Bay lawyer threatens counter lawsuit
An attorney for action-movie director Michael Bay is threatening legal action against two men who filed a lawsuit alleging Bay's bodyguard pistol-whipped them outside a Los Angeles nightclub two years ago, Newsday contributor Frank Lovece reports. The problem, says attorney Marty Singer, is that Bay "has never hired private security or a bodyguard." Singer doesn't just want the lawsuit withdrawn - he wants plaintiffs Joshua Stewart and Paul Klimczak to give Bay "a sincere public apology."
Lohan, mom offered $1M for radio show
The owners of Calverton radio station WPTY-FM / 105.3 ("Party 105") yesterday announced they were offering actress Lindsay Lohan and her manager mom Dina Lohan $1 million to host a morning program on the Top 40 dance station, Newsday contributor Frank Lovece reports. John Caracciolo, chief executive of parent company JVC Broadcasting (named after his initials, no relation to the electronics giant), told Newsday it's not a publicity stunt. "We've gotten a lot of that," he said. "We're committed to it. She's a Long Islander, this is her home, it's an easy fit." Dina Lohan's lawyer, however, told Newsday: "She's not doing that."
DA to lead Gibson domestic abuse probe
The Los Angeles County Sheriff has transferred its Mel Gibson domestic violence investigation to the district attorney's office, Newsday contributor Frank Lovece reports. "The handoff has been made," a source with knowledge of the situation told RadarOnline.com. Gibson is under suspicion of hitting his former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, 40.