This Week: Freedom

This week, freedom was given as quickly as it was taken away from everybody's favorite hotel heiress, Paris Hilton.

In the wee hours of Thursday morning, she was liberated from the Lynwood facility where she reportedly cried through three days of her 23-day sentence.

The L.A. County Sheriff's department said they would allow Hilton, reportedly ailing from an undisclosed medical condition, to serve the rest of her sentence in the comfort of her own home, with an electronic monitoring device strapped to her foot.

But it was not to be. On Friday, a judge sent the heiress back to the slammer. The tears flowed as she was taken out of the court room, at one point she yelled to her mother in the audience.

Photos: Paris Hilton's Hideaway
Earlier in the week on the opposite coast, magician Criss Angel broke free from a glass box suspended 40 feet up in the air in New York's Times Square. It was his latest stunt to promote the third season of "Mindfreak."

The illusionist was holed up in the box for 24 hours as concrete was poured inside it. After he released himself from the cube, he gave a shout-out to his rumored girlfriend, Cameron Diaz, and said "I love you, baby. Have a safe trip to Europe for your 'Shrek' tour."

Bob Barker now has a lot more free time on his hands. The TV legend filmed his last episode of "The Price Is Right" this week after 35 years as the game show's host and 50 years on the air. Scores of fans lined up outside CBS studios to snag a ticket to the milestone taping.

Photos: Bob Barker: Come On Down!
At an Akon concert on Sunday, a fan was sent free falling through the air by none other than the singer himself. The incident, caught on video and shown on YouTube, began when the concertgoer threw something at the singer. Akon beckoned him on stage and then tossed him like a football into the crowd, where he allegedly injured a woman. Police are investigating the bizarre incident.

RBD singer Christian Chavez is finally free to live his life as he wants, now that he has come out of the closet.

The Associated Press reported that the singer made the decision to come out when photos of him kissing a guy surfaced on the Internet. "I was afraid to go on stage, but people were really, really nice," he said. "I felt free and could sing like I've never sung before."

Angelina Jolie revealed this week that she speaks most freely when she is in the bath tub. When asked by Marie Claire magazine how Pitt brings her out of her shell, she replied, "I don't know how he does it, but ... I talk a lot in the bath … Get naked with me, and I'll talk!"

Photos: Brad & Angelina
Model Gisele Bundchen used her right to free speech to convey her feelings about the Roman Catholic church's ban on condoms and abortion when she told a Brazilian newspaper that their ideas are outdated, the Associated Press reported.

"To prohibit condoms is ridiculous. Just think of all the diseases transmitted without them," she said.

The timing is right for George Michael to rerecord his 1990 hit song, "Freedom 90." On Friday, a judge said the singer won't have to serve jail time for driving while on drugs. He was arrested earlier this year when police found him slumped over the wheel of his car at an intersection.