Let's Get This Party Started: Top Stories for Friday 06/09/06

6/9/2006 10:10 AM PDT

Let's Get This Party Started: Top Stories for Friday 06/09/06

Lindsay Lohan has big dreams - but not necessarily to win Oscars or Grammys or contribute to the overall betterment of society. No, she says in an upcoming issue of 'Harper's Bazaar': She wants to work retail.

Plus, Heath Ledger breaks down and cries.

Read this and more and today's top stories! In an interview with the magazine, as previewed on MTV.com, the fashion-obsessed actress, who recently appeared at the Council of Fashion Designers Awards gala with Karl Lagerfeld, says what she'd really like to is open her own Paris boutique, but with conditions.

"I'd only do it if Karl Lagerfeld was interested [in having his clothes there]," says Lohan. "Or Tom Ford. Or Alexander McQueen. Or Jean Paul Gaultier. Or Proenza Schouler."

Besides demonstrating an impressive knowledge of living fashion designers, Lohan also tells 'Interview' magazine in its June issue that she once begged the staff at a Chanel store to let her work there. "They're like, 'Lindsay, you're on the wrong side - that's where the salespeople stand.' And I'm like, 'No, just let me do it, please. I'll work here for the day.'"

Besides demonstrating an impressive knowledge of living fashion designers, Lohan also tells 'Interview' magazine in its June issue that she once begged the staff at a Chanel store to let her work there. "They're like, 'Lindsay, you're on the wrong side - that's where the salespeople stand.' And I'm like, 'No, just let me do it, please. I'll work here for the day.'"

Heath Ledger Breaks Down and Cries

Heath can't take the heat from the paparazzi

In a quite vivid illustration of why celebrities should muzzle their parents once they become stars, Heath Ledger's father has told an Australian newspaper that his son cried all night after being attacked with water pistols by the paparazzi at the Sydney premiere of 'Brokeback Mountain.'

According to a report in Australia's Daily Telegraph, Ledger made the decision to move to the US – and specifically Brooklyn – after the apparently traumatic experience of having to introduce the gay cowboy flick "soaking wet." Says Kim Ledger, an automotive engineer, "He rang me [after the premiere] and said, 'Dad, that's it-sell the house.'"

The Daily Telegraph also reports that the elder Mr. Ledger bought his son's house for him in 2004 for $3.37 million US and sold it at a tidy profit in March for $5.2 million US.

La Streisand Returns

20 Show Tour to Begin in October

The original multi-hyphenate artist, Barbara Streisand, will be returning to the stage, just a few years after her last performances were billed as her "farewell tour."

The original multi-hyphenate artist, Barbara Streisand, will be returning to the stage, just a few years after her last performances were billed as her "farewell tour."

If previous Streisand tours are any indication, these charities will be lucky ones: Her last two public performances at New York's Madison Square Garden in September 2000 grossed $14.4 million, with ticket prices ranging from $150 to $2500.

Spielberg Wants to Do Low-Budget Fare

Planned to Make 'Geisha' for $10 Million

The father and king of the summer blockbuster film, Steven Spielberg, says he now wants to do cheaper, specialty pictures for DreamWorks, now that it's owned by Paramount Pictures.

The father and king of the summer blockbuster film, Steven Spielberg, says he now wants to do cheaper, specialty pictures for DreamWorks, now that it's owned by Paramount Pictures.

"No one wanted to make that movie," says Spielberg, "even with me."

Doherty Tries to Clean Up, Again

Kate Moss' Former Flame Flees to Portugal

Pete Doherty, the troubled rocker and a former boyfriend of model Kate Moss, has checked himself into a rehab clinic in Portugal. According to British music magazine NME, the Babyshambles frontman decided to undergo treatment for his various drug problems on his own volition, unlike his several previous, and abortive, attempts to get clean, as he did last November in Arizona. Earlier this month, Doherty was arrested after a syringe was found on an Easyjet flight he took from London to Barcelona. Though he was released without charges, the singer was banned from flying on the airline.

NME says that Doherty will spend the next few weeks in detox, then receive "an opiate-suppressing implant."

Tommy Dropkicks Karl

Hilfiger Corp. Sheds Lagerfeld's Signature Label

Could another slap fight be brewing? The New York Post reports this morning that the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation plans to discontinue Karl Lagerfeld's signature line, called Karl Lagerfeld, which was designed in New York and bought by Hilfiger in 2004 for $27.5 million. (Though the Hilfiger Corporation carries the fisticuffing designer's name, he is not actively involved with the company.)

Despite Lagerfeld's considerable success at Fendi and Chanel, his own line has struggled to succeed. Most large department stores have declined to carry the line, and most small boutiques that once carried it have decided to drop it.