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Just a few days ago, pop media descended on Orso restaurant for Kathy Hilton’s 49th Birthday. Attended by Paris, Nicky, Vanna White, Faye Resnick and even Mel Brooks, the bash was a well-oiled media stroke-off. Reporters scraped for tawdry morsels like what Paris ate or if Nicky ate anything at all. Something, anything.
But something did happen at Orso that day and the details are just coming to light right now. Our sources at Orso wish to remain anonymous but this story will stir some debate. So what happened?
“First of all, the group sounded like a big flock of turkeys. Paris was there. Nicky is rail thin. Worse than Nicole Riche. The group was constantly in and out of the bathroom. Get this, they trashed it. All of them. Really. There was water everywhere and wet paper towels on the floor. Nobody even bothered to use the trash can. These people are used to being waited on and cleaned up after. They don’t care.
“One of our waitresses took it upon herself to go clean up the mess. While she was cleaning, she found a ring in the mess of paper towels. Not just any ring. It was gigantic. Three bands and diamonds trickling all around. We all saw it. The other servers were guessing how much it cost. It was at least $70,000. It was a huge rock.
Editor’s Note: More like $300,000 on the low end.
“This waitress is the most honest girl I know. If she hadn’t found it, that ring was gone. Guaranteed. In a city of opportunists wannabees. Gone. Either that or in the trash. Instead she went to the table and asked if anybody had lost a ring in the bathroom. Everybody just looked around. Nobody said anything. Many minutes later Paris’ mom finally realized and said “Oh, I think that’s mine!” The huge rock belonged to Kathy Hilton herself.
“The group left but Kathy Hilton came back into the restaurant and gave the waitress $100 for her trouble and left. Keep in mind, we pool tips at Orso. The server didn’t keep the $100 for herself. There were at least 6 other servers that day so she actually just gave her about $15. Kathy probably though that $100 is justifiable, that this waitress is low-end and $100 would be a lot for HER. But it’s one of the most expensive rings on the planet. There would have been a lot of hassle Kathy never considered; insurance, cleaning fees, not to mention Mr. Hilton finding out his wife was careless with something like that.
I know if I were worth three hundred million dollars and somebody found something that expensive and sentimental of mine and was honest, I’d value the act at more that $100.”
Let the great debate begin. Was $100 the appropriate finder’s fee? The Derober’s don’t think so at all. But we know better, we run the celebrity gratuity database and the Hilton’s are notorious for shafting the help.