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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Showing once again that she can create a stir with just her presence, celebrity socialite Paris Hilton helped open a new nightclub in Cincinnati.

The owners of Bang nightclub brought in Hilton and her boyfriend, Doug Reinhardt, on Wednesday night to help kick off the club's conversion into a new one called Lush.

Once word got out, about 500 people showed up at Bang and paid $20 a person or $500 for a VIP table for 10 to party with Hilton. The crowd included the mayor and two Cincinnatians who were part of the boy band 98 Degrees, Nick Lachey and Justin Jeffre.

Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com