In trying to keep a low profile, the New York Post claims, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are arousing attention — and ire — from the West Village neighborhood where they rent two floors of a townhouse. One local bashes the twin moguls as “disruptive, intrusive and totally disrespectful.”
With their high-profile security operation and penchant for stumbling home at all hours, a resident of the block says, the “two spoiled brats” are “chang[ing] the character of the neighborhood.”
Twin trucks, manned by bodyguards, are allegedly stationed outside all night with their engines running. “You would think there was a government operation going on,” the neighbor sneered. And fellow residents sitting on the stoop (an NYC summer tradition) have allegedly even been ordered by security to scram so the former “Full House” stars can enter their building without having to mingle with the riffraff.
“It is a peaceful, quiet street,” the source added. “Plenty of other celebrities around this block are good neighbors and blend in with the neighborhood — but these two are invaders.”
A rep denied that neighbors had been booted from the stoop, adding, “If there were significant issues, you would think that the neighbors would address Ashley or Mary-Kate directly, rather than calling the media.”
Just for argument’s sake … how exactly would they do that if security was keeping them away?
Shia: Older woman?
Is Shia LaBeouf cougar bait? The actor, 22, recently revealed his celebrity crush to Maxim — and it’s not who you might think.
Asked which famous beauty gets his blood pumping, the “Transformers” star confessed: “Diane Sawyer, she just does it for me.”
Mind you, the veteran newswoman, who interviewed Shia in May, is 62 — and oh yeah, she’s married. But we’re sure there are plenty of other sexy sexagenarians who would be happy to fulfill Shia’s older-woman fantasy!
Britney’s boys party
Britney Spears has come a long way since the start of this year, when she was forbidden any contact with her two sons. The stabilized pop icon threw a joint outdoor birthday party Saturday for Sean Preston, who turned 3 on Sunday, and Jayden, who turned 2 on Friday.
Fittingly, considering how often we see the boys being wheeled around in toy cars, the bash had a car and truck theme. There was a yellow cake in the shape of a truck, and the tots got miniature motorized cars with their names on the license plate — customized by designer Ed Hardy, People reports.
Britney’s parents were present, along with her sister, Jamie Lynn, and baby Maddie. And of course, there were a few celebs in attendance: Jenny McCarthy brought son Evan, and Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale brought their famous son Kingston Rossdale.
And you thought you were cool for throwing your kid a “Dora the Explorer” party.
Lohan slams Palin
Lindsay Lohan has once again taken to her MySpace blog to sound off on political issues. The “Mean Girls” star, much rumored to be dating glued-at-the-hip gal pal Samantha Ronson, is giving “homophobe” Sarah Palin a piece of her mind.
“I really cannot bite my tongue anymore when it comes to Sarah Palin,” the starlet fumes. Skewering the conservative Christian veep candidate’s beliefs, she asks, “Is it a sin to be gay? … Or to have sex before marriage? Or even to have a child out of wedlock?” (In case you summered on Pluto, Palin’s unwed teenage daughter Bristol is pregnant.)
“Is our country so divided that the Republicans’ best hope is a narrow minded, media obsessed homophobe?” LiLo wants to know.
We’re actually rather impressed with the thought Lindsay has put into her political stance. But if she’s going to bash the Republicans for being homophobic, shouldn’t she address the elephant in the room?
Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.