Hollywood has little love for jailed Hilton

Published June 10, 2007

Celebrities who fall on tough times rely on fellow stars for support. Jodie Foster spoke out on Mel Gibson's behalf after his anti-Semitic tirade last summer. The cast of The View gave Alec Baldwin a place to explain his custody battle and an angry voice mail message he left for his 11-year-old daughter. But few Hollywood players have come out in support of Paris Hilton, who was sentenced to 45 days in jail for violating her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case. Usually, "powerful people protect powerful people, " said veteran Hollywood publicist Michael Levine. "But in this case I don't see any rallying around her, " he said.