It looks like Lindsay Lohan’s father will finally get his wish — he gets to see his daughter. In rehab, of course, but at least he’s getting to see her. According to Page Six:
Lindsay Lohan and her mother, Dina, have decided to allow Michael Lohan to visit his eldest daughter at her Utah rehab. “It was actually her older brother, Michael’s, idea. It’s a part of the healing process,” a friend said. “Lindsay will see him later this week, but she will have counselors with her. It will not be alone.” Michael – whose divorce from Dina is likely to be finalized soon, now that they’ve resolved most issues between them, including custody – hasn’t seen Lindsay in years due to his abusive temper and violent behavior. In order for him to be allowed to visit, Dina – who has a restraining order out against Michael – had to get it lifted. “Dina thinks it is a good idea,” the friend said. “Lindsay needs to deal with this and needs closure.” Michael has said he’s been sober and found God since leaving jail earlier this summer. A rep for the Lohans said, “Yes, he will be seeing his daughter.”
As crazy as Michael Lohan is, you have to admit he’s cleaned up his act a lot since his pre-jail days. We haven’t heard stories of him getting in bar fights or assaulting family members in recent days, which is more than I can say for Lindsay. Who knows, maybe he’ll actually be a positive influence on Lindsay. Lord knows she needs all the help she can get.
In the aftermath of funnyman Owen Wilson’s suicide attempt, the question on everyone’s mind is, of course, how did this happen?
The answer, it appears, is a common one: drugs.
Owen has a history of trouble with drugs and alcohol, and they seem to have spiraled out of control in the days before he slit his wrist and overdosed on pills. In the past day, stories have surfaced indicating that Owen was using heroin and cocaine, and went on a three-day binge with crystal meth and OxyContin.
Three days before the suicide attempt, Wilson was spotted in a Santa Monica church, according to Us Weekly. Was he hoping for divine intervention?
As a man who makes his substantial living at the foot of the Hollywood Gods I am not a biter of the hands that feed me. I don’t rock the boat. I only ask for enough to sustain myself and my many wives, and of course our multiple mansions, all equipped with dowdy Beagles named “Mr. Sparkles.” But sometimes even I come across something that makes me wonder how exactly this whole equation works. Consider this screenshot:
I came across this news item because my RSS reader came through with this headline: Keanu Reeves’ Night out in Hollywood. So I clicked to see more, and this was what I was presented with. I expected hookers, or at the very least horse tranquilizers. What did I get? One Single Photo. This is not clickable by the way, there aren’t more photos to the equation that we’re missing. We also aren’t told where he is, or what he’s doing. In fact this shot could have been taken a year ago.
I guess what I’m saying here is “Hey, ET producers, put the paint thinner down.” If we start running solitary photos of celebs without mentioning the whore house Les Deux or the term “DUI” then I’m not sure what we’re in the business for. Hell, I could come up with a photo every day, no problem. I’ll even make up a story for ya. Who you want? Mel Gibson? Expect a photo of him at Pizza Hut later today (though the photo won’t show that unless I get photoshop).
When the Beet is away, Spiteful Lars will play… that’s right kids, it’s a special guest bloggin’ appearance from your old friend Lars! But enough about me, the news today is:
TMZ is reporting that Jason Wahler is engaged to his girlfriend Katja Decker-Sadowski, a USC tennis player (ooh, check her out here). Katja got hooked up with a four carat ring, or around 12x what Heidi received from that jerk-off Spencer.
I believe the official position of the Beet is that this Jason fellow is a “huge douchebag” and I will stick with that though of course I wish him and his rehab / fiancÃ©e all the luck in the world!
Is there anything Jennifer Lopez can’t do?
The singer/actress/dancer/model/executive producer is at it again, as she’s signed on to produce The Amigas Sweet 15 Club, a television show about a group of young women who start a business planning Quinceanera parties. It will be a half-hour show with plenty of musical numbers. Lopez helps to use the show as a vehicle to break new Latina talent, and a line of CDs based on the show’s music is already in the works. And in case you’re more of a bookworm type, a line of young adult novels is being developed as well.
Have they even cast this thing yet?
An IMDB search indicates that they have not.
It’s also unclear whether Lopez plans to appear on the show.
The star of our new favorite YouTube video showed up on The Today Show today to try to explain that she’s not really as stupid as she seems in the clip.
And, while she seems like a very sweet girl, and her speech this time fits into the grammatical pattern I’ve come to recognize as “English,” she still comes off like she’s not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree.
At least they can’t take away her crown for being stupid.
Check out the video here.
The father of Amy Winehouse’s husband recommends that fans boycott the troubled singer until she can get her act together.
“They are seen as a couple who display sorts of behavior that can be seen as almost entertaining, especially for the tabloid newspapers, and I think it’s about time that their friends and professional colleagues say, ‘enough is enough.’ Perhaps it’s come to the point whereâ€”and I wouldn’t want any harm to come to Amy or Blake, obviouslyâ€”but perhaps it’s time to stop buying records,” says Giles Fielder-Civil to the BBC on Tuesday.
“I think they believe that they are recreational users of drugs and that they are in control … They’re a very close couple. If one dies through substance abuse, the other may commit suicide…and if they died within the next 12 to 24 months, it would be such a tragic waste.”
Winehouse’s own father doesn’t see it quite the same way.
“Will it do any good?” asks Winehouse’s father. “No. It won’t send any message to Amy at all, unfortunately. If I thought it would, it would be a great idea. I’m clutching at straws. It’s all clutching at straws.”
“The only way out of this is, at some point, they are gonna reach rock bottom,” he says. “And at that point, they will say, listen, I don’t want to do this anymore. That’s their decision to make. When the decision is right, they’ll make it. Or they won’t make it.”