When Hollywood Insider got word that the Plain White T’s drummer De’Mar Hamilton was texting furiously with Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz mere hours after the Grammy nominations were announced (PYT’s “Hey There Delilah” is up for Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group; Fall Out Boy was completely shut out), we prepped for a full-on Chicago band rumble. But actually, the ruckus was more about Lindsay Lohan, who, with an army of photographers behind her, had walked into West Hollywood eatery Il Solé and sat at a table near the Plain White punk-pop fivesome.
“De’Mar was asking Pete to email her and make the introduction, rather than just walking up to her table,” says a fellow diner. “They’re good friends… but De’Mar chickened out.” Still, this latest brush with fame topped off a week of surreal Hollywood moments for the Midwestern boys. Grammy noms aside, that same day, the T’s taped their performance for Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, sharing the bill with Fergie and Akon.