Celebrity News June 04, 2007
Paris' Final Hours of Freedom: 'I'm Really Scared!'
Paris Hilton checked in early to the slammer, but not before some major partying.
“Extra” has all the minute-by-minute details of the pampered princess' last hours of freedom.
The heiress walked the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night, and she confessed, “I'm really scared, but I'm ready to do this.”
But while her entrance into the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, Calif., was met with a circus of paparazzi, no one was cheering for Paris during MTV's ceremony.
When host Sarah Silverman said, “In a couple of days Paris Hilton is going to jail,” the crowd roared!
Before Paris got all dolled up for the awards – and her mugshot – she spent some time at Crunch gym with a trainer and partied Friday night away.
She must have been relishing her last days of freedom; she didn't return to her Hollywood Hills home until 6 a.m.
On Saturday morning, she got her coffee fix at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, but even a regular outing becomes a spectacle when it involves Paris.
She could barely make it past the rush of paparazzi when she went to famous Beverly Hills eatery Mr. Chow with her mom Kathy and sister Nicky.
Then, on Sunday, she welcomed a makeup artist into her home before heading off to the MTV Movie Awards, and later to jail, where the tearful heiress was booked at 11:38 p.m. last night.
L.A. County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Paris was “helpful, focused and cooperative.”
Even though recent reports have said Paris would be sharing a jail cell with a woman charged with reckless driving, it has been revealed that Paris will spend her 23 days in the slammer alone.
She's been placed in the special-needs unit of the facility, where she'll spend most of the day in a 12-by-8-foot space. She'll be given at least an hour each day to shower, watch TV in the day room, go outside or talk on the phone.
But Paris will have to give up one prized possession: her hair extensions!
They aren't allowed in the slammer – so they'll be coming out.
Paris' hard-working publicist, Elliot Mintz, said he spoke with Paris' mom Kathy after she returned from jail.
“She told me it was very emotional," Mintz said. "She also said that she feels this will be a time when Paris will be able to think and reflect and to spend time alone to learn from the experience because in Paris' life she's never alone -- there's always a constant chatter around her."