According to a new report from RadarOnline, Lindsay Lohan — currently rehabbing herself at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA — tried to escape the grounds of the rehab center to score some Coke … as in the carbonated soft drink beverage. I guess L. Lo was really dying for some soda pop and just had to try and get some off the rehab grounds:
Lindsay Lohan was caught trying to escape the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California, earlier this week, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting. But all Lohan, 24, desperately wanted to score was a coke fix — of the cola variety! In a tale so bizarre it is almost unbelievable, RadarOnline.com has confirmed the Hollywood wild child attempted to flee the Betty Ford grounds to sneak into the nearby Eisenhower Medical Center, in a bid to buy a soda from a vending machine. Lohan’s rouse was almost pulled off it wasn’t for her accomplice, another patient, whose clothing got caught on the fence. “Lindsay and her co-conspirator were forced to give it up and flag down a volunteer, who was crossing the center’s grounds on a golf cart,” a source, with knowlegde of the situation, told RadarOnline.com. “The pair was safely returned, decaffeinated, to their hall, were they were the center of a process meeting over what they had done.”
You know, as long as she was only lookin’ for soda pop and not anything else, I’d say this is a hopeful story. While I’m certain there are rules in rehab prohibiting luxuries like caffeine, this story could’ve been a lot more tragic. I just hope that Lindsay is really learning to control her demons … this is her chance to save her own life. Here’s hoping she makes good use of the opportunity she has been given to sober up.
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Last night I had the extreme pleasure of attending a Q&A and concert performance by saxophonist Dave Koz (one of my idols) at the Clive Davis Theater inside the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles. I’ve been a big fan of Dave since his debut album came out in 1989 and really looked up to him when I played sax in high school. Tho I stopped playing after graduation, I remained a loyal fan of Dave Koz over the years and was thrilled to hear of the intimate show he was performing here in LA:
In his pre-concert interview, Dave mentioned that he filmed a video for the It Gets Better Project that attempts to spread the word to the young GLBT that there is hope even when they may not believe so. Dave came out a few years ago and proudly discusses his personal story whenever he can. He truly is an inspiration. BUT … he is also an amazing musician as well. After the jump, check out a few photos from Dave Koz‘s performance at the Grammy Museum last night … More »
Last week we got our first look at Brad Pitt and twin children Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline making their grand arrival in Hungary so that they could meet up with pseudo-wife and mommy Angelina Jolie, who is in Budapest directing her first film. Today we get to see a few photos of Brangelina reunited on the set of her film lookin’ as coupley as ever:
It’s unclear if Brad is in Hungary for the rest of Angelina‘s stay because he’s been filming a movie of his own here in SoCal in the past few weeks. If production has wrapped for him on Moneyball then he will likely stay with Ange and the kids in Budapest. But, it’s likely he will have to return to the US to get back to work at some point … meaning the lovebirds will have to be apart again. I have no idea how this supercouple manages to make their very bizzy lives work but it’s inspiring, I’ll give them that. It’s nice to see Brad being all supportive of his lady on the set of her directorial debut. He makes a great pseudo-hubby, don’tcha think?
[Photo credit: Splash News, INFdaily]
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In celebration of his 42nd birthday yesterday, hottie Hugh Jackman decided to spend part of his special day celebrating in the company of the most important ladies in his life … his wife Deborra-Lee and his daughter Ava Eliot. Here are a few photos of Hugh and the ladies enjoying some time together in NYC, NY yesterday afternoon:
There is no question that Hugh loves spending time with his family, so it should come as no surprise to see him out and about with his wife and daughter … even on days when it’s not his birthday, Hugh seems very happy to spend all of his free time with his family. I’m certain that Hugh Jackman had a very Happy 42nd Birthday because he was able to spend it with his fam … but let’s send a little extra belated Birthday Lurve to one of our fave Hollywood hunks just in case ;)
[Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin]
When last we saw Ashlee Simpson out and about (lookin’ a bit tipsy at the US Open tournament in NYC last month), she was sportin’ some pretty long locks. Yesterday, her husband Pete Wentz posted a cute pic of Ashlee showin’ off a new shorter hair’do on his official Twitter profile … one that I think looks much better than her older look:
When he posted this photo, Pete tweeted: “Cute hair mama!” … and I would have to agree. After Ashlee‘s new ‘do made it’s debut in the Twitterverse, she took it out on the town for a public showing. Check out a couple more photos of Ashlee showin’ off her cute new shorter hair’do, after the jump … More »
Back in July we first learned that Glee was planning to do a episode devoted to the music of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and yesterday we got our first look at promo images from that ep. Today we get to see a couple of preview videos from the Rocky Horror ep that will air on Fox on October 26 … just in time for Hallowe’en:
Apparently there won’t be a new Glee ep shown next week so we’ll have to wait 2 weeks for the Rocky Horror ep, which is fine by me actually … it will make for the perfect Hallowe’en episode. Don’t the screencaps above look … enticing? Check out the video promos, after the jump … More »
In the wake of yesterday’s big news that married couple Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman have decided to separate, new photos of the pair have come to light … new photos of the couple living their very separate lives. Xtina spent part of her day yesterday shopping for toys for her son Max Liron (she apparently got the young lad a bake set) while Jordy spent part of his day running around town doing errands … which included a visit to his attorney:
Since the couple have been living separate lives for some time now and only yesterday confirmed their split, none of this is news … but in light of the knowledge that the couple are on the outs, well, it’s just sad to see them not together. You may recall that in Xtina‘s official statement about the break-up yesterday she made no mention of any “officialness” concerning the split … but it does seem curious that Jordan would pay a visit to his attorney on the day news of his break-up with his wife was made public. While I would love to see this couple get back together, I think it’s far more important that things work themselves out for the best … which means, if Xtina and Jordy are not happy together, then maybe the split should become permanent. It’s always sad when a couple breaks up … but it would be far sadder to see them languish in an unhappy marriage, especially when that anguish could have lasting negative effects on the couple’s young son. Ugh, so sad.
[Photo credit: X17]
Back in August we learned that Paris Hilton, no stranger to the long arm of the law herself, awoke to the sounds of an intruder trying to break into her home in the early morning hours while wielding a knife. As you may recall, that man was first confronted by Paris‘s current boyfriend Cy Waits and then was apprehended by the police. Today we learn that another intruder tried to enter Paris‘s home yesterday as well. Thankfully, he too got busted by the cops and was taken into custody:
TMZ has obtained a photo of the man cops arrested at Paris Hilton’s L.A. home yesterday — moments after he allegedly snuck past a guard gate and tried to knock on her door. As TMZ first reported, the suspect — James Rainford — allegedly got into a physical altercation with private security after he rode his bike to Paris’ front door and began to ring her doorbell. LAPD soon arrived on scene and arrested the suspect for battery. We’re told Rainford told police that he “knew” Paris … though sources close to Hilton tell us she has never met this guy in her life. Rainford was held on $20,000 bail.
As you may also recall, Paris got arrested in Las Vegas, NV on charges of cocaine possession just a few days after her last intruder incident (you may recall that Paris and Cy took off to LV to get out of LA in an attempt to forget about that scary incident). Here’s hoping that Paris doesn’t foolishly get arrested again for any infractions in the wake of this failed intrusion attempt. Whatever your personal beliefs are about Paris Hilton, you have to admit that it is very good news that neither she nor anyone else has been injured or harmed in any way by these intrusion attempts.
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In celebration of the upcoming 25th anniversary of the classic 80′s films, a new DVD box set is being released of the Back to the Future Trilogy complete previously unseen footage from the first 5 weeks of production of the film. This previously unseen footage features the character we all know and love, Marty McFly, going back to 1955 by way of a time-traveling Delorean car — but what makes this particular footage special is that actor Eric Stoltz was originally cast as Marty McFly … behold:
Everyone knows the classic 1985 film “Back to the Future” featured a boyish Michael J. Fox in a winning performance as Marty McFly. But Fox was not the original McFly. In fact, Eric Stoltz was five weeks into shooting the famed McFly role when director and co-writer Robert Zemeckis made a drastic production decision — changing his lead actor. Details of the shocking Hollywood switch and never-before-seen footage of Stoltz as McFly are part of the extras package for the “Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy” to be released on Blu-Ray on Oct. 26. Zemeckis says the casting change was “this horrific decision; it was heartbreaking for everybody.” Executive producer Steven Spielberg said that Zemeckis consulted him before pursuing the casting change. “(Zemeckis) showed me the first five weeks of shooting that he had put together,” Spielberg said. ” And he said, ‘I just don’t think we’re getting the laughs I was hoping we would get.’ ” Spielberg said he realized his director “was absolutely correct.” The rest is pop-culture history.
I knew that Stoltz was cast as the original Marty McFly but I had never seen footage of him in the role. After the jump, check out video from the Back to the Future Trilogy box set that shows key scenes from Back to the Future with Eric Stolz as Marty McFly … More »