On her way to the witness box, wearing a black cocktail dress and stiletto heels, Paris Hilton waved to Chief U.S. District Judge Frederico Moreno, a definite first for the esteemed jurist. "I've never had a witness wave at me before," he said with a bemused smile.
Hilton is the defendant in a breach of contract lawsuit seeking $8.3 million in damages for her alleged refusal to promote Pledge This!, her 2006 box office bomb.
During testimony Friday in Miami, Paris insisted she didn't know she was required to promote the movie after its release. She called herself a "brand" and a "businesswoman" whose schedule is organized by her handlers. "I'm always working," she said.
Not that the Judge is familiar with all her work - when Paris mentioned her current show, My New BFF, Moreno asked for a translation. "Paris Hilton's My New Best Friend Forever," the actress explained.
"This will be my best case forever," said the Judge. Well, said, Paris, "You're my best judge forever."
We can't wait to hear the verdict!