A former bodyguard for Britney Spears has gone to Child Protective Services in California with accusations that he saw her beat one of her young sons with a belt and that she has fed both her boys food to which they are allergic, making them ill. The British newspaper The Sun reports that A-list bodyguard Fernando Flores says Spears demanded his belt and then used it to strike one of her sons, either Sean Preston, now 4, or Jayden James, now 3. The incident took place in March or April, he says. Fernandes says he was forced to quit over the singer's erratic behavior, which he says included sexually harassing him by walking around her house naked.
Lindsay Lohan was sued Wednesday for fraud by a chic Los Angeles boutique whose management claims she owes them almost $17,000 for clothing, jewelry and accessories she purchased between November 2009 and February. Church Boutique owners David Malvaney and Rodney Burns, doing business as "Tough as Nails LLC," say Lohan, left, has paid just $180 out of $17,060.83 she owed. "Plaintiff's reliance on Lohan's representations [that her business manager would pay the bill] w[as] justified due to the celebrity of Lohan and her well-known status as a movie actress with substantial income," the complaint states. "Filing suit was the last thing we wanted to do, but after six months of not being paid, my clients were left with no choice," attorney Bill Crockett said. "They started this business from scratch, and that they have been successful in attracting an elite clientele does not mean they should be abused."
Actor Jeremy London has filed for a permanent injunction to prevent his mother, Deborah Nielsen, his twin brother, Jason London and Jason's girlfriend, Sofia Karstens, from discussing his personal life with the media. London's complaint, filed Wednesday in L.A. Superior Court, cites the ongoing investigation into London's bizarre kidnapping in Palm Springs in June, when, according to the actor, two men snatched him off the street at gunpoint and made him do drugs. According to the injunction application, London's attorneys sent a cease-and-desist letter to the family, but they continued to give interviews and "post false information" online, which has been "damaging to both his personal reputation and to his career in the entertainment business." The filing also states, "The detective in charge of the [kidnapping] investigation is concerned that the media frenzy caused by the actions of the defendants will compromise his investigation into the criminal matter."
Lady Gaga's stylist, Nicola Formichetti, is working with a new model -- or is he? Formichetti has been posting pictures of an androgynous model, named Jo Calderone, left, who happens to look a lot like Gaga. The photos show the model with a black pompadour and sideburns, dressed in a suit, as well as a white dress shirt and an undershirt. The photos are outtakes of those shot for Vogue Homme Japan, which will be on newsstands Sept. 10. The fashion blog showstudio.com is revealing two new shots from the session every day this week.
Zoe Saldana, who starred in "Avatar," has gotten engaged to her longtime boyfriend Keith Britton. Saldana, who also appeared in "Star Trek," kept a low profile during their 10 years together, although she did bring Britton, CEO of the online web site My Fashion Data Base, as her date to an Oscar afterparty in March. In an interview with Glamour in March, she was asked how they coped with her hectic work schedule. "Well, it's not like he sits around waiting. We travel a lot, which keeps things alive. We're very private. It's worked for 10 years -- long enough to go to hell and back."
-- Anne Neville