Josie and The City
Thursday, September 20th
In the wake of her mom’s disastrous Dr. Phil interview Lindsay Lohan was arrested yesterday for hitting a guy with her Porsche. It happened in an alley in New York. The guy is Jose Rodriguez. He says Lindsay hit him and then acted like nothing happened. He says he was in a lot of pain and that Lindsay smelled like alcohol and was slurring.
Witnesses say that’s not exactly how it happened. They say Lindsay was driving very slowly in this freight area. There were a lot of people around so she kept hitting her horn. The crowd moved, but she allegedly brushed up against this one guy. We can presume that guy was Jose. Witnesses say when it happened Lindsay and her entourage got out to talk to the guy.
A surveillance video shows Jose sprinting after Lindsay after she “hit” him.
Lindsay believes that her arrest in New York City won't cause any trouble for her even though she is still on probation in the necklace theft case. She doesn't believe that Judge Stephanie Sautner would find that she had violated terms of her probation, because she maintains that she never hit the pedestrian.
Amanda Bynes says she’s doing "amazing". She told People magazine that she’s retiring from acting, and moving to New York to launch her fashion line. She told the mag she was talking about being arrested for DUI because she doesn’t drink and she doesn’t drive.
Even though she’s amazing, Amanda’s parents have rushed to town from their home in Texas to try to help their daughter. In fact, they’ve put their house up for sale. Word is they put it up last April when Amanda was arrested for DUI, but they’ve been unable to sell it. They want to be close to their daughter as a support system and hopefully help her.
Shakira is pregnant! We just found out that she’s going to be subbing in for Christina Aguilera on the Spring season of The Voice and yesterday she shared the news that she’s expecting. The baby daddy is soccer star Gerard Piqué. The couple have been dating for over a year and a half. He's 25, she's 35. There's no word on her due date.
Monica Lewinsky is reportedly being offered $12 million to write her memoir. She’s tried to move on, but with offers like this it’s hard to. Apparently Monica remembers that time well. My source tells me she’s got lots of material for a book, like Bill’s insatiable desire for three-way sex, orgies and the use of sex toys of all kinds. She can also recall everything Bill said about Hillary, including the fact that he thought he wasn’t the only one looking for love outside the marriage!
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are in looooooove! They were making out all over New York this weekend. They enjoyed a nice lunch together and witnesses say Ashton dropped the L bomb after paying for the cheque. Without a doubt, these two who have been together for 6 months are very hot and heavy!
Moments before Kelsey Grammer was to appear on CNN's “Piers Morgan Tonight” last night he ran out of the building. According to Piers, "Grammer saw a photo of his ex-wife Camille in the open to our show and legged it." Piers says he wasn't even going to mention his ex-wife! Piers says he's never had a guest walk out on an interview before. He called the "Boss" actor's exit both "extraordinary" and "shockingly unprofessional." He was even more surprised because the two shared "a very friendly chat" backstage.
Insiders say that Matt Lauer has turned into an "anchor animal" in the wake of the Today show's falling ratings. My source says that behind the scenes, Matt has been taking control of the show and yelling at staffers. One source explained, "Matt's turned into an anchor animal. He's making all editorial decisions, he's running the show and he's not listening to anyone . . . it's a huge problem." Another insider said, "He has gone so crazy about ratings that staff on 'Today' are not even allowed to mention 'GMA' to him. In the past, they'd discuss great segments other shows do. Matt's berating the staff, telling them to work harder. Matt's telling the staff they don't work hard enough, which is hard to take from a guy working four days a week, making millions." However, Today sources refute these claims, with one saying, "Matt is the biggest advocate for the 'Today' show staff, and we feel comfortable talking to him about anything." Matt himself responded to the story, telling the Post, "Please print this story, it's the most interesting and dangerous I've ever sounded!"
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Johnny Depp’s nephew Billy Rassel owns a music production company called Brashk Inc. and Johnny recently lent his voice to a song they did called "Street Runners". It's a rap song credited to Jup and Rob Jackson, whoever they are… featuring Kae State, whoever that is. Johnny is credited as Mr. Stench and he appears at the beginning and end of the song, plus twice in the middle, reciting poetry. The song is on an album called "Collective Bargaining", and it's available on iTunes.