When Paris Hilton attended the Opera Ball in Vienna not too long ago, she was duped into posing for pictures that unwittingly made it look as if she were endorsing some random products. Paris was being hosted by Richard Lugner, a business magnate who owned the shopping mall Hilton visited during her stay in Austria. During a press conference, Paris was handed over a series of gifts (a watch, some skis, a BlackBerry). The only problem is that Paris and her peeps hadn’t had a chance to clear the presents. MSNBC.com reports:
“[Hilton's] management had not been informed that the press conference was to be recorded by [Austrian TV station] ATV for their reality-soap ‘The Lugners,’” a source told Australia Today. “One could interpret that as hidden advertising. Management is therefore considering legal action should the pictures be used commercially.”
I really wish there had been an Umlaut missing over that “u” in their name so that their last name actually means “liar” in German. And, I have a feeling that no matter where you try to jam in an Umlaut in “Hilton,” (Ha! “Jam an Umlaut in ‘Hilton’” sounds filthy…) it will never mean classy–in any language.