fingers as lock picks.
3. A spoiled, rich, party girl heiress reforms, claiming her time in the “joint” has changed her, and she sets about paying people to build houses for all those poor people living in Escondido, California.
While the above ideas are written in fun, the truth is, this scenario does have some possibilities. And the truth is, Paris Hilton, like Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears, is headed for a fall.
The life of rich kids has been written about before, of course, and documented in film. Who remembers the book LESS THAN ZERO, by Bret Easton Ellis, and the subsequent movie of the same name, which starred Robert Downey Jr., an an eerily prophetic role?
These “party kids” cannot go on like this forever. They can’t. Even if the money doesn’t dry up, as it often does, the body simply won’t take the abuse.
My youngest has long tried to get me to take her to get an agent, do film roles, etc., and I have steadfastly refused. I have never seen a child actor or performer that managed to get through the business “unscathed.”
These kids grow up too fast, and maybe the same is true of kids born into immense money and wealth, like Paris Hilton.
It’s fascinating, when you look into it deeper, and consider what makes them tick. What does Paris Hilton really THINK of her incarceration. We pretty much know she thinks it is unfair, because she is Paris, after all, but WHY? Why does she think she is different from the rest of the country?
Okay, enough about Paris. Anybody want to weigh in with any more fun scenarios about what could happen in jail to a “rich, party girl heiress?”
Oh, and of course feel free to weigh in on Paris and the situation itself, of course.