From Page Six:
Lindsay Lohan may have one loyal person on her payroll after all – her bodyguard, Jaz. A source tells The Post’s Marianne Garvey that the troubled starlet’s ever-present guard and driver, Jazman Bennett, has been fielding offers of up to $500,000 from magazines and news outlets in the U.S. and London, but has turned down every one. He’s known for being loyal and protective – unlike Lohan’s former bodyguard, Lee Weaver, who sold her out to News of the World, saying he “lost count of the times I thought she was overdosing.”
Loyal and protective? I think it’s more likely that Lindsay learned her lesson and made this guy sign a contract ensuring he would not sell his story to the press. She can probably sue him for way more than $500K if he talks.
August 1, 2007 at 9:31 am by Evil Beet
I don’t think Lindsay Lohan could have crafted a more thorough destruction of her reputation and career even if she’d consulted with Michael Richards beforehand.
Remember the two other passengers in Lindsay’s car during the chase? TMZ sat them down for an interview, and they had quite a story to tell.
Apparently the evening began at a party in Malibu, where Lindsay was never without a drink, and was doing shots with people and generally getting retarded. Then her assistant, Tarin Graham, began fighting with her boyfriend, Dan Regan, outside the party. Lindsay went outside and screamed at her to shut up, at which point the assistant quit and got in her car to drive away. Three of Dan Regan’s friends were in their white GMC Denali outside the party. Lindsay reached in through the window, grabbed the keys and commandeered the vehicle.
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So all three people in the car are immediately concerned that Linday’s going to kill them in this vehicle. One of them jumps out of the car, Lindsay runs over his foot, and keeps driving. She chases Tarin south down PCH at 100 mph — including making several U-turns as Tarin tries to lose them — and into Santa Monica, at which point she loses Tarin after running several red lights in the process. Lindsay assumes that they’re headed toward Tarin’s mother’s house, and she arrives there just as Tarin’s mother was pulling into the driveway. The mother — who probably wasn’t up on the backstory here and didn’t know that it was Lindsay behind the wheel — freaked out and pulled out of the driveway and headed to the police station. The other two passengers warned Lindsay that’s where she was headed, but Linds responded with “I’m a celebrity. I’m not going to get in trouble.”
The cars stopped near the police station, and police vehicles pulled up. When Lindsay was asked for her side of the story, she responded that “I wasn’t driving. The black kid was driving.” Cute, Lindsay.
When taking her field sobriety test, Lindsay nearly fell over.
July 27, 2007 at 12:52 pm by Evil Beet
I was sitting at dinner with friends on Tuesday night, after a day of Lohan insanity, and we were talking about where this story was headed. “Well, there’s a 911 tape out there somewhere,” I told them, “and it’s only a matter of time before it’s on the Internet.”
And here it is.
Click here to listen. The tape is of the mother of Lohan’s assistant, Tarin Graham, telling police that a white GMC is following her.
Is it just me, you guys, or are 911 operators always dicks? The caller here is trying to give the guy the information, but the guy keeps cutting her off, like, “Ma’am, I need you to answer my questions.” But how the fuck is she supposed to answer his questions when he keeps cutting her off to yell at her for not answering the questions? I always seem to have this problem with emergency services — the people responsible for helping you out are so busy being important and demanding that they’re no help at all, and often it feels like they worsen the situation. Maybe they’re just trying to keep the situation calm by being forceful, but it seems like having the 911 guy yell at her is just making this woman more hysterical.
July 26, 2007 at 3:22 pm by Evil Beet
A Lohan family friend, Gina Glockman, recently gave this account of events to Entertainment Tonight:
Lindsay was having a get-together at her home. Several people say she wasn’t drinking, that she didn’t even have a drink, but at a certain point in the night, apparently, she fell off the wagon and did start drinking.
When assistant TARIN GRAHAM walked into the house and looked disheveled with teary red eyes, Lindsay was concerned that something happened to her.
There was some sort of altercation. Tarin either quit or Lindsay fired her. Tarin left and Lindsay followed her.
There were definitely two people in the car with Lindsay that night.
Tarin’s mother apparently made a police call because she was afraid someone was chasing her.
Right now, we don’t know who may have been chasing her. It could have been paparazzi.
When the cops arrived, there were so many people in the parking lot that they automatically zoomed in on Lindsay. Apparently the altercation took place at about 1:30 a.m.
Lindsay was strong-armed into taking a breathalyzer test. They say the cocaine was not Lindsay’s; she was wearing someone else’s pants.
Dina got a call from Lindsay at about 5 a.m. and she was talking so fast Dina couldn’t even understand what she was saying … she was just like, ‘Mommy, mommy, mommy,’ and very upset in the conversation.
For the past two years, Dina’s been trying to get Lindsay to leave L.A. and come to N.Y. so she can be with all of her children.
Obviously she’s been going through a tough time and it would be best for her to come to N.Y., to be with her family right now, take some time off, get into a rehab center and bascially give herself a chance to be healthy right now.
They say her life is at risk. Lindsay suffers an addiction. It’s not about Lindsay’s career right now. It’s about saving her life.
Dina and Lindsay have been talking every hour. They’re texting constantly, they’re on the phone.
Not only does Dina have to deal with Lindsay’s crisis right now, but she also has to appear in court this Friday and Monday because she’s in a custody battle for all four of her children.
Lindsay could be traveling from L.A. to N.Y. right now to possibly be admitted into rehab.
On a programming note, I’m at home visiting my family right now, so posting may be slower than usual. And, with any luck, we’ll get some very special posts from my mom and sister before the week is over, which should be funny because neither of them knows or cares about celebrities. My sister the oceanographer wants to know if she can blog about phytoplankton. I told her that as long as it ties into Lindsay Lohan, she sure can. So we’ll see how that goes.
July 26, 2007 at 9:26 am by Evil Beet
For those of you who were wondering what the hell good was that alcohol-detecting ankle strap Lindsay was wearing prior to her DUI — it looks like it worked, but it needs to come with GPS.
The device did sound — two hours before Lindsay’s arrest — and her lawyer, Blair Berk, was notified. Berk, like the rest of us, knows what happens when alcohol enters Lindsay’s system, so she was desperately, but unsuccessfully, trying to find the starlet in those two hours.
Unfortunately, Lindsay was in custody just two hours later. Once Lindsay consumes alcohol, it doesn’t take long for her to end up in trouble. Linds, that’s why you can’t drink, ever!