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Nicole Talks Jail, Sentencing, Her Wake-Up Call

While I'm still sort of reeling from Nicole's confirmation yesterday that she is really truly expecting a child, she's also ready to talk about her impending (and brief) jail sentence after being caught last December driving under the influence the wrong way down the highway. Here are some highlights from her interview in this week's OK! Magazine:

  • On the past year: "I don't consider it one of the worst. I think this was a blessing in disguise. This year has been full of lessons learned and soul-searching. … I will be really happy once I have done my jail time. I can start fresh."
  • On her sentence: "It was a fair, standard sentence. I expected that."
  • On her sentence being so much shorter than Paris': "We weren't charged with the same thing. We had different judges. This isn't a popularity contest, and it's not up to people to compare my case with Paris'."
  • On feeling remorse:"I was watching CNN about a month ago, and they happened to be talking about young people driving under the influence. They were flashing little kids (on the screen) who were killed by drunk drivers, and it broke my heart. It was a big wake-up call."

Well, I'll consider this to be my first attempt at seeing Nicole as a changed woman (and to-be-mom). I have to imagine and hope this pregnancy has been a wake-up call for Nicole, too.

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sibalc sibalc 8 years
She is learning and growing.
sibalc sibalc 8 years
She is learning and growing.
krisua krisua 8 years
Lets hope she'll get mature.
krisua krisua 8 years
Lets hope she'll get mature.
Green Green 8 years
shrug- another bastard child in Hollywood- oh wait, is the shotgun wedding going to be before the birth and after the jail time or after the jail time before the birth? Or...before I speak let me ask- what's the sequence of events?
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 8 years
I hope she is sincere. Maybe since she's expecting she has new persepctive on things.
outofhere outofhere 8 years
blah, blah, blah...talk is cheap.
cari907 cari907 8 years
luv her much more responsible than paris or lindsay she is owning up 2 it she is admittin it
cari907 cari907 8 years
luv hermuch more responsible than paris or lindsayshe is owning up 2 itshe is admittin it
aras8218 aras8218 8 years
Nicole has always been my girl regardless of the company she keeps.
demeter demeter 8 years
You can tell she doesn't live in the REAL world. It was a fair, standard sentence?! WTF! Driving drunk and getting FOUR DAYS is not a FAIR sentence. What is she on?
spider78 spider78 8 years
Yah think?! Wow, the fact that she actually admitted it to a magazine totally makes me think different of her, YAH RIGHT!!
cnyc1a cnyc1a 8 years
I hope she doesnt eat her own words.
jade_elephant jade_elephant 8 years
wow... i can't believe how gullible some people are here. just one interview makes her a responsible, mature person? instead of a drug-addicted, irresponsible, idiot that she is? her poor kid!! i don't understand why these people would be allowed to breed.
jade_elephant jade_elephant 8 years
wow... i can't believe how gullible some people are here. just one interview makes her a responsible, mature person? instead of a drug-addicted, irresponsible, idiot that she is? her poor kid!! i don't understand why these people would be allowed to breed.
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
And we are suppose to believe that if she wasn't caughtm that she would not have done it again until she finally killed someone or herself...Right...sure...and we are how dumb now... WE ARE NOT !!! These people will say and do anything to get out of sentencing of real prison time, AND to get on the cover of a magazine. What is wrong with Hollywood now ???? It was never like this before. There is more ignorant drama off the screen than it is on the screen these days. Until one of them dies of course.
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
And we are suppose to believe that if she wasn't caughtm that she would not have done it again until she finally killed someone or herself...Right...sure...and we are how dumb now...WE ARE NOT !!!These people will say and do anything to get out of sentencing of real prison time, AND to get on the cover of a magazine. What is wrong with Hollywood now ???? It was never like this before. There is more ignorant drama off the screen than it is on the screen these days. Until one of them dies of course.
tati33 tati33 8 years
:ROTFL: Lill
tati33 tati33 8 years
:ROTFL: Lill
Lill-McGill Lill-McGill 8 years
Im not going to hold my breath but I do HOPE she sorts herself out. I keep trying to imagine what her baby will look like but I keep thinking of that picture from planethiltron.com!! :BABY:
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 8 years
Why did Paris Hilton get a longer sentence than Nicole? Nicole has broken the law a lot more than Paris? Atleast Nicole is being mature about it! If you are willing to risk breaking the law, you must be willing to pay the consequences!
ilovetaitai ilovetaitai 8 years
She truly sounds serious. I have always liked her though, she's seems to be a straight shooter. Unlike Paris who plays the dumb card all the time. I think she'll be a good mom too, and Joel Madden totally looks like he'd be a good dad.
lorenashley lorenashley 8 years
well it's good to see some of you have sense and aren't you just labeling her a bad mom. Fortunatly she HAS learned her lesson and has the means to take care of a baby, unlike lots of people.
msmoney23 msmoney23 8 years
I'm rooting for Nicole, but I have to say that her picture and Paris' picture a few weeks ago on People about her prison sentence look identical. I agree with alot of the statements about just waiting and seeing what will happen next.
tati33 tati33 8 years
When is this magazine coming out on the stands? Today? Tomorrow?
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