Monday, April 26, 2010 | 11:29 a.m.
Paris Hilton arrives at Rehab
Newly single Paris Hilton simply sizzled and dazzled during her 26-hour, jam-packed weekend visit at the Hard Rock Hotel. Paris put the razzmatazz into yesterday’s Rehab party and added to the victory at Vanity just hours earlier.
“I love Vegas,” said Paris, who was making her second visit here in three weeks since ending her 14-month romance with Doug Reinhardt. Since then, she’s been spotted with former loves Benji Madden of Good Charlotte and Jason Shaw, her ex-fiance. We posted on April 16 a full account of the breakup with Doug.
“I’m over that already. I’m better off being single for now,” Paris said. “I’m having a lot of fun being single, and I’m staying that way for quite a while. Eventually, there’ll be that somebody special who loves me for who I am and not what I represent. For now, it’s about my family, my work and myself. I’m just too busy for something serious again.
“For the next six to 12 months, I don’t expect to get all involved again. Yes, I’ll go out on dates and party, but I’m just having too much fun again. I’m past that one, deserve better and am moving on.”
In fact, everybody who met up with Paris over the weekend remarked how footloose, fancy free and happy she’s suddenly become again.
“She’s the happiest she’s been in a very long time. She’s even looking more radiant. She’s laughing and smiling and enjoying life all over again. Paris is really in a good place now. She’s not tied down. She’s become free again and it shows,” one of her best friends told me -- and Paris agreed!
After landing in a private jet shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday, Paris was whisked to the Hard Rock Hotel, where hair guru Michael Boychuck was waiting with his glamour team of Davone Philavong on hair and Lavey Ortiz on makeup from his Color salon at Caesars Palace. Paris was with sister Nicky and longtime pal Brandon Davis.
They were joined by actor Adrian Grenier and his date when they walked into Vanity at the Hard Rock, where photographer Hew Burney captured these photographs of the wild party night.
Our spywitness reported: “They partied right through the night. Paris and Nicky didn’t worry at all about getting any rest before the next afternoon’s Rehab appearance, while Adrian stayed pretty low-key and left with his girlfriend to play blackjack in a high-limit room at the casino.”
Paris and Nicky palled up with rapper Lil Jon and comedian and actor Cedric Yarbrough, and they all wound up in the deejay booth with DJ Eric DLux for a wild deejay booth party. They went bananas in front of the crowd -- wild beyond words!
“Paris wore a black and white striped shimmy dress that left nothing to the imagination. She’s obviously proud of her slimmed-down body after the breakup, and she’s promoting her new line of push-up bras. So there was a lot of flash and flesh! She was all smiles all night long and even hugged her arms around the deejay’s neck. You can easily tell she’s enjoying her freedom and being single again because she kept the party going until nearly 6 a.m.”
Also there for a while before he moved from their VIP table was singer Dionne Warwick’s son, multi-Grammy-Award-winning producer Damon Elliott, who has worked with Pink, Christina Aguilera and Destiny’s Child. Adrian invited Damon, as they are working together on his debut album.
REHAB AT THE HARD ROCK
Six hours later, Paris was up again in her Hard Rock Hotel presidential suite for a hearty breakfast and to get ready once again with Michael’s hair and makeup team for more fun and frolic, this time at Rehab. Our contributing photographers Erik Kabik and Scott Harrison were on duty for her fashionably late arrival, as this great photo gallery of Paris in her shocking pink bikini and silver shoes convey, and loyal reader Richard Corey posted his video of her arrival at Rehab on YouTube.
The crowd was massive, but, incredibly, that didn’t stop the socialite and entrepreneur from wading through it, stopping for photographs with fans before she reached her luxury poolside cabana. Paris danced to the music as the crowd snapped more photographs, and she cooled off rubbing ice cubes over her body.
“She was a head-to-toe vision in fluorescent pink,” one of her party friends told me. “She got on the mic and had the adoring half-naked fans join her for Patron shots when she asked the deejay to play LMFAO’s ‘Shots,’ which also features Lil Jon, who she’d partied with earlier at Vanity. Paris danced away again, bouncing on two day beds as her entourage enjoyed several bottles of Patron. Paris was as wild and as enthusiastic as the crowd.
“Rehab is an incredible party every week -- there’s nothing like it on Earth. But Paris just added to the sensational scene and sizzle. She made it beyond extraordinary. It just doesn’t get any wilder than this!”
Paris, who jumped back on her plane for L.A. at 6 p.m. yesterday, summed it up best, telling me: “I love coming to Vegas. It’s always a party, and everybody always has a great time. This was one of the great weekends. It’s so good to be single and enjoy it without having to worry about anything.”
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