Paris & LiLo in Tattle: What is this, 2008?

Posted: December 10, 2013

TATTLE IS HAVING a flashback. One item featuring Paris HiltonandLindsay Lohan? Talk about an early Christmas.

According to TMZ.com, Paris threatened Lindsay via Twitter after Lindsay was alleged to have ordered a Miami Beach beat-down on Paris' younger bro Barron.

Barron, 24, told police that a man struck him in the face with an object after the two had an argument at a party Friday night.

Witnesses say the person who hit Barron wanted him to leave. Instead, after striking Barron, the man allegedly left in a dark-green SUV.

Barron suffered deep cuts on his face but refused treatment from fire-rescue workers.

Perezhilton.com reported that Barron was allegedly talking smack about Lindsay with Lindsay's new boyfriend, when a friend of Lindsay overheard and ratted him out. Lindsay reportedly then got one of her guys to do a little tap dance on Barron's face and laughed while he was getting cut up.

But last night, according to TMZ, the rep of Ray Lemoine, the fellow who supposedly popped Barron in the nose - even if you hit a Hilton, it seems you need a publicist - said Lemoine said Lindsay had nothing to do with turning Barron into a punching bag.

Lemoine said he was renting the house where the party took place and was letting Lindsay stay there because she was the friend of a friend. He also said that he wanted Barron to leave and that Barron got handsy first and started the fight.

That said, TMZ also had a video in which Barron confronts Lindsay outside the reportedly drug-and-alcohol-fueled bash.

It also doesn't explain why Lemoine allegedly left his own house.

But all Tattle can say is welcome back, Lindsay and Paris. It's been too long.

Imagine

There's a statue of John Lennon in Havana, Cuba, that has been having a problem with its iconic circular glasses.

People keep stealing them.

After going through numerous pairs, the Cubans finally came up with a solution: 95-year-old Juan Gonzalez.

Gonzalez lives across the street from the statue, and for the past 13 years, four days a week, he has shown up at 6 a.m. for a 12-hour shift, wearing a government security guard's uniform and cap.

As tourists arrive, he places the glasses on Lennon's nose, lets them take pictures and then tucks the glasses away in a shirt pocket next to his cigars when they're done.

Yup, a 95-year-old retired farmer cares for the statue of a Beatle in Cuba.

"All the foreigners that come here take a picture of me, both men and women. They sit here with me and take pictures," Gonzalez said. "I am in every country in the world."

The world is occasionally very small.

TATTBITS

Susan Boyle, she of the most famous "Britain's Got Talent" YouTube audition of all time, says she has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, and found the diagnosis a relief.

Boyle, who had learning difficulties and was bullied as a child, told the Observer newspaper that she saw a specialist a year ago, who told her she had Asperger's and an above-average IQ.

"Now I have a clearer understanding of what's wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself," she said.

* "Gravity" and "Her" tied for best picture from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

The LA critics announced their picks yesterday.

"Gravity" led with a total of four awards, including picks for best directing, best editing and best cinematography. Spike Jonze's "Her" also won best production design for K.K. Barrett's sleek, near-future designs.

Best actress was shared by Cate Blanchett for "Blue Jasmine," and Adele Exarchopoulos for her role in the lesbian coming-of-age tale "Blue Is the Warmest Color."

Bruce Dern won best actor for "Nebraska."

Danny Glover has received a Career Achievement Award in the Bahamas as he reflected on the role he played as Nelson Mandela while the South African leader was still in prison.

Glover received his award late Friday at the Bahamas International Film Festival a day after Mandela's death. He earned an Emmy nomination for portraying him in the 1987 TV film "Mandela."

* ABC says it will air four fewer episodes of "Scandal" than planned this season because star Kerry Washington got pregnant with new husband (and former Eagle) Nnamdi Asomugha.

And here Eagles fans thought Nnamdi avoided all physical contact.

* TMZ.com also reports that Ice-T's voluptuous wife, Coco, is getting into the sex-toy business in January.

She's joined with Cal Exotics for a line that will "reflect Coco's personality and will include massagers, vibrators, and more!"

And coming in February, a special episode of "Law & Order: SVU" in which Detective Tutuola goes on the trail of a killer who leaves Coco's toys as a calling card.

* Walt Disney Studios has bought the marketing and distribution rights from Paramount Pictures for future movies in the "Indiana Jones" franchise, the companies said Friday.

This gives Disney control over the future of the series, adding to the ownership rights it acquired when it bought Lucasfilm in 2012 and clearing the way for the studio to make more "Indiana Jones" movies if it chooses to do so.

Next up, Harrison Ford stars in "Indiana Jones and the Life Alert Bracelet."

- Daily News wire services

contributed to this report.


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