A John in ViennaPart of: Gossip , Hollywood , Random , Rant
This really rich Viennese guy, Richard Lugner, invites a celebrity to the Vienna Ball each year and pays them obscene amounts of money to be his date. Paris Hilton got a million dollars last year. Before Paris he invited Carmen Electra and Gerri Halliwell. This year's pick was Dita Von Teese. Interestingly, his wife divorced him last year. I assume that she got annoyed that he was increasingly inviting women who have reputations for being slutty. (If I were going to have a three way, I wouldn't want to do it with any of these women either.) The stars were really dates of the married couple if this Wiki entry is correct. I know that a large sum of money for a day's worth of work is enticing, but aren't these women prostituting themselves? It's not like any of them donate the money to charity. I hate when blatant Hollywood cliches are outed in such a public manner. I know that a lot of men prostitute themselves in Hollywood too--it's very icky.