Paris Hilton 'twitter' sparks Dubai event confusion
UPDATE 2: Celebrity uses website to dismiss claims she is launching new hotel club.
There was growing confusion on Wednesday over whether reality TV star and professional party princess Paris Hilton would be hosting the launch of a new nightclub in Dubai.
Dubai socialites wanting to rub shoulders with the heiress may find themselves with nowhere to go on Wednesday night, after Hilton posted comments on social networking site Twitter denying that she would put in an appearance at the launch of the Bed Lounge at the Intercontinental Hotel.
“They are advertising everywhere here that I am hosting a club appearance at some club called Bed tomorrow night here. This is not true,” she said in her first comment.
In a later comment published at 11.30am on Wednesday, she confirmed: "I am NOT doing a club appearance at Club Bed tonight in Dubai."
Meanwhile, the event manager has said he could not “guarantee” an appearance at the event, tickets for which cost AED200.
“We are the event managers at the Bed and I have just spoken to the hotel who cannot guarantee she is attending the party,” The Talent Brokers said in an e-mail.
The organisers said as recently as Sunday that the event would go ahead.
“Paris Hilton’s date with Dubai gets off to a clubbing start as she attends her first public social event on Wednesday,” the event’s PR representative said in a statement released to the media earlier this week.
On a web forum about Dubai’s nightlife, one of the club’s DJs said that the night would cater “to the rich and the famous, the affluent and the higher end of the society”.
“The entry will be restricted to invitees who will be carefully selected to be a part of the night,” he said.