Celebrities Who’ve Been Banned For Bad Behavior
Lindsay Lohan has finally been un-banned from Avenue, the club where she famously (?) accused Justin Timberlake of cheating on Jessica Biel via Twitter. She went back to the club twice this week after she, as the New York Post reported, “besieged the management with calls and e-mails to let her back in, and she promised to be on her best behavior.” The behavior management includes abstaining from alcohol—she’s going so far as to send back drinks bought by other guests. [NY Post]
Celebs really have a knack for warming people’s hearts with their charisma and giant heads, but every once in a while, celebs get banned. Dun dun dun.
- Michael Jackson’s dad, Joe Jackson, was recently banned from attending the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich. The 79-year-old Jackson registered for VIP tickets, but organizers rejected the request because they believed Joe should be mourning his son’s death. One organizer said, “I don’t think you can party shortly after your son has been buried. Anyone who breaches decency doesn’t belong here.” [Entertainment Wise] — As you might not know, Oktoberfest is all about polishing your moral compass. Wait, no it’s not. I think we can all agree Joe isn’t a good guy, but to deny him an escape because he should be mourning seems judgmental.
- David Letterman’s former mistress Stephanie Birkitt has supposedly been banned from the “Late Show,” where she was Letterman’s assistant. The show is filmed in the Ed Sullivan Theatre where a security worker said, “Security got a verbal order that she is ‘banned’ from the property for the time being.” Meanwhile, Letterman’s company denies that, saying, “Stephanie is on paid leave of absence … she has not been banned from the Ed Sullivan Theatre.” [Tribute] — It’s not really fair to punish her since she didn’t spill the beans, but I can’t imagine she’s really enjoying that leave of absence with her boyfriend getting arrested and former lover being humiliated. Fun times.
- The infamously temperamental but still dreamy Russell Crowe was allegedly banned from a British pub called The Brickmakers, close to where he was filming “Robin Hood” this summer. Apparently, he got in an argument with the staff when they wouldn’t let him pay extra money to stay and keep drinking after they’d closed. A bar manager told reporters, “There was apparently trouble and he’s been asked not to return,” and mentioned that Crowe had been banned from two other pubs in the area as well. Crowe’s manager denied the allegations saying, “The only truth to the whole thing is that he has been to the pub.” [NBC Chicago] — Asking a bar to stay open late is one of the nicer things Crowe’s done. I don’t even think the Mercer banned him from throwing a phone at their concierge.
- In 2008, level-headed super model Naomi Campbell got banned from British Airways after spitting on a police officer at Heathrow Airport when she found out one of her bags was lost. Campbell’s spokeswoman said, “Naomi has been flying with British Airways for nearly 30 years and has been a good customer. She hopes this can be resolved amicably.” Campbell was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an officer. [Fox News] — In her defense, I sometimes want to spit at airport security, too. They can be so annoying.
- In 2007, when Britney Spears was still batsh** crazy, she was banned from the Chateau Marmont when other guests whined about her “acting weird” over the course of several months. The dealbreaker was allegedly when Britney started smearing food on her face while eating in the hotel’s restaurant. A source said, “The diners were disgusted. You wouldn’t expect that from a teenager in a fast-food joint. Royalty have dined in this restaurant. Her behavior was totally unacceptable.” [Fametastic] — Having been to the Chateau and witnessed Josh Hartnett topless, I can confirm that no one wants to be banned from there. It’s like heaven if heaven were made of mini bars and cute half-naked boys. Which hopefully it will be.