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Comments & Curiosities: Celebs causing commotion

August 07, 2010|By Peter Buffa

She's not coming. I am so bummed. No I'm not. That's a total lie. Assuming you didn't just blow in from Saturn, you know the latest on Lindsay Lohan of course. Lindsay was bad, cried in court, went to jail then got out, which often happens.

She was supposed to check into a rehab facility in Newport Beach but the judge nixed that and told her to report forthwith to a facility at UCLA, which leads us to believe the judge is a Trojan.

Would Lohan have caused a stir here? With the media, yes. With the locals, not so much. If you plan to be a celebrity bad girl/bad boy and raise some hell in Newport-Mesa, the bar has been set very high.

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You think you'll get attention because you've been on two covers, done three films and been arrested four times? Please. Where do you think you are? La Habra? Just because your life is falling apart is not nearly enough around here.

Ideally, it should blow up, in public, more than once, shattering windows and leaving debris up and down PCH. Let's see. Where does one begin? Oh, I know — Julie Kitaen. Doesn't ring a bell? Try this: Julie "Tawny" Kitaen.

Tawny Kitaen could legitimately be called an actress and model, having done more than a little episodic TV and a number of feature films, most notably as Tom Hank's fiancé in "Bachelor Party" in 1984. She also appeared in a number of music videos for the heavy metal group "Whitesnake" and later married the group's lad singer, David Coverdale.

Their 1987 video, "Here I Go Again," has become a cult classic, thanks in no small part to Tawny Kitaen who, for reasons that cannot be explained, appears every few seconds in a flowing white negligee doing cartwheels and/or lounging on top of a pair of Jaguars XL's, one black and one white. Actually, the cartwheels are pretty impressive, considering she's doing them on the hood of a car.

Ironically, just this week, You Tube announced that the "Here I Go Again" video has exceeded 1 million hits even though it's only been online for a little over a year. Is it Tawny's cartwheels, or the scary big '80s hair that keeps the You Tubers coming back for more? Not sure, but I'm thinkin' both. There wasn't much to report on the Tawny Kitaen front until December 2001, which marked her first run-in with Newport Beach police for allegedly keying another woman's car.

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