Scoop: The stars aligned for summer of scandals

It was in June when Jeremy London was — so he claims — kidnapped by thugs and taken on a wild joyride, during which they forced him to buy and smoke drugs. Come again?

The tale just became weirder when we found out that the ultraconsiderate carjackers were kind enough to first drop off the former “Party of Five” star’s wife at home. The skepticism of his family, including twin brother Jason, led to a war of words in the press.

But, the story may have a happy ending: Jeremy recently completed “Celebrity Rehab 4.” Can’t wait to see whether he explains the story behind the bizarre tale.

 

Lindsay Lohan

Some were scandalized by the fact that troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan was released from jail, then rehab, far sooner than a judge ordered in July. Others were scandalized by the fact that LiLo was hit with a 90-day prison sentence followed by three months of rehab in the first place.

Still others were shocked by the fact that after her release, the “Machete” star almost immediately made her way behind the wheel of a Maserati bound for Chateau Marmont. As for us? Well, nothing Lindsay does really surprises us anymore.

 

Jesse James and Kat Von D

Jesse James raised eyebrows when he was spotted stepping out with tattoo artist Kat Von D. Though both were single, the new romance blossomed soon after Jesse’s divorce from Sandra Bullock — and the “L.A. Ink” star bears a rather pointed resemblance to the heavily tatted-up, uh, ladies that Jesse reportedly cheated with.

But, don’t think it’s just an idle fling: Kat proudly told People magazine recently that “Jesse is only my ninth boyfriend. I don’t hang out with anybody unless I am in love.”

 

Mel Gibson

It’s hard to believe that it was only as recently as July that recordings of Mel Gibson’s racially charged rants against his baby mama, and allegations he abused her and their infant daughter, came to light.

Since then, the lauded actor-director’s rep has been seriously tarnished, if not destroyed. Though some questioned whether ex-
girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva leaked the tapes with monetary motives, it was hard for anyone not to be shocked by their incendiary content (we’ll spare you reprinting any of it).

 

Paris Hilton

In July, a marijuana bust didn’t faze the heiress, but Paris Hilton may have to face the music after being charged with felony cocaine possession in late August.

Paris could be looking at one to four years in prison if she’s convicted. And though police officers witnessed a small bag fall out of her purse, the celebutante insisted she’s innocent and that said purse belongs to a friend.
Who came up with that story, Jeremy London?

Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at kitty@media-darling.com.

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