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Posted at 8:20 AM ET, 09/23/2010

Fan arrested outside Madonna's New York apartment; Katy Perry booted from 'Sesame Street'

By Jen Chaney

Madonna, keeping her cool despite arrest of obsessive fan. (AP)

Thursday

Celebritology Discussion: Discuss the latest celebrity, entertainment and pop culture news -- including Joaquin Phoenix and more -- with Jen at 2 p.m. ET.

Celebrity Beat: A New York firefighter and devout Madonna fan was arrested outside her New York apartment building, where he allegedly was scrawling messages to her on the sidewalk; the man, Robert Linhart, also happened to allegedly be in possession of a 7 1/2-inch ice pick; he faces charges of creating graffiti, possession of an ice pick and resisting arrest; his bail is reportedly set at $20K; Madonna, however, says she's not worried about the situation... A Katy Perry clip -- the one that features her singing with Elmo while wearing a semi-revealing ensemble -- won't be shown on "Sesame Street" because online viewers thought the cleavage was too much. (Was it that, or the fact that they heard about the inflatable objects at her bachelorette party?)... Investigation into extortion claims against Oksana Grigorieva continues, and could potentially derail any domestic violence charges against Mel Gibson... David Beckham threatens legal fight against InTouch Weekly over reports that he allegedly cheated on wife Victoria with a prostitute... Aretha Franklin's son released from hospital... Sean Penn to receive Hollywood Humanitarian Award.

Pop Culture: In perhaps the least climactic announcement of all time, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler officially confirmed as new "American Idol" judges... Teri Hatcher to do guest spot on "Smallville" as Lois Lane's mom... "Goodfellas" to become a TV series?... NBC picks up Terry O'Quinn/Michael Emerson series... Rob Zombie to direct "Lords of Salem"... What we know so far about J.J. Abrams' "Super 8."

By Jen Chaney  | September 23, 2010; 8:20 AM ET
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Comments

Wait, "possession of an ice pick" is illegal? I can't believe the National Ice Pick Association isn't all over this. Ice picks don't kill people, insufficiently chilled drinks kill people. Well, not "kill" exactly, but nobody wants a warm Diet Fresca.

"[O]nline viewers thought the cleavage was too much." TOO MUCH, they said. What kind of crazy, mixed-up, parallel Universe Internet is that?


Beckham would win that lawsuit: it's not cheating if it's with a pro.


Aretha Franklin's son released from hospital. First his attackers gave him no R-E-S-P-E-C-T and now the hopsital is going to give him an E-N-O-R-M-O-U-S B-I-L-L.

Posted by: byoolin1 | September 23, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Apparently that portion of Sesame Street was brought to us by the letter double D.


If ice picks are outlawed, only outlaws will have ice picks.


It's nice to see American Idol is still striving to be relevant in the year 1999.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | September 23, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Teri Hatcher to do guest spot on "Smallville" as Lois Lane's mom...

I had heard this rumor not too long ago. Nice to see it turned out real and spectacular.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | September 23, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

I guess possessing an ice pick is one of those situational illegalities. It's where you are when you are in possession of said ice picks.


Giving Sean Penn a Humanitarian Award is like putting Venezuela on the UN Human Rights Commission. Oh wait.

Posted by: epjd | September 23, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

"It's where you are when you are in possession of said ice picks."

Well, that Diet Fresca's not getting any colder, smart guy (er, lady).

Posted by: byoolin1 | September 23, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

"Apparently that portion of Sesame Street was brought to us by the letter double D." --DorkusMaximus1

Excellent! Whoever booked Katy Perry never saw her "California Gurls" video. Who's next, Shannon Tweed? (He, er, said hopefully.)

"Madonna, however, says she's not worried about the situation" -- Her official comment was, "Ice picks and graffiti? Pfft. I did worse than that in an hour at Studio 54 thirty years ago. Please. Don't waste my time."

"David Beckham ... reports that he allegedly cheated on wife Victoria with a prostitute" -- Male or female? (Kidding.) C'mon, Posh isn't all that bad. But she's so thin now he was probably afraid he'd snap her in two if he tried getting randy.

"Sean Penn to receive Hollywood Humanitarian Award" -- And everyone thought "Shanghai Surprise" would never win any awards. What did he do, burn the footage? In celebration, he only punched ONE photographer this time.

"'Goodfellas'" to become a TV series?" -- F#$@! yeah! It'd make a typical episode of Dexter look like a pin prick.

"Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler officially confirmed as new 'American Idol' judges" -- Get ready for Aerosmith Week and misguided 22-year-olds singing "Dream On" and "Big Ten Inch Record." I just hope the show's producers start the season by having those two sing to each other. He can sing "Jenny's [sic] got a gun...." and she can fire back with "Dude Looks Like a Lady."

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | September 23, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

It all depends on what your definition of an ice-pick is.

The Katy Perry video has been removed. Does that mean it got a double mastectomy?

Posted by: angelos_peter | September 23, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Kate Perry kicked off Dancing with the Muppets? Calm down, Elmo, that's mesh, not flesh, she's flashin'. And tame by Wonder woman standards.

And, Madge, Sharon Stone called.

Posted by: kabuki3 | September 23, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

What is most bizarre about this story is there still exists a madonna fan. Surprised that irrelevant stinky old skank has any followers

Posted by: steveb7 | September 23, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

What is most bizarre about this story is there still exists a madonna fan. Surprised that irrelevant stinky old skank has any followers

Posted by: steveb7 | September 23, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Katy Perry, in a semi-revealing costume? Surely you jest!

She was in my neck of the woods not long ago giving a concert at her old high school, and had to hold the twins with both hands as she was walking to the stage, her dress was so skimpy. No doubt she didn't want a wardrobe malfunction in front of all those horny adolescent boys, although showing quite a bit in a revealing dress was apparently OK.

Lois Lane is now playing Lois Lane's mom? Ouch.

Posted by: Californian11 | September 23, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Cali, There's a long tradition of actors returning to a play or film remake decades later, but playing the parent to the character whose role they originally played. Naturally my mind's just gone blank trying to think of examples, though ;-) But maybe the other Lizards can help out here.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | September 23, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Katy Perry's "shoes" got her booted? I wonder if getting cut from Sesame Street is the modern version of being banned in Boston. Apparently Mrs. Russell F*** the BBC Brand can no longer be considered a Christian role model.

Posted by: reddragon1 | September 23, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

It is not really the most fun to parody, but notable because it is an odd choice. And have a little cool at first with Bill superspeed. Also nice is speculation that the puppet Bill whispering, keeping order "True mud," could be a> sigh Katy Perry Sesame Street http://usspost.com/katy-perry-sesame-street-18042/

Posted by: susan166 | September 23, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I never thought I'd see the day where I defend Sean Penn, but he really is walking the walk down in Haiti--there was a great article in Vanity Fair a couple of months ago about the whole operation down there. I was really impressed that he and the U.S. military are working together with a lot of mutual respect after both groups were initially wary of each other. He is seriously getting his hands (and everything else, apparently) dirty. I don't have to like the guy, but I'll give him props.

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It's nice to see American Idol is still striving to be relevant in the year 1999.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1

Thanks for that Dorkus--I couldn't think what to say to my friend who was lamenting the advent of, as he says, J-Ho--I will pass this along as it articulates my gut feeling extremely well!

Posted by: sorcerers_cat | September 23, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Nosy, to your point there's another example right on Smallville. Annette O'Toole who plays Martha Kent actually played Lana Lang back in Superman III.

Posted by: Roxie1 | September 23, 2010 8:41 PM | Report abuse

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