Tattle: Bottled fury: Fan scolds Rihanna in U.K. club

Posted: February 19, 2013

IN A story that may surpass the importance of Marco Rubio reaching for a water bottle, Rihanna left The Box club in London with a little blood on her knee.

Ri-Ri was in London for Fashion Week and the unveiling of her Rihanna for River Island line. (River Island is a large British clothing chain.)

But, according to TMZ.com, while partying the London night away - young celebs just can't stay at home and play Parcheesi - Rihanna was hit in the leg by a flying bottle of Lucozade (British Red Bull), which someone allegedly threw at her as they screamed at her about Chris Brown.

TMZ said the bottle didn't actually hit Rihanna - it's her force field - but she broke the skin of her knee in the ensuing commotion.

As for clothing designs, The Guardian said they were only so-so, but likely to be a hit in stores.

Sk8er boyz

Lil Wayne's New Orleans skate- park project in the rebuilding Lower 9th Ward is off to a bumpy start.

The building that houses the park didn't pass a city electrical inspection and had to be rewired, and only a handful of children are able to skate at a time because of a shortage of staffing. Many days, the Trukstop skate park - named after Lil Wayne's skateboarding-inspired Trukfit clothing line - hasn't been open at all.

"We really put the cart before the horse on this project, and right now we're at a crossroads," said Ward "Mack" McLendon, who manages the facility.

Sort of.

McLendon says Lil Wayne dropped by the facility and skated with some kids while in town Super Bowl weekend.

"He's onboard, and he really wants this for the community," McLendon said.

Rye bread profiling

In the latest case of Eating Pastrami While Black, E! News reports that Forest Whitaker was reportedly frisked and searched at NYC's Milano Market deli Friday.

According to TMZ.com, nothing was found on Whitaker after he was patted down - not even Splenda packets or extra pickles.

"This was an upsetting incident given the fact that Forest did nothing more than walk into a deli," Whitaker's rep told E! News. "What is most unfortunate about this situation is the inappropriate way store employees are treating patrons of their establishment. Frisking individuals without proof, evidence is a violation of rights."

A manager at the deli denied an incident with Whitaker even happened, although it does seem an odd story to make up.

New scam warning

Here's a public-service announcement:

Saturday night, Tattle was driving with a friend back from Hanover, N.H., and we stopped in a service area on the Connecticut Turnpike about midnight.

A woman hurries over and tells us that her car broke down and she just needs a few dollars for gas to get back to Stamford, Conn., and she'll mail us back the money if we help her out.

Close to three hours later, we're in a gas station off Exit 4 of the N.J. Turnpike and when the attendant goes into the attached 7-Eleven to warm up, a guy comes from out of the shadows and tells us his car just broke down, and he only needs a few dollars worth of gas to get home to Delaware, and he'll happily mail us back our money if we help him out.

TATTBITS

Upset about your new property taxes?

TMZ.com says Mary J. Blige has just been socked with a $900K tax lien in New Jersey, Kevin Federline owes the IRS more than $57K and Snoop Dogg owes the IRS $546K.

Hugh Grant says he has become a father for the second time.

The "Notting Hill" star tweeted the announcement Saturday: "Am thrilled my daughter now has a brother. Adore them both to an uncool degree."

He said both children "have a fab mum" and: "To be crystal clear, I am the Daddy."

Grant's sometime girlfriend Tinglan Hong gave birth to the couple's daughter in 2011.

* "Child's Pose," a Romanian drama that centers on a woman's effort to cover up her son's responsibility for an accident in which a boy is fatally injured won the Berlin film festival's top Golden Bear award on Saturday.

A runner-up Silver Bear went to "An Episode In the Life of an Iron Picker," in which a Bosnian Roma, or gypsy, couple re-enact their own struggle to get treatment after their baby died in the womb.

American filmmaker David Gordon Green was honored as best director for "Prince Avalanche," a movie about two road workers whiling their way through a long, monotonous summer with little more than each other for company. It's a remake of an Icelandic film, "Either Way."

The best-script award went to dissident Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi for "Closed Curtain," a movie he codirected with friend Kamboziya Partovi in defiance of a ban on filmmaking.

Partovi accepted the award on behalf of Panahi, who has been barred from leaving Iran.

Maya Rudolph is pregnant with her fourth child.

It looks as if she will be leaving "Up All Night" to be up all night.

- Daily News wire services

contributed to this report.


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