Scoop: Will Lindsay get sued for blowing off ball? 

It’s Friday, so that means Lindsay Lohan must be in legal trouble. The volatile starlet’s latest snafu: standing up an Austrian billionaire for a gala that she was paid about $270,000 to attend. (Oopsie!) She’s now facing a potential lawsuit if she doesn’t cough up the cash.

As Scoop! told you back when the event was a go, La Linds was set to appear on the arm of Richard Lugner at the Vienna Opera Ball — a (strictly platonic) paid role that has fallen in past years to other high-profile beauties like Dita von Teese and Pamela Anderson. (Dude has some classy taste.)

But the “Mean Girls” star missed the annual gala — insisting to Us magazine it was because “I had to do traffic school!”
Another excuse: She claims event planners “changed the flight but never actually booked me tickets, so I had no way to get to Vienna!” (Um, what?)

So, she’ll just refund the fee and everything will be copacetic, right? Er … maybe not. “She likely spent the fee,” an insider snickered to the magazine. Per another source, “Her people are furious with her.”

Lugner told the tab that “we have an e-mail from Lohan’s management promising the money will be refunded by Feb. 19.” As in, today. A member of his camp sounded a more ominous note, saying, “If the money doesn’t come, we will take action.” As in a lawsuit.

Well, if LiLo can’t cough up the cash, we hope she has some kind of deal with her attorney: Get court representation 10 times, and the 11th is free!

 

Split? What Split?

Yet another sign that rumors of a breakup are unfounded: Jessica Biel has gotten the seal of approval from Justin Timberlake’s mom. Lynn Harless, mother of the “SexyBack” singer and standout “SNL” host, has nothing but kind words for her son’s “amazing” girlfriend, and refers to the starlet as “one of us.”

“She’s amazing. She’s so down-to-earth and her family is great,” gushed Lynn to People magazine at J.T.’s William Rast fashion show Wednesday.

So what do the former ‘N Sync heartthrob and the smokin’-hot actress have in common? Says Lynn, “They’re both very funny and creative.”

Really? Well, that’s not exactly reflected in Jessica’s body of work, but we’ll take her maybe-future-mother-in-law’s word for it.

 

Ryan’s New Gal

If you’re one of those people who’s firmly convinced that Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams are destined to end up together, you might want to take some deep, centering breaths before reading on. Ready? OK. Well, it seems that Ryan has gotten over his former on-off girlfriend and “Notebook” co-star and is seeing a new lady.

An In Touch magazine spy spotted the hunky actor lunching at Hollywood hot spot Chateau Marmont with Hilary Rowland, a brainy beauty who models and launched a foundation to help single mothers in Africa.

“They sat for a few hours just laughing and making jokes,” an observer gawked.

Full disclosure: We are firmly convinced that Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams are destined to end up together. And so, while we’re having a hard time finding fault with this do-gooding Hilary person, we’d like to point out that it was just lunch. And not a romance yet. And if he took a date to a high-profile spot like the Chateau Marmont, Ryan must have wanted word to get out, so Rachel would get jealous, and come back to him. Right? Right? Who’s with us here?

Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at kitty@media-darling.com.

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