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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, February 20, 2010

Romney started fracas, rapper says

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Hilary Duff

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A rapper with the Grammy-nominated club act LMFAO says former Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney first touched him and not the other way around during a confrontation aboard an Air Canada flight that was preparing to take off from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Sky Blu, whose given name is Skyler Gordy, said in a video posted yesterday on TMZ.com that he was trying to go to sleep when he leaned his seat back in the coach section of the Vancouver-to-Los Angeles flight Monday. He said Romney loudly told him several times to straighten it. Then, he said, Romney reached forward and grabbed his shoulder.

"I just react boom get off me, you know," Gordy said in the video, taking a swing through the air as he speaks.

A Romney spokesman had no comment yesterday about whether Gordy was the man with whom Romney had the confrontation.


Here's something for "Gossip Girl" to talk about.

Actress and singer Hilary Duff, who had a recurring guest role on the popular CW series last season, is engaged to Edmonton Oilers forward Mike Comrie.

Publicist Nanci Ryder said the two were engaged last weekend while vacationing in Hawai'i.

The 22-year-old Duff and 29-year-old hockey player Comrie had been dating for more than two years.


Actor-director Sean Penn was charged yesterday with battery and vandalism stemming from an altercation with a photographer last fall.

Penn will be arraigned March 22 on the two misdemeanor charges, said a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney.


Former "Family Ties" actor Brian Bonsall has been arrested again in Colorado, this time on a charge of using marijuana in violation of the terms of his release.

Deputies handcuffed and led the 28-year-old from a Boulder courtroom yesterday after he pleaded not guilty to an assault charge and a failure to report charge involving another case. Bail was set at $10,000.

Bonsall's attorney said the actor needs marijuana for headaches and has applied for a medical marijuana card through the state.