Party Bus Driver Says Matthew Fox Punched Her

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On Saturday night, Matthew Fox got into an altercation in Cleveland, Ohio when he tried to enter a party bus even though he wasn't on the guest list. We've all been tempted to violate the laws of the party bus, but Fox allegedly took things way too far by punching the driver in her breast and "stomach area." The woman retaliated by punching him "in the mouth ... causing a cut on his lip." Fox was handcuffed by an off-duty cop, then detained by police. He wasn't formally arrested, but police are investigating. [TMZ]
The driver, Heather Bormann, tells TMZ she punched Fox in self-defense, explaining, "This was the only way I could protect myself…..from a man beating up on a woman." She says Fox was drunk and incoherent, and when she told him he was trespassing he, "leaned in and started punching my crotch and breast." [TMZ]
Some guy who took a photo with Fox that night insists he was sober. [HR]


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AMC is considering launching a talk show devoted entirely to discussing Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. Call it the thinking man's Watch What Happens Live. [N.Y. Mag]

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While Beyonce spent the weekend celebrating her pregnancy, her sister Solange Knowles had an unfortunate run in with the law. "A police officer just pulled a weapon on me…I have done NOTHING illegal, against the law, or anything of the sort," she Tweeted. "I am simply tired of police using arrogance, ego and authority as a n offense." Police say she became "abuse" after she wasn't allowed into a club and "there was no mention of a gun." [E!]
Possibly important detail: Solange was turned away because she was holding a 5-foot tall, inflatable banana. The "weapon" in question is a knife police threatened to pop it with. [TMZ]

  • On Saturday Joe Jackson took Michael Jackson's children to the Gary, Indiana home their father grew up in. Fans were celebrating what would have been MJ's 53rd birthday at the house. [AP]
  • Charlie Sheen's Comedy Central Roast will include endless "winning" jokes from Mike Tyson, Jeff Ross, Steve-O, and TMZ's Harvey Levin. [TMZ]
  • Prepare to weep like you've never wept before: Sarah McLachlan will perform at a dedication ceremony for the Flight 93 9/11 memorial in Pennsylvania. [USA Today]
  • Logan Echolls Jason Dohring has joined the cast of Sarah Michelle Gellar's new show Ringer. [ONTD]
  • Child bride Courtney Stodden turned 17 today, inching one year closer to adulthood. [Radar]
  • Rebecca Black says her upcoming album is "nothing like 'Friday' ... It's got ballads, dance songs, everything." Wasn't "Friday" a danceable ballad about the tragedy and trump of choosing between the front seat and the back seat? [RS]
  • Speaking of tragedy, you may be dealing with power outages, flooding, and extensive property damage due to Hurricane Irene, but Mariah Carey has it much worse. She had to cancel a "very important" video shoot for X-Factor and now the production is in "utter chaos." [TMZ]


A Small Turnip

Speaking of Jason Dohring, I feel a fervent need to re-iterate the eternal cry of the love-sick Martian: if you've never watched the first season of Veronica Mars, it's time. Don't put it off any longer. Yeah, yeah, I know you've heard us talk about it for frickin' years now. You get it. But you're not into teen-centric shows. You're an adult. You watched six episodes of Rubicon, for Christ's sake. You don't do girl detectives. Nancy-Drew-meets-millennial-smart-talk sounds like a televisual experience you'd rather pluck out your own eyelashes than endure.

You're wrong.

The first season of Veronica Mars is one of the most sublime pieces of television you'll ever see. The second and third season—eh, they're not essential. Especially not the third season. But the first, oh, the first. If you're swayed by anything Joss Whedon has to say, he's a huge advocate for Veronica, saying that it's the "Best. Show. Ever. I've never gotten more wrapped up in a show I wasn't making, and maybe even more than those. These guys know what they are doing on a level that intimidates me."

It's time, baby. Do it.