Not exactly. Hilton breaks up with Latsis, saying, "I will always love him. He treated me like a princess the entire time." Just three days later, she finds herself another prince, cuddling up with Greek shipping heir and Mary-Kate Olsen's ex-boyfriend Stavros Niarchos III, at several L.A. nightspots.
Hilton and Niarchos announce their breakup. A week earlier, with Hilton in Austria, Niarchos spends several nights partying with Lindsay Lohan. Upon Hilton's return to L.A., she heads to nightspot Shag with Arizona Cardinals and former USC quarterback Matt Leinart, where they are spotted by Niarchos. After a 3:30 a.m. screaming match, the pair officially calls it quits. A month later, a video is released of Hilton laughing and egging on childhood friend Brandon Davis as he goes on a 10-minute insult-filled diatribe about Lohan, whom she later has a wordless dance-off with in a New York hotspot.
"I like, cry, when I listen to it, it's so good," Hilton tells Blender of her debut album, Paris. Critics cry too, for a different reason. USA Today gives it 1½ stars, declaring that "Hilton's colorless, wafer-thin singing reminds us there are still limits to what technology can do for the human voice."
After pulling out of In-N-Out Burger, Hilton is arrested in Hollywood on allegations of driving under the influence. Police observed Hilton driving erratically and she measured .08 on a Breathalyzer test, the minimum to warrant an arrest. "I had one margarita, starving 'cause I had not ate all day," Hilton tells Ryan Seacrest the next day. Charged with two misdemeanors, Hilton accepts a plea agreement that includes 36 months probation.
Hilton and Richie, who are set to film season five of The Simple Life in the fall, have a friendly dinner at West Hollywood restaurant Dan Tana's. The feuding friends appear to have put their differences aside, laughing through the meal and leaving the eatery smiling, hand in hand.
The website Parisexposed.com, displaying Hilton's personal documents, diary entries and home videos, launches. The site claims the materials were obtained after Hilton failed to pay rent on her storage facility and the items were auctioned off. Hilton files a lawsuit against the Web site and a judge shuts it down.
Hilton is sentenced to 45 days in jail for violating the terms of her probation by repeatedly driving with a suspended license. She reports for jail on June 4 but is released to her home after serving three days. After one day of house arrest, she is sent back to jail to serve the remainder of her sentence.
Hilton, 26, gives PEOPLE a candid glimpse into her 23 days in jail, and what she says she's learned from her experience: "It was a horrible experience, but at the same time it's something that made me a stronger person. I know that I can get through anything and do anything now that I went through that."
Hilton steps out on the arm of Good Charlotte band member Benji Madden – twin brother of Nicole Richie's boyfriend Joel. On her MySpace Celebrity blog, Hilton writes, "I've never felt so happy and in love. He's such an amazing guy and life has never been better." But, while searching for a companion on MTV's reality show, Paris Hilton's My New BFF, Hilton and Madden call it quits after nine months together.
"He makes me feel like I've never felt before," Hilton tells PEOPLE of "sexy boy" Doug Reinhardt. "Everything he does is romantic. He's amazing and we're really happy. He's beautiful, he's smart, he's well-educated and he treats me like a princess. We're just very much alike." The pair, who date on and off for a year, call it quits in June 2010.
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