Paris Has Class: There Goes the Neighborhood

1/11/2007 2:46 PM PST

Paris Has Class: There Goes the Neighborhood

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood when Paris comes around.

As the heiress showed up to take a class at Ivana Chubbuck's home, a nasty orange-haired neighbor started an anti-Paris sidewalk campaign, saying, "I think she's ugly and a disgusting human being." This, from a woman who looks like a constipated Muppet.

Luckily, Paris had a trusty sidekick to defend her; "The Hottie and the Nottie" co-star Christina Lakin (nicely grown up since her days on "Step by Step"), who tried to deflect the neighbor's snarky comments by saying, Paris is "a really sweet girl." This may be a new BFF for Paris!

One of the photogs waiting outside the home had come to Hilton's aid last week when the "actress" ran out of gas, and he was looking to collect some props for his heroism. As Paris left the house, the paparazzo asked her to sign the empty gas can as a thank you -- which she happily obliged. Look for it on eBay next week.