"Once inside, he interestingly bypassed the lobby and ducked down a side stairs to go to the bottom floor to catch the elevator up - rather than taking the elevator in the main lobby. He went out of his way not to be seen."
Meanwhile, Rielle had reserved rooms 246 and 252 under the name of the friend who had accompanied her from Santa Barbara, Bob McGovern. Rielle was in one room and McGovern was in another with her baby. This allowed her and Edwards to spend time alone, a source revealed.
That is some pretty specific info--we wonder how much NE slipped the hotel staff at the hotel for that bit? But things actually got worse for Edwards from there.The reporters accosted him as he emerged from the hotel elevator in the basement and proceeded to ask him questions about what he was doing there.
Edwards sought refuge in the men's room until security came down to escort him outside and blocking off the reporters. All this went down in front of a few guests who were looking on from a staircase nearby (Ed. Note: Guests who witnessed this--email us!)
No one has issued an official statements regarding the story but it's making its way around the internet in a major way today. LAist reports that the NE website even crashed because of the heavy traffic.
The only people who probably benefit from this are the celebs doing dubious things at the Chateau Marmont. We bet the NE reporter locked in the staircase was let out for a little while to help with the NE's big scoop. Celebrities--go wild tonight at the Chateau!