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Celebrity socialite Paris Hilton is shown in Park City on Sunday during Sundance.

Sundance experience

What: The air drumming comedy "Adventures of Power" was filmed in Salt Lake City and Helper.

When: 2:30 p.m. Monday

Where: Holiday Village Cinema II in Park City

She's back: Most stars go in the back doors of the Park City hot spots, with one high-profile exception. Paris Hilton went through the front doors of Harry O's Saturday night, where rapper 50 Cent was performing. Witnesses said the heiress, who is famous for ... well, being famous, rolled down the window of her car to let everyone know she was there and then walked right through the front door to the delight of stargazers.

Brat packer: Anthony Michael Hall had a simple explanation for why he came to Park City: to see U2. While walking the red carpet (a distinctive brown color since it was part of Park City High School), Hall explained why he was such a fan of the Irish rock group. "As a band they are always setting the standard," he said.

Unusual star: He may not be a movie star, but U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker was treated like one after Sunday's screening of the documentary "I.O.U.S.A." Walker, who heads the U.S. Government Accountability Office, received a standing ovation following a screening at the Broadway Theatres. The ovation appeared to take him by surprise (no doubt bureaucrats aren't used to any praise). "I.O.U.S.A." is a fascinating, nonpartisan and easy-to-understand look at the national debt. It stars Walker in his quest to push for fiscal responsibility and accountability.

PETA alert: On the sidewalk in front of the Alaskan Fur Gallery Outlet Store on Park City's Main Street, members of PETA shouted anti-fur slogans, carried signs depicting skinned animals and otherwise made their presence and agendas known Sunday. Did it make a difference? Apparently not to one shop owner, who didn't want to comment, but then said, "Hey, it's America. I guess they can do what they want." Nor did it seem to bug the myriad festival passers-by clad in fur — faux or otherwise. In fact, some seemed to deliberately pass right by the chanting activists, proud of their choice in cold-weather fashion.