A decision has been made in Lindsay Lohan‘s probation violation hearing today … Judge Elden Fox decided NOT to send Lindsay to jail, offering her one more chance to get clean, and has decided to send her back to the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA until January 3, 2011:
Judge Fox decided to NOT take the LA Prosecutor’s recommendation to send Lindsay to jail for 180 days and opted, instead, to give her “one more chance”. Judge Fox made it clear to Lindsay that he was sending her to rehab until after January 1 in order to force her to stay sober thru New Year’s … he also made it clear that if she violates probation again she will surely go to jail. So there you have it … no jail, back to rehab — for the rest of the year. I guess we’ll have to see if Lindsay decides to make the most of this “one more chance” and stay clean and sober.
UPDATE: Here are a few more deets from TMZ about what happened in court this morning during Lindsay Lohan‘s probation violation hearing:
- Lindsay‘s next court date has been set for February 25, 2011.
- Judge Fox told Lindsay, point blank, “You are an addict. I hope you understand that.” Lindsay nodded in agreement.
- Both Michael Lohan and Dina Lohan were in the courtroom, on opposite sides of the room.
- Altho Lindsay was wearing her court-ordered alcohol monitoring SCRAM bracelet in court today, she will likely have it removed sometime soon.
- Lindsay cried tears of joy after hearing Judge Fox‘s ruling, telling him simply “Thank you.”
I understand that Lindsay will not begin random court-ordered drug testing again until after her release from rehab in January and her court date in February … which seems really odd to me, especially since she will not be wearing her SCRAM bracelet either. I suppose Judge Fox is counting on the Betty Ford Center to keep her 100% clean and sober for the next couple of months. We shall see if they are successful in that Herculean endeavor.
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Paris Hilton and her ex-jailbird boyfriend Cy Waits did a bit of shopping here in LA yesterday in search of a Hallowe’en costume for the heiress to wear this year … so, of course, the pair made their way to Trashy Lingerie to procure her outfit:
I mean … yeah … nothing says Trashy like Paris Hilton … and vice versa. Talk about your perfect match, huh? Paris spent a bit of time at Trashy perusing the racks of costumes and decided on one in particular. After the jump, check out photos of Paris Hilton‘s Hallowe’en costume choice to see just how Trashy she’ll look this year … More »
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A couple of weekends ago we got our first look at some of the cast of The Hangover 2 filming their first scenes for the much-anticipated sequel film. Earlier this week, it was widely reported that Mel Gibson was cast in the film to make a cameo as an “angry tattoo artist” to not only try and help revive his career but also to, I’m sure, to capitalize a bit on his notoriety. It turns out that Mel will NOT be appearing in The Hangover 2 after all, because many people involved in the film pressured the director to fire him … because those people do NOT want to appear in the same movie as Mel Gibson:
Mel Gibson’s planned cameo in “The Hangover Part II” has been canceled. Warner Bros. Pictures and director Todd Phillips say the embattled actor won’t be appearing in the sequel to the popular ensemble comedy. Gibson’s cameo role as a tattoo artist in the film was announced earlier this week. Phillips said Thursday that producers supported his decision to cast Gibson, who has been engaged in a high-profile custody battle with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, but the decision “ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew.” The film is set to reunite Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha and Ed Helms, who starred in the 2009 summer blockbuster. The sequel is scheduled for release next year.
Among the most vocal stars of the film who angrily voiced their displeasure that Gibson had been cast in the film was Zach Galifianakis. I have to say, I was totally annoyed when I heard that Mel Gibson was cast in Hangover 2 because I have no intention of ever supporting any of his professional endeavors again. The man is an admitted anti-Semite, homophobe, racist and misogynist … proved by his own words. My first thought after I heard about his cameo role was, Well, I guess I won’t be seeing The Hangover 2. Now that he has been fired from the movie, I can resume my plan to see the film when it gets released next year. I doubt that Mel Gibson will be persona non grata forever … after all, people (in Hollywood, particularly) have a short memory span … but I’m quite relieved that folks haven’t forgotten just yet what a scuzzball Mel Gibson truly is.
Mariah Carey, joined by her husband Nick Cannon and music producer/BFF Antonio LA Reid, made an in-person appearance in the Allen Room at Lincoln Center in NYC yesterday to launch her new album of holiday music titled Merry Christmas II You. Here are a couple photos of Mimi and her mens at yesterday’s event:
Mariah Carey showed off her new music and new curves last night as she showcased her second Christmas album Merry Christmas II You in New York. The singer was at the event with husband Nick Cannon, 30, who looked delighted to be standing up on stage with his wife. And in her tight blue dress and black heels, the singer looked more voluptuous than ever. With her blonde hair down around her shoulders, the 40-year-old couldn’t hide how much fuller her face has become over the past couple of months. The Honey star looked anything but shy though, looking her usual confident self as she smiled and joked with the crowd. Despite constant reports that Mariah’s weight gain is because she’s pregnant with her first child, neither she not Cannon will confirm or deny anything … At one point she posed for pictures with Anthony Reid, the Chairman of her label Def Jam, who claims that Mariah is just happy and looking forward to the holiday season. He says: ‘Mariah loves Christmas — and she probably spends way too much on it. She goes all out for this, so I hope that’s coming through in the music.’
There is no question, Mimi looks much healthier than we’ve seen her before but, to be honest, she’s looked this way for weeks now. I’m not quite so convinced that she is hiding a pregnancy, particularly because we should be able to see a baby bump by now. I understand women who undergo fertility treatments put on weight thru the process so that is likely what is going on with Mimi right now. Whatever the case may be on the personal front, she is moving full steam ahead on the professional front. Merry Christmas II You will be available for sale next month … ready or not, Xmas is practically here.
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Lindsay Lohan has successfully made her way to court in Beverly Hills, CA this morning ready to face Judge Elden Fox for the second time in as many months to determine what, if any, sort of punishment she will face for violating her probation last month by failing two drug tests. You may recall that just about one month ago, L. Lo rolled into court not expecting to be jailed … and then she was immediately jailed for her crimes. Later in the day, after she was booked and incarcerated at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, CA, Lindsay was freed on bail and immediately admitted herself into the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA to wait out the weeks until her next court appearance … which is going on right now:
Despite Lindsay‘s best efforts, it is being reported that the Probation Department here in LA is NOT happy with Lindsay and is not swayed by her stint in rehab. TMZ reports they will recommend that she be jailed for her violation … but, ultimately, the decision will be made by Judge Fox.
There was a report going around last night that Lindsay sprung herself from rehab but it turns out that that report was NOT true. Lindsay stayed at Betty Ford until 4AM this morning when she finally left the center — and went out for some Starbucks. Check out the first photo of Lindsay out of rehab (again), after the jump … More »
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Emma Stone, the star of Easy A and the upcoming new Spider-Man film, will be the guest host on this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live. Here is our first look at Emma‘s SNL promo vids for the show:
Emma Stone is seriously one of my fave young actresses … I’ve loved her in everything I’ve seen and I have no doubt she will be fantastic on SNL. In her promo vids, she is teamed up with Andy Samberg — check out the videos, after the jump … More »
Victoria Beckham posted a photo of her new line of sunglasses on her official Twitter profile along with the announcement that the glasses will be available for purchase next month:
Get on the waiting list at Harvey Nicks!New #victoriaBeckham glasses drop at the end of Nov! X vb X
Yeah … I saw this photo and thought, That’s it? Then Vicki B. posted another photo … of hubby David Beckham modeling a pair of the glasses. That photo caught my eye, check it out after the jump … More »
The industrious folks who brought us those entertaining videos of little kids doing reenactments of Jersey Shore, The Hills and The Real Housewives of New Jersey now bring us those same cute kids putting their spin on Project Runway:
Project Runway is one of my favorite competitive reality TV shows … so just how does it hold up to the Little Kid treatment? Find out, after the jump … More »
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Sean Penn was spotted yesterday on the NYC set of his new film This Must Be the Place lookin’ like the saddest drag queen you ever did see:
Unfortch for Sean, he’s not playing a drag queen in this film. In Place, he will portray a retired and bored ex-rock star who finds out the ex-Nazi who executed his father in WWII is a refugee in the US. HMM … no wonder he looks so sad. This film sounds like some heady stuff … but I can’t get past the wig and make-up. I’m certain this film will appeal to some but, yeah, it ain’t grabbin’ me just yet.
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Conan O’Brien‘s new late night talk show Conan will debut on TBS in just 3 weeks and today we learn who will be first guests to appear on the show. Conan announced in a press release today which celebs will grace his couch the first week that Conan is on the air:
Conan O’Brien starts a talk show, he gets Tom Hanks to come by; that’s just the tradition. TBS’s Conan announced it’s first week of guests today, and along with longtime O’Brien stalwart Hanks, he’ll have Seth Rogen, Jack McBrayer (take that, NBC!), Jon Hamm and Julie Bowen.
Read the full text of Conan‘s guest list announcement, after the jump … More »
Posted under: 'Conan', Conan O'Brien