Paris Hilton is a “Hero” …

Uhm, yeah … the last time I checked, Paris Hilton and “Hero” didn’t belong in the same context, but whatever. The popular socialite is being hailed as a hero after “rescuing” a little person injured as part of an Oompa Loompa act during Art Basel Miami Beach this past Saturday night, the NY Daily News is reporting.

The shocking accident happened during a Beacher’s Madhouse performance, sponsored by Ariva, at Cameo nightclub. According to our witness, the unruly crowd shoved performer Robin Sherwood – in full costume and orange makeup – into a metal stage support that sliced open his leg. But only Hilton seemed to notice that Sherwood was in real trouble.

“Paris screamed for help and jumped up to move everyone away from him,” says our witness. “She held Robin’s hand and said the sweetest things to keep him calm. She stayed with him until he was safely in the ambulance on his way to the hospital.” Sherwood needed 50 stitches and is recovering at the Versace mansion in South Beach.

Yeah, it looks like they’ll use that word for just about anyone now-a-days. I spared the life of a squirrel this morning on my way to school. Does that make me a hero?