Saturday, August 28, 2010
LAS VEGAS — Police arrested Paris Hilton on cocaine possession charges late Friday night after stopping the car she was in on a Las Vegas street, authorities said.
The socialite was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on the cocaine charge, Las Vegas police spokesman Marcus Martin said.
Police said she was released later on her own recognizance.
The 29-year-old Hilton was in a car driven by a friend when it was stopped about 11:30 p.m. MDT Friday when officers noticed what they suspected to be marijuana smoke coming from it, he told The Associated Press.
"Officers noticed a vehicle leaving smoke trail of a controlled substance (and) made a stop based on that," Martin said.
During the stop, officers found what appeared to be a drug on Hilton and later tests showed that it was cocaine, Martin said. He didn’t know how much was found.
He said Hilton was apparently recognized by passers-by and a crowd quickly gathered in the area where the vehicle had been pulled over.
Police watch commander Lt. Wayne Holman said Hilton released early Saturday morning. He didn’t know how long she had been held nor any details about a possible court date.
He said the man who was driving the car was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of drugs. But he didn’t have any other details, including his name.
Hilton’s manager didn’t immediately return AP calls for comment early Saturday. Her publicist, Dawn Miller, did not immediately return an e-mail message.
Hilton was arrested this summer after the Brazil-Netherlands World Cup match in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on suspicion of possession of marijuana. The case was then dropped at a midnight court hearing.
Hilton pleaded no contest in 2007 to alcohol-related reckless driving and was sentenced to 45 days in jail. After spending about 23 days in jail, Hilton told U.S. television host Larry King that the experience caused her to re-evaluate the role partying played in her life. She said she wanted "to help raise money for kids and for breast cancer and multiple sclerosis."
While most famous for her tabloid exploits and reality TV series "The Simple Life," Hilton has appeared in the films "Bottoms Up," ”The Hottie & the Nottie" and "House of Wax."
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sentence her to 15 hours in a garbage bin. Seriously. Have her feel what that's like.
When his missing cat, Lola, was found in a trash bin, howling in distress, Darryl Mann, of Coventry, England, checked the surveillance video from a security camera outside his house. On the tape, Mann saw woman pause to stroke the cat, then inexplicably drop it in the bin.
CBS News correspondent Richard Roth reported on "The Early Show" the cat was trapped in the trash container for 15 hours. Mann told reporters, "I don't know how anyone could, you know, go to bed and sleep at night knowing they've just locked a cat in a wheelie-bin; I just, you know, I don't know what was going through her head at the time."
Mystified by the random act of cruelty that turned his cat into kitty litter, Mann posted the video on Facebook, where it didn't take long to stir online outrage -- even death threats aimed at the middle-aged woman from the middle of England -- ultimately identified as 45-year old Mary Bale, who works at a local bank. Bale told the tabloid The Sun, "It was a split second of madness." She explained to the paper, "I thought it would be funny." And anyway, she added, "It's just a cat."
Now police and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are investigating. Lola, according to her owner, is tired, but fine.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
NBC: Paris Hilton had quite a scare Tuesday morning. The hotel heiress and reality star posted a message to her Twitter account saying ""So Scary, just got woken up to a guy trying to break into my house holding 2 big knifes. Cops are here arresting him."
Hilton also posted a photo of uniformed police and other men standing on her property.
TMZ.com reported that a man in his 40s was arrested and taken to jail. He reportedly never entered Hilton's multi-million-dollar Hollywood Hills home.
TMZ also reported that Hilton saw the man on her security cameras banging on her windows and called the police. She reportedly did not know the man.