Former Friday Night Lights star and current Derek Jeter-dater Minka Kelly is currently on a flight from JFK to LAX and apparently had an enormous dog-related meltdown during takeoff preparations. It's the best kind of starlet story.
A tipster tells us:
on delta flight 2863 from jfk to LAX right now and minka kelly caused such a fucking scene about her dog not being able to be on seat w/ her that the pilot had to come out before we even left the gate. she called boyfriend Derek Jeter and handed phone to him to try and rationalize w/ the seven flight attendants it took to calm her down. screaming that it was inhumane to not have the dog out/with her for take off and landing. crying. tears. etc. holy jesus was it worth seeing. we're mid-flight right now and god knows how landing's going to go. tough to be entitled.
Wouldn't it be funny if she read this and had ANOTHER freak-out? Good luck, everyone.
Update: The tipster aboard the flight emailed a pic of a camera crew from Inside Edition awaiting Minka's arrival.
Update 2: Kelly's lawyer, Marty Singer, spoke with TMZ this evening about the incident. He said the actress "paid extra to bring her dog on board the flight," but "the flight attendant would not let Minka's dog in the first class cabin during takeoff and landing because of space issues," so Minka "took her dog back to coach for takeoff and landing and spent the rest of the time with her pooch in first class." He also said it was her manager, not Jeter, who she called "in an attempt to convince the flight attendant she had made accommodations for the dog in first class." He added that the notion Minka freaked out is "ridiculous."