This story is in the same sketchy, tantrumy, disgusting, entitled, nasty vein as some previous stories we’ve been hearing about Lindsay Lohan this past week. Allegedly, last week Lindsay was at a hot spot, ordering bottles of champagne and having a good time – until the waitress brought over the bill. Then Lindsay threw a hissy fit, demanding that the bill be put on Kellan Lutz’s credit card. When that was refused, Lindsay apparently had a full-fledged tantrum, crying and wailing and throwing the diva act. This next story is a lot of the same.
According to Fox News Pop Tarts, Lindsay was being paid to show up at an event for Pascal Mouawad’s jewelry line at Kitson. Not only was she being paid, the designer told her she could pick out anything $500 or less to take home. First, Lindsay bargained that number up to $1000. Then she picked out $15,000 worth of stuff she wanted, and when the designer refused to give it to her for free, she pitched another tantrum. Here’s more:
It sounds as though Lindsay Lohan has run into some serious cash flow problems. Last week Pop Tarts reported that the troubled Tinseltowner attempted to pawn an expensive bottle of champagne onto Kellan Lutz’s card at Crown Bar, but now she’s taken it a step further and tried to scam $15,000 worth of free clothes and accessories.
Lohan showed up to last Thursday’s launch of Jermaine Dupri’s new watch line “NuPop” in collaboration with famed jewelry designer Pascal Mouawad at Kitson in West Hollywood, but wanted more than just a nice watch to take home. Although Linds was apparently already being paid to turn up to the gig, we’re told Mouawad offered the actress $500 to spend at Kitson, which she successfully bargained up to $1000.
Pop Tarts watched as Lohan (looking her usual worse-for-wear self) went crazy in the store pulling out drawers and insisting she wanted this and that, eventually racking up a hefty $15,000 bill. But when told she had exceeded her limit quite significantly, Lohan responded that “Pascal would take care of it because I’m the only celebrity here.”
(FYI not true – Dupri himself was there along with Bridget Marquardt and “Real Housewife” Gretchen Rossi).
“Pascal said no, so she went and started talking smack about him to Jermaine Dupri who doesn’t even know her,” said an insider. “He was totally bewildered and couldn’t believe it. Eventually Pascal said she could have $2000 to spend but that was the absolutely limit.”
An absolutely distraught Lohan then tried to bargain with the Kitson staffer that was helping her through the store and insist that the boutique should let her take the remaining items for free. In exchange, she offered to “come in the next day and carry bags out so the paps could take shots.”
“The owner (Fraser Ross) couldn’t be reached so they told Lindsay just to take the $2000 worth and come in the next day and speak with him about the rest,” said our source.
But the drama still didn’t stop there – Lohan’s friend then got involved and said that it was the least Kitson could do seeing as though the 23-year-old had been such a loyal customer over the years. But Ross still couldn’t be reached and Linds was simply told no. Eventually the sulking starlet took her bags and stormed out in a huff declaring she would return for the rest.
But it seems Mouawad hasn’t been turned off by Lindsay’s behavior and will even consider working with the out-of-work actress.
“Lindsay is a close friend of mine, who has a keen eye for jewelry,” Mouawad told us. “We have thrown around the idea to collaborate together to create an exclusive line for a retailer who has shown interest in a fashion line designed by her.”
[From Fox News]
I’m shocked! Shocked that Lindsay didn’t just try her other cracked-out jewel heist idea, which is “borrow” for the jewelry with a credit card imprint (in case it wasn‘t returned), then cancel the credit card and keep the jewelry. That’s what she did when she was in Paris. Instead, she tried the “desperate, tantrumy, cracked-out bargaining” method, which rarely works. What’s even more shocking is that this Mouawad guy is actually one of Lindsay’s friends – he’s defended her for a while, and given her free sh-t before. I guess Lindsay tries the patience of everyone she meets.
Speaking of, The Chicago Sun-Times has a report that pretty much every acquaintance of Lindsay is trying to convince her to go to rehab, usually when they run into her at a party. But crackheads are paranoid! Apparently, whenever people try to talk to her about her problems, she runs. Also, people are still wondering if there’s something going on with her and Leonardo DiCaprio. According to sources, “Lindsay has a major crush on Leo but that’s as far as it goes right now. She knows him, they are friends but that’s it. Lindsay is ready to be more then friends with Leo but he doesn’t see her that way. She’s says he’s her perfect man but fears he doesn’t take her seriously.” Dur, no one takes her seriously. She’s a f-cking wreck. She’s like the Typhoid Mary of sketchiness.
Here’s Lindsay on Novemeber 15, 2009 at around 4:30 a.m., about to go into a “private party”. Credit: WENN.