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You know Tiger Woods is getting up there in age when he's blaming bad play Wednesday at the back nine in The Barclays tournament at New Jersey' Liberty National Golf Course on account of a stiff neck and back.
How did he get these "injuries"? No, ex-wife Elin Nordegren didn't come at him with a nine iron again. Instead, Woods blames his problems on his "too soft" hotel bed .
"My neck and back are a little bit stiff. It was stiff this morning after a soft bed and just one of those things, sleeping in hotels." he said. "I didn't want to push it, so just took it easy and chipped and putted."
Hmm. If this isn't a Goldilocks moment, we don't know what is. Woods, who is looked to be a surefire winner in this pro-am tournament was asked if he was getting a new bed in time for the FedEx Cup Playoffs on Thursday. He answered with a smile, "What do you think? We'll have something." But will it be enough? The man has apparently been plagued by elbow and back injuries the whole summer.
Now we're not sure what hotel Woods is staying at, as there isn't a boatload of high-end hotels in Jersey City. Perhaps it's time to start traveling with a Tempurpedic, Tiger? After all, there's $10 million at stake here.
In the meantime, what do you think? Is Tiger being a big pussycat by blaming the hotel bed? Have you ever been unable to work thanks to a "too soft" sleeping situation? We'd like to know!
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That didn't last long! Tiger Woods' former mistress, Rachel Uchitel, has reportedly left the filming of "Celebrity Rehab" and has checked into the L'Ermitage Beverly Hills. But she may not have even been there long enough to check out Angelina Jolie's old suite.
The Daily Mail reports:
The 35-year-old is said to have fled the Pasadena Recovery Centre and headed straight to the luxurious five-star L'Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills. But Uchitel, who is rumoured to have negotiated a $500,000 fee for her appearance, was eventually coaxed back to the facility by the TV show's producers.
As soon as it was announced that Tiger Woods would be returning to golf at the Masters Tournament in Augusta Georgia, hotel rooms instantly began filling up (those that weren't already booked, that is.)
So with Tiger officially in town, a practice round and a press conference under his belt, what is the hotel scene looking like now? For starters, The Liveshots Blog is reporting that the few empty hotel rooms that are open are going for four times their usual rate.
Meanwhile, a new hotel in nearby Columbia County has been scrambling to open on time for guests attending The Masters. WJBF news station reports:
The Comfort Inn and Suites off Jimmie Dyess Parkway in Columbia County is up and running. Hotel owners tell us they have been working day and night, preparing for their Masters week guests. The new hotel still has rooms up for grabs but not for long.
According to TMZ, golf fans are so eager to see Tiger Woods return to action at this year's Master's Golf Tournament. So much so that mere hours after his announcement that he would return to golf, hotels near the August National Golf Club were sold-out for the tournament which takes place next month.
Of course, it's likely that the hotels were already booked well in advance as this is the most popular golf tourney of the season. But TMZ says that folks thinking of canceling their hotel rooms suddenly decided to firm up their plans once they learned Tiger Woods was coming back.
We just hope that Tiger himself is not staying in any hotels while in town. After all, part of his rehabilitation program probably involves staying away from any "triggers."
Going to the Master's? Got your hotel room squared away or in need of a hotel room? Let us know.
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We're guessing "I Love You Man" actor Jason Segel isn't going to be using the name of Sydney Fife to check into the Bowery Hotel anymore, thanks to this gossip item, but it was fun while it lasted. The NY Daily News reports:
Jason Segel knows how to keep a low profile when he's in our fair city: We hear the funnyman uses the name of his character in "I Love You, Man" when he stays at the Bowery Hotel. "He checks in under Sydney Fife," says a source, who reveals that Segel uses the pseudonym when he has a rendezvous with a prominent upper East Side socialite.
Any idea on the mystery UES socialite? Tip us off. (Please, we pray it's not Tinsley Mortimer.)
Look! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a TIGER!
TMZ has finally moved on from Michael Jackson to covering the dirty details of Tiger Woods, his sordid love life and the fallout from his bizarre Thanksgiving Day accident and his multiple extramarital affairs.
According to TWZ, Tiger's wife Elin may or may not be hiding out in Sweden and TW himself may or may not be firmly ensconced in the Trump International Hotel in New York City. As you may recall, Trump is THE place for visiting Disney Tween stars to stay.
While the confirmation of Tiger as a guest is as yet elusive to TWZ, the details on his purported stay are incredibly vivid. A TWZ tipster says:
Tiger checked in on New Year's Day and booked a block of rooms under an assumed name. He allegedly replaced hotel security with his own detail, locking down an entire floor. This morning, we're told, Tiger had the gym locked down from 4:00-6:00 AM.
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It always seems that no matter how much Celebrity Scoop we write about in a given week, there's also lots more that we didn't have time to get to. So from now on, every Friday we'll be rounding up the week's Infamous Hotels. This weekly list will include hotels that celebrities visited (and it made the news) but also hotels that really up the "Eww" factor. This can easily done if you are Tiger Woods and you have a penchant for other women than your wife and hotel rooms.
· Maritime Hotel, New York: Gossip Girl mom Kelly Rutherford was "cougaring it up" at the hotel's Hiro Ballroom with co-stars Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick. Can't say we blame her! [People Magazine]
· Holiday Inn Miami Beach Oceanfront Hotel: Howard Stern show regular "Elegant" Elliot Offen filed a $21 million suit again the hotel because he was "abused" for Apparently, a staffer spew anti-gay sentiments at him and Offen arrested. Okaaay.... [New York Post]
· The Bellagio: Perhaps the fountains show at The Bellagio makes Tiger Woods horny? He's hooked up with at least two women there. More are sure to come. [Huffington Post]
· Fancy Hotel Room in London: Country star sweetheart, Taylor Swift, said she accidentally broke a curtain in her hotel room because she didn't the blinds were remote-controlled. Aw, Taylor. We hope you at least raided the minibar too![OK! Magazine]
Except we had no idea how many hotels would be involved. But thanks to Us Weekly we have a pretty healthy list of hotels used by Tiger and his mistresses.
Out in Vegas, Tiger first met Jaimee Grubbs at a nightclub then squired her back to his mansion at MGM Grand, which is essentially the ultimate suite you can book at this property. These Tuscan villas start at $5,000 and come with multiple bedrooms, a screening room, a sort of mini spa, and a private pool.
Later the two hooked up again at the W San Diego where Tiger asked Grubbs to meet him on the second floor. They went into his room to watch a movie but they never got around to it. You can imagine what they did get around to doing though.
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It looks like Tiger Woods has a thing for hospitality ladies.
The billionaire golfer recently admitted to some "personal transgressions" in his life and there's no doubt his affairs spurred the bizarro car crash outside his house after Thanksgiving. But in looking at the gals that Tiger supposedly was involved with, we can't help but notice he has a "type", a brunette that works in the hospitality biz of some kind and is very chatty.
The first affair to break was with Rachel Uchitel, a random VIP nightclub hostess from New York, who accompanied Tiger on a recent trip Down Under in Melbourne. This lovely lady has now gone on to hire pitbull/fameball lawyer Gloria Allred and is having a press conference, in LA, about her affair with Tiger. (Sorry, we just can't see this woman being hired in the hospitality biz again.)
Another gal who Tiger hooked up with was Jaimee Grubbs, a former contestant on the gross Tool Academy reality show, who's also a cocktail waitress at the Stone Rose Lounge at the Sofitel Los Angeles. Jaimee reportedly played her co-workers voicemails that Tiger left her. (We wonder, did she charge them to listen to that too?)