Some comic relief. So Viennese property developer Richard LÃ¼gner had to face his big decision of the year – who to invite to the Opera Ball. He picked Karima el-Mahroug, the woman who kicked off the latest Berlusconi scandals, herself. Hilarity, of a painfully hypocritical Austrian kind, ensued. Apparently he got on better with her than he did with Grace Jones, who stood him up and went to the U4 nightclub at 222 SchÃ¶nbrunner StraÃŸe instead.
(Consider this a rare AFOE gossip column post.)