LAS VEGAS — Paris Hilton denied owning the purse in which police say less than a gram of cocaine was found after a traffic stop on the Las Vegas Strip, according to an arrest report released Monday.

“She told me the purse was not hers, that she had borrowed it from a friend,” Las Vegas police Lt. Dennis Flynn wrote in his report of Hilton’s arrest shortly before midnight Friday. The friend was not identified.

The 29-year-old celebrity socialite acknowledged owning $1,300 in cash, several credit cards, a package of Zig-Zag rolling papers and a broken tablet of the prescription asthma medication Albuterol also found in the purse late Friday during her arrest at the Wynn Las Vegas resort.

Flynn said Hilton had asked to be allowed to go into the hotel after her boyfriend, 34-year-old Las Vegas nightclub mogul Cy Waits, failed field sobriety tests given by a motorcycle officer who stopped them in a black Cadillac Escalade that Flynn said smelled of marijuana smoke.

Flynn said Hilton denied owning a small plastic “bindle” containing 0.8 grams of cocaine powder that the police lieutenant said fell out when Hilton opened the purse to get a tube of lip balm.

“Hilton admitted the Albuterol was hers and is prescribed to her, but the suspected cocaine was not,” Flynn wrote. “I asked Hilton whose cocaine it was, and she said she had not seen it but now thought it was gum.”

Hilton faces a low-grade felony possession of cocaine charge that could get her probation if convicted. A violation of that probation could be punishable by up to one to four years in prison.

Sandra Bullock calls adopted son ‘little Cajun cookie’

NEW YORK — Actress Sandra Bullock said her baby son is the “crown prince” in the family because everyone else is female – even the pets.

Bullock called her adopted son from New Orleans, Louis Bardo Bullock, her “little Cajun cookie.” She started the adoption process four years ago, and Louis’ adoption was finalized earlier this year.

In an interview airing today on NBC’s “Today,” Bullock said she didn’t want to use her celebrity status to speed up the process. She said: “I wanted to do everything exactly the same way everyone else did.”

‘Beetle Bailey’ turns 60, thanks to his creator, 86


STAMFORD, Conn. — “Beetle Bailey” is slouching toward retirement age, but the lazy Army private won’t be getting rest anytime soon from his tour of duty on newspaper comics pages.

The indolent wise guy, whose popularity soared when he enlisted during the Korean War, turns 60 on Saturday.

Mort Walker, who conjured up Beetle and has been putting him on paper every day for all those decades, says he’ll continue with his creation until he’s no longer able.

“I don’t know how I’d be retired,” said Walker, 86. “I wake up every day with another idea.”

The genial gags by Beetle and the cast of characters, Sarge and his dog, Otto, Gen. Amos Halftrack, Miss Buxley and others, are followed seven days a week by readers in 1,800 newspapers, which is “astronomically huge,” said Brendan Burford, comics editor at King Features, the strip’s syndicating service.

Guitarist Slash, wife end gig


LOS ANGELES — Slash is preparing to go solo in his love life.

Court records show the guitarist filed for divorce Monday from his wife of nearly nine years.

Slash is known for his guitar play with bands Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver. His real name is Saul Hudson.

The filing states he and his wife, Perla, separated in July and cites irreconcilable differences.

The couple have two sons, ages 8 and 6. Hudson is seeking joint custody of the children and spousal support.


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