Lindsay Lohan was loading up on the freebies at the Lucky Club’s Gifting and Hospitality suite at New York’s Ritz Carlton hotel — where celebs and other bold-face names can get “gifts” from high-profile retailers looking to have the A-list toting around their products.
Onlookers went a little slack-jawed as vendors from L.A.M.B., Milk and Lia Sophia “had to make many quick runs back to their stock room to make sure Lohan had enough of their (products)” according to a source, who says that the highly-paid actress stocked up on extra pairs of free sunglasses.
Lohan also picked up a gizmo called the Polaroid Media Back Up, which stores digital photos.
“Lindsay said she had too many priceless photos from traveling that she was afraid to lose,” says the source, who adds that the “Mean Girls” star “graciously thanked” the Polaroid folks.
'Idol's' product placement problem
One of Sanjaya Malakar’s top song choices was nixed by the show’s advertisers.
The “American Idol” reject told Seattle’s KISS 106.1 that during American Idol’s country week he wanted to sing the Janis Joplin song “Mercedes Benz,” but wasn’t allowed to because “we’re sponsored by Ford.”
When asked what it was that he missed most about his Federal Way, Wash., home, Malakar replied, “Being able to walk around the streets singing really, really loudly and not worrying about anyone one recognizing me or caring — or getting ripped on by Simon.”
Notes from all overLooks like Britney Spears is continuing her mini-comeback tour. The House of Blues in Orlando is advertising an appearance this Saturday for the M&Ms — the group that appeared on the billing when Spears performed at House of Blues locations in California. ... Monkees fans are petitioning the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, asking that the foursome be inducted. ... Debra Messing says that finding work after a successful sitcom run isn’t always easy. “I’m like, ‘OK, who’s going to give me a job?’” the “Will and Grace” alum told the Scottish Daily Record. “There are 100 scripts out there and there are only two roles, and one is for Cameron Diaz and one is for Julia Roberts.”
Jeannette Walls Delivers the Scoop Mondays through Thursdays on MSNBC.com.