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When Paris Hilton was arrested Aug. 27 for having cocaine in her purse, her first reaction was to tell the police that the purse didn't belong to her. But some savvy Twitter followers have since noticed a strange coincidence: the purse Hilton was holding when she was pulled over bears a striking resemblance to one she bought in July. Has the heiress been caught in a lie?
You can decide for yourself: Here's the Twitpic Hilton posted on July 15, with the caption, "Love My New Chanel Purse I got Today." And here's a paparazzi photo of Hilton on Aug. 27, in which she is holding a very similar black-and-gold handbag.
Maybe a vague memory of her tweet is the reason that Hilton immediately started backpedaling on her excuse: When last we heard, she was claiming that the purse was hers, but a friend borrowed it and returned it full of her own possessions (including the drugs).
Paris Hilton isn't the first celeb to suffer Twitter-related embarrassment. Two weeks ago, tattoo artist Kat Von D tweeted (and then quickly deleted) that she was dating Jesse James while their reps were working overtime to deny it. Britney Spears appeared to be posting Satanic messages on her feed last November, before it was revealed that her account had been hacked. Meghan McCain inadvertently revealed a ton of cleavage in a Twitpic last October. And in February, Eva Longoria accidentally directed fans to a porn site instead of her husband's homepage. Of course, a Twitter faux pas can work in a celeb's favor too -- just as Kim Kardashian, whose Twitter slip-ups have kept her in the gossip pages between seasons of her show.
However, if Hilton's Twitpic ends up being evidence in a courtroom? That may be a celebrity first.
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