Entries in Kiss (4)


Gay Actress Says 'Modest Kiss' Led to Removal from Southwest Plane

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Openly gay actress Leisha Hailey maintains she did not kiss her female partner in an inappropriate manner before they were removed from a Southwest Airlines flight on Monday.

Hailey, a former star of the TV series The L Word, and Camila Grey, her partner and bandmate in the group Uh Huh Her, released a statement Tuesday in which they said they "were not making out or creating any kind of spectacle of ourselves" on the flight leaving from El Paso, Texas, for Los Angeles.

They said, "[I]t was one, modest kiss. We are responsible adult women who walk through the world with dignity. We were simply being affectionate like any normal couple."

Hailey and Grey say that while they take full responsibility for "getting verbally upset" with the flight attendant who allegedly told them before they got kicked off the plane that Southwest was a family airline, they are not apologizing for the incident.  They say they are in the process of filing a formal complaint with the airline.

After releasing their statement, the couple denied via their band's Twitter account that their dispute with Southwest was merely a publicity stunt.

Southwest has said it received several passenger complaints regarding "excessive" behavior by Hailey and Grey.

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Lindsay Lohan Photographed Kissing Hotelier, Mother in NYC

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Lindsay Lohan has had busy lips in the past week.

A photograph circulating on the Internet shows a woman -- apparently Lohan -- kissing a 39-year-old hotelier named Vikram Chatwal in New York.  E! News further reports they also partied one night at his apartment in the Big Apple.

Her rep says he cannot confirm that Lohan is the woman in the picture, but he claims to E! News that the Mean Girls star and the hotelier are "very good friends and nothing more than that."

Lohan's kissing escapades in New York didn't end there.  She was recently photographed giving her mother, Dina, an apparent open-mouth kiss during a birthday celebration for Dina at a New York City restaurant.

Lohan's rep reacted to that report by telling E! News, "My comment is that we're not responding to the disgusting insinuations being made."

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Kiss Announces First Ever 'Kiss Kruise'

SEBASTIAN WILLNOW/AFP/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- It seemed like it was only a matter of time until Kiss took their act to the high seas.  The "Kiss Kruise" sets sail from Miami October 13-17, and will head to Half Moon Cay and Nassau, Bahamas.  The band will perform at an indoor venue on board as well as a "Sail Away Concert," which will be an acoustic show performed without any makeup.  There will also be Kiss-themed nights, costume contests and more.

Tickets go on sale starting June 7, but members of the Kiss fan club get first crack at tickets starting on May 22.

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Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant Jr.: Too Close for Comfort or Mother-Son Love?

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Supermodel Stephanie Seymour, 41, and her son, Peter Brant Jr., 18, provoked "ewws!" across the Internet after photographs of them hugging and kissing on a beach in St. Barts appeared online. In one photograph, Brant Jr. appears to be kissing Seymour on the mouth and brushing his hand over her breast.

On Tuesday, Brant Jr. (Seymour's eldest son with her current and second husband, billionaire Peter Brant) rebuked his virtual critics on his Facebook fan page and released a statement to the press.

"I would just like to say that these pictures have been taken completely out of context, my mother and i are very close as she is with all her children," he wrote, grammatical errors included. "she often hugs and kisses me and my siblings in a manner that is intimate, any mother in the world does the same. that day on the beach we walked around with each other completely aware of the presence of photographers there."

Brant Jr. added that because he's gay, it's different.

"We have nothing to hide and with that in mind I would like to say that I am openly gay," he wrote. "At my age my mother and I are almost like friends and I feel open to talk to her about anything (and yes our relationship may be different because of my sexuality)."

On his Facebook page, which as of this morning boasted more than 1,400 fans, Brant Jr. gave his thumbs up to messages of support and continued to hit back at the naysayers.

"This is not only a malicious attack on my family's privacy but also on me personaly," he wrote in one poorly spelled post. "Some positve press ... Even though I look awful in half these photos!," he said in another.

A representative for Seymour did not immediately respond to's requests for comment.

It's not the first time people have gawked at PDA between famous family members.

Last April, 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord made blog headlines after kissing her sister, Angel McCord, on the mouth.

And in 2000, celebrating her Oscar win for Girl, Interrupted, Angelina Jolie shocked the world by planting long kiss on the lips of her older brother, James Haven Voight.

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