Paris Hilton has taken over the rooftop of the Thompson Hotel tonight...literally.
In true Hilton style, the roof is decked out in pink, from the lighting to the bubbly, and the entire wall of the building is projecting commercials for her latest venture (and the reason for the party): the Celebrity Styler, a curling iron/brush/flatiron.
The event starts at 7 p.m. A few My New BFF castoffs mug for the cameras before Paris' parents, Rick and Kathy, hit the carpet. At 7:36, the guest of honor arrives with boy-toy Doug Reinhardt in tow. The couple takes a few quick photos before Doug bows out for P's solo shots.
Then it's time for pics with her parents. Kathy is loving the cameras—like mother, like daughter—until a reporter informs her that daughter Nicky was in a minor fender bender...
Rick and Kathy are clearly worried until word comes that Nicky's fine. Then they continue interviews.
Doug, clad in a lavender shirt picked out by Paris, says wedding bells aren't ringing just yet. Despite rumors, the two aren't engaged, but he assures me it's definitely looking "long term."
Then I ask about rumors that Paris may be jealous of her former friend Kim Kardashian.
"Just look at her," he says, gesturing toward his hot pink girlfriend. "She's not jealous of anyone."
Indeed. Paris herself says the same. "I wish them the best," she tells me of her former friend and Kim's famous fam.
One friend welcome at her bash? Britney Spears, whose hit "Gimme More" is blasting.
Nicky arrives unharmed and sashays around the pool. Guests grub on lobster tacos, spicy tuna rolls and steak and chicken skewers as Paris takes over the mic to thank guests for coming and to debut her new commercials. There's no table dancing or PDA sessions tonight for the former party girl. She calls it an early night, and all partygoers get gift bags with the Styler and brush. Score!
But the night is still young for me. I'm off to Leona Lewis' record release party at Hyde. But bummer: I got word that the songbird has a sore throat and is saving her powerhouse pipes. She won't be doing any interviews, only pics. But I'm still going to see if Justin Timberlake, John Mayer, Katy Perry or any of the expected celebs show.
Keep you posted!
—Additional reporting by Aly Weisman