Christian LaBella’s name was virtually unknown to the rest of the world until he went back to Lindsay Lohan’s hotel room with her early Sunday morning.
However, the California native’s no stranger to the celebrity world, having posed for photographs with Kim Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner, as well as his connections to Republican politics. The young man, who Lohan is accusing of choking her after she objected to photographs of her on his cell phone, works for Republican Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois.
And while Shimkus’ office has already said it doesn’t condone LaBella’s brush with the law, there’s no indication he’ll get his walking papers when he reports for work this week. Shimkus isn’t running for re-election, but he probably doesn’t appreciate his staffer getting wrapped up in some Lindsay drama.
But just who is Christian LaBella — and what kind of photos were on that cellphone?
1. He’s Got Deep Republican Connections
LaBella not only works for Shimkus, but he’s met up with some other rather powerful Republicans, including veep candidate Paul Ryan. He’s also reportedly been photographed with former Republican hopeful Herman Cain. It’s not really known LaBella he actually is friends with Ryan or just seized up a photo op with him — but either way, we doubt Ryan wants his name involved in yet another Lohan fight.
2. He Needs to Make More Money
If LaBella is going to pick up chicks like Lindsay Lohan in New York City hotels, he’ll probably have to get a better job. He’s just a part-timer for Shimkus, and according to Legistorm.com, he makes around $2,300 a month. Heck, that’s not even enough to keep Lindsay in booze for a night.
3. His cousin is Heather McDonald, of the Chelsea Live show.
We can’t help but think Chelsea Handler is going to have a whole lot of fun with this. She just loves ripping apart the latest Lindsay incidents on that show — Monday night can’t get here soon enough.
4. Heather Dressed Up Like Sarah Palin to Back Him
Back in 2008, when LaBella was running for frat president of the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of San Diego, Heather impersonated Palin, another tabloid honey, and endorsed him in a YouTube video.
5. He’s a Fame Whore
LaBella’s Facebook page, which ironically went active and inactive on Sunday, shows a guy who loves getting his photo taken with celebrities, including one with Kim Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner. We don’t think Kim took him to her hotel room — Christian, do you have pictures from that encounter?
6. He Was a Child Actor and So Was Lindsay
But really, growing up in California, what kid isn’t? And we all see what happens to former child actors, right? But wasn’t Lindsay cute before the drugs and all that got her?
7. Lindsay’s Going After Him
The bombastic star is angry at the New York Police Department for letting LaBella go, and both parties plan to file charges against each other. But what can this mean? Does it mean he can’t go to any more night clubs where she is? Or will they just make friends later. LaBella’s uncle thinks she’s making a scapegoat out of him:
‘She’s using her celebrity to launch a full-scale witch hunt against him just to be relevant again.’
8. Who Borrowed Whose Phone?
Lohan says she asked LaBella to borrow his cell phone when the battery died on hers. She then discovered photos he took of her at the nightclub. But LaBella said Lohan took his phone without permission and refused to give it back. And if past experience means anything, Lilo can be pretty sticky fingered when she wants something. Was it a new iPhone 5? Can’t you afford your own damn phone, Lindsay?
9. He Must Like Hotel Fights
Lindsay has a history of fighting at hotels. For example, earlier this year she picked a fight with a hotel goer in California, yelling at her for bumping into her and throwing a drink in her face.
And that’s just one of her brawls. She sure does like her girlfights.
10. Lindsay Can Probably Kick His Ass
Come on, dude, did you really think you could win this one? Why would you go back to her hotel room, anyway? Did you want to play Dick to her Liz that bad?