Lindsay Lohan may be “safely ensconced” at the Betty Ford Center in LA to serve out her mandatory rehab sentence, but that hasn’t stopped her from trying every trick in the book to get out of there. However, turns out that’s not going to happen, as a judge has decreed that she’s not allowed to leave the grounds. Yeah, okay, let’s see how long that lows.
Lohan, who’s serving a 90-day sentence at the Rancho Mirage, Calif., facility for violating probation, will be confined to the sprawling desert grounds, according to a letter addressed to Lohan’s attorney Shawn Holley and filed with the L.A. Superior Court.
“It is understood by the Betty Ford Center that your client is to remain on the premises for the duration of her 90-day stay in treatment,” the document reads.
But the facility is a far cry from a lock-down penitentiary.
“We can’t hold a patient against their will, we can’t stop a patient from running away. We’re not a jail,” an intake counselor previously explained to PEOPLE. “But we closely monitor patients via security and technicians 24 hours a day.”
Patients are forbidden from having a cell phone, can only make brief calls or use the Internet on weekends, and are drug tested randomly.
The letter adds that Lohan will be treated by a battery of experts, including a physician, nurse, psychologist, case manager, spiritual care counselor, family counselor, dietician, fitness trainer and a chemical dependency technician in a strict hour-by-hour schedule, usually starting at 6 a.m. and ending at 9 p.m.
“There is physical exercise and group therapy everyday,” the counselor explained. “This is not a vacation.”
LOL! Yeah, okay, good luck on enforcing that. Can’t wait to see how she goes waltzing on out of there within the next week on some ludicrous grounds and then, you know, has no repercussions for her actions. Why do we even bother anymore? If you have to clarify to a repeat criminal that a mandatory rehab sentence is “not a vacation”, we have a problem.
May 8, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Gwyneth Paltrow is a developer of technology now; gives talk at Apple [Lainey Gossip]
Michael Bay makes Megan Fox jump on a trampoline for ‘Ninja Turtles’ [The Superficial]
Jennifer Lopez likes to keep the photographers happy [Splash News Online]
Kerry Washington thinks she’s the luckiest broad in Hollywood [Starpulse]
Jessica Alba shows off her wares by going out in a see-through shirt with no bra [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
Will Ferrell makes a perfect bobble head doll [theBERRY]
So, there was originally a Pepper Potts sex tape in ‘Iron Man 3′ [The Blemish]
If you’re a celebrity, your “murder-for-hire” plan WILL be found out [Huffington Post]
Blake Lively has made New York City her runway, because why not [Socialite Life]
Olivia Culpo decided to get her boobs out at the ‘Great Gatsby’ premiere [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Does Michelle Williams have a new boyfriend already? [Bohomoth]
Kate Middleton is pretty smart and a total natural [Celebitchy]
So, Rihanna’s 777 documentary was a total flop for some reason [ICYDK]
Farrah Abraham beat Kim Kardashian in a porn tape battle [PopBytes]
Robin Williams is getting a bit sassy in his old age, don’t you think? [Bossip]
Courtney Stodden certainly knows how to class up West Hollywood [IDLYITW]
Would you wait three hours to see Rihanna? Boston did [Amy Grindhouse]
Selena Gomez likes to think that she’s “pushing boundaries” [I'm Not Obsessed]
Kelly Brook has a new photoshoot for FHM and it’s sexy [G Celeb]
May 8, 2013 at 8:41 am by Jennifer
Selena Gomez caught a bit of flack last month for dressing up in full Bollywood garb for her performance of ‘Come and Get It’ at the MTV Movie Awards, but too bad, so sad because she’s doing it again in her new video for the track. It’s a pretty okay pop track but it’s no ‘Love You Like a Love Song’. Then again, what is? The video is shit, though. Maybe I’m alone in this, but I seriously wonder why music videos are even made anymore. Oh, whatever.
What do we think?
May 8, 2013 at 6:32 am by Jennifer
This is a great blind item from the mysterious entertainment lawyer who runs the blog Crazy Days And Nights. This one is about a former teen singer who made a very big mistake and f-cked her way through it. Here’s the item:
I remember the first time I ran into this then A list celebrity. I was expecting her to be this very innocent, kind of goofy and very beautiful person. This is how she wanted the public to see her and it was how she had me see her. 20 minutes later when I saw her but she did not see me, I saw her drinking a shot and yelling at her manager using language I can’t even begin to describe. It was a long way from the virginal teen beginning she had and how she was portrayed to everyone. It was not long after this, that she announced something which was a huge negative for her. HUGE. Could have ruined her career. Might have, except for all the favors she called in. I was shocked her career did not nose dive and remember asking someone about it who told me at the time that she had f**ked 20 huge reporters and music producers and record executives and television producers over the years while she was married while at the same time giving that same goofy smile and aww shucks kind of mentality. One of the record producers said she knew how to do things that blew his mind but he was not sure it was because she was really that good or that he had expected her to be like the image she portrayed so that made it more exciting. When her career looked like it would nose dive she called in all the favors and puff pieces were written about her and she was given jobs other than her main profession and acting jobs and her label didn’t drop her and she churned out a hit record. She also managed to convince another guy she had been cheating with to leave his wife so that way she could look all happy and innocent again.
Sometimes minor things in blind items are changed to further protect the informant. For example, when he says “hit record” he could mean that loosely. Here are our clues:
– He specifies “then” A list celebrity so we can probably assume she is no longer A list.
– She was portrayed as being goofy, innocent with an “aww shucks kind of mentality.”
– Started with a virginal teen image.
– Was married.
– Did things other than “her main profession” like acting. (What are other things? Maybe design a clothing line?)
– Had a “hit” record.
– Convinced a married man to leave his wife.
Something I noticed is that he used the term “nose dive” twice. I wonder if that’s a subtle clue, like she had a nose job. He also reiterates that she had a “goofy” and “innocent” demeanor.
The “aww shucks” mentality and virginal teen background sounds just like Britney Spears but her career did nose dive in 2008 and it took a little while for her to get it back together. However, when she did recover, it was to tremendous success and her label never dropped her. And she did get bit parts in TV like How I Met Your Mother. But I can’t think of who she would have been publicly cheating with, and I think she’s still considered A-list.
My guess is Ashlee Simpson because I can’t think of anyone else at the moment that’s a better fit. I’m guessing her because, like her older sister Jessica, she had an image of being goofy and “aw shucks”-ish, plus the whole virgin selling point thing. Her song “Pieces Of Me” was one of the biggest hits in the US that summer and went gold. She was married. She had bit parts in a lot of TV shows and movies, briefly had a reality show, and was a spokesperson for Candie’s shoes. She famously got a nose job.
Could it be that the Saturday Night Live debacle was the “huge negative announcement”? The announcement being that she after she effed up the song she blamed it on the band? After that disaster, she was named Cosmopolitan’s “Fun Fearless Female Of The Year” and put on their cover. She also starred in Chicago in the West End and got very good reviews. Yet I don’t think this good publicity was enough to recover her career from the SNL thing. I also can’t think of anyone she dated who was married. And also, was she ever really “A list”?
But maybe it IS Jessica.
You guys, I spent way too much time thinking about this.
May 8, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Michael Jackson is dead and he’s still being accused of child molestation. Dance choreographer Wade Robson just came forward saying he was one of those abused, and he wants money from Michael Jackson’s estate. In 2005, a 13 year-old boy alleged that Jackson abused him. Being a child who used to hang out with Michael Jackson, Mr. Robson was brought in as a witness and testified that when he was young Michael Jackson did not molest him, although Mr. Jackson’s housekeeper raised some doubt when she claimed that she saw an 8 or 9 year-old Robson showering with Jackson. Mr. Robson is now taking that back.
Wade met Michael when he was 5 years old and they developed a friendship that lasted for years. By the time Wade was 7, he went for sleepovers at Neverland and MJ’s homes in L.A. and Vegas. The sleepovers continued until Wade was 14.
Wade even performed to a Michael Jackson song on “Star Search” when he was 8 years old.
Wade’s lawyer filed legal docs May 1 asking the judge in the Michael Jackson Estate case to allow him to file a late creditor’s claim against the Estate. In the documents, Wade’s lawyer says he submitted a never-before filed complaint “for childhood sexual abuse.”
Wade’s lawyer has filed the actual complaint under seal — which means it’s not available to the public. Sources tell TMZ … the complaint specifically outlines the alleged abuse at the hands of Michael Jackson.
Wade’s lawyer also mentions a psychiatrist who treated Wade — the doctor is a leader in the field of child psychology.
I’m not exactly sure what California’s statues of limitations on child molestation are. According to The Los Angeles Criminal Defense Blog in 2012, California “abolished the statute of limitations for aggravated rape (which among other things can require that the victim be seriously injured).” However, they also state that they were not able to abolish statute of limitations retroactively. “The current statute of limitations for filing charges of molestation against a minor is ten years” but “Molestation charges can also be brought one year from the date it is reported to the authorities regardless of when that happens, and even if the ten-year time limit has expired.” Since the complaint is sealed, I don’t know what the exact details of Robson’s case are nor do I know how he’s going to win a case against someone who’s dead, but this is why I am not a lawyer.
In 1994, a man named Evan Chandler accused Jackson of molesting his son and got $22 million in a settlement with a stipulation that his son sign a non-disclosure agreement. Then in December of 2009, the FBI released documents pertaining to this 1994 molestation case and a separate molestation case in 2005. You can read all 333 pages of it here.
May 8, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Britney Spears is on the cover of Shape Magazine and I think she looks pretty fantastic. Yes of course there’s some photoshopping done — that’s a sad and annoying given — but I think the end result is pretty realistic. Here’s what she looked like going to a spin class a little over a week ago:
Yeah, we can’t see her abs, but I think we can assume they’re pretty decent, as this is what they looked like in March. This is my life now, analyzing Britney Spears’ abs.
Here’s one of my favorite things about all of this Shape cover stuff. The magazine previously criticized Ms. Spears for her eating habits. The article was titled “15 Bad Excuses Women Make For Not Eating Healthy“. They posted a photo of her with her signature Frappuccino drink, citing her as a bad role model for health and one of the reasons women make for not eating healthy:
“Britney Spears Is Always Photographed Drinking Iced Frappuccinos With Whip And She’s Thin!”“She’s thin, but is she healthy?” Bushard asks. More importantly, it’s dangerous to compare yourself with celebrities and friends.
You can’t find the article when you type “Britney Spears” into their search bar, but I found it easily through Google. I guess they’ve since changed their minds about Britney as a picture of health, pun intended.