LOS ANGELES prosecutors want

Paris Hilton

behind bars. If it happens, "The Simple Life" will get a whole lot simpler.

In documents filed Monday in L.A. Superior Court, prosecutors said Paris should be jailed for 45 days for violating terms of her probation for an alcohol-related reckless driving conviction.

But that's not all she's won. They also want her to stay away from booze for 90 days and wear a monitoring device to make sure she complies.

(Come on. Paris loves accessories but an ankle bracelet looks tacky with heels.)

They also want Paris' license suspended for four more months.

(But that means she'll have to drive without it and the vicious cycle will start all over again.)

Paris, 26 going on 16, pleaded no contest in early January to reckless driving stemming from a Sept. 7 arrest in Hollywood. She was sentenced to 36 months probation, alcohol education and $1,500 in fines.

On Jan. 15, she was pulled over by California Highway Patrol officers who told her she was driving on a suspended license. On Feb. 27, L.A. County sheriff's deputies got her for speeding and driving without having her headlights on. She was charged with violating her probation.

Hilton's spokesman Elliot Mintz said then that Paris wasn't aware that her license was suspended, but prosecutors say she signed a document after the first incident acknowledging she was not allowed to drive. (You think she read that?)

As of April 17 she had yet to enroll in the alcohol-ed program.

A judge is expected to decide on punishment recommendations today when Paris appears for a probation-violation hearing.

* Busta Rhymes was arrested for the fourth time in nine months early yesterday, this time for drunken driving.

Officers stopped Rhymes at about 12:40 a.m. on Manhattan's West Side because the SUV he was driving had overly tinted windows, police said. After officers smelled alcohol on his breath, he told them, "I had one shot of Hennessy (cognac) about an hour ago," prosecutors said at his arraignment.

It must have been a big shot.

Court papers listed Busta's blood-alcohol level at 0.067 - below the 0.08 limit for drunken driving, but above the 0.05 for driving while impaired.

Busta was released after a bodyguard dropped $7,500 in cash for his bail. He is to return Tuesday for a hearing on this case and three other cases pending in the same courthouse.

Free Mann tickets

From Daily News classical music writer Tom Di Nardo:

On summer evenings, generations of listeners have savored the Philadelphia Orchestra under the stars. At the old Robin Hood Dell and now at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, music lovers have reclined on blankets, savored picnic dinners and even shown up with candelabras and chilled wine buckets.

Back in the day, coupons for free tickets were clipped from newspapers like this one. But this year, until May 31, you can snag free lawn seats at manncenter.org/freelawn.

This summer's lineup of great guests includes violinists Itzhak Perlman and Midori and pianists Lang Lang and Andre Watts. Not to mention Beethoven and Tchaikovsky programs, both with fireworks, and "Peter and the Wolf." After June 1, lawn tickets are $10, so take them up on this free-ducat bonanza while you can.


* Where will we get our pop culture references from? "Gilmore Girls" is going off the air.

The CW and Warner Bros. Television announced it yesterday in what their statement said was "a truly sad moment for everyone."

The final episode airs May 15.

* Miss July, Sara Jean Underwood, a petite, 23-year-old blonde from Oregon, is Playboy's 48th Playmate of the Year.

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner described her as an "all-American beauty," but added that being chosen Playmate of the Year "has to do with personality."

That's the first thing they always say about a Playboy centerfold, "She has a nice personality."

* Three peach dresses worn by the Dreamettes and a tuxedo worn by Eddie Murphy in the hit film "Dreamgirls" are up for auction at stores.ebay.com/Variety-The-Childrens-Charity.

Proceeds benefit Variety – the Children's Charity. The auction ends May 8 at 8 p.m. (our time).

* 50 Cent's 52-room Connecticut mansion is up for sale.

He bought the house in September 2003 for $4.1 million.

He has since reportedly spent up to $6 million renovating it, including adding a helicopter pad.

"He's put a lot into it, and it's all very tasteful," realtor Curt Clemens told the Hartford Courant. "Except the stripper poles."

* Correction: In yesterday's

item on Jorja Fox and "CSI," we

quoted a CBS spokesperson. The quotes actually came from Jorja's spokesperson. Our bad.

* At NYC's PM nightclub party for the movie "Live!" star Eva Mendez had a message for orthodontists slapping metal on every kid in town.

Mendes told Tattle's Baird Jones, "When I was a kid I had the nickname 'Bugsy' for Bugs Bunny because I had buckteeth. I still have buckteeth, but then I was only like 70 pounds so they really stood out.

"I never got braces because I am OK with my imperfections. In fact I liked to accentuate my buckteeth when I smile. I just have a big old smile. I never cover my mouth. I liked the name Bugsy. It did not bother me at all."

* Dinesh Gupta, the Indian judge who issued an arrest warrant against Richard Gere for public kissing reportedly has been transferred to a different judge's position.

In case you thought Paula Abdul was looking a little different.*

Daily News wire services contributed to this report.

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