David Schwimmer helps cops with investigation
The one where Ross fights crimes involving hookers and stabbings—a Friends spinoff for the ages. Unfortunately, this isn’t really happening (yet), but it sort of happened in real life. Friends star David Schwimmer invited cops to his East Village home on Monday to view a surveillance video of an early-morning drunken brawl among three men, according to police sources.
The brawl occurred in a first-floor apartment in a building that adjoins Schwimmer’s home, and resulted in one of the suspects suffering stab wounds, while a transvestite prostitute ran off and a third man was arrested. Cops only had the two suspects’ accounts of what happened, until they noticed a security camera on Schwimmer’s property. After he showed them the video, they left with the footage that could be used in court.
Schwimmer angered locals in 2012 when he renovated his 160-year-old East Sixth Street home, which he paid $4 million for in 2010. But his crime-fighting skills may have earned him some admiration on the historic block that’s home to the Sixth Street Community Synagogue. “Four years ago, I would say David Schwimmer was the least popular guy on the block with the construction and all,” resident Jayson Fillermutter told the New York Post. “But he has turned out to be a decent neighbor, and I am glad to hear he helped the cops with that stabbing.”
Monica Lewinsky hits the red carpet
Monica Lewinsky recently made her first public appearance since her Vanity Fair tell-all essay on her and former president Bill Clinton’s White House affair. After keeping a low profile the first few weeks since the article hit the press, the 40-year-old was seen dressed to impress at New York City’s Cipriani Wall Street for the Kitchen Spring Gala Benefit, alongside Vanity Fair’s editor of creative development, David Friend. The event honored New York artist Robert Long, whom The New York Times said Lewinksy was a huge fan of.
For the few who missed Lewinsky’s revealing essay—which is on newsstands now—the former White house intern wrote that she deeply regretted what unfolded between her and Clinton. “I am determined to have a different ending to my story,” she wrote, adding that it’s time to stop “tiptoeing around” the past. “I’ve decided, finally, to stick my head above the parapet so that I can take back my narrative and give a purpose to my past. (What this will cost me, I will soon find out.)” The Clintons have yet to publicly comment on the article.
Lea Michele admits former relationship with ‘Glee’ co-star
Apparently Lea Michele was hot for teacher. After long denying that she and Glee co-star Matthew Morrison used to be an item, the 27-year-old actress and singer—who plays Rachel Berry—recently admitted that she did date Morrison (who plays Will Schuester) before the show began in 2009. In her new autobiography Brunette Ambition, Michele mentions meeting co-stars Cory Monteith, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley and Chris Colfer for the first time while filming the pilot.
“I had worked on Broadway with Jenna Uskowitz and Matthew Morrison before,” she writes. “Matt had been a friend of mine for years, and in fact we’d actually dated back in the day for a Broadway beat.” Both Michele and Morrison, 35, previously denied being they’d been romantically involved.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s not-so-private private wedding in Italy may have been all any celebrity-obsessed individual talked about this weekend, but House star Lisa Edelstein also tied the knot. The 48-year-old actress married artist Robert Russell in Los Angeles on Sunday, E! News confirmed.
Otherwise known as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on House, Edelstein and Russell exchanged vows under the chuppah, as well as gold bands designed by celebrity jeweler Neil Lane.
Edelstein will make her return to scripted television next year, as she’s set to star in Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, which is based on the book series of the same name.