Tattle: Lindsay Lohan faces suit over coat
THE INFAMOUS Lindsay Lohan coat-napping incident has moved to level two. Lindsay ("Ugly Betty") is now being sued by Maria Markova, the New York City college student who claims Lindsay was a mean girl and took her $12,000 golden sheared mink without permission and kept it for more than two weeks. She seeks a few zeroes worth of unspecified damages.
coat-napping incident has moved to level two. Lindsay ("Ugly Betty") is now being sued by
, the New York City college student who claims Lindsay was a mean girl and took her $12,000 golden sheared mink without permission and kept it for more than two weeks. She seeks a few zeroes worth of unspecified damages.
Markova says Lindsay took the coat from the Chelsea nightclub 1 Oak on Jan. 26.
Markova's lawyer, Merrill Cohen, says Lohan had been sitting next to her client. Cohen says Markova next saw her coat on Lohan in a photo in OK! Magazine.
Cohen says she called Lohan's peeps and demanded that the coat be returned. She says Markova got the coat back on Feb. 14. (It was reportedly all stinky from Lindsay's chain smoking.)
Lindsay's 24/7 lawyer Blair Berk said it would be inappropriate to comment on the case.
Hope for high bidders
Nearly 800 items of Bob Hope history will be sold to fans and dealers at a mid-October charity auction commissioned by the family of the famed comedian, who died in 2003 at age 100.
"Dad was a pack rat," daughter Linda Hope told the Associated Press. "He loved to collect things. Even when he wasn't conscious of collecting, people would give him things. They would be brought home, listed, photographed and placed in storage. There are 11,000 items in his memorabilia collection."
"A lot of the things will go to the Library of Congress," Linda said. "Most of the paper goods will be going there, scripts and photographs and other things that Dad donated before he died. The Library isn't interested in three-dimensional items."
The sale, which will benefit charities and causes that were important to Hope, is being organized by Darren Julien, president of Julien's Auctions, who has arranged sales for Cher, Barbra Streisand, Ozzy Osbourne and other celebrities.
Interested in bidding? The collection will be displayed online and proxy bids taken beginning Sept. 1 at juliensauctions.com.
Paint the town Rouge!
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Rouge on Rittenhouse Square, owners Rob and Maggie Wasserman and Tattle are giving away two dinners for two.
You don't even have to answer a question to be eligible to win. All you have to do is write "Happy Anniversary Rouge!" in the subject line of an e-mail and include your name, address and phone number in the body of the e-mail, which you must send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No e-mail? You can fax a page with the same info to 215-854-5910.
Tomorrow at noon, we're going to take all the entries and throw them into a hat and pick out two winners (only one entry per person, don't cheat or you'll be disqualified) and the winners will be able to make a reservation at Rouge at their convenience for dinner any Sunday-Thursday. You must be over 21 to enter. Two drinks per person will be included with dinner.
* Pulitzer Prize winning author David McCullough ("John Adams," "1776") gave the commencement address at Boston College yesterday and implored graduates to "Please, please do what you can to cure the verbal virus that seems increasingly rampant among your generation."
McCullough said he's especially annoyed by the "relentless, wearisome use of words" such as like, awesome and actually.
"Just imagine if in his inaugural address John F. Kennedy had said, 'Ask not what your country can, you know, do for you, but what you can, like, do for your country actually," he said.
Graduates actually gave McCullough a standing ovation.
* It's been four years since Keifer Sutherland filed for divorece from wife Elizabeth Kelly Winn - irreconcilable differences, of course - and the divorce was finally made official on Friday.
Somehow we think Jack Bauer could have made it happen a little faster.
* If Indiana Jones can return, why not "Emmanuelle"?
The Hollywood Reporter says Alain Siritzky ("The Pianist") and Alain Sarde are reteaming to produce a $50 million prequel to their "Emmanuelle" franchise.
Filming starts in the fall after a global search for an unknown "talent" with perky breasts.
But is a $50 million budget really necessary for softcore? Is Emmanuelle going to peel the purple trunks off a CGI Hulk?
* Bangshowbiz.com reports Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil have turned to God to help save their marriage.
God, however, is too busy deciding which teams should win in the NBA Playoffs.
* Bangshowbiz.com also reports that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie can't agree on names for their unborn twins due Aug. 19 (aka Tattle's birthday).
This sounds like the couple having a laugh at our expense, but the story is that Angelina wants to name the babies Castor and Pollox after the twins of her birth sign, Gemini.
Uh, no, said Brad.
His alleged reasoning? He doesn't want a daughter with a name "like a British cuss word."
But he's cool with a boy named Castor?
Th-th-th-that's oil folks! *
Daily News wire services contributed to this report.