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August 2, 2008

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Lohan fires back at police 'gay' remark

Los Angeles - Lindsay Lohan said Friday that police have no business getting involved in her personal life, a day after the police chief explained that the paparazzi were no longer an issue - in part because the 22-year-old actress had evidently "gone gay."

"Police, you shouldn't get involved in everyone else's business when it comes to their personal life. It's inappropriate," Lohan said in a video shot by paparazzi Friday and posted on TMZ.com. In the footage, Lohan and gal pal Samantha Ronson are trekking through the Los Angeles Airport on their way to catch a flight to Chicago.

The day before, Chief William Bratton said the paparazzi have become less of a problem thanks to Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Lohan leading more moderate lifestyles.

"If you notice, since Britney started wearing clothes and behaving; Paris is out of town not bothering anybody anymore, thank God, and evidently, Lindsay Lohan has gone gay, we don't seem to have much of an issue," he told KNBC-TV.

Bratton was speaking about his refusal to participate in a meeting held by elected officials Thursday that was called to discuss new laws to curb problem paparazzi.

When Bratton was later asked about the Lohan remark - which followed months of tabloid speculation that Lohan and Ronson, a DJ, are dating - Bratton said his sister is gay and that he is a proponent of gay rights.

Lawyer: License valid on Snoop Dog bus

Dallas - A lawyer says a bus carrying hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg did not have expired tags in a stop that led to two people on board charged with marijuana possession.

Attorney Chris Lewis, who represents the two men charged with misdemeanor possession, told The Associated Press on Friday that he saw the bus and was in contact with the driver.

Lewis says he believes Snoop Dogg was asleep when Texas troopers Thursday pulled over the bus on Interstate 45 in Corsicana. DPS said the bus was examined for an expired registration sticker.

Ethan Calhoun, 27, and Kevin Barkey, 26, both of the Los Angeles area, were arrested, then later freed on $1,500 bond each.

Snoop Dogg, whose birth name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., was not arrested.

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