Samantha Ronson life and biography

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Samantha Ronson biography

Date of birth : 1977-08-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : London,England
Nationality : English
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-10-24
Credited as : Lindsay Lohan, Roc-A-Fella Records, The Plumm

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Samantha Judith Ronson is an English singer-songwriter and disc jockey who lives in Los Angeles, California.

Ronson was raised in St John's Wood, London before her family relocated to New York City following her parents' divorce and her mother's subsequent marriage to Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones. She is the daughter of writer-socialite Ann Dexter-Jones and music executive and real estate entrepreneur Laurence Ronson.
Her parents are of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, with ancestors from Russia, Lithuania and Austria. Ronson's family name was originally Aaronson but her grandfather Henry Ronson changed it to Ronson. Ronson is related to former British Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Leon Brittan (Lord Brittan of Spennithorne), and is the younger sister of music producer Mark Ronson and the twin sister of fashion designer Charlotte Ronson.
Ronson's stepfather Mick Jones contributed to a childhood surrounded by music.
This marriage produced Ronson's two younger half siblings Alexander and Annabelle. Ann and Mick divorced in 2007. At age sixteen Samantha Ronson was in a rap group called the Low Lifes.

Sam spun live for MTV's New Year's Eve 2001 show from the network's studios in Times Square. In 2002, it was announced Duncan Sheik would be co-producing an album for Ronson that would be out in the spring. In 2004, she opened for JC Chasez on his Schizophrenic tour.

Ronson became the first rock act signed to Roc-A-Fella Records. She released four songs under the label "Super" with very little public interest: "Pull My Hair Out", "Fool", "If It's Gonna Rain" and "Built This Way," and wrote and recorded her first album, Red. "Built This Way" was featured in the movie Mean Girls starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams.
Although Red was never officially released, downloads were made available from her MySpace page. Ronson has also made a number of appearances on mix tapes produced by artists on the Roc-A-Fella label. In a January 2008 interview with MTV News, it was revealed Ronson had parted ways with her label and is currently focusing on DJing.She is or was a co-owner of the New York City nightclub The Plumm, along with actor Chris Noth and Noel Ashman, among others.

In May 2007, Lindsay Lohan crashed her Mercedes-Benz in Beverly Hills. Police found a "small amount" of cocaine in her car and blogger Perez Hilton posted on his blog that the drugs belonged to Ronson, using another celebrity gossip blog as a source for the story. Two weeks later he started selling "Blame Samantha" t-shirts and called Ronson a "lezbot dj". Ronson hired Martin Garbus to start a defamation suit against Hilton and the original source for the story, Celebrity Babylon.
Celebrity Babylon agreed to issue a retraction and apology on the understanding that Ronson would drop the claim; Hilton's lawyers asked the judge to throw out the case as an assault on his free speech rights. Garbus thought that it would be impossible to produce evidence that Hilton had acted with malice and reached an agreement with Hilton which would have kept Ronson from paying his legal fees. Ronson wanted Hilton's retraction and vetoed the proposal. Around the same time Garbus presented a $100,000 bill after the $25,000 retainer had been accounted for. Garbus withdrew from the case and neither he nor Ronson appeared at Hilton's hearing, where the judge ruled in Hilton's favour dismissing the case and ordering Ronson to pay Hilton's $85,000 legal fees.
Two weeks later Garbus sued Ronson in New York for close to $142,000 in fees and services. He later dropped that suit. In May, Ronson filed suit against Garbus in Los Angeles County Superior Court, contending that his incompetence had lost the case against Hilton and asking for damages in excess of $300,000. Among the allegations was that Garbus failed to fulfill his duties as her attorney because he was focused on collecting his fees. In response to Ronson's malpractice suit he countersued to recover his fees.

On August 1, 2011, Ronson was pulled over in Baker, California, while driving her Porsche Targa back home from Las Vegas. She was stopped for driving 89 m.p.h. in a 70 m.p.h. speed zone, initially but was given a balance test, since she seemed impaired. She was arrested for 2 misdemeanors for driving under the influence. Police claimed Ronson was cooperative and friendly.

In 2008, media outlets began commenting on Ronson and actress Lindsay Lohan, who were regularly seen being affectionate in public. Several newspapers, including The Times and the Los Angeles Times, published opinion pieces describing their relationship as romantic. Lohan long refrained from commenting on the exact nature of their relationship, stating through her publicist that she "wants to keep her private life private." When pressed by a paparazzo to deny the rumours, Ronson responded, "Are you retarded?"

In September 2008, it was widely reported that Lohan confirmed on the syndicated radio program, Loveline, that she was, in fact, dating Ronson. During the program, DJ Stryker asked "You and Samantha have been going out for how long now?...Like two years, one year, five months, two months?" to which Lohan laughed, and replied "For a very long time." Stryker then went on to say "Well, I hope you guys stay together. You are a very lovely looking couple", to which Lohan replied, "Thank you very much." Lohan's publicist originally stated that there was no confession; however, on 14 October, following a tabloid report by Britain's Daily Mail that claimed Lohan and Ronson's relationship was "on the rocks", Lohan's publicist told Access Hollywood that the report was inaccurate and, "They are fine." When personally asked by a paparazzo, Ronson responded, "Are you fucking kidding me!?"

Lohan's father, Michael Lohan, has been very outspoken in his disapproval of Lohan's lesbian relationship with Ronson and, on 24 September 2008, Lohan wrote a response to him via e-mail to the New York Post: "Samantha is not evil, I care for her very much and she's a wonderful girl.... She loves me, as I do her."

Lohan opened up about her relationship with Ronson in the December 2008 issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine. She stated, "I think it's pretty obvious who I'm seeing... I think it's no shock to anyone that it's been going on for quite some time... She's a wonderful person and I love her very much."

On 6 April 2009, Lohan announced that she was taking a break from seeing Ronson to focus on work. Ronson stated, in a July 2010 interview with The Times, that she loves Lohan as a human being, but the paparazzi attention grew to be too much, saying "I'm not gonna not hang out with somebody that I care about because of that s**t." She also stated "I’m not gay! I’m an equal-opportunity player! I still go back and forth."

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