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Posted at 8:06 AM ET, 09/ 9/2010

LFO singer Rich Cronin dies at 36; Britney Spears sued by former bodyguard Fernando Flores

By Sarah Anne Hughes

LFO's Rich Cronin dies. (REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files )

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Celebrity Beat: Britney Spears's former bodyguard, Fernando Flores, sued the pop star Wednesday claiming sexual harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress; Flores claims Spears exposed herself to him and that she used his belt to hit her two children; an attorney for Spears's ex-husband Kevin Federline said the allegations were looked into before the suit and did not warrant action ... LFO lead singer Rich Cronin, perhaps best known for his band's hit "Summer Girls," died Wednesday after a battle with leukemia; N*Sync's Chris Kirkpatrick and other boy band members remember Cronin... "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi was fined $500 on Wednesday and ordered to perform community service after she pleaded guilty to disturbing others on a Seaside beach in July; Municipal Court Judge Damian G. Murray called Snooki "a Lindsay Lohan wannabe" and lectured the reality star saying, "Rude, profane, obnoxious and self-indulgent is not the way to live your life."... In the second questionable celebrity apology of the week, Spencer Pratt has apologized via an e-mail to the Associated Press for lashing out at estranged wife Heidi Montag ... "SNL" alum Rachel Dratch welcomes second child, Eli... Halle Berry spotted kissing "Dark Tide" co-star Olivier Martinez... Katie Holmes tells Marie Claire magazine she doesn't plan on having any more babies in the near future.

Pop Culture: Piers Morgan will replace CNN's Larry King in January... Get a look at January Jones' "X-Men: First Class" costume... "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks joins Carey Mulligan, Ryan Gosling for indie flick "Drive"... A three-part television and film series based on Stephen King's seven-book "The Dark Tower" collection has been announced; Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer will serve as executive producers... The Paley Center for Media has scheduled its first Emmy rivaling television awards show for 2012; The Los Angeles Times tells us not to believe the Paley hype.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  | September 9, 2010; 8:06 AM ET
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Um, Fernando: you agreed to work for Britney Spears. If you'd only ever read Celebritology a couple of years ago, you'd have known you were basically volunteering for emotional distress. And as for her exposing herself to you, dude, she did it to all of us.


I'm not saying I never heard of him or them, but to me LFO lead singer Rich Cronin is "perhaps best known" for dying of leukemia.


The judge said, "Rude, profane, obnoxious and self-indulgent is not the way to live your life." And then Snooki paid her fine with a crumpled wad of hundreds she pulled from you'd-rather-not-know-where.


Katie Holmes doesn't plan on having any more babies: her little girl and her little man are enough.

Posted by: byoolin1 | September 9, 2010 8:10 AM | Report abuse

If Fernando Flores has grounds, everyone who paid money for "Toxic" has grounds. Ep, you interested in a class-action on this one?

January Jones looks like a skinny Belinda Carlisle in that costume.

So, it seems Katie Holmes has developed an allergy to turkey basters.

Posted by: northgs | September 9, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

So Spencer dissed Heidi and he is apologizing to
...the Associated Press?

January Jones could play the young Nancy Reagan. Or JLo. JLo's not right for the part, but I just want to see her in a movie.

Posted by: reddragon1 | September 9, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

I applaud that fine judge. Although calling her a LiLo wanna be was little extra nasty.

A fine community service for Snooki to perform would be to persuade TPTB to cancel Jersey Shore.

I would take the class action matter except something tells me that we will find out just as Flores will, Brit be broke.

Oh and before anyone asks, yes she can be sued even though she is in a guardianship. It has to do with the nature of the claims.

Posted by: epjd | September 9, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

"Rude, profane, obnoxious and self-indulgent is not the way to live your life."
I think this might become my new motto.

Posted by: themegnapkin | September 9, 2010 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Hey, are we chatting today?

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | September 9, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

So does this mean we now have grounds for suing Snooki for disturbing the rest of us?

Katie Holmes doesn't plan on having any more children? Does this mean she hid Tom's turkey baster?

I'm going to throw in a little nerd-boy outrage here and just say that that is NOT the White Queen costume we really want to see.


And Sarah, if you're going to mention Christina Hendricks, at least have the decency to link to a picture of her.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | September 9, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Wow. If we don't chat it's b/c Dorkus scared Sarah away...

ep voiced a passing thought I had about Snooki. Which, after all, is all she deserves. It's not like she's The Situation or anything.

Posted by: reddragon1 | September 9, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Yeah byoo, can we *all* sue Britney for intentional infliction of emotional distress by exposing herself to us?

Sad when even *judges* know about LiLo and compare people to her. God help us!

Wonder what the $cientolocult thinks of Katie's announcement. After all, isn't it her job to produce more bots?

Posted by: Californian11 | September 9, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Hey, byoolin, are you going to the Toronto International Film Festival tonight for the world première of "Score: A Hockey Musical"? I hear there'll be lots of high-shticking (yes, I plagiarized that pun).

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | September 9, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

The judge who told Snooki that "Rude, profane, obnoxious and self-indulgent is not the way to live your life" obviously doesn't understand that this woman, and her
castmates, have made more money being rude and obnoxious on TV than they would ever have made in real jobs. These are, indeed, the End Times for America.

Posted by: jhpurdy | September 9, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

I have never heard of LFO. Did I miss a meeting? My mind is totally blank on this boy band. 98 Degrees? They're the sunshine after the rain. BSB? Alright! NKOTB? They got the right stuff, baby. RIP Mr. Cronin, whoever you are.

"Piers Morgan will replace CNN's Larry King in January" -- Because it'll take at least that long to get the stench out of the studio rug.

"Katie Holmes tells Marie Claire magazine she doesn't plan on having any more babies in the near future." -- Which could mean any of a number of things:

a) She's not hanging out with Chris Klein anytime soon (oh stop, some of you were thinking it, too; I can't be the only one).

b) She plans on having more babies in the "distant" future, say by adopting and/or going the Kelly Preston route. Could happen. Not unheard of.

c) She's about to divorce Tom so he can then marry someone born in the 80s. Come on. Tom Cruise is like an oldies radio station, having already brought you the best of the 50s (Mimi Rogers), 60s (Nicole Kidman) and 70s (Katie herself).

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | September 9, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

thanks to all who sent their good wishes to frankie the wonder dog. she's at the vet right now. will have the liver biopsy today.

Posted by: frieda406 | September 9, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

how long does anyone think the piers morgan run show will last?
and another question - why do i know who snooki is?

Posted by: frieda406 | September 9, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Hrmm, well, there's a link for today's chat
(http://live.washingtonpost.com/celebritology-0909.html) but it's not in the blog or in the Live Q&A box on the front page. We'll have to see. Is Sarah doing this one?

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | September 9, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Lots of love to Frankie the wonder dog/angel!!! We're thinking of her ...

Posted by: Californian11 | September 9, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

I think Snookie's judge is a fan of Animal House.
"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son."

Posted by: JLRGG | September 9, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son."

I guess Brandon Davis was absent the day they taught that life lesson ...

Posted by: Californian11 | September 9, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Love to Frankie the Wonder Dog, and to her mama!

Posted by: northgs | September 9, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I think Snookie's judge is a fan of Animal House.
"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son."

Posted by: JLRGG | September 9, 2010 12:29 PM | *******************************************

That is exactly the phrase I thought of when I read that!!

Posted by: wadejg | September 9, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

And yet "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son." could still apply to Snooki.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | September 9, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

And yet "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son." could still apply to Snooki.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | September 9, 2010 1:29 PM

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Nick Nolte is going to sue for copyright infringement.

Positive vibes going out to Frankie the Wonder Dog.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | September 9, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Erm, I opened the chat page and it's blank--what's up with that?

Fingers and paws crossed that Frankie's biopsy results are happy.
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And yet "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son." could still apply to Snooki.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1

Sploot!

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | September 9, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

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