Patty Hearst Tells Paris' Cellmates -- Run for Cover!

5/13/2007 8:15 PM PDT

Patty Hearst Tells Paris' Cellmates -- Run for Cover!

OK, we here at TMZ are stoked. None other than Patty Hearst (if you don't know who she is, you should) contacted us today about a story the TV show "The Insider" is reportedly airing tomorrow -- that Hearst is giving advice to Paris Hilton about doing hard time. Hearst spoke with Harvey Levin today (it's 100% her), and here's her letter:

Dear TMZ,

Imagine my surprise upon learning of the "advice" I had been giving Paris Hilton. In spite of reports to the contrary, I can assure you that I have not had any contact with Paris (or any member of her family) regarding her upcoming jail time, or any other matter. Like Governor Schwarzenegger, I have had many more important things to think about.

However, since I'm thinking about it now, I must say that my heart goes out to the inmates of the Century Regional Detention Center. Forty-five days with Paris Hilton and the attendant publicity seems like cruel and unusual punishment to me. Perhaps THEY should be petitioning the Governor for relief?

OK, that wasn't nice. But seriously, if Paris really wants my advice it's this: Read Candy Spelling's letter several times and take her advice to heart.

--Patricia Hearst