Lind­say Lo­han’s driv­ing back in the news

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young peo­ple can see it. She met with MPAA of­fi­cials last week and de­liv­ered the 200,000 sig­na­tures she col­lected, but the group de­clined to change the rat­ing.

Katy But­ler, a 17-year-old high school ju­nior from Ann Ar­bor, now has nearly 300,000 sig­na­tures on her pe­ti­tion on Change.org.

MPAA spokesman Howard Gant­man did not ad­dress the pos­si­bil­ity of a PG-13 for “Bully” in his re­sponse Tues­day to the grow­ing call for a re­vi­sion of its rat­ing. de­but “Ap­petite for Destruc­tion.” Fronted by ban­dana-wear­ing singer Axl Rose, the band also fea­tured Slash and Izzy Stradlin on gui­tars, plus bas­sist Duff Mck­a­gan and Steven Adler on drums.

Since leav­ing, Slash has had suc­cess with var­i­ous projects, such as Slash’s Snakepit and the group Vel­vet Re­volver. He’s also ap­peared along­side artists such as Michael Jack­son, Ri­hanna and Bob Dy­lan.

He’s in the U.K. to pro­mote his new solo al­bum, “Apoc­a­lyp­tic Love,” which comes out May 21.

“I had a re­ally good time, the whole process, from the in­cep­tion of the record, you know the cre­at­ing, the writ­ing and so on all the way up through the record­ing,” he said. “I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to the tour.”

His U.S. tour starts May 3 in Bal­ti­more.

Lind­say Lo­han’s black Porsche was sur­rounded by pa­parazzi when her sports car grazed the knee of a man out­side a Hol­ly­wood club early Wed­nes­day, po­lice said.

Miss Lo­han drove off and a po­lice re­port wasn’t taken be­cause the Hookah Lounge em­ployee wasn’t hurt, Los An­ge­les po­lice Sgt. Mark Ro said.

The 25-year-old “Mean Girls” star was try­ing to make a U-turn out­side the club at about 12:30 a.m., the As­so­ci­ated Press re­ports

“Space was tight,” the sergeant said, adding that Miss Lo­han may have nudged the lounge em­ployee’s parked car.

“He came out and said, ‘Don’t hit my car,’ ” Sgt. Ro said. “She was mak­ing a mul­ti­point U-turn and pho­tog­ra­phers were in her way.”

The sergeant said he didn’t know who called po­lice, but the lounge em­ployee, whose name hasn’t been re­leased, told of­fi­cers that Miss Lo­han’s Porsche grazed his knee. There was no in­jury and the man’s car wasn’t dam­aged.

“We did not take a re­port for hi­tand-run,” Sgt. Ro said. “We didn’t go look­ing for her.”

Tmz.com first re­ported the in­ci­dent.

Dur­ing a court hear­ing last month, a judge praised Miss Lo­han on her progress in a long-run­ning drunken-driv­ing case.

The for­mer Dis­ney star has been un­der strict pro­ba­tion guide­lines, in­clud­ing ther­apy ses­sions and weekly stints work­ing at the morgue. She is due back in court March 29 for what could be her final court ap­pear­ance if she stays out of trou­ble.

Christopher Plummer

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