This just in: in the photo above you can see Paris Hilton on her way to the Wiener Opernball.
A few minutes after this picture had been taken, Viennese protesters have been arrested by the Austrian police. Apparently they were demonstrating against the capitalist extravaganza -- a ball made to measure for about 4,500 rich elderly Austrian industrialists and the usual suspects of such occasions, ie their second wives & their plastic surgeons, loserish TV personalities, high-end escorts, various skanks -- and to protest Hilton's presence at the ball (in the past, the Opernball had welcomed such luminaries as Geri Halliwell -- aka Whatevs Spice -- and Carmen Electra).
That's why earlier in the day Hilton had gotten pelted by tissues, lipstick, and cigarette packs -- it was the same unruly bunch! Viennese commies do not dig her (& they probably got scammed by some eBay seller the time they tried to buy one of her dozens of secret superhawt "stolen" lol video to boot).
The PR fiasco ruined Hilton's day and she canceled her visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum (she's a HUGE Bruegel fan) and to Beethoven's tomb (just kidding!).
Now, Opera Chic does not smoke and thinks it's an ICKY habit. And she is against violence in any form. But twenty years ago America used to send Lenny to Vienna (Opera Chic usually stays at the Sacher and they still have on display a fantastic photo of a caped Lenny exiting the hotel and walking towards the Staatsoper); now we send them Carmen and Paris & her fakea$$ passport. You cannot really really blame the Austrian commies for being p'ed off, can you.
Good story/pic here.