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Spencer Fights to Free Paris

5/11/2007 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Hills" villain and PR Svengali Spencer Pratt has a new attention-grabbing gimmick -- he's joined the Free Paris bandwagon with a "Free Paris" MySpace page. The pseudo-celeb told Us Magazine that-when not frolicking on the beach with newly pneumatic girlfriend Heidi Montag, he's leading the pro-Paris fight. "I've always thought that the punishment should fit the crime. Paris has changed her image dramatically over the last couple years. Now she is such a good role model and a smart businesswoman. So it's a shame that a miscommunication between her and her people is landing her in jail. She should get probation with community service, but no way should she be put in jail with real criminals."

Spencer claims that once 100,000 supporters sign his online petition he will take up Paris' plight with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Good luck, guy.

Lakisha and Simon: K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Ousted "Idol" wannabe LaKisha Jones may not have been thrilled with Simon Cowell's criticism, but she did love his kiss! Jones told People magazine that the prickly Brit was "a good kisser" and that she would happily smack lips with him again, noting that his smackers were "really soft and thin." Their love affair is apparently more than physical; after her last performance Cowell told former front-runner Jones that "he was really proud of me and he knows I'm going to have a successful career."

Sting Stung with Lawsuit

Ooh, that's gotta ... sting! Singer Sting and wife Trudie Styler were found guilty of engaging in "shameful conduct" by a British employment tribunal for firing their pregnant chef in April 2006. The tribunal found that Jane Martin, Sting's chef of eight years, was discriminated against when the tantric twosome discovered that she was pregnant. Martin claimed that Styler created a "climate of fear" in which she was forced to work 14-hour days during some of the roughest points of her pregnancy. Said Mrs. Sting in response: "I am devastated by this decision and I will appeal." Cash compensation for Martin will be determined early next month.

Party Favors ... Joe Francis Making a "Wild" Move ... Sherri the new Rosie?

In a case of what Joe Francis might call "Judges Gone Wild," a federal judge ruled that the "Girls Gone Wild" founder will be moved from Florida to Nevada to face federal tax evasion charges -- once he finishes serving time in Florida. Francis was arrested in the Sunshine State earlier this year for filming minors in sexual situations. ... Comedian Sherri Shepherd told TheSportsInterview.com that she may be a Rosie replacement. She's heading back as a co-host May 24 and 25, and told show host Chris Yandek that "if Barbara Walters is around, I will shove a note under her door and go hey, you want to talk? So we'll see."

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