Paris Hilton has friends.
Moreover, they actually are rallying around the soon-to-be piece of jail meat.
"We had a little party at her house the other night so we were all around her to be there for her," childhood friend Caroline D'Amore told People magazine at Wednesday's Los Angeles opening of the flagship Diesel store on Melrose Place.
D'Amore added that Hilton and pals had fun at the Memorial Day barbecue hosted by Nicole Richie.
"We all watched the first episode of the new season of The Simple Life, which was really cute."
We're sure Paris and Nicole making a mockery of kids at camp was adorable, yes. Not as adorable as Kristin Cavallari hanging out with Nick Zano and her mom. But still.
Hilton has until June 5 to turn herself in to the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, Calif., where she will serve a at least 23 days for violating probation by driving with a suspended license.
Still, D'Amore said Hilton "has high hopes" for the future. Added occasional pal Kim Kardashian: "[Paris] is a smart girl and will be okay. It's all about learning from her experiences."
Which is exactly what Kim has done: She frisked Reggie Bush for a camera before letting him take her from behind.