Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: Lindsay Lohan is a Homeland fan, not a fighter, Gerard Butler is singing for his supper, and Mitt Romney hits the beach.
Lindsay Lohan is "adamant" that she did not engage in fisticuffs with an unidentified woman at an unidentified West Hollywood nightclub last Thursday. Her alleged sparring partner says differently, and has filed an incident report with the West Hollywood Sheriff's Department. Meanwhile, "sources close to LiLo" are insisting that she couldn't have done any brawling Thursday because she didn't leave the house that night, opting instead to stay home and catch up on old episodes of Homeland. (Seriously.) [TMZ]
Gerard Butler is clean and sober. He has also started singing in public. At The Darby in Chelsea last week, the 300 star apparently serenaded the supper club's patrons with the sweet sounds of The Rolling Stones, the Doors, "old school freestyle rap," and, finally, a cover of "Wonderwall." A witness says Butler "killed it," which we can't believe anyone would say about a set in the year 2012 that included "Wonderwall." [Page Six]
How was your holiday weekend? Fun? relaxing? Well, Mitt Romney's was splashtastic. The would-be GOP presidential nominee took time off to go bodyboarding with his son Matt in La Jolla on Saturday. The photo of the candidate and his son looking smooth and otter-like in surf shirts, was captured by Reddit user SanDiegoMitch. [BuzzFeed]
Jason Trawick, Britney Spears' soon-to-be husband, will also be co-conservator of the robot-voiced pop star's legal affairs. Her father and current sole conservator, Jamie Spears, apparently asked a court to grant Trawick "shared legal control over Spears's general well being," though according to a source, his conservatorship will not give the future Mr. Spears access to his wife's money. Because nothing says I love you like limited say over a spouse's end of life decisions. [People]
Amanda Bynes was arrested on suspicion of DUI Friday after "careening into a cop car" in Los Angeles. That is suspicious, but give Bynes credit for having the good sense to mount a proper PR pushback: according to a source, hours after her release, she was spotted at the Polo Lounge, meeting with a publicist and "criminal defense attorney Richard Hutton," of the firm Hutton & Wilson, which bills itself as "one of Southern California's preeminent DUI and criminal defense law firms." [Page Six]
Gary Sinise is still dinged up and has cancelled two more benefit concerts following that supposedly minor car accident he sustained while visiting Washington, D.C. last month. Lousy D.C. drivers, hurting our beloved character actors, making them cancel multiple charitable appearances. [The Reliable Source]
There's talk that Axl Rose and Lana Del Rey are dating, or at least canoodling, after they were spotted leaving the Chateau Marmont together on Friday night. It may just be a rumor, but these are the things that tend to get started when you're spied leaving places with Axl Rose on Friday nights. [New York Daily News]
Congratulations to White House media monitor Patrick Cunnane, who proposed to his girlfriend "a little after 7 p.m. Friday" in the Rose Garden. [Playbook]
Joe Scarborough is 49 today. In case they don't mention it on Morning Joe, happy birthday Joe Scarborough! [Playbook]
Anne Hathaway has a new hairstyle. It looks just like Anne Hathaway's old hairstyle, except everything is much, much shorter. [People]
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