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Paris Hilton won't appeal court orders

By TIMES WIRES
Published May 20, 2007


Paris Hilton won't appeal the 45-day jail term she was sentenced to this month for violating probation, according to court documents. Hilton was ordered to report to jail by June 5 for violating the terms of her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case. She initially called the sentence unfair, and lawyers representing her filed a notice to appeal. Hilton's publicist, Elliot Mintz, declined to comment.

Woman accused of stalking Bullock

A fan of Sandra Bullock was charged with stalking the actor and trying to run down her husband, TV motorcyclemaker Jesse James, outside their Orange County, Calif., home. Marcia Diane Valentine, 46, of Huntington Beach, Calif., remained free on $25, 000 bail, the Associated Press reported. It was unknown whether Valentine had an attorney, and she couldn't be reached for comment. Last week, Bullock obtained a restraining order barring Valentine from contacting or coming near her home, family or work for three years. Bullock testified that after Valentine was spotted April 22 outside the couple's home, her husband tried to get the license plate. "When James went outside, Valentine is accused of screaming obscenities ... getting into her silver Mercedes-Benz, and reversing her car in an effort to run over James, " the district attorney's office said. She narrowly missed James, reversed in an effort to run him down and then fled, prosecutors contended. James, host of TV's Monster Garage, wasn't hurt.

Mexican directors sign Universal deal

The three Mexican directors who shook up Hollywood last February with 16 Academy Award nominations have formed a moviemaking partnership with Universal Pictures worth a reported $100-million. Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu will produce five movies, some of them in Spanish, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. "These filmmakers truly represent the importance of cultural diversity for the global audience, " said David Linde, co-chairman of Universal Pictures. The trio, who individually directed Pan's Labyrinth, Babel and Children of Men, will call their production company Cha Cha Cha. Universal plans to distribute the trio's films abroad. A U.S.-Canadian distributor wasn't named. The total cost of the films could reach $100-million, according to the Times.