Celebs Keep Getting Freebies

Must be nice. According to Lloyd Grove’s Lowdown:

Celebrities big, small and not at all continued to rake in freebies yesterday in gift lounges set up all over town for tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards – and this year the swag is taxable. R&B stunner Rihanna picked up thousands of dollars worth of Dior makeup, Lierac Paris skin care, Phyto hair care and Chantelle lingerie at the Sirius suite at the W Times Square and showed off her new tattoo – a small star on the cartilage of her upper left ear. (Lil’ Kim was a no-show, but that didn’t stop her manager from scarfing up everything that wasn’t nailed down, including 10 Bratz DVDs for Lil’ Kim’s nieces.) Showing admirable restraint, rapper Method Man picked up a single pair of YSL shades at the Solstice Sunglass Boutique. “I ain’t no Lindsay Lohan! I’m not gonna take a bunch of shades!” he declared, recalling a notorious incident during last year’s television upfronts, when the starlet appropriated a dozen pairs.

I love the idea that there would be any risk whatsoever of someone confusing Method Man with Lindsay Lohan.

Written by Lisa Timmons

The photos are from Nick Lachey’s VMA Pre-Party at the Celler Bar in the Bryant Park Hotel.