Partying Paris no charity case


Paris Hilton's next move? For starters she should find a good cause and make good on an old promise.

That wasn't the case three years ago after she went to jail for 23 days for violating her probation following a 2006 DUI arrest.

"I want to visit more countries where poverty and children's issues are a big concern," she said after her jail stint. "I know there's a lot of good I can do just by getting involved and bringing attention to these issues."

Hilton returns to Las Vegas today to formally plead guilty after a plea agreement dropped her felony cocaine possession case last month to two misdemeanors.

She faces Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure Jr., who oversaw O.J. Simpson's Las Vegas arraignment in 2007.

Hilton has been criticized for picking up where she left off before her jail stay, choosing the party life over acts of charity.

It will be interesting to see whether Bonaventure tells her to do something with her life.

Being banned from Steve Wynn's resorts should be a wake-up call. A major club executive told me Sunday the jury's out on to what degree she would be welcomed back to the Las Vegas club scene, where she has made millions in appearance fees over the past decade.

"I don't know how Vegas will respond," the executive told me.

For someone who clearly loves animals, I'm surprised she hasn't embraced that cause.

There are numerous cases of her quietly visiting Las Vegas pet stores and buying dozens of them .

It's time to give up the party animal reputation and become the face of animal advocacy or families in need. Channel the red carpet fame into something more meaningful.

THE SCENE AND HEARD

Following up on those rumblings that Cy Waits might be joining the Chateau nightclub venture at Paris Las Vegas: There have been no conversations between the parties, I'm told. Waits was let go by Wynn last month shortly after his DUI arrest on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He and his brother, Jesse, had been promoted just days earlier to head nightclub operations for Wynn. ...

Mirage headliner Terry Fator, having wrapped up his county fairs tours over the weekend, is in New York City today for an appearance on "Fox and Friends." Fator has received word that he will sing the national anthem on Nov. 21 in Dallas for the Cowboys-Detroit Lions game. ...

Former model and casino host Deborah Ashton-Cooke is the new Mrs. Nevada 2011. She will be competing in the Mrs. United States pageant next July in Las Vegas.

SIGHTINGS

R&B star Rihanna, hosting Katy Perry's bachelorette party of 25 on Saturday, with stops at "KA," in the MGM Grand, and XS nightclub at Encore. Perry, who had the hit "Waking up in Vegas," is marrying British actor-comedian Russell Brand. ... Carrie Underwood, joking around with David Spade backstage before his show Saturday at The Venetian in Las Vegas. ... Vanessa Minnillo, hosting a bachelorette party weekend at The Venetian and Palazzo. After attending Spade's show (The Venetian), the group went to Tao, where they were joined by Spade and Joey Fatone.

THE PUNCH LINE

"The chief surgeon in your tense medical drama is played by Carrot Top." -- From David Letterman's Top Ten Signs Your Television Series is Going to be Canceled

Norm Clarke can be reached at 702-383-0244 or norm@reviewjournal.com. Find additional sightings and more online at www.normclarke.com.

 

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