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Tony Alicea
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How much do you want to bet that Paris Hilton never sees the inside of a jail..?
John Smith
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If I were in jail, I'd take Paris as a cell mate anytime over Martha Stewart, Judith Miller, Andrea Yates, and Joan of Arc.
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i'd pick Hanibal Lector before Paris Hilton.


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Bear Bibeault
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Being that close to an intelligence vacuum might be highly detrimental to your IQ.


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upside: sex

downside: constant whining and diseases from the sex

hmmmm, I think I would pass on this opportunity too.


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stephen gates
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Ha.. Probably not.. None of those celebrities every wind up in a real prison.

But hey, if OJ can get away with murder, why should any of these other celebrities have to be responsible. Go to Rehab for a month, come out and party at the same clubs all over again.. It's the way of the world now. Stupid is in I guess. I guess it's always been in.
Tony Alicea
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[with dumb, stoned look in face] Mmmmm, duhhhhhh what's that mean dude? Eh? What? You're freaking me out, Man!

Stealing material from the American TV late night comedians,

Paris Hilton just may go to prison after all since she didn't commit a grave crime. If she really wanted to avoid prison as a celebrity in Los Angeles California, she should have killed somebody like OJ Simpson and Robert Blake did.
Tony Alicea
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Seriously now, this is a different case (of course!) from say, the OJ Simpson and Robert Blake trials in which a (ahem) jury found them not guilty and in which cases the accused walked.

Miss Hilton's case is beyond that point: she is guilty of something and more importantly she's been sentenced. Period.

Since she thinks that she belongs to of a kind of persons that the puny little laws never intended to cover, she should be jailed. If we live in THE USA in a just society (or at least a society that claims to be just) then her sentence should be no different than that (for example) for a latino dude her own age that has been found guilty of the same crime (Paris Hilton did commit a crime no matter how young. rich or thin she is).

If a non-rich hispanic or black dude would have been found guilty of whatever Miss Hilton was, s/he would have been sentenced to 45 months, not days in prison. OK, maybe I am exaggerating in the number of months.
Tony Alicea
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More jokes from American late night comedians about Paris Hilton's going (if it happens) to jail:

When told that she would have to spend 45 days in jail, Paris Hilton said "45 days? That's not bad. That's not even a month?!"

She got very worried when she found out that the sentence wasn't only 45 days but 45 nights also! You see, the nights are for partying!
Dave Lenton
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Originally posted by Tony Alicea:
Since she thinks that she belongs to of a kind of persons that the puny little laws never intended to cover
She's most likely spent her entire life being surrounded by people paid to fulfil her every whim, so she's probably got a bit of a skewed view of her place in the grand scheme of things.

What I don't get is just how she's become famous. What has she actually done (rather then a rather dodgy home video) which is worthy of note? For some reason people seem to like to buy celebrity magazines with pictures of her in them, so the magazines spend time following her around. What is it which makes people want to buy those magazines though? Why do they want to spend money to see pictures of what Paris Hilton did in the last week?


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Ashok Mash
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Originally posted by Dave Lenton:
What I don't get is just how she's become famous...


The whole celebrity thing is sickening! I feel pity for people who buy and read those pointless celebrity magazines!

But, if Jade Goody is a 'celebrity', Paris Hilton is a proper celebrity!


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Deepak Bala
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
Being that close to an intelligence vacuum might be highly detrimental to your IQ.


hehehehe. ILeantASmartInsultToday++

Its a pain being - a celebrity, the guy/girl that buys the magazine and the people who hunt the celebrities. Its all so crazy. The most crazy among the 3 are the fans who fuel this circle.


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Dave Lenton
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I've got a theory that it is down to primitive instinct. Thousands of years ago humans would have been in small tribal groups. While the men went out to hunt, the women tended to socialise more with each other. As the tribe depended upon strong social connections, women developed and instinctive desire to know and empathise about all the people in the tribe. It would have been especially important for women to build up emotional connections with the most influential females.

Back then this was easy - most tribes would spend most of their time separate from the other tribes, so most people would know everyone in their tribe. These days the situation is very different - our tribes number in the millions, and it is impossible to know everyone.

The frustrated instincts to know what is happening then manifest themselves by an interest in celebrities. In the tribe of millions, it is the celebrities who instinctively appear to be the most influential. Women can't interact with them directly, so they do the next best thing - they read about them in magazines instead.

I don't mean to insult women here of course - what some of us males do to fulfil our instincts to compete within the tribe to attain alpha-male status causes far more trouble and can be a very silly!
stephen gates
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It is what it is. Anna Nicole Smith was famous for being famous. Half of these reality TV show people are famous for being famous. We've become a culture where "talent" is overrated. Just get your face out there, do something stupid, and bingo, you have your lifetime of fame. It used to be 15 minutes of fame, but it seems these people get a lifetime of fame.

I remember when I was living in NJ a few years back and Paris and Nicole were supposed to film their "tv show" in a town about 30 minutes from where I lived. There was a big uproar. A few parents protested they didn't want that show filmed in their town and so on. Well there was also another backlash and uproar.

It seemed kids protested that the show should be filmed there. Hey it's kids but the fact was, there were 19 year olds, 22 year olds who pranced around saying "Paris was their hero."

WHile i think it's stupid for a kid to idolize somebody like Paris, I never got how 22 year olds worshiped somebody their own age who for all intensive purposes was known for a bad quality cheesey internet porn video.

But that's where it's at these days. Adults worship adults known for doing absolutely nothing. Kind of sad.
Dave Lenton
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There's something seriously wrong when someone is a hero for doing nothing of any worth at all to society, but a road sweeper is looked down upon.
stephen gates
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It's more than that..
Somebody who works hard for a living at a blue collar job are deemed "you don't want to wind up like them" by schools and teachers and parents yet somebody with no talent and apparently no intelligence is a hero.

People who have little talent on American Idol, Survivor, or whatever other reality TV show are given parades and praised back home while other hard working people are deemed "low class."

If your a kid growing up in today's society and you see all of this, why would you work your butt off for years in school and as a young inexperienced worker just to sit in a cubicle or live in bad hotels.

I mean that stupid woman who ran off from her husband and claimed she was "kidnapped" has a book deal, a movie being made about her and probably never needs to work again.

If your a kid who isn't sure what to do with your life, it would be awfully hard for somebody to explain to you that working hard is worth it.

My parents taught me that if you don't have to work for it, it probably isn't worth much. They also made me do chores, do housework, do my homework, study, play sports, learn things on my own, study some more, save money, and so on. So as a i grew older a little hard work never hurt anybody was ingrained in my brain.

But at times it is frustrating when you see somebody who is just plain stupid, real or fake, and makes millions for existing. It becomes hard to explain to kids today, especially in the USA, that hard work will be worth it. Not when many people never do nothing in their entire lives yet make millions for doing nothing, are idolized for nothing, and have many of the things kids want their parents to have. Kind of sad really.
John Smith
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Paris, please step forward and laugh in the faces of the righteous men. Let there be no flaccid cavernous tissues, for they harden the minds.
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Paris Hilton plans a reality TV show about going to prison. "It's called the Shaw Skank Redemption."

-- Jay Leno.
Deepak Bala
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What an outrage !

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6731143.stm

Paris Hilton will not be allowed out of her house for parties


haha ! yes that should be enough punishment. :roll:
Tony Alicea
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Is this proof that "god exists"?

Justice has been restored (but has been appealed):

Weeping heiress screams �It�s not right!� as she�s taken from courtroom



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Tony Alicea
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Originally posted by raybr:
Paris Hilton plans a reality TV show about going to prison. "It's called the Shaw Skank Redemption."

-- Jay Leno.


Also from Leno:

"You know what the medical condition was for which Paris Hilton was let go out of prison?


"RICH-BITCH-itis"!
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