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Posted at 7:40 AM ET, 05/ 7/2007

Morning Mix: Paris Calls Jail Sentence 'Unfair,' Fires Publicist

By Liz Kelly

Headlines: Paris Hilton says 45-day jail sentence is "cruel" and "unwarranted"; parts with longtime publicist Elliot Mintz... Stars turn out for Kentucky Derby... Judge quiets Baldwin-Basinger custody case lawyers... Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz reunite for "Shrek the Third" premiere... Actress Kim Fields ("The Facts of Life") welcomes baby boy... Jessica Biel wants respect as an actress... Jimmy Buffett opens Berkshire Hathaway meeting... Michael Douglas signs on for "Wall Street" sequel... Sacha Baron Cohen won't star in Freddy Mercury biopic... Pete Doherty arrested for drug possession again... "Star Wars" and "Dirty Dancing" top most re-watched movie poll.

Rumor Mill: British tabloid says Lindsay Lohan snorted coke, bragged about upcoming Jude Law conquest... Madonna and Guy Ritchie sleeping in separate beds, leading separate lives... Nicolas Cage buying $5.4 million U.K. home... TomKat buy new L.A. mansion.... Paul McCartney asked to be introduced to "sexy" soap star.

P.S. "Lost" set for three more years.

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"What the hell was I thinking? Marry a rich guy? Was I crazy? I was already at the party. I didn't need someone to get me through the door. How could I be so clueless?" -- Ellen Barkin talks about her divorce from Ronald Perelman

By Liz Kelly  | May 7, 2007; 7:40 AM ET
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Comments

Very last sentence of the "Lost" link: "Nothing's official yet, but ABC has all but said that the fourth season of "Lost" won't premiere until January or February of next year."

gah!!! That is going to be a painful wait, but I'm glad they're setting an end date to this - it can only lead to very exciting, revealing and tight episodes if only 48 remain (essentially 2 seasons stretched into 3...)

Posted by: Lost at Work | May 7, 2007 9:01 AM | Report abuse

Gee, if those were the "celebrities" at the Derby, I'd much rather be in the barn meeting the horses! They're the real celebs, and not a one has been a Playboy playmate that I know of....(oh, and the Queen, of course.)

Posted by: POS | May 7, 2007 9:33 AM | Report abuse

You'll do a line and I'll do a line, Lindsay.
You'll do a line and I'll do a line, babe.
You'll do a line and I'll do a line, we'll fight an' ***** 'til the mornin' time.
Honey, babe, be mine.

You'll snort K and I'll snort K, Lindsay.
You'll snort K and I'll snort K, babe.
You'll snort K and I'll snort K, we'll fight an' ***** all night and day.
Honey, babe, be mine.

Posted by: Jeffy | May 7, 2007 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Finally an end date for Lost!!!

Yeah, it's gonna be a long 8 months in between the season enders & the season premieres but half of those months are warm weather months & it wasn't on anyway.

It's a good trade off to get to see them weekly instead of with the breaks in between.

But anything is preferable to seeing them on that sporadic schedule they had last year.

Posted by: Bored @ work | May 7, 2007 9:39 AM | Report abuse

Paris - what's really cruel and unfair is your overextended 15 minutes of "fame". Just go to jail and do your time -- maybe you can make it an episode of The Simple(ton) Life.

Posted by: pnina | May 7, 2007 9:49 AM | Report abuse

One advice to Paris: if you can't do the time, don't do the crime.

Posted by: boyNhood | May 7, 2007 10:10 AM | Report abuse

There really needs to be a statute of limitations for sequels. "All sequels must occur within 5 years of the film it is sequeling." 20 years is just too long.

Posted by: BF | May 7, 2007 10:38 AM | Report abuse

I'm torn on the whole Paris Hilton thing.

Not a fan, never understood her fame, generally don't read articles about her because I just don't care.

So while I loved that the judge is taking a hard line (she got a DUI and was driving on a suspended license with warnings - any other person would end up in court and possibly jail), part of me feels like this is more space and resources that Paris is wasting.

She gets acting parts...and somewhere a struggling actor isn't paying rent.

She published a book....and that meant that a really talented author probably didn't get their book noticed because she sucked an editor's attention away.

She put out a CD...and somewhere there's a really talented singer/songwriter who can't get in the front door of a record label because they aren't plastic and pretty and willing to be exploited.

There's all sorts of bad stuff going on in the world. I admit I am a junkie for this column because I need to balance out the heavy stuff with some light stuff. But it feels like the American media devotes too much time to this girl. If they chopped off just a little bit of the time they spent covering her, couldn't they unearth some other stories (whether serious or more "fluffy")?

Now she's going to jail for 7 weeks. A waste of taxpayer's money across the board in many respects, because the jail will have to probably pay extra attention to make sure she doesn't get hurt (too much). I doubt she'll go all Martha and try to be a "model prisoner" (though I'm sure she'll exploit the h*ll out of it somehow after she gets out).

I'm trying to figure out if there's a way to just make the media coverage of this girl to go away. She has more money than she knows what to do with and will never have to worry about the basics of life. And yet somehow, she is still a leech on society - it totally baffles me.

It's so obvious she craves attention, and I don't understand what is so fascinating about a spoiled beautiful woman that she keeps getting it. At least now some of the attention is too negative and consequence-laden for her to ignore.

Posted by: Chasmosaur | May 7, 2007 10:49 AM | Report abuse

The word "opera" is not always preceded by "soap." This Natasha Marsh chickie is a singer, not an actress.

Posted by: Cosmopolitan, apparently | May 7, 2007 10:54 AM | Report abuse

i feel you, chasmosaur. i too feel conflicted about the whole 'paris goes to jail' thing. i'd love for her to really understand what it means to accept the consequences of your actions, but it's clear she doesn't 'get it' and based on her upbringing, won't ever 'get it.' i'd love to see her be punished in a way that would send a message without tying up valuable resources in 'protecting' her while punishing her. it's really a shame that the shame of wrongdoing isn't enough to keep people in line. perhaps if they put her in stocks?

Posted by: methinks | May 7, 2007 11:05 AM | Report abuse

You are so right BF. There should be a stature of limitation on movie sequels. I would also add that all special effects movies must have a complete and coherent scripts that are approved by the Deans of UCLA and USC film schools.

Posted by: Lisa1 | May 7, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

I saw the "celebs" at the Derby and remarked "Good god, don't they have standards as to who is allowed to attend?"

Not sure there is really room for a sequel to Wall Street. What Charlie Sheen gets out of jail and seeks revenge on Michael Douglas by boiling his bunny?

Posted by: ep | May 7, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

I'm sure Sir Paul was just checking out that "Sexy" opera star for his next musical venture.;-)

Posted by: Bored @ work | May 7, 2007 11:56 AM | Report abuse

At first I was happy to hear that Paris got jail time but I've got to mirror the other posters who are torn. I think this will be a blip on the radar and she's going to come out no different than she went in, with "Free Paris t-shirts" no doubt. And I feel a lil twang when I think she'll probably be protected or get some sort of special treatment. Next thing you know jail time will become the in Hollywood thing, they've already got the rehab visits down.

So the irritating sound I heard the other day was Hollywood scraping the bottom of the barrel huh? Wall Street!! What next will Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid get together for Inner Space part 2?

Huge Congrats to Kim and the bambino!!

Posted by: petal | May 7, 2007 12:13 PM | Report abuse

I have get this out of my system since reading the column this morning. It's simple and direct.

I LOVE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE.

Oh, I feel so much better.

Posted by: Lisa1 | May 7, 2007 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, we joke around here in Louisville about how we get a lot of b-list celebs at the Derby and yet we all still really want to see them. But this year we had the Queen of England attend the Derby! She's major A-list, right?

This year, I would have liked to see Michael Jordan, Bob Costas, Nick Lachey, Joey Fatone, Apolo Ohno, and particularly Jimmy Fallon, all of whom attended the Derby. It's not just about the former Playmates and people who fathered babies with them.

Posted by: Louisvillian | May 7, 2007 4:22 PM | Report abuse

ok, Paris I don't know what has gotten into you... I mean you scewed up Lindsay Lohan witch use to be my fav celeb and you use to be the same but all the attention you want you get... Like yesterday when you went to Staunton you probably stopped the traffic from maybe 5 or more miles. Am i not right??? And I'll admit Paris i would have gotten out of my mom's car too because somewhere deep down your still my idol.... But i will not party like you do.. I'll have to admit i love attention but not as much as you do.. Why don't you give some money to charity or something... Make other people feel special ya know.. cause your rich, hot, and famous but let me tell you it's not all bout the money or the fame... it's bout the people and what they want and need... What they really like well the people that are straight in their life they want someone to depend on and someone that doesnt just want everything to be bout them.. Just think bout the other people that dont have a home you could help them if u would stop being so selfcentered.. That came from my heart just so you know if you ever get on this web site paris... Lindsay I dont know what to tell you except that you look 40 some years old now cause of doing cocaine and other drugs and drinking.. I really thought of you like a big sister but i dont know anymore.. But i'll just say what I've always wanted to tell you if I had ever met you I love you big sis

Posted by: vmf | May 16, 2007 5:10 PM | Report abuse

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