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On Tuesday we learned that the very troubled Lindsay Lohan had checked herself into a live-in rehab center “outside of LA” and today we get clarification from TMZ that L. Lo has checked herself in to the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA. Considering that the Betty Ford Center is among the preeminent rehab facilities in the country, famous for their success rate, this new information bodes very well for Lindsay‘s possible recovery:
TMZ has learned … Lindsay Lohan is undergoing treatment at the famous Betty Ford Center, a legendary and respected alcohol and drug rehabilitation clinic in Rancho Mirage, California. Lindsay checked in Monday — and as we previously reported, the plan is for her to stay put in rehab at least until her probation violation hearing on October 22. It’s gonna run Lindsay a pretty penny too — according to their website, 30 days of inpatient care at BF runs $26,000. Betty Ford has treated scores of celebs — a short list of former patients includes, Keith Urban, Chevy Chase, Elizabeth Taylor, Gary Busey, Johnny Cash, Kelsey Grammer, David Hasselhoff, Mickey Mantle, Liza Minnelli, Ozzy Osbourne, and Anna Nicole Smith.
On the plus side, Lindsay‘s decision to seek treatment at Betty Ford seems like a positive move forward toward sobriety. She could’ve checked herself into the very posh Promises Rehab Center in Malibu, CA but instead decided to go out of sight and into a proven rehab program. BUT, as with any rehab treatment — no matter how good it is — if Lindsay isn’t serious about her sobriety, she won’t get anything from the program. Again … let’s keep a hopeful thought that L. Lo is really trying to clean up and save her own life. It doesn’t matter why she checked herself in to rehab, it’s just very important that she made the first step.
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Yesterday we got our first look at troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan out in public for the first time since she was released from jail late Friday night … as you may recall, she showed up at a shelter here in Los Angeles to pose for photos while she, in fine humanitarian form, handed out free purses from her 6126 clothing line. You may also recall that word started going around last weekend that L. Lo might finally be read to go to rehab — of her own volition — in order to try and clean up her act. Today, TMZ reports that Lindsay has done just that … she has admitted herself today to a live-in rehab program outside of LA:
Lindsay Lohan is in a live-in rehab facility … TMZ has learned. We told you yesterday … Lindsay was checking into a Southern California rehab facility. Well she’s now there. The plan is for Lindsay to stay at least until the next court hearing on October 22.
All joking and sniping aside, let’s just hope that Lindsay is finally ready to get the help that she needs and the rehab facility she is in right now is the place that will give her the help she desperately needs.
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L. Lo gets sprung after 22 days of treatment
RadarOnline is reporting that Lindsay Lohan, who was originally sentenced to spend 90 days in rehab, was released from the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon after only 22 days of treatment. On Tuesday, we learned that Judge Elden Fox was going to issue his order for her early release Wednesday morning but it sounds like that was a ploy to detract attention from Lindsay‘s release Tuesday afternoon:
Lindsay Lohan has been released from her court-ordered rehabilitation at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, the facility the troubled starlet has called home since beginning her treatment there August 2, RadarOnline.com has learned. Lohan, 24, was sentenced by Judge Marsha Revel to serve 90 days in jail, followed by 90 days of rehab for probation violations stemming from her 2007 DUI conviction. But on day 22 of the treatment program, Lohan signed her discharge papers as RadarOnline.com exclusively revealed. The move paved the way for her sudden and shock exit from the center. The Mean Girls actress was spirited out a back door in to a waiting, chauffeur driven car … We’re told Lindsay’s first moments of freedom were a telephone call made to her mother Dina.
And so … Lindsay Lohan‘s punishment for her 2007 DUI conviction which originally was set at 90 days in jail and 90 days in rehab turned out to only be 14 days in jail and 22 days in rehab. Will this be enough to teach her the lessons she very desperately needs to learn? Will Lindsay not only learn to control her dangerous addictions but will she also learn how to stay away from people who might lead her toward dangerous behavior? Only time will tell. Now that she’s free again, she is free to either prove that she can live on the straight and narrow (and possibly save her own life) or she go back to the dangerous behavior that got her in trouble in the first place. I guess we’ll have to wait and see …
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L. Lo's new judge will rule today
Last week we learned that Lindsay Lohan‘s doctors at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, charged with overseeing and administering her court-ordered rehab, have recommended to the court that Linds be released from their care much earlier than the initial 90-day sentence handed down by Judge Marsha Revel. Now that there is a new judge overseeing Lindsay‘s case, Judge Elden Fox, Lindsay‘s lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley has asked the court for Lindsay‘s early release and Judge Fox will issue an order this afternoon that may get her out of rehab later today. It is very likely that Lindsay Lohan will be a free woman again today:
The judge in the Lindsay Lohan case will issue an order [Tuesday], and it could be Lindsay’s ticket to freedom … TMZ has learned. Judge Elden Fox will issue an order [Tuesday] in Lindsay’s case … somewhere between 1:30 and 3:30 PM PT. This follows a surprise appearance [Monday] in court by Lindsay’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley … but no one is talking about specifically what went down in the judge’s chambers. As TMZ first reported, the doctors at UCLA have recommended that Lindsay get out long before the 90 days imposed by the prior judge — Marsha Revel. Sources have told us they expect Lindsay’s release will probably come this week, to be followed by outpatient care. All signs point to Judge Fox executing this plan.
Ugh … yeah, you can just smell this early release on the air. Even if Lindsay doesn’t get sprung from rehab today, she will be out and back on the streets very soon. I realize she’s been out of the public eye for over 2 months now but it really doesn’t feel nearly enough. I mean, miracles can happen … she may have learned enough about her addictions to function normally even after such a short time in rehab but … I have my doubts. Brace yourselves, world … L. Lo is about to be free again.
UPDATE: TMZ just updated their report to clarify that Judge Fox will no longer be issuing his ruling today and will, instead, issue his ruling on Lindsay‘s possible early release tomorrow morning at 8:30AM. I guess Lindsay will have to endure at least one more day of court-ordered rehab.
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90 days in rehab ain't happenin'
On Monday we learned that it is very likely that Lindsay Lohan will be released from court-ordered rehab much earlier than her 90 day sentence and today we learn that she may likely get released next week. It was believed that L. Lo might get released from rehab yesterday but instead the judge overseeing her case decided to wait until a hearing next week to make a decision. Because Lindsay‘s doctors have recommended that Lohan be released well before her 90 day sentence is complete, it is very likely that she will be out very, very soon:
Doctors overseeing Lindsay Lohan’s court ordered rehabilitation have recommended to the judge overseeing her treatment that she spend no more than 30 days at UCLA Medical Center, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. That was one of the key recommendations to emerge from a meeting between the Deputy District Attorney and Lohan’s high-powered lawyer at Beverly Hills Courthouse on Wednesday. Lohan is in DAY 17 of the court imposed 90-day program, however as RadarOnline.com has reported, the troubled starlet is expected to be released sooner than expected … after a meeting between the D.A. Danette Meyers and Lohan’s lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley in Judge Elden Fox’s chambers, the next hearing to discuss the actress has been scheduled for August 25 — next Wednesday. “It is to discuss Lindsay’s treatment,” a source familiar with the case told RadarOnline.com. Lohan was admitted to the UCLA earlier this month after being released from jail, as part of her 90-day sentence for breaching the terms of her 2007 probation order.
I just don’t understand … it’s virtually impossible for Lindsay Lohan to be held accountable for her crimes in such a way that she is actually forced to serve out the full terms of her sentences. L. Lo gets sentence to 90 days in jail, she gets out in 14 days. L. Lo gets sentenced to 90 days in rehab, she will likely get out in under 30 days. While it’s possible that she may be learning her lessons in rehab right now I can’t help but feel that all of this early release bullshizz will do nothing but enable her privileged attitude about punishment. I guess we’ll have to wait and see but … I just feel this early release can’t be good.
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Possibly this week!
On Friday Lindsay Lohan‘s mother Dina Lohan broke the news on The Today Show that L. Lo would likely be released from court-ordered rehab earlier than her 90 day sentence would require. On Saturday, the LA Times reported that it was possible that Lindsay would get sprung from rehab early and would serve out the rest of her 90 day sentence in an outpatient program. Today, TMZ reports that not only will Lindsay get released from rehab early but she might even get released this week!
Turns out Lindsay Lohan will indeed be getting out of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital … as early as this week, according to sources familiar with the situation. Our sources say Lindsay’s doctors have not written their final report, but they have already concluded her psychiatric problems are not nearly as severe as first thought. We’ve been told there were indications Lindsay was bipolar but that proved not to be the case. In addition, the doctors do not believe the drug dependency issues are as severe as first thought. As we reported, Lindsay had big issues with Adderall, but the docs don’t think it requires much more inpatient care. Bottom line … sources say it’s “very possible” Lindsay is getting out this week and will begin getting outpatient care. One obstacle — the judge must approve early release. We’re told once the doctors write their final report, Lindsay’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, can go back into court and ask the judge to spring her client from her 90-day rehab sentence. If the medical professionals think releasing her is a good idea, the judge will almost certainly go along with it.
Now that Judge Marsha Revel, the judge who sentenced Lindsay to 90 days in jail and 90 days in rehab, is NO LONGER the judge overseeing her case I’d bet very good money that the new judge will go along with the doctors’ recommendation and release her early back into the wild. I honestly thought that Lindsay stood a much great chance of success if she were forced to stay in medical care for 3 months but it sounds like that will not now happen. It seems very likely that L. Lo will soon be a free woman … which means she will, once again, be free to engage in the dangerous behavior that got her in trouble in the first place. I realize this sounds very pessimistic but nothing about Lindsay‘s life and the people she surrounds herself with (including her toxic parents) is at all conducive to a sober life. Such a shame … such a damn shame that this opportunity to really clean up her life is suddenly gone :(
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Why won't they go away?
Dina Lohan and her daughter Aliana Ali Lohan must have some pretty wretched nails because the ladies spend almost as much time gettin’ manicures and pedicures as they do making visits to Lindsay Lohan wherever she may be in custody. Dina and Ali very recently spent an afternoon pampering themselves with manis and pedis while Linds was locked up in jail … and just yesterday, they paid another visit for more nail work while Linds was locked up in rehab:
With their nails all freshly clipped and polished, the ladies went back to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center to visit L. Lo in rehab again. As you may recall, Dina and Ali have already spent time with Lindsay in rehab earlier this week but last night they went back for more. While I can understand the notion of supporting a loved one as they go thru rehabilitation, I cannot understand why these two won’t leave Lindsay alone so that she can actually rehabilitate herself. If Dina truly cared for her daughter she would let the trained professionals charged with Lindsay‘s rehabilitation do their job and save her daughter’s life. One visit sounds fine to me, more than one visit in the same week sounds like a very bad idea (as a few Pink readers have already commented themselves). I absolutely believe that Dina loves the limelight that her daughter’s recent legal woes have afforded her … and it grosses me out entirely. I bet Lindsay would really benefit from a 90 day rehab from both of her parents. Ugh.
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Who can it be now?
Late Sunday night/early Monday morning Lindsay Lohan got sprung from the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, CA and was admitted for a 90 day stint in rehab at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center … and late yesterday, L. Lo received her first visitors in her new home away from home. Lindsay‘s mother Dina Lohan and little sister Aliana Ali Lohan made their way to the UCLA Medical Center to spend some time with Linds … but Dina also made sure to set aside some time to talk to RadarOnline about Lindsay‘s release from jail and admittance to rehab:
Dina Lohan revealed the first intimate details about her reunion with daughter Lindsay Lohan in an exclusive statement to RadarOnline.com. Dina spoke about what it was like to see Lindsay following the actress’ release from prison. “I was finally able to hug my daughter [last night] after two long weeks of speaking to her from behind a glass wall,” Dina said. “Lindsay is doing well, and is appreciative of the hundreds of well-wishes she has received” … Following her release at 1:35 AM on Monday morning, Lindsay was driven directly to the hospital under high security. Lohan was transported from the women’s correctional facility in Lynwood to UCLA in an unmarked van … Amid speculation that Lindsay’s family was upset about the change in plans, Dina told RadarOnline.com: “Lindsay is with the utmost professionals and is in very good hands.” Dina continued, “I refuse to respond to any of my ex-husband’s false allegations about myself or my family.” Sources tell RadarOnline.com that Lindsay is expected to complete her court-ordered 90 days of treatment at UCLA. Lohan will remain on probation for another year after being released from UCLA. She has been prohibited from consuming alcohol or illegal drugs and she will continue to be randomly drug tested.
I’m actually a bit surprised that Dina tried to sneak in to visit Lindsay under the cover of night because how can she maximize the media attention surrounding her visits unless she saunters into the facility in the middle of the day? Considering Lindsay will be in rehab for the next 3 months, I suppose Dina figures she has lots of time to get facetime in front of the cameras as the weeks progress. I’m not sure what the visitor restrictions are but I would hope that, for whatever reason, Dina and Ali visit Lindsay as much as possible. They are her family, after all, and support from one’s family greatly enhances the effectiveness of rehab. It’s hard not to be jaded by Dina‘s involvement in Lindsay‘s recovery but, in the end, I hope her love as a mother supersedes her love of attention and she will be able to support her daughter in way that would be conducive to her recovery. Let’s hope …
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Home, Sweet, Home
Earlier today we learned that Lindsay Lohan got sprung from jail at 1:35 AM PT and then was immediately escorted by the police to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center where she will undergo 90 days of intensive psychiatric and drug abuse rehabilitation. TMZ reports that none of L. Lo‘s rehab costs will be paid by local taxpayers (whew!) and that she (and her insurance company) will be responsible for paying the very hefty bill. Here is where Lindsay will be living for the next 3 months and some deets about what it’s gonna cost her:
Finally, some good news for California taxpayers — they don’t have to pay for Lindsay Lohan’s 90-day rehab stint at UCLA, even though it’s court ordered. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ it is standard practice for the offender to foot the rehab bill — which in Lindsay’s case could be pretty pricey. We’re told since UCLA Medical Center offers a more comprehensive program, it’s more expensive than your average rehab facility. The cost isn’t necessarily all out-of-pocket for LiLo — it’s possible her health insurance could pick up a portion of the tab.
I am already LOVING Lindsay Lohan in rehab. Not only does she have a great chance at saving her own life but she won’t be burdening the California taxpayers with the high cost of paying for her treatment. I’m not sure if we’ll be getting much goss about Lindsay‘s life inside rehab over the next 90 days … but we do know that she will NOT be getting out early. Unlike her overcrowded jail situation, Lindsay will be required to spend the entire 90 days in rehab. I wonder if any of us will even remember who she is once she gets out … in all honesty, maybe that will be the best thing to ever happen in her life.
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Out N In
As was reported yesterday, Lindsay Lohan — the artist formerly known as Inmate #2409752 — was released last night/this morning from her 90 day jail sentence at Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, CA after serving only 13 days of her jail sentence (like all inmates of her stature, she was released early due to jail overcrowding and “good behavior”). According to an LA County Sheriff’s spokesman, Lindsay Lohan was released as a free woman at 1:35 AM PT:
[Lohan] was discharged at 1:35 a.m. Monday after serving 14 days of a 90-day sentence for violating her probation in a 2007 drug case, a sheriff’s spokesman said. She is now required to begin a three-month stint in rehab. A prosecutor has said that Lohan cannot be released early and will have to spend the entire time in treatment. Lohan’s abbreviated stay was not unexpected, although it was considerably longer than the 84 minutes she spent at the same facility in 2007. The judge said during Lohan’s surrender on July 20 that she had no control over how long the actress would be jailed, but did require her to serve her time at a women’s jail operated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department … Inmates such as Lohan, 24, who are serving time for nonviolent offenses typically have their stays reduced due to overcrowding and credits for good behavior … She was released to a waiting vehicle and did not walk out the front entryway. That avoided a spectacle similar to when Paris Hilton was released after serving a jail stint in 2007. Hilton smiled and slapped hands with deputies who held back the assembled throng of photographers before meeting her parents at a waiting sport utility vehicle … inmates serving time for nonviolent offenses were serving about 10 percent of their sentences; that figure has now increased to about 25 percent, Whitmore said.
And there you have it, Lindsay is no longer Inmate #2409752 … she is now Patient Lohan because she has already been admitted to her rehab facility. On Friday it was reported that Judge Marsha Revel decided to go against psychiatrist’s recommendations and allow Lindsay to be admitted to the Morningside Recovery center in Newport Beach, CA to serve out the next portion of her sentence, 90 days in rehab. BUT, at the last minute, Judge Revel decided to change her mind and order Lohan to a rehab facility recommended by the psychiatrists who evaluated her. After the jump, find out where Lindsay will be spending the next 90 days in rehab … More »
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