American socialite Paris Hilton launched a desperate campaign to be included on the guest list for a glitzy post-Grammy party - by plaguing a record company boss with phone calls.

The 22-year-old star of reality show The Simple Life was so eager to be invited to Clive Davis' legendary bash, she contacted the J RECORDS executive relentlessly prior to yesterday's (8FEB04) ceremony.

But Davis - who was disgusted by Hilton's behaviour - refused to bow to her requests and the blonde party girl had to gatecrash the event with help from boyfriend Nick Carter, who was invited to the bash with his band THE Backstreet Boys.

A spokesperson for Davis says, "Paris wouldn't be on his guest list. Clive Davis' parties are legendary and his list is for musical royalty."

And revellers at the glitzy party - who included SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and 50 CENT - were left cold by Paris' party etiquette.

A source says, "We couldn't believe it when we saw Paris acting as if she was top of the guest list. The day before there had been a flurry of calls to Mr Davis, which got progressively more desperate.

"Who would think that someone of her supposed stature would have to beg for tickets. She's obviously not as important as she thinks she is."

09/02/2004 13:55