Category: Entertainment

Was Lindsay Lohan really drunk during Wednesday's hit-and-run in NYC?

When Lindsay Lohan was arrested in Manhattan on Wednesday, cops say there were no drugs or alcohol involved. The star was evidently booked for a hit-in-run after she plowed down a chef in an alley behind the Maritime Hotel.

However, if you ask the guy that Lindsay hit, you’ll hear a different story.

Cops say Lohan tagged Jose Rodriguez with the Porsche Cayenne SUV she was driving and didn’t stop until she reached the nearby Dream Hotel where she was staying. They arrested her at 2:30 a.m., but she was released without serving any time.

Rodriguez, however, said the “Mean Girls” star appeared to be under the influence of something.

“She was slurring,” Rodriguez told the New York Daily News. “She smelled like alcohol real bad.”

He said he asked, “Why did you do that?”. To which he said Lohan replied, “You have to get out of the way.” “She told me I have to move,” he added.

“They acted like I was nothing,” Rodriguez continued. “That no one could touch her, because she was rich and powerful.”

In a statement Lohan’s spokesman, Steve Honig, called the incident “much ado about nothing.”

“We are confident this matter will be cleared up in the coming weeks and the claims being made against Lindsay will be proven untrue,” he said.

This, of course, isn’t Lohan’s first traffic violation.

Gaga smokes "wondrous marijuana" on stage during concert [double video]

Lady Gaga, currently on her Born This Way Ball Tour, is taking advantage of Amsterdam’s liberal marijuana laws.

During a concert earlier this week, the singer was showered with gifts on stage. A pack of smokes is thrown to her and Gaga tosses them aside after sniffing a few to see if they are funny cigarettes. Then a joint is tossed on stage. “Holland, is it real?” she asks. Once determining that it is, in fact, the real deal, she lights up in front of the enthusiastic crowd. After taking a few hits, she throws the mostly unsmoked joint back into the audience.

“For those of you who are wondering if I am high right now, I am not. That is not nearly enough to get me high,” she laughs. Then she sorts through more gifts, including a drawing of her face in front of a cannabis leaf and a shirt with two pot leaves on it (oh, and of course the obligatory jackets with Barbie doll heads sewn on).

She dons the shirt and sits down at a piano to perform her hit, “Poker Face.” But before she sings, Gaga decides to “discuss [her] current openness about being a cannabis smoker” with her fans. “It has totally changed my life,” she shares, and attributes it to helping her cut down her drinking, as well as it being a “spiritual experience”… for her music, of course.

 

“For me, it’s like the new peace sign. It’s like saying, everybody just  needs to take a breath because everything’s going to be OK.”

We already loved our Mother Monster, but now just a little bit more.

Daily Dapper: What I Learned After Rewatching 'Mommie Dearest'

From the fashions and décor to over-the-top lines of top quality cheese, Mommie Dearest has held a special place in nearly every Nancy boy’s heart since its release in 1981 making queens from New York to San Francisco “mad at the dirt.” But, it isn’t the ridiculous acting or script that caught me by surprise when I gave this cult classic another go around.
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American Idol Season 12 Judging Panel Officially Announced

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After months of speculation about who would be sitting at the judging table with Mariah Carey on Season 12 of “American Idol”,  Fox officially announced on Sunday that Randy Jackson would indeed be returning as a judge and not a mentor as previously planned.  Joining him will be singer-rapper Nicki Minaj and country superstar Keith Urban. This marks the first time in Idol history that judges have represented the genres of rap and country. According to the Huffington Post, the judges arrived at a press conference New York City’s Lincoln Center and were very excited.

Urban praised “Idol” for its “great history of producing real stars” and claimed his judging style will be “authentic” but not harsh. ”I did similar shows when I was very young in Australia and I was sort of crucified by one judge. So I don’t know that I’ll ever be THAT guy.”

Minaj is going to be looking for a “superstar” and could not tell what one was for it was something she felt “can’t be defined in words.”

Commenting on the new pair, Jackson described them as “fresh, fresh, fresh.  Idol one-two!”  He says Minaj ”brings a whole other cool vibe we’ve never had on the show” and commended Urban for being “unbelievably talented.”

When asked if she was at the edge of her seat about who would be joining her this season, Mariah Carey quipped “No, because all I really care about it me.  Only kidding.”  She then expressed uncertainty over which judge she will be. ”Am I the mean one? Am I the nice one? … It’s not about me, me, me, it’s about them (the contestants) and what I can bring to them to help guide them in the right direction.”

Returning host Ryan Seacrest spoke about the atmosphere surrounding this new panel: ”Last night we had a chance to really get together for the first time as a group. Everybody made a toast and talked about how special it was that they were here, and why they were here. So we’re off to a good start.”

Fox President of Alternative Entertainment Mike Darnell echoes Seacrest’s sentiments: ”I am thrilled about this year’s judges panel.  With an unparalleled star like Mariah, fan-favorite Randy, chart-toppers like Nicki and Keith and our incomparable host Ryan, we’ve put together one of the most exciting judging panels around.”

“American Idol” will return to Fox January 2013.

 

Daily Dapper: The Secrets of Mysterious Morgantown

Photo by Marina Chetner

It what was once part of Brooklyn’s thriving industrial parks. In typical Twilight Zone fashion this was my stop at Willoughby on the Morgan station off the L. The subway can take you there but I decided to walk it after Jonathan and BPro invited me to experience what the locals call Morgantown. Officially unrecognized except for those who embrace life there, this up and coming hot spot is home to hundreds of artists and hipster types who have an itch to live off the map and away from their spoiled Williamsburg neighbors.
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