Lindsay Lohan was arrested in New York early Wednesday on charges that she clipped a pedestrian with her car and did not stop driving, but her publicist said he expects the allegations to be proven false.
The 26-year-old actress was arrested at 2:25 a.m. as she left a nightclub at the Dream Hotel in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, police said. They said no alcohol was involved.
Lohan was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and causing injury. She was given a ticket and scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 23.
Police said Lohan was slowly driving a black Porsche through an alley between the Dream Hotel and the Maritime Hotel on 16th Street when the accident occurred. The victim called 911. He was treated at a hospital for a knee injury and released.
It’s a girl
Singer Robbie Williams and his wife, Ayda Field, are celebrating the birth of their first child, a daughter.
Williams, who rose to stardom as part of the boy band Take That, announced that the girl was born Tuesday at 3:33 p.m.
He wrote on his blog: Praise be, it’s Theodora Rose Williams, affectionately known as Teddy.
‘Den’ acts set
Singer Norah Jones performs in a former Brooklyn brass foundry near her home in the opening of a new season of PBS’ Live From the Artists Den in two weeks.
Public TV’s music performance series kicks off its fifth season with Jones on Oct. 5. The four-episode season will also feature Rufus Wainwright, the Wallflowers and Mayer Hawthorne.
The series specializes in filming artists in unusual settings. Wainwright will sing at the Church of the Ascension in Manhattan and Hawthorne was filmed at the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
Essays in print
Two of Nora Ephron’s early essay collections are coming back into print.
Vintage Books announced Wednesday that Crazy Salad and Scribble, Scribble will be released in a single volume on Oct. 16.
The author and filmmaker died in June at age 71.
Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress-comedian Anne Meara is 83. Actress Sophia Loren is 78. Bassist Chuck Panozzo is 65. Guitarist Peter White is 58. Actress Betsy Brantley is 57. Actor Gary Cole is 56. Actress Kristen Johnston is 45. Rapper Yung Joc is 30.