I didn’t talk about the Frank Ocean-Chris Brown dust-up over a parking space last week because, well, Chris Brown in a brawl isn’t really news, it’s just Chris Brown. Then there’s the notion that Ocean didn’t want to press charges, he simply wanted to move on. Ocean takes the high road, while Brown resorts to the ‘I was high’ road.’ But then, Brown may not have much say in what’s coming.
The L.A. County District Attorney has filed legal documents claiming Chris Brown violated his probation—the probation he received for beating Rihanna because she looked at his phone—by submitting bogus community service records. In one instance, Brown claims he was picking up trash—No, not Rihanna—on a roadside in Virginia when he was actually private jetting to Cancun. Sidenote: how do I get that community service?
Bryan Norwood, Richmond, Virginia, Police Chief, stated last September that Brown had successfully completed 202 days of community service—though he was only required to perform 180 which shows how fake the whole thing was….I mean who does more than the court-ordered days of service? Norwood attached documents showing that Brown frequently worked at Tappahannock Children’s Center—where Brown’s mom was once a director—doing things like painting, washing windows, waxing floors, cutting grass and picking up trash.
But, the Richmond PD admits they only monitored brown on 9 or 10 of those ALLEGED 202 days, and all other days he was left unsupervised. Chris Brown? Unsupervised? Fudge his community service? Why that sounds like a guy who would beat his girlfriend over a phone, and punch another man over a parking space.
The D.A. calls Chris’ documentation “at best sloppy and at worst fraudulent reporting” and is asking the judge to reject Chris’ ALLEGED Virginia community service hours and make him fulfill his obligation in L.A. County. The D.A. is also saying there are other possible probation violations, including:
Hopefully brown will be punished for his violations and not get Lohan’d into no punishment at all.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Lohan 2.0™, AKA Amanda Bynes, and it could be because she’s been keeping the crazy on the down-low or Original Recipe Lohan™ has cranked the wacky up a notch.
Now comes news that Bynes is moving because, well, she loves pot and her landlord doesn’t.
Sources at the apartment—and if Dina lived there you know it’d be her—say Bynes got a letter from building management earlier this month explaining that her lease would be terminated because she’s a building nuisance.
Management ALLEGEDLY made the decision after getting several complaints of marijuana smoke coming from her apartment—“morning, noon and night”—in addition to complaints that Bynes was Tokin’ In The Hallway.
And now it seems that Bynes has decided to move voluntarily, though she has asked for help with her, um, plants.
Donuts provided to those willing to help.
Now, for Gaga, AKA Gag.
The New York Post has the story about Gag being sued by her former assistant over non-payment of over-time and some other stuff, but that isn’t the issue. What’s interesting are the things that Gag is saying ….
Still, let’s dish the deets: Jennifer O’Neill, Gag assistant, is suing Gaga for $393,000, plus damages, for what she claims is 7,168 hours unpaid overtime; she was paid $75,000 a year to help Gag.
Note to self: look for that ad on Craig’s list.
But let’s get on to the direct quotes from the Gag herself, in her sworn deposition:
“She’s just — she thinks she’s just like the queen of the universe …. And, you know what, she didn’t want to be a slave to one, because in my work and what I do, I’m the queen of the universe every day.”
“This whole case is bulls–t, and you know it.”
The Gag did concede, under questioning, her decision not to pay overtime wasn’t based on labor laws, but is “actually based on a bubbly, good heart.”
See, she doesn’t pay overtime because, and again, direct quotes: “I’m quite wonderful to everybody that works for me, and I am completely aghast to what a disgusting human being that you have become to sue me like this …. [She] slept in Egyptian cotton sheets every night, in five-star hotels, on private planes, eating caviar, partying with Terry Richardson all night, wearing my clothes, asking YSL to send her free shoes without my permission, using my YSL discount without my permission…”
Gag—who now has two personal assistants—said a good assistant “is somebody that can anticipate what you need before you need it, so they buy it for you, or they—they set it up for you.”
But Gag said O’Neill failed at even the most basic of tasks:
“She would only open a couple of bags, and it was very stressful for me because then again on my off days I couldn’t really have a day off because, you know, I weigh 115 pounds, and I was trying to move these huge, big luggages all by myself in the room, and I did it all the time—by the way, she was asleep until 12:00 most of the time, so I was very often waking up and moving my own luggage and doing s–t by myself, and it was—it was a problem that I had.”
Gag moved her own bags? And the universe didn’t implode?
So, again, why didn’t she pay overtime?
Gag insists her employees work only an eight-hour day—noting: “This job is a 9-to-5 job that is spaced out throughout the day…”
Uh huh. Maybe I should rethink scanning Craig’s List looking for Gag Helper.
Now, for some Lindsay Lohan and Lady Gaga.
It seems they hung out together while Lindsay was making her porn debut with James Deen, and that gaga, because she doesn’t pay her assistants overtime and had some extra cash, offered to settle Lohan’s outstanding bill at the Chateau Marmont.
Lindsay turned her down because she, um, got down on her hands and knees and, um, begged, yeah, begged Marmont owner Andre Balazs to forgive the debt,. Or else she blackmailed the producers of the craptastic Liz & Dick to cough up her booze and ciggies money.
It might be a good thing, because a few months after hanging out, Gaga noticed a pair of earrings missing and then found a TwitPic of Lindsay wearing the earrings.
Yes, Sticky Fingers Lohan struck again.
Gaga tweeted to Lohan “ummmm are those my earrings??? this is awkward…:)”
The earrings ALLEGEDLY went back, which is why Lindsay got up the courage to ask Gaga for a loan of half-a-million dollars for her back rent, her ever-increasing lawyer bills, and, just sayin’, maybe a huge debt to her prescription med peddler.
Gaga is not stupid, and didn’t even respond to Lohan; she had her people shut it down.
A source close to Lohan—and you know it’s Dina because she could use some of that excess Gaga cash—says, “Gaga said that she just can’t help, but gave no explanation. Lindsay was especially hurt Lady G sent the message through one of her people – instead of picking up the phone and telling her directly. Lindsay was really counting on Gaga’s loan to get her back on her feet, but she’ll have to look elsewhere for a bailout.”
Bailout? Now that’s funny.
At this point, I think John Travolta’s reputation as a happily married heterosexual male, or even as someone who engages in consensual sex, is pretty much shot.
I mean, how many guys have to come forward with tales of Travolta groping, and tales of being shown Travolta’s tail? There’s only so much denying and attacking his lawyer can do, especially given this latest setback in GroperGate.
This case involves a cruise ship employee who accuses Travolta of requesting a massage on board in 2009, and then accosting him for sex, basically. When the man protested, Travolta offered $12,000 for his silence, which he refused. Travolta’s lawyer tried to have the case dismissed—which failed—and then argued that it should go to arbitration, as per the fine print on Travolta’s cruise ticket, though the request was denied by a judge.
This means this could go to trial. Someone get me Nancy Grace.
UPDATE: Now coems word that the parties have settled out of court, meaning .... big payout .... HUGE.
click to emBIGGERate Beyonce's, um, fierce ness?
We all saw Beyoncé at the Super Bowl wriggling and shaking and tossing, and generally stomping around the stage whilst singing occasionally. And some people—not this people—raved and cheered and called it the Second Coming.
But then the stills of Beyoncé performing began hitting the ‘net and suddenly she was more frightening then fearless.
And then angry. See, Beyoncé's publicist contacted BuzzFeed—who posted some of the less flattering pictures online—and requested that the ugly shots be removed, but, um, BuzzFeed won’t take them down.
This past Tuesday BuzzFeed received an email from Beyoncé's publicist politely asking that all ugly pictures of Missus Jay Z be destroyed:
Thanks for taking my call. As discussed, there are some unflattering photos on your current feed that we are respectfully asking you to change. I am certain that you will be able to find some better photos.http://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/the-fiercest-moments-from-beyonces-halftime-showThe worst are #5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 19 and 22.Thank you very much.Yvette
Obviously, someone at Beyoncé International thinks they can control any and all pictures that get out there of The Great One in performance, so, be forewarned, if you can her Highness in concert, and happen to snap a shot that she don’t like, her minions will swoop down on you.
Grrl don’t play.