Ho-tel heiress Paris Hilton actually went out in public with boyfriend Doug Reinhardt last night ... at Gulfstream restaurant in the Century City shopping mall.
Yup, Paris going out to dinner at the mall. What is she, middle class?
Hardly, but an E! source has another explanation: Paris is "not really ready to reintroduce herself as dating Doug again." Yes, she's keeping a low profile.
Talk about the world turning upside down. What's next? Pigs flying? Lindsay Lohan sobering up? Katie Price wearing pants? Ashlee Simpson having talent?
Even though Doug and Paris got back together after their summer breakup, he was noticeably not her date to the Really Awards, which apparently exist.
In fact, since she gave Doug Reinhardt got a second chance, the pair have been remarkably inconspicuous, seen mostly in less-swanky locales, if at all.
Paris Hilton arm candy Doug Reinhardt is actually let out of his cage for a few hours to escort his girl to the mall. Hot date! [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]
There's no question that parading one's relationship causes it undue stress. Is this the new and improved Paris, committed to making things work with Doug?
Or is she just embarrassed to be seen too often with a guy Lauren Conrad dumped for being too boring, and who many observers regard as a Grade A Tool?
One thing's for certain: She's not getting any more popular by keeping a low profile. Another few months like this and even the haters will forget to care!
Come on, Paris! Step it up! We know you just purchased a new pig as a pet. We want to see you out and about with your older, taller one too.