Skip to comments.Hilton Says She'll No Longer 'Act Dumb'
Posted on 06/11/2007 8:36:28 PM PDT by indcons
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paris Hilton says she is locking up her "dumb" act and throwing away the key.
Hilton revealed her new outlook in a weekend phone call to Barbara Walters from a county jail medical ward where she is serving out a 45- day sentence for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.
"I used to act dumb. It was an act. I am 26 years old, and that act is no longer cute," Hilton said during the call, according to an account posted by Walters on ABC's Web site.
"It is not who I am, nor do I want to be that person for the young girls who looked up to me."
After spending three days in jail last week, Hilton was briefly released to electronically monitored home confinement Thursday for an undisclosed medical condition. An outraged judge sent her back to jail Friday.
According to ABC News, the call came after Hilton's mother, Kathy, phoned Walters. During the conversation, Paris Hilton called her mother on another line, found out her mother was talking to Walters, and then called Walters collect. All jail inmates are required to call collect.
Hilton reiterated assertions that jail has changed her: "Now, I would like to make a difference. ... God has given me this new chance."
In a related development, the Rev. Al Sharpton met with Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on Monday and told reporters afterward that Hilton's situation exemplified an unfair legal system.
"People who cannot afford the best lawyers, people who cannot afford the best doctors are not going to get an early release," Sharpton said.
Baca has denied giving any special treatment to Hilton by reassigning her to home detention.
Also Monday, a claim against the county was announced by a black woman who has a prosthetic leg and was recently an inmate at the same jail where Hilton was held last week.
Her attorney, Gloria Allred, said Pamela Richardson, 51, also "had serious medical issues" but was treated much worse than Hilton. A claim against a government entity is a precursor to a lawsuit.
it was an act?
I don’t think there is any other way she can act.
Oh man! I thought the head-line was HILLARY WON’T PLAY DUMB.
What...Are they going to do brain transplant while she’s in there ??...opps correction....Are they going to Install one...
This reminds me of the Simpsons episode where Homer buys a snowplow. He pulls up in the new truck and Marge lays into him as soon as he gets out of the truck. Exasperated, Homer throws his hands in the air and says “Fine! I’ll never do anything stupid again!” He then turns around and walks straight into the still open truck door. D’oh! Let’s hope Paris has closed the truck door.
...for God’s sake Paris, you are 26 years old....act your age.....like Anna Nicole Smith
If it was an act, she deserves an Academy Award and a Tony and whatever else actors are eligible for.
She sure showed some acting talent in that porn film she made.
With the circus in town one is sure to see clowns......
and most men have looked down on her
Thank the Lord. From now on she will be beautiful and smart. The media will love this new and improved Paris. I can’t wait for 41 days to pass (or whatever with good behavior).
We will see how serious she is about no longer pursuing her dumb blond act. If she leaves jail and is never heard from again, she will have kept her word.
If that was an act, she was either really bad or really, really good.
I believe it’s called “casting against type.”
I think the girl rode a short bus.
She’s proof that you don’t have to look like and act like Rosie to be dumb and repulsive.
Maybe this is a turning point for her.
It is easy to live the way she did when everything is easy for her.
A humbling experience like spending a few days in jail might be the best thing that ever happened to her.
I wish her the best.
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