Amanda Demme, who had run popular young Hollywood watering holes Teddy’s and the Tropicana Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel, is starting up a traveling party house to guard the privacy of under-age celebrities who want to party in peace.
Demme is not a stranger to public relations nightmares. . The celebrity-connected widow of director Ted Demme was hit with a lawsuit last November by former NFL star Terrell Davis, who claimed he was roughed up at an Emmy Awards after show party at Tropicana Bar.
Davis, who is black, said the trouble started when Demme told a friend of his to stop talking with a white waitress. An argument resulted, and Davis claims bouncers choked and wrestled him to the floor, leaving him with a bruised neck.
Demme may have found a way around the laws governing California liquor licenses that were cited when she was “bounced” from the Roosevelt Hotel a few months ago.
Demme is coming up with a “private house” concept, not unlike the traveling private party in L.A. called Xenii. According to reports Demme will rent a house and have late night parties where anyone, including underage people like Lindsay Lohan and Mischa Barton, can hang and not be bothered. The party house should be ready by this fall.