Another day, another story about Paris

Published May 9, 2007

The jail-bound socialite has rehired the publicist she blamed for her 45-day sentence. Elliot Mintz confirmed to the Associated Press on Tuesday that he is again representing Paris Hilton, who was ordered to report to Los Angeles county jail by June 5 for violating the terms of her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case. Mintz wouldn't elaborate on why they reunited. He issued a statement Sunday that the two had parted over an apparent "misunderstanding she received from me regarding the terms of her probation." In court Friday, Hilton said Mintz had told her it was okay to drive on a suspended license for work obligations.

Internet fans want a pardon

Hilton's fans have posted a petition on the Internet urging California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to pardon her. The petition, which by Tuesday morning had more than 900 signatures, urges Schwarzenegger to pardon Hilton because she provides "beauty and excitement to (most of) our otherwise mundane lives." The governor's office hadn't reviewed the petition but had received e-mails from constituents for and against a pardon, Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear said Tuesday. Meanwhile, Hilton's lawyers have filed a notice with the court indicating they will appeal.