Hilary Duff

As The Houston Chronicle reported, Hilary Duff’s father was charged with contempt of court during his divorce hearing for violating an order barring him for selling assets (he sold stocks last month). He was ordered to pay $367,537 and led away in handcuffs to spend 10 days in jail. The rest of the hearing was about how much money Susan should get for Hilary’s 21st birthday party.

At the hearing, Susan took the stand to ask for $25,000 to fund a present and party for Hilary’s 21st birthday, which is Sept. 28.

It’s the same sum she and her husband spent on a ring and a party for Haylie when she turned 21 a few years ago, she said.

The $10,000 her husband pays her in interim support each month is “not even enough to pay my own bills” and certainly not enough to afford such expensive birthday treats, Susan testified. She said she has to rely on Hilary for financial help to pay her lawyers and other bills.

In his cross-examination, Piro asked Susan if her “adult millionaire daughter” would be upset if she did not receive an expensive gift and party for her birthday.

Susan replied that her daughter “is emotionally upset by the abandonment of her father” and deserves “to have some kind of recognition for a young life well-lived.”

Celebrities. They’re just like us! I remember when my mom threw me my 21st birthday party only valued at $6,000. That bitch. Do I look homeless? I expected a unicorn roasting on a spit, not this lame performance by Radiohead. Fuck you mom.