Lohan and Guilburt. Images from LaLate and The Bosh
Young, Rich & Infamous? Make Love With a Trojan…
Things seem to be heating up in sunny Southern California, and we’re not just talking about the weather. It seems every time the tabloids snap a picture of celluloids’ most scandalous young starlets, there’s a USC student or graduate standing beside them. Take the latest silver-screen scandal of the moment: Lindsay Lohan. Her rap-sheet is nearly as long as her IMDB profile. There’s the multiple speeding tickets, the running red-lights, a hit-and-run, D.W.I, the drinking, the alleged cocaine possession, the rehab, and the revealing Marylin Monroe photos. And who was that scruffy guy with her in all the tabloid photos? That’s USC graduate Spencer Guilburt. Lohan’s has been caught with her (now-ex) hubby-of-the moment – 24 year old Guilbert, a graphic artist/clothing designer, kissing around town.
Spears and Edie, photo from BritneyFans.org
Then there was Britney Spears and her suspected romance with ex-Trojan volleyball player and Realtor-to-the-stars, Robert Edie. Now I’m not even going to list Britney’s problems, because if you have a TV and a pulse, you know things have turned straight-jacket-crazy in the pop-icon’s life. But before she was suspected to be romantically involved with the Marshall business school grad, it was rumored she was playing tonsil hockey with Matt Leinart.
And that’s not all! USC has been historically linked with silver-screen sex scandals since before there was even sound in cinema. The rumored encounters go all the way back into the 1920s…
But before we go back to the beginning, let’s finish up with the football players of the Pete Carroll/Hollywood era. Chances are if she’s wealthy and linked to a sex tape, then she’s been rumored knocking boots with a Trojan football player.
Images from Dot Spotter and Majorly English
For Kim Kardashian there’s her new beau, heisman winner Reggie Bush [left]. For Hilton hotel heiress Paris, there was gossip of a fling with quarterback Matt Leinart [right]. But the illicit ties between the Hollywood industry and Los Angeles’ greatest football team reach as far back in history as the era of silent cinema.
Clara Bow, Hollywood’s first Sex-Symbol. Image from www2.warwick.ac.uk
Before there were “talkies”, there was talk of Hollywood’s “It girl” Clara Bow taking on the entire USC football team. Arguably cinema’s first-ever sex symbol, Bow quick became the subject of rampant sexual rumors after her disgruntled secretary leaked rumors to the press that the starlet had “relations” with the entire USC football team. All at once. On multiple occasions.
Don’t yet have a scandalous starlet that continues snorting drugs, even as you’re fleeing the scene of a late night hit-and-run? Don’t worry! If you’re a Trojan and she’s rich, famous and has got problems, it’s only time before you snag the next Olsen twin. Of course you’ll probably land which ever sister is more messed up, but that’s still a win in our book. Hey, is that Amy Winehouse I hear knocking at your door right now?!!