See, Hilton was sentenced to 45 days in prison for drunk driving and, in the tradition of the rich and famous getting a better class of justice than the rest of us, has until the 5th of June to decide whether she's going to bother doing it before she'll get - gasp - a double sentence.
But the gemstone comes in the form of Hilton's own message endorsing the petition on her MySpace page:
"My friend Joshua started his petition, please help and sihn it. I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!"
Yes, by all means, do go and sihn that petition. Join the 17,000 people who are passionately fighting for special rights for the rich and shameless.