Monday gossip roundup: Justin Bieber vomits on stage, continues performing
It was another rough night for Lindsay Lohan, who was allegedly assaulted in a New York hotel room after a man, identified as Christian LaBella, took a photo of her with his cell phone during a party in the room, according to the New York Post. Lohan reportedly confronted LaBella about the photos and tried to take his phone, resulting in a brawl during which LaBella allegedly tried to choke the actress. LaBella was arrested on charges of assault and harassment, but police won’t be pressing charged against him, according to TMZ. LaBella, as it turns out, is a staffer for Republican Congressman John Shimkus. “Obviously, the Congressman does not condone his actions,” a Shimkus spokesman says.
Arnold Schwarzenegger claims he didn’t know he’d fathered a child with his longtime housekeeper until the boy “started looking like me,” he says in an interview with “60 Minutes” to promote his new memoir. “That’s when I kind of got it. I put things together.” But while he kept the woman, Mildred Baena, on staff and began providing financial support for the boy, he was in no hurry to tell wife Maria Shriver or their four children. “It was very difficult, strange, bizarre,” Schwarzenegger says. “I just said to myself, ‘OK, I’m going to put this away.’”
In what is probably not the most shocking news of the year, Taylor Swift admits she can fall in love easily. The 22-year-old singer-songwriter tells Marie Claire magazine that she still believes in love “even after it explodes into a million pieces and burns down and you’re standing in a pile of ash of what it once was thinking, ‘Why did I have to meet this person, why did this have to happen?’ But then, when you make eye contact with someone across the room and it clicks and, bam, you’re there. In love again.” As for her penchant for writing explicitly about ex-boyfriends in her songs? She makes no apologies. “It’s not like it’s in the fine print,” she says. “It’s not my fault if someone gets into a relationship with me and then cheats and I write a song about it.”
Christina Aguilera says she’s through worrying about staying skinny to promote her music. “During the promotion of my album ‘Stripped,’ I got tired of being a skinny white girl. I am Ecuadorian, but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl,” she tells Billboard magazine, recounting how she put on 15 pounds during promotion for that album, prompting a “serious emergency meeting” with her label reps about potential backlash over her weight gain. “[They claimed] people I toured with would also miss out if I gained weight because I would sell no records or tickets for my shows,” she explains. “I was young, so I lost the weight quickly and was toothpick thin during ‘Back to Basics’ promos and touring.” But for her latest record, she’d had enough: “I told them during this ‘Lotus’ recording, ‘You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it.’ They need a reminder sometimes that I don’t belong to them. It’s my body,” Aguilera says.
Justin Bieber‘s latest tour got off to a rocky start over the weekend when he hunched over and vomited during one of his songs, according to video obtained by TMZ. The singer hurried off stage but soon returned to finish the set. “It’s hard for me, you know, not feeling great and throwing up in front of a bunch of people,” he told the crowd. He later made light of the incident on Twitter, posting, “Milk was a bad choice.”