Thursday gossip roundup: Russell Brand wants to chop the Queen’s head off

Queen Elizabeth II meets comedian Russell Brand at the 2007 Royal Variety Performance at the Empire Theatre on Dec. 3, 2007.

Better late than never: Lindsay Lohan has finally reached a settlement for a lawsuit relating to a 2007 reckless driving incident during which she took three men “hostage” while chasing down her assistant, according to TMZ. The incident resulted in Lohan’s second DUI arrest. On the night in question, the three men arrived at a party in Malibu just as Lohan’s assistant quit her job and drove off. Lohan reportedly commandeered the men’s car — with them in it — to make chase. During the chase, the men say Lohan was “‘hostile,’ declaring she ‘didn’t care about the risk of death’ and saying ‘she was a celebrity, she could do whatever she wants.’” She was later arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and cocaine. Lohan has reportedly agreed to pay off the three men, though the sum was undisclosed, and a dismissal is expected to be filed soon.

Charlie Sheen is quick to deny claims that he had another wild hotel room party in New York last weekend that resulted in him being banned from any Ritz-Carlton property. “It’s just stupid,” Sheen tells Hollyscoop. “Its just totally beneath me to even comment on it. It’s just that people are so jealous. It’s like, ‘Another comeback from this guy? Let’s just beat him while he’s down.’ I’m kind of bothered by that, too, but who cares? I’m here and they’re not, you know? Period, the end, right?” Sheen’s reps say no such party took place, and they’ve even produced a Ritz employee to chime in with, “Charlie was here for three days. He looked so good. He was clean and sober and very friendly.” The employee added that Sheen’s room “was clean” when he checked out.

Russell Brand is unimpressed with the British royal family and thinks it’s time for a change. The recent Diamond Jubilee, celebrating the Queen’s 60-year reign, didn’t help matters, either. “People need to have things to celebrate otherwise we realize that we are oppressed and unable to express ourselves freely because we are at the behest of all these corporate entities,” Brand says in an interview with Conan O’Brien. “So yeah, have a party to distract us from the fact that we’re being tyrannized, why not?” So what’s Brand’s solution? “It’s time for a bloody revolution,” he says. “It only takes one to chop off someone’s head.”

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are reportedly expecting twins — and it was one of their “True Blood” co-stars who let the news out. Sam Trammell, who stars on the HBO series with Paquin and Moyer and is a father to twins himself, tells Us Weekly he’s been doing his best to prepare the parents-to-be. “It’s harder, having twins, but it’s all we know. So we’re trying to impart some decent wisdom.” Trammell says. “I told them to hold on tight.”

“Captain America” star Chris Evans admits that he’s about ready to settle down, but first he has to find Mrs. Right, according to Women’s Health. So what qualities is he most looking for? “I like women who get emotional about babies and puppies. I’ve met some incredibly cool women who are tough, but the woman you marry should have a really soft side,” Evans says. On the other hand, he adds that “arrogance and false modesty” really put him off. “Nothing is worse than a beautiful girl fishing for compliments by saying how gross she is,” Evans says. “On the flip side, I find genuine humility and modesty attractive.”

Hayden Christensen has won a major legal victory thanks to a decision by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals that reopens his case against USA Television Network for allegedly ripping off his idea for the show “Royal Pains,” about a disgraced doctor who makes house calls to the wealthy in the Hamptons, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Christensen maintains that his production company pitched a show to USA called “Housecall,” about a disgraced doctor who treats the rich and famous in Malibu. Last year, a federal judge dismissed Christensen’s claim, but the appeal decision sends it back for further proceedings.



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