10 Ridiculous Celebrity Excuses
Paris Hilton isn't the first one to grasp at straws
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2010 10:59 AM CDT
This file photo released Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Paris Hilton in a police booking photo in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
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(Newser) – Paris Hilton really, really thought that cocaine in her (er, a friend's) purse was chewing gum. In her honor, PopEater lists nine more equally ridiculous tall tales celebs have dreamed up when they needed an excuse:

  • Britney Spears: Why did she drive with her infant son on her lap instead of in a car seat? Because that's how they do it where she's from, she once explained: "I did it with my dad. I'd sit on his lap and I drive. We're country."
  • Eddie Murphy: He was spotted with a hooker in his car, but only because he has a soft spot for prostitutes. "It's not the first hooker I've helped out," he explained, insisting that he pulled over because the woman (who actually turned out to be a transsexual) was crying.

  • Whitney Houston: Crack is simply too cheap for her to smoke, Houston infamously insisted. "I make too much money to use crack. Crack is wack."
  • Tom Sizemore: He was pulled over and found with a fake penis called "the Whizzinator" (yes, really) used to beat a urine drug test. His defense? The underwear with "the Whizzinator" wasn't his. "They're Calvins. I wear Hilfigers."
For the complete list, including an actor who insisted his DUI was due to guzzling Benadryl, click here.