Dishing on a star

Perez Hilton and Lady Sov, Mansion, May 23, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 29, 2007
HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU: Perez Hilton thinks you're hot.

“There are so many hot chicks here in Boston, I wish I was straight!” So exclaimed America’s top Internet celeb sleazehound, LA’s Perez Hilton, from the stage at Mansion a week ago Wednesday. He also noted that he’d love to eat “Boston cream pie.” Perez, who posts on, was one of the “stars” at a P.I.N.K. vodka–sponsored launch party for British rapper Lady Sovereign, who took the stage later, was the other celeb. Rapping to a DJ, she displayed a vicious, attacking sound, ranting “I don’t want to play your mind games!” and yelling “Fuck off” more than a few times.

When Perez was up there, he shilled for the sponsor, advising the crowd of 500-plus to “get shit-faced. Drink P.I.N.K. vodka.” And, of course, “eat Boston cream pie.” He also dissed the Herald’s two gossip-columnist “bitches.” Later, off stage, he explained, “They wrote, ‘You can never trust what he says.’ I’ve never been wrong. I break stories. Hundreds. Call me fat, ugly, or unfunny, but don’t attack my reporting. I take it very seriously.” Even as adoring and mostly female fans lined up to have pictures taken with him, Hilton insisted, “I don’t appreciate myself as a celebrity. I’m a worker. I have to be at work at 4:30 in the morning.”

Out in the crowd, he got mostly high marks. “I think he can be an asshole,” said marketing gal Voula Licras, “but that’s kind of why I like him. He says the things about celebrities we all think but don’t have the balls to say.” Said human-resources guy John Barraco, “There’s no censorship. I don’t think he’s over the line.” And photography agent Bethany MacDougal added, “I totally appreciate his attitude. I love controversy. He’s definitely harsh, no holds barred. I love it when anyone takes it to the next level.”

Bass ripped through the room as gyrating, semi-clad go-go dancers performed in cages. Pink-wigged bartenders poured $12 drinks or, in semi-sequestered private suites, served $300 bottles of caffeine-infused P.I.N.K. Co-owner Ed Kane called the setting “bohemian.” Comic Steve Sweeney, though clearly out of his element, was enjoying himself in Kane’s booth. Asked about Perez, he said, “I don’t even have a computer. I came here because of Ed.”

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