Eavesdropping In: Skateboarding Icon Commits Suicide, Justin Bieber Creates Chaos At Macy's

by Mara Siegler · June 24, 2011

Thrasher magazine co-founder Eric Swenson shot and killed himself in front of the Mission police station in San Francisco. [SFChronicle]

Lindsay Lohan blames her favorite tea for her failed alcohol test. [TMZ]

President Obama told a gala LGBT fundraiser in New York last night that he believes "gay couples deserve the same legal rights as every other couple in this country" but he stopped short of calling for legalization of gay marriage. He was heckled. [NYT]

A horde of frenzied fans swarmed Justin Bieber yesterday at the Herald Square Macy's -- sparking a near-riot when the 17-year-old heartthrob desperately shoved away a plainclothes cop that he had mistaken for a crazed fan, officials said.[NYP]

Ron Artest has filed to officially change his name to "Metta World Peace."[Gawker]