Nice try


Just when you think Jane has been everywhere she could possibly be, she turns up somewhere unexpected.

Has John Mayer been reading Jane Austen? In a new interview, the dreamboat-y crooner, 30, appears to prove that whole universally acknowledged truth about how a man in possession of a good fortune (and, in his case, good hair) must be in want of a wife.

What he’s apparently not in want of is Paris Hilton, at least according to the New York Post, which claims he rebuffed her attempts to show him whether her too-often-seen body really is a wonderland.

A snitch tattles to the paper that the big screen-bombing starlet (“The Hottie & the Nottie” made a mortifying $27,000 in its opening weekend), put in an appearance at a post-Grammy bash and “aggressively tried to hook up” with Mayer by “following him around and dancing, trying to get him to look at her.”

Hilton’s enticement efforts reportedly climaxed with her plopping down at a table and motioning him to plant himself in an empty seat next to her.

“John politely sat for less than a second before ignoring her and moving to chat with a group of friends,” relates the source.

So does that mean Paris Hilton is Caroline Bingley?

“When I find the person I can relate to on that level and who is also a pinup and who also says, ‘Can I please take pictures of your ass?’ then I am going to get married to her. That I can promise you.”

Mr. Darcy could tell you that you might get a slightly different answer than you expect to such a very obliging proposal, sir.

“In such cases as this, it is, I believe, the established mode to express a sense of obligation for the sentiments avowed, however unequally they may be returned. It is natural that obligation should be felt, and if I could feel gratitude, I would now thank you. But I cannot.”

Thanks to Alert Janeite Sofia for the link!