Paris embraces her younger brother at the Ivy Restaurant in Los Angeles. The pair have two other siblings, little sister Nicky and baby of the family, Conrad
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The hotel heiress is currently working on the new series of The Simple Life. Here she is seen with best friend and costar Nicole Richie
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26 OCTOBER 2004

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With a successful modelling career and reality TV show already under her belt, the inimitable Paris Hilton is no stranger to media attention. But her younger brother Barron, who also stands to inherit a chunk of the Hilton hotel fortune, has remained relatively anonymous until now.

All that changed on Saturday night, though, when Richard and Kathy Hilton's eldest son celebrated his birthday at the Ivy Restaurant in Los Angeles. Barron found himself on the receiving end of the paparazzi's attention when his glamorous sibling, who was dressed in an understated sky-blue jacket, arrived to give him a birthday hug.

While it remains to be seen whether her brother will follow her into the limelight, there's little doubt that Paris' career is going from strength to strength. The 23-year-old, who recently published her first book, is teaming up with British mogul Robert Earl to open a nightclub in Sin City's Planet Hollywood casino. And the blonde bombshell also has plans for another nitespot in Orlando, which will open the same night as her Las Vegas venue.

"Las Vegas is hot, Planet Hollywood is hot and I wanted to be part of the newest, hottest resort in Las Vegas," declared the pretty heiress when the plans were announced. "I will see everyone back here on New Year's Eve when I officially open Club Paris in Las Vegas and Orlando on the same night! Thatís hot!".

Paris, who is currently filming the second series of The Simple Life, has also confirmed rumours that she's dating tennis star Mark Philippoussis. "I've got a new man, and I'm head over heels in love," she enthused. "I adore him, he's so hot. His name is Mark Philippoussis."

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