You already know that Anna Netrebko (who often plays a whore in Traviata) and Paris Hilton (who has yet to appear in Traviata but) are the stars (heh) of the Wiener Opernball in Vienna TONITE!!!OMGrofl.
And lucky Austrians were almost saved by sheer dumb (huh, yeah) luck: Hilton 's passport had expired but the US government came to the rescue!!!
Let's hear it from the International Herald Tribune, that went totally "gaga" (lol) for the heiress:
Hilton ran into a problem in Munich, Germany, Wednesday when it turned out her passport had expired. Susan McCaw, U.S. ambassador to Austria, had to vouch for Hilton to get her across the border, APA reported.
"Oh nothing, just my passport expired," Hilton said when asked to explain what happened.
Oh, OK. See, if you represent the US government in Iraq you get to "lose" 12 billion dollars in cash (it's 363 tons); you represent us in Austria, you end up arguing with some German immigration cop who wants to arrest Paris Hilton because her passport just expired without warning her first. lame! (Opera Chic is already the unofficial Honorary Consul to La Scala and this is more than enough for her -- and she doesn't have to bail anybody out of jail. Well, she hasn't yet. But she'd certainly love to "lose" a few tons of US govt cash shopping around via S. Andrea!)
Anyway, trying deperately not to be upstaged, Netrebko is doing a Marilyn impersonation, a All That Jazz number, and she'll arm wrestle Arnold "Bibendum" Schwarzenegger, too.
GO ANNA GO!