In an email to WEHOville, the publicist for Courtney Stodden reports that the 18-year-old celebutante, famed for her marriage at 16 to a man 35 years her elder and the resultant reality TV show, was turned away at the door of David Arquette’s club on Sunset Boulevard.
“This BULLYING has got to stop,” publicist Jim Strzalkowski said in an email to WEHOville. “I was so appalled and hurt by what I witnessed on Friday night outside of David Arquette’s nightclub Bootsy Bellows. Courtney Stodden did not deserve to be humiliated by the woman at the front door.
“I have emails from Benjamin Russo, Bootsy Bellows PR rep, confirming Courtney Stodden would be welcomed into the club and be escorted to a VIP area. I spoke on the phone with club manager Mighty Joe on two occasions, two different days last week where he confirmed Courtney Stodden to the VIP guest list. I also have a club RSVP email confirmation that Courtney would be welcomed into the club.
“Very sad that we live in such a vindictive and judgmental society. Courtney is sweet and kind and deserves common decency and respect. This is a public club and all were let in, even if they weren’t on the guest list.”
Could it have been her cover on “Girls and Corpses” magazine that got her turned away? Inquiring minds want to know.
We try not to go all ga ga about the celebrities who crawl the streets of our little burg. But Showbiz411′s report that Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, celebrated the release of John’s new album with Lady Gaga and Johnny Depp at Craig’s on Monday has even our heart (yes, we have one!) beating faster. Craig’s, at 8826 Melrose Ave. near North La Peer, is “the” celebrity hangout in WeHo (Sarah Silverman! Lisa Kudrow! Kelsey Grammer!) We bet Elton and Gaga were talking about those pesky Russkies who are protesting his upcoming concert in Russia. Global Post reports that a Russian parent group has asked that the concert be banned, saying in a letter to Vladimir Putin that “the singer intends to come out in support of local sodomites and break the current Russian law, directed at protecting children.” Indeed, John says his concert will be in support of gays in Russia. “As a gay man, I can’t leave those people on their own without going over there and supporting them,” he told the Guardian. “I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’ve got to go.” We’re guessing that trip is one reason Elton and Lady Gaga weren’t dining at WeHo’s Traktir.
Osbourne, the daughter of the famous Ozzie and a “reality” TV star in her own right (but then, who isn’t these days?) claims her landlord never checked the unit before she moved in and now is after her for damages that she didn’t cause. The landlord claims he seized the deposit to cover both damages and cleanup charges.
The building, constructed in 1964, has 92 units on 17 floors, ranging from one-bedroom units to four-bedroom units. Condos and rental units are available. Four bedroom units sell for $3 million or more, and leases are comparably expensive. Other celeb tenants have included Adam Lambert, Brody Jenner. and Lindsay Lohan. Given Lohan’s tenancy, apparently there is no criminal background check required to move in. Osbourne is seeking both return of the deposit and punitive damages.
Turns out Hana Nitsche, the German fashion model who is the girlfriend of Russell Simmons, didn’t have to pay $1,000 a pound for the return of her Ivy, the little Chihuahua who she reported missing last week somewhere near Doheny Boulevard in West Hollywood.
CBS Los Angeles reports that a Beverly Hills groundskeeper found the lost dog and took him home to his family in Palmdale for safe keeping. When members of the Carranza family stumbled on a reward poster offering $5,000 for the pooch’s return, they called Nitsche and offered to drive the dog to Los Angeles.
They saved on gas, and Nitsche saved on cash. She showed up at the Carranza’s door with members of The Bodyguard Group of Beverly Hills (previously identified by CBS as “The Stolen Dog Recovery Unit of Beverly Hills”). The Carranzas handed over Ivy. And Nitsche didn’t open her purse to say thank you.
Perhaps the City of West Hollywood should engage The Bodyguard Group to look for its missing pink pooch.
Still can’t afford Kanye West’s Hollywood Hills pad, even though he’s cut the price from $3.3 million to $2.8 million? Maybe it’s time to get real and rent until the real estate market comes to its senses.
If you hurry, you might be able to score Marco Perego’s apartment at La Fontaine, the French Norman building designed by Leland Bryant in the 1930s that sits at 1295 N. Crescent Heights Blvd. at Fountain. Celebuzz hints the Italian artist cum soccer player is moving out of the 1,300-square-foot duplex because he is tying the knot with Zoe Saldana, a rumor confirmed only hours ago by E! News, which says the two were quietly hitched outside London in July.
So why the move? Celebuzz says it’s likely the Perego pad doesn’t have ample closet space for Zaldana, known for her roles in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” the 2009 “Star Trek” and James Cameron’s “Avatar.” But then, what would you expect for a measly $4,500 a month? Still there’s plenty of light from the apartment’s French windows. And the 20-foot-high ceilings provide room for a basketball hoop. But before you contact a rental agent, you might want to take a look at pics that Celebuzz has posted (ignore that Godawful blue sofa — even artists don’t always have good taste.)
Leaving the Troubadour on Friday night, Robert Pattinson didn’t take too kindly to being surrounded by paparazzi.
With flashbulbs going off, Pattinson shoved a security guard in the face before escaping into his SUV. The security guard says Pattinson thought he was a photog.
The Twilight star was at the Troubadour to see a Bobby Long concert.
Check out the video below:
Her midriff-baring outfit of a black bra and short shorts got plenty of attention when Lady Gaga wandered into The Abbey yesterday. But after she left that venerable gay establishment, Lady Gaga got really cheeky with a stroll into the predominately heterosexual hangout that is the Chateau Marmont wearing nothing but a bra and thong, covered (barely) with a sparkly body suit just opaque enough to ward off mosquito bites.
X17 Online shared a photo of the cheeky songstress. We’re sure the gay men who make up the majority of The Abbey’s clientele weren’t upset at missing the bare butt cheeks on Sunday. But we bet the predominately heterosexual team of Abbey bartenders are rethinking their place of employment.