Here I was thinking that the most random headline of the holiday season would be a drunken Ex-Countess Luann threatening to kill cops, and then this story about Lainie Kazan getting caught stealing from a grocery store came along…
TMZ says that on Christmas Eve, 77-year-old Lainie Kazan (who is best known for playing Toula’s mom in the My Big Fat Greek Wedding movies, but is best known to me for playing Andrea Zuckerman’s grandma on Beverly Hills, 90210) was handcuffed by the cops and taken down to the station on a petty theft charge. Sources tell TMZ that Lainie left a Gelson’s in the San Fernando Valley somewhere on Sunday at 4pm with a cart full of groceries she didn’t pay for. Lainie supposedly filled reusable bags with $180 worth of food, and while wheeling her loot out to her car, she was stopped by an employee and the cops were called. Lainie allegedly said that she didn’t pay for the groceries because she had no money on her.
She was cited and released without bail. Her rep hasn’t said anything about this so far.
Lainie Kazan being either too broke to buy groceries or too confused to know she has to pay for groceries brings the sad. But I am wondering how Lainie managed to fill bags (as in plural) with just $180 worth of groceries from Gelson’s. Because I’ve been to Gelson’s a few times, and $180 worth of groceries from there is like two bags of generic brand potato chips and a four pack of Sutter Home minis wines. And the person who should’ve really been arrested is the Gelson’s employee who stopped Lainie. I mean, anyone who was in the original 90210 should get free groceries for life! Well, everyone except for those backstabbing skank whores Dylan and Kelly. Team Brenda 4 EVA!