Jessica Simpson was turned away from a Hollywood jail on Friday morning (18Dec09) when she attempted to post bail for her make-up artist after her pal was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public.
Mary Phillips was taken into custody by police at around 1.30am local time, after cops received a call from officials at the Sunset Tower Hotel, claiming she was disturbing the peace.
Simpson tried to come to the rescue of Phillips by making a trip to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to bail out the make-up expert - only to be told Phillips was still too intoxicated to be freed, according to TMZ.com.
As WENN went to press, Phillips was still reportedly behind bars.