All Paris Hilton had to do last night for her old friends at Heatherette was sashay down a runway.
When you’re coming off a booze-fueled bender, however, that’s a daunting proposition. Hilton—who, along with Britney Spears, Kimora Lee Simmons, and Lydia Hearst, had agreed to walk for front-row B-listers Cuba Gooding, Jr., Keith Urban, and J.C. Chasez—called in 45 minutes before showtime to say, well, she wouldn’t be making it. (Spears actually showed up, but split once she saw the gong show backstage.)
The party line was that Hilton was home sick with a nasty case of “food poisoning.” A source who was with her Monday night put it another way:
“She was doing tumbler shots of tequila till 3:30 a.m. at Butter, puked, and went home really sick. She must have been totally incapacitated the next day.”