Self-deprecating party girl (and musician) Lily Allen, who gets chased by celebrity gossip hounds non-stop in her hometown of London, recently sought refuge in less aggressive neighborhood.
New York Magazine reports that Allen is holed up in an apartment in New York City overlooking the Hudson River, with her record label footing the $10,000 a month bill.
All so Lily Allen can "work in peace" on her second album.
All is not exactly going as planned, though.
"We've done nothing! All we've done is make YouTube videos for other peoples' songs," Allen told the magazine.
That, and most likely booze a lot.
While few approach her on the streets here, Lily Allen doesn't "know the New York names."
To say the least. Allen said she was "a bit sloshed" when she performed at Tinsley Mortimer's party in the Hamptons.
"I was so drunk I kept calling Tinsley â€˜Ashley Winksdale,'" said Allen, who may have been thinking of High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale.
The walking train wreck also confessed to forgetting Jennifer Connelly's name when she saw her with Paul Bettany at the Waverly Inn.
Now that's just insane. We guarantee that a frequent target of Lily's angst, Amy Winehouse, would remember a name like Jennifer Connelly.