After announcing her separation from hubby Jordan Bratman, Christina Aguilera jetted off to Honolulu. But Carey Mulligan has not made such grand plans since her split from Shia LaBeouf. She quietly moved out of the mansion they shared and, since she needs to stay in Los Angeles to film her new movie “Drive,” has taken up residence at a hotel. And not the Chateau Marmont. Nope, Carey is reportedly staying at an under-construction Best Western overlooking the freeway.“This is more a place for back-packers, students and those on a budget,” a hotel employee said. “I was stunned when I saw Carey walking across the lobby. She is very easy-going. She hasn’t made any special requests and doesn’t ask to be treated any differently. She keeps herself to herself and seems quite happy here.” She reportedly eats at the hotel coffee shop and has even brought over a friend to visit.
I, for one, find this report very hard to believe. I thoroughly buy that Carey is humble and doesn’t need to stay in the lap of luxury. But she’s currently filming an action movie with an enormo budget. I just have a feeling they’d make sure that their stars were staying in better digs. Could a certain Best Western just be looking for publicity? [Daily Mail]