Fightin' Over Travis? Paris and Shanna Go Toe-to-Toe at Nightclub
Wed, 04 Oct 2006 10:55:54
Former blink-182 drummer Travis Barker must be feeling pretty proud of himself these days. He's got two of Hollywood's hottest blondes brawling over him and his tattooed affections.
Paris Hilton filed a police report Wednesday morning (October 4) claiming that she was attacked and hit in the face by former Miss USA and Dancing With the Stars contestant Shanna Moakler. The attack allegedly occurred shortly after Paris arrived around 1 a.m. at the Hyde Lounge, a Hollywood nightclub, accompanied by her ex-boyfriend, Stavros Niarchos.
According to Hilton's spokesman, Elliot Mintz -- the hardest working man in showbiz -- Moakler started the altercation, hurling "the most vile of language" at his client before striking her in the jaw with her fist. "I can't say for certain why this happened," Mintz told ABCNews.com, "but Moakler is known to be upset by rumors that Paris is dating Travis Barker."
In case you've been living in a tabloid-free zone, Barker and Moakler recently announced their plans to divorce, less than a year after dooming their union by chronicling it on reality TV in the MTV show Meet the Barkers. Then, about a month ago, the +44 drummer was spotted "groping and grinding" with Paris at a Vegas nightclub. They've since been seen together twice more, "making out" at nightclubs in L.A. and New York. Still, Mintz insists, "Those rumors are not true. They are not dating."
Meanwhile, L.A. police confirmed that Moakler has also filed a complaint against Paris and her date, Stavros Niarchos, alleging that Niarchos "bent her wrists, poured a drink on her and shoved her down some stairs." Police are interviewing eyewitnesses to try and sort out what really happened.
--The ARTISTdirect Staff