The Latest on Lindsay Lohan’s Arrest
Yesterday morning, LINDSAY LOHAN was ARRESTED for allegedly hitting a pedestrian with her Porsche in a crosswalk in Manhattan, then taking off.
--But it doesn't sound like the incident is quite so cut and dried. Here's what happened . . .
--Lindsay and some friends were planning to hit a nightclub at the Dream Hotel. She was driving down a ramp on the side of the building when she ALLEGEDLY clipped a guy in a crosswalk.
--The guy called the cops, and when Lindsay left the club at 2:30 A.M., she was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident. Since the charge was only a misdemeanor, she was booked and released without bail.
--The supposed "victim" was treated at a nearby hospital for alleged LEG INJURIES. He claims he suffered torn tendons, and the pain was so bad they gave him morphine.
--But it sounds like this guy is exaggerating his claim . . . if not completely making it up.
--Surveillance video from the Dream Hotel shows that Lindsay was going REALLY slow. And according to TMZ, when police watched the tape, they couldn't even agree whether her car actually hit the guy.
--As Lindsay continues down the ramp, the tape shows this man with a supposedly injured leg SPRINTING after her. It doesn't appear that he ever confronts her, though.
--Meanwhile, when Lindsay and her two passengers get out of her car, they don't seem to be flustered or aware that anything even happened in that crosswalk.
--The alleged victim also claims that Lindsay, quote, "smelled of alcohol real bad" . . . but police say they don't believe she was drunk. Although they also admit they didn't give her a breathalyzer.
--And other witnesses say Lindsay had just come from a SLASH concert, where she hung out backstage all night. And since Slash is sober, he doesn't allow booze in the backstage area.
--Lindsay's overworked publicist says, quote, "It appears that this is much ado about nothing. We are confident this matter will be cleared up in the coming weeks and the claims being made against Lindsay will be proven untrue."
--Lindsay better hope she skates on this . . . because she's still on probation in her necklace theft case . . . and a hit-and-run would definitely be a violation of that.
Lady Gaga Smoked Pot Onstage . . . In Amsterdam
LADY GAGA smoked pot onstage during a gig Tuesday night. Luckily she was in Amsterdam . . . so she wasn't breaking the law.
--Someone threw a bag containing a joint and a lighter up onstage, and Gaga partook. She also told the crowd what a fan she's become of the stuff.
--She said, quote, "I want you to know it has totally changed my life and I've really cut down on drinking. It has been a totally spiritual experience for me with my music."
Shakira is Pregnant
It was just announced that SHAKIRA will sub in for CHRISTINA AGUILERA on the Spring season of "The Voice". And yesterday, Shakira had more big news to share: She's PREGNANT.
--The father is soccer star GERARD PIQUÉ, whom she's been dating for over a year and a half. He's 25 . . . she's 35. There's no word on her due date.
--On her Facebook page, she said, quote, "Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby!
--"At this time, we have decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the next few days."
The Latest "X Factor" Hosting Rumors: Khloe Kardashian, Mario Lopez and Corbin Bleu
We've heard that KHLOE KARDASHIAN is in line to host "X Factor" this season . . . but it isn't a done deal yet.
--TMZ is reporting that the E! network is holding this up. Khloe's contract with E! includes an exclusivity clause, so they'd have to sign off on her hosting "X Factor".
--Supposedly, E! doesn't mind Khloe working with Fox . . . but they're concerned that her promotional duties for "X Factor" would eat into her availability to do stuff for them.
--TMZ also says the producers want TWO hosts . . . and they'd like to pair Khloe with MARIO LOPEZ. But former "High School Musical" star CORBIN BLEU is also in the running as a fallback option if they can't land Khloe or Mario.
Neil Patrick Harris Says This Will Probably Be the Last Season of "How I Met Your Mother"
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS says he expects this to be the last season of "How I Met Your Mother", despite talk that CBS may be interested in two more.
--Neil says that the cast's contracts expire after this season, and while they "love" doing the show, they're all, quote, "anxious to move forward."
--He adds, quote, "The only way I think a Season Nine or any longer would happen would be [if it were] financially right . . . that's the reality of it." (--In other words, it's going to take some MAJOR CASH. Season Eight premieres on Monday.)