See that big red cirle in the photograph above? That’s Rihanna sitting and listening intently to the proceedings during Chris Brown‘s court hearing yesterday. As you know, he was hauled back into court because it was believed that Brown had not completed his community service properly last year. Here’s the interesting part — Brown was required to do community service as a part of his sentence for assaulting Rihanna back in 2009. And here she is, with him in court to listen to his team swear that he did his time? It’s an odd sort of full circle, isn’t it? His team came prepared, too, considering Chris’ lawyer, Mark Geragos, was on the offensive from the get-go. He went off at a press conference stating, “I have never had a client who has been tortured like Chris Brown has” adding, “The D.A. is paralyzed with the thought his probation will be terminated. If that happens they won’t be able to jock him around like they’ve been jocking him around.”
In court, Geragos fought back against allegations that Chris had lied about completing his required 180 hours of community service by presenting legal documents including invoices and other proof showing that his client had paid $31,534.70 to the Richmond PD for security during his service. The D.A had stated that Brown hadn’t done so. Geragos also presented various documents that showed proof that Brown had done service at various police departments. This is just the start of it, because there are still a lot of accusations against Chris, one being that his mother had filled out his hours and his team had tampered with the details. But Geragos insists that he’s on the job and so far, “what we’ve uncovered so far should shock the conscience of the court. And this is only the tip of the iceberg.” This should be interesting.
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Did you read our piece published yesterday of Lindsay Lohan making a desperate dash from New York to L.A. to make her court date? After trying to wiggle out of it by pretending to be sick, and then being photographed in NYC the very same day, shopping and smoking, of course. Did you also shake your head, much as we did, and sigh, “Oh, Lindz …” Well, to answer the question posed yesterday: She made it to court in one piece. We say in one piece because anyone wearing those huge, unwieldy Christian Louboutin platforms in the picture you see above, could fall off them. And also because two hotels in Santa Monica rejected her, and mother Dina Lohan, as they arrived late at night. The Beverly Hills Hotel finally took them in, FYI. As expected, the judge (or Lindsay’s old nemesis, as we like to call her), Stephanie Sautner busted the actress’ chops, even saying, “I’m glad you’re feeling better” as a dig towards Lindz’s lame attempt to not fly to L.A. She’s also said L.L. could still be found in violation of her probation, even if the jury finds her not guilty, and has set a trial date for March 1.
So that’s that, for a quick recap. But now we want to focus on Lindsay’s new addition: the tattoo you see on the right. It’s etched on her right upper arm and features a red triangle and what appears to be written, “What dreams may come.” It’s a terrible ink job, we will admit. And really, that’s what you focus on befor going to trial? A tattoo? Any guesses to what the significance of the red triangle and words mean? Have at it it in the comments section below.
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Lindsay Lohan is off the hook with the probation department, which we had a feeling would happen. She was pretty much being held to ransom, as it were, by Thaer Kamal and his legal team including his lawyer, Mark Geragos, for a six-figure settlement. Here’s a little refresher: Kamal is the manager of the Hookah Lounge, and popped up crying wolf, alleging he had been hit by Lindsay’s Porsche as she was exiting the club’s area while being mobbed. This is after the cops were called to the scene and ascertained that everyone was okay. The whole thing seemed like a scam to us. It felt like Kamal was trying to force money out of her using the fact that her probation hearing was just around the corner. The fact that he was, supposedly, being investigated for insurance fraud, just made it even shadier.
Luckily, the probation department seems to be on the same page. The L.A. County Probation Department officer wrote a report stating that Lindz’s probation had not been violated because of the incident. That translates into no arrest and no jail. The statement read, ” The probationer (Lindsay) is in compliance with the terms and conditions of probation.” TMZ also reports that if Lindsay stays on the straight and narrow for the next 48 hours, then she’s off formal probation, which it’ll make it the first time in four years for her!
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Lindsay Lohan Hits A Man With Her Porsche While Leaving A Club
Just under 10 days ago, Lindsay Lohan allegedly nicked someone with her Porsche while leaving a club. There was a large mob around her, and it wasn’t surprising that it happened. The person who got bumped (barely) was the manager of the nearby Hookah Lounge, whom she had called as that’s where most of the people were, and he was pronounced OK by the cops. The police came and checked out people and no complaint was made. The only foreseeable problem was if someone decided to call in later and claim an injury. Which we were hoping wouldn’t happen. Sadly, it has.
Here are the facts and let’s just say, the whole thing is quite shady. TMZ reported that a man — it’s not been mentioned that he is the aforementioned a manager — named Thaer Kamal, a former soldier, has popped up claiming he was struck by the car and injured, even though witnesses say no one was hurt. Kamal refuses to sit down with detectives to talk to them about what happened. He isn’t required to by law, true, but he’s not co-operating in any way. Nor has Lindsay, but that may be for different reasons than Kamal. All he’s done is hired a lawyer, Mark Geragos, who has already contacted Lindsay’s lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley, demanding a settlement of “six figures.” And here’s the kicker: Geragos claims to have surveillance footage of Lindsay in her car as it hits Kamal. Apparently, this video shows Linds then getting out and walking unsteadily to the passenger seat and switching places with the person there. Read more…
Courtney Love! What did you do to this place? Aw, you know we can’t stay mad at you; Courtney’s neighbors, on the other hand, probably can. According to Page Six, Love is currently being evicted from her West Village apartment “after she set it on fire and ‘ruined’ its decor,” among other things. According to Donna Lyon, the owner of Courtney’s building, the Hole front woman allegedly violated her lease by damaging her apartment, as well as owing more than $50,000 in rent. “I came to New York to see it and I was horrified by what [Love] had done,” Lyons added. “The walls that had been hand-painted and glazed were ruined, covered in damask wallpaper and ice-blue paint.” That’s what’s horrifying? The wallpaper? In that case, just wait to see what Courtney left in the linen closet. It’s unspeakable!
Of course, Courtney’s current dilemma is only the latest in a string of eyebrow-raising legal issues Love has run into this year. In May, Courtney was required to pay thousands of dollars in back pay to her maids, while in March the singer had to shell out $430,000 after settling a Twitter defamation case brought by designer Dawn Simorangkir. Love has a court date scheduled for December 21, but we’re sure she’ll charm her way out of this one like she always does. Oh wait, sorry: never. Like she never does.
It was so nice of Bea Arthur‘s estate to loan Lindsay Lohan that outfit for her probation hearing today. That being say, we don’t know if it was the matronly cardigan-and-trouser set she was wearing or her delightful St. Olaf stories, but either way Lilo was praised in court for the steps she’s taken toward completing her required hours of community service at the L.A. county morgue. Oh, and you should hear Lindsay’s tales of growing up in Sicily. They’re just adorable!
“You have actually done the work,” Judge Stephanie Sautner reportedly told Lohan. “And done it not only on time, but early.” Looks like we won’t need to bake this file into a cheesecake after all. You know what that means…everyone put on their most billowy nightgown and meet us out on the lanai! We’re about descend on this delicious treat like a pack of ravenous elderly wolves!
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Throwing out Selena Gomez’s stalker’s —Â Thomas BrodnickiÂ — case may not have been the best decision JudgeÂ Edmund Clarke Jr. has everÂ made. Brodinicki had made crazy claims that God had instructed him to kill her. Still, the death threat didn’t hold water in court. But there’s a twist in the case now: Brodinicki himself has admitted that he’s a danger to Gomez, reports TMZ. Apparently, he signed a sworn declaration that states, “I believe that a restraining order should be issued against me to prevent me from trying to contact Selena Gomez. I do not wish to object to the restraining order against me because I know it is the only thing that will make me stay away from Selena.” He said this because he wants it used as reason to prevent him from going for a scheduled court hearing in January 6. Will someone please grant that restraining order now?
Lindsay Lohan’s Hawaiian vacation turned sour over the weekend when her purse was stolen from a house party on Friday night. We’re sure that caused a bit of panic, since it contained everything from her passport to a lot of cash, other IDs and more important, her probation paperwork as she is due back in court on Wednesday. Considering what a thin line she is walking with the law, it was more than a little stupid to leave her bag (it was Chanel, FYI), in her car for over two hours while attending the party. Where’s your head at, LiLo?
Fortunately for her, the bag was returned by a local, who said that he found it on the street. Everything was still in the purse, except the $10,000 cash that she was carrying. Which would make us bawl our eyes out, but the person who returned it was not questioned, reports TMZ. Lindsay was just happy to have her stuff back. This is after she apparently drove the whole party nuts looking for the missing item, even after the police had left. As for the stolen cash? Her Playboy check should cover that quite nicely.
Lindsay Lohan is headed back to jail! For about a week. At Lindsay Lohan’s hearing today to discuss the little matter of her violating her probation, Judge Stephanie Sautner slapped the actress with 30 days of jail. Luckily for Lilo, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Office says she will only serve 20 percent of the sentence, which translates into six days. Meanwhile, the judge laid down a strict schedule of how Lindsay will complete the rest of her probation to avoid further jail time: By December 14, Lohan must finish 12 days of community service at the L.A. County Coroner’s Office and four psychotherapy session. By January 17, she must complete 12 more days of community service and four more therapy sessions. If Lindsay does not complete the schedule as it was laid out by March 29, she is looking at an extra 270 days in jail. Sources claim the L.A. County Prosecutor was hoping to put our girl away for a full 90 days, so we’re not surprised to hear what Lindsay allegedly said as she walked out of the court room: “Thank God.”
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This is one serious lucky break for Chace Crawford, whose marijuana case just got dismissedÃ‚Â in a Texan court. To jog your memories, Chace was arrested last year in June because he was found with underÃ‚Â Ã‚Â two ounces of marijuana in his possession while in Plano, Texas. The arrest was made a little after midnight when he was in a car with a friend of his and cops found one joint on them.
Now, more than a year later, the judge presiding over the case has dismissed it so Chace is off the hook. Apparently, the Gossip Girl actor made a deal with prosecutors which involved him doing community service and staying drug-free for a year. The former half of the agreement has already been done as Chace’s lawyers offered proof that he had performed 80 hours of community service a hospital and church in Texas. The judge seemed satisfied with the evidence so Chace is now out of hot water.