Paris’s Prison Break

Good for Paris. Bad for Paris. TMZ breathlessly reports this morning that the faux celeb has managed to extricate herself from the discomforts of prison life, making a mockery of the 45-day sentence she earned.

This unforeseen (and boffo) piece of news may be good for Ms. Hilton’s beauty sleep, but the expected public backlash over a two-tiered system of justice will make the travails of her brief prison stay pale in comparison. (What happened? Did her Hilton Honors awards expire?)

Had Ms.Hilton accepted her fate and served out her sentence, the princess’s PR prospects would be much prettier. Now I’m not so sure. Elliot, you told her this, right?