Tila Tequila, Courtenay Semel: Stunting at the Standard

Tila Tequila, Courtenay Semel: Stunting at the Standard-photo

To a casual observer, the very public pairing of Tila Tequila with Yahoo! princess—and Lindsay Lohan ex—Courtenay Semel might seem like any random celebrity hookup.  But these two spotlight lovers appear to have an agenda, and it's not gay rights.

The camera-conscious duo were first spotted playing up their "budding relationship" on various high-profile red carpets, saturating media gossip sites with same-sex photo ops.

Within weeks of this initial publicity salvo, a "friend" of Semel—probably Semel—played tattletale to the Sun with a lurid account of an affair Semel claims to have had with Lindsay Lohan.

Piggybacking on Internet coverage of the Lohan details, Semel and Tequila met at L.A.'s Standard Hotel pool on Monday to seemingly stage this supposedly candid poolside photo-set.

The 60 photos and accompanying video reveal a lot of skin, a bit of lover's playfulness and a complete lack of spur-of-the-moment authenticity.  It's as if stunted self-promoters Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt had been transformed into a pair of bikini-clad women who aren't really that into one another.

Courtenay was supposedly at the Standard to support Tila while she was "being interviewed by a magazine," according to the photograper.  But where was Tila the next night, when Courtenay was being arrested in Las Vegas for slapping a security guard?

Tila's support of the gay lifestyle has been unstinting—ever since she used feigned girl-on-girl action to boost the A Shot at Love ratings.

Tila has even taken credit for California's acceptance of gay marriage: "It is because of me—I definitely think [my show] has helped the movement."

And, thanks to Tila, people like Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are tying gay knots.

"I thought it was awesome," Tila gushed about the DeGeneres-de Rossi nuptials. "I was really excited when I heard about it, and the fact that they are openly out there... they look so happy together."

As happy as these two video lovebirds?

Will Courtenay and Tila ever look as happy together as Ellen and Portia do? Only time, and the success of the next Tequila-Semel reality-TV pitch, will tell.

Check out 60 exclusive photos of Tila and Courtenay in the gallery.

Photos by Tom Vickers, Todd Seligman/Splash News.



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  • Retro Tull
    Retro Tull

    I hope that pretty soon common sense will kick in and homosexuality will be recognized as a past time of the depraved in mind. Tell me, if tomorrow serial murderers decide to lobby for the right to kill freely because they were 'born that way' or because it feels good or its cool to come out the closet, will that make it right? Should it be acceptable? We are all alive because of heterosexual sex , come on people where r we heading?

  • Mychael

    "Tila has even taken credit for California's acceptance of gay marriage: "It is because of me—I definitely think [my show] has helped the movement." And, thanks to Tila, people like Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are tying gay knots." What the hell is that all about? Ellen DeGeneres came out way before anybody even knew who Tila Tequila even was. It is ridiculous for her to say that it is because of her that gays and lesbians are allowed to get married . Without Tila Tequila and her confused bisexual "reality" show, Ellen and Portia still would have gotten married. I do not believe that a bisexual woman who became famous by having a bunch of friends on My Space, can take credit for such a huge event as us GAY and LESBIAN people finally being able to wed. I doubt that when people of the gay community watched her show they thought, "Bless your soul Tila Tequila, soon I will marry, all thanks to you."

  • victor frankenstein
    victor frankenstein

    Plenty of tequila love downloadable from limewire...SANS bikini , lol

  • Mr. M
    Mr. M

    What a phony. Quite frankly I don't think anyone is really interested in Tila's love life anymore be it straight of lesbian. Next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hafiz

    hi h r u

  • Sarah

    To each their own, however I personally have always found Tila rather unappealing and frankly trashy. As for Courtenay, were it not for her alleged relationship with Lindsay Lohan, i'm not sure anyone would have ever heard of her. Now with all the publicity Lindsay and Sams relationship is receiving it just looks like a publicity stunt with Tila and Courtenay trying to get in on the lesbian celebrity action. I'm always stumped by the amount of wasted space dedicated to people like Tila and Courtenay by tabloids and bloggers alike.

  • buzzgent

    There's a rock missing two inhabitants somewhere.

  • marc

    hard to tell, i hope tila has found love! better than finding it on TV.

  • blandinla

    they look soooooooooooooooooooo fake!

  • bawwow

    C nay nay! i love u