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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Paris Hilton arrested on cocaine charge in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Paris Hilton was arrested late Friday after a police motorcycle officer smelled marijuana smoke wafting from a black Cadillac Escalade driven by her boyfriend on the Las Vegas Strip, then found cocaine in her purse, authorities said.

A crowd quickly gathered when Hilton and Las Vegas nightclub mogul Cy Waits were stopped about 11:30 p.m. Friday in the vehicle near the Wynn Las Vegas resort on Las Vegas Boulevard, police said. The 29-year-old celebrity socialite asked to go into the hotel for privacy because of the number people gathering, said Officer Marcus Martin.

Police later found a substance in Hilton's purse that tests showed to be cocaine, Martin said. He said it was ''a small amount'' of the drug, a package of the size usually associated with personal use.

Hilton was arrested on suspicion of felony cocaine possession.

Waits, 34, was arrested on misdemeanor suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Both were booked into the Clark County jail, where Martin said Hilton was released without bail about 2:45 a.m. Saturday. Sgt. John Sheahan said Hilton received no special treatment during her brief time at the jail, and that release without bail was common in such cases.

Less than an hour later, Hilton's Twitter account was updated with a posting that said the actress was in bed watching the television show ''Family Guy,'' and then that she was going to sleep. It was unclear if the tweets came from her, were posted by time-release or were sent by someone else.

If convicted of the low-grade felony, Hilton would get probation. Any violation of probation would be punishable by one to four years in Nevada state prison.

Levi Johnston makes 6th visit to CBS show

NEW YORK -- CBS' ''The Early Show'' is apparently one of Levi Johnston's favorite television venues.

The father of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's grandson chose the show Friday to declare he had lied when he previously said he had lied about Palin.

It was the sixth time the ex-boyfriend of Palin's daughter Bristol has appeared on the show over the past two years. That led a conservative media watchdog to wonder whether the show has an ''obsession'' with him, perhaps to embarrass Palin.