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Paris Hilton’s Las Vegas trip with River Viiperi: ‘Love,’ XS, brawl, Goretorium


Eli Roth's Goretorium

Eli Roth and Paris Hilton and Roth’s Goretorium on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.

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Paris Hilton and chef Akira Back at Yellowtail in the Bellagio on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.

Paris Hilton spent an idyllic week in Hawaii surfing and sunning with her new 21-year-old male-model boyfriend River Viiperi before flying to Las Vegas to continue her “honeymoon-styled” holiday. But it ended this morning in an alleged brawl at XS in Steve Wynn’s Encore when Las Vegas police were reportedly called to break up a fight.

TMZ reported that a male clubgoer filed a complaint with Metro after he got into an argument with River over Paris and his own girlfriend flirting with each other. Steve’s hotel security also was reportedly called when the alleged victim said he’d been badly injured in the face from punches and required medical attention. Metro is said to have issued a citation to Paris’ beau for misdemeanor battery, but he was not taken into custody.

When Vegas DeLuxe checked with press representatives of XS, we were told, “No comment. If there is more to say later, we will advise you.” Las Vegas Metro Police Officer Laura Meltzer confirmed that River was ticketed. River, at 21, is 10 years younger than Paris.

Paris, who was formerly banned from all of Steve’s hotels after being arrested for cocaine possession with ex-boyfriend Cy Waits, is adamant that she wasn’t kissing another girl and that River simply stepped in to protect her from a couple who were harassing her.

An insider told Radar Online: “Paris is steadfast that she never made out with another girl at the nightclub in Las Vegas. Paris is very upset that River got arrested because it was his first trip to Las Vegas.

“According to Paris, another couple had been harassing them at XS, and the guy was getting too close to the hotel heiress. River just shoved him away from his girlfriend. River didn’t hit the dude; he was just protecting Paris and trying to give them a little space.”

Up until then, Paris, friend and showman Jeff Beacher, who joined the party as it stopped en route in L.A., and the entourage were enjoying a trouble-free visit. They checked into the private, luxury, high-roller villas at MGM Grand.

After playing in the gaming area, the group began a three-day whirl of Las Vegas nightlife and entertainment. They dined at chef Akira Back’s Yellowtail in the Bellagio, watched “The Beatles Love” by Cirque du Soleil at the Mirage, toured Eli Roth’s Goretorium and danced up a storm to DJ Dirty South at Marquee Nightclub in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Eli gave the group a private tour of his new, year-round horror attraction that opened Thursday, and Paris declared afterward, “This is the scariest haunted house on Earth.”

On Sunday night before the incident at XS, the group was nearly front row for the Justin Bieber concert at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The weekend group also included Paris’ brother Barron Hilton, actress-model Vanessa DuBasso, artist Cari Sladek and Chad Hagerman.

The presence of Jeff as a guest of MGM President Scott Sibella at the private villas raised more speculation that he’s close to a deal for his “Comedy Madhouse,” as we reported Sept. 16, to take over the Crazy Horse Paris theater that closes tonight.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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