A judge ended Lindsay Lohan’s supervised probation this morning meaning it’s time to
drink and party stay indoors and consider prospective scripts.
Lindsay was released after completing her required community service and ending five years of criminal court appearances and jail stints.
“I just want to say thank you for being fair. It’s really opened a lot of doors for me,” Lindsay said in court.
The judge, Stephanie Sautner told the actress that she wouldn’t give a lecture but reminded her that she’ll remain on informal probation until May 2014, for taking a necklace without permission last year. “You need to live your life in a more mature way, stop the nightclubbing and focus on your work,” Sautner said.
In the meantime, Lindsay’s already booked a gig on Glee. She’s rumoured to be playing herself as a celebrity judge at one of the singing competitions. Her music expertise is based on her oh-so-successful singing career. [Source]
After dealing with a flour-bombing prank at a launch bash for her True Reflection fragrance on Thursday, Kim Kardashian told E! News that she might take legal action with her assailant.
“I said earlier no I wasn’t [going to file a complaint],” said Kardashian of the unidentified woman who dumped a bag of flour on her on the red carpet outside Hollywood’s London Hotel. “I am just going to think about it, because I don’t want someone to think they can really get away with that. So we are going to handle that.”
After the stunt, the reality star left the red carpet as onlookers looked shocked while workers cleaned up. Kardashian returned shortly and appeared to be in good spirits, cracking jokes about the stunt to reporters.
Kardashian later pointed out that the event was also a benefit for the Dress for Success foundation, which she thought made the stunt seriously disruptive.
“That’s what the event was about,” she said. “These women flew in from all over the country to be a part of this event, that are underprivileged women, that really got the shine taken away from them a little bit . . . I feel bad that it was kind of derailed from that.”
What Kardashian also thought was disturbing was the prospect of getting attacked with a mysterious white substance.
“I think, ‘What if that was some other substance? What if that person had a dangerous weapon?’ It’s scary. And what’s even scarier is this woman acted as if she was a part of the press,” she noted. “She just came out of nowhere! And so we are definitely changing things up a little bit, amping up security, taking some measures, and…I’m gonna definitely deal with it because it is not acceptable.”
Oh come on! It would be frivolous to press charges just because of some flour. I’ll admit that I wouldn’t be impressed with a flour-bombing…but please just let it slide. Haven’t you been in a food fight before?
The 46-year-old man that claimed God told him he needed to kill young starlet Selena Gomez, plead not guilty in a recent court appearance.
CBS News says his bail is set at $150,000, and if he is convicted he faces up to three years in prison. The judge upgraded Thomas Brodnicki’s restraining order to three years. The man is not allowed to contact or go anywhere near Selena or her family. If he does, he will go straight to jail, will not pass GO or collect $200.
Brodnicki – who TMZ says has a history of criminal stalking the famous – is scheduled for another court appearance on November 16. Let’s hope God tells him to show up on time.
Lindsay Lohan goes to court… again! This time, Lindsay has decided to take a different strategy to the dreaded courtroom of Judge Stephanie Sautner and plead guilty.
This time, she’s taking heat for using the ‘five finger discount’ on a pretty pricey necklace while she was still on probation. Lindsay’s strategy is real simple: after many, many screw-ups, she will finally take community service seriously – even though it’s not as fun as partying all night.
To prove her change of heart, she completed an impressive 24 hours of volunteering at the LA County Morgue instead of the mere 16 hours Judge Sautner originally assigned. Now that’s going above and beyond, if you ask me!
If Lindsay can pull it off, she’s looking at a much lighter sentence. But if her new strategy falls short, at least those new pearly whites can keep her company in the big house.
The term “fashionably late” can apply to Hollywood parties but not to county morgues.
After a judge revoked Lindsay’s probation yesterday and appointed her to two 8-hour shifts at the L.A. County Morgue, Lindsay Lohan was over 40 minutes late on her first day, according to TMZ.
Because of her tardiness, the troubled actress was turned away by the Coronor’s Office and now she must face the wrath of the judge.
Lindsay’s publicist blames her lateness on not knowing the proper entrance to the morgue as well as confusion brought on by the media as they set up outside, waiting her arrival.
As a girl in the public eye for many, many years, Lindsay should know how to work her away around a big mob of paparazzi’s, especially on a crucial day like today. Tsk tsk, Lilo.
Upset by the probation department’s decision to side with Lindsay Lohan, the judge presiding over the case has decided to throw her weight around.
Lindsay’s dismissal from the battered women’s shelter must have really set her off because Judge Stephanie Sautner’s latest decision is reminiscent of a scene out of Mean Girls. According to our friends over at TMZ:
Judge Stephanie Sautner contacted Probation officials and told them to immediately yank Lindsay from her current community service assignment with the Red Cross. We’re told Judge Sautner ordered the Probation people to immediately assign Lindsay to morgue duty.
Basically, Lindsay will be mopping up corpse juices and taking in all the sights and smells that one can expect from a morgue. Nothing against “hard justice”, but can we just send the poor girl to jail instead? At least in the big house she’ll have to sober up and the only thing she can steal is an extra bar of soap.
Either way, this is getting seriously catty and I love it! They say the only way to recover from addiction is to hit rock bottom and for some reason, even though she’s scraping dead hobo goop off the floor, I don’t think this is Lindsay’s rock bottom. Herbie: Fully Loaded was.
Attorneys for Michael Jackson’s doctor want to release outtakes from his concert film ‘This Is It,’ reports Billboard.
Dr. Conrad Murray, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s death, wants access to over 100 hours of raw footage that was filmed during the singer’s last days.
Sony Pictures is, of course, fighting the request, but Murray plans on using the clips to defend himself and show that Jackson was in good health before he died.
Lawyers for Murray and Sony attorneys are due in court Thursday. Murray is charged with giving Jackson an overdose of anesthetic propofol and other sedatives.
I don’t think releasing footage of a very ill Jackson is going to solve anything. People are trying to move on, and he’s just dragging it out. The charge has been laid, you’re guilty, now pay the price.
A ‘sex’ tape of Jennifer Lopez and ex-husband Ojani Noa has been stolen, and Lopez’s lawyers are demanding the return of it, reports CTV.
Lopez is claiming that Ojani’s manager, Ed Meyer, has taken it without her permission. Her lawyer, Cris Armenta, sent a letter to him demanding he appear in court Wednesday to return the footage.
“Claudia Vazquez will bring an ex parte application for relief, or whatever is proper, against you for removing home video data drive from Claudia Vazquez’s home,” the letter reads.
“You were on notice of the order and using false pretences, you removed the drive from her house. You have been asked to return it by Claudia Vazquez, myself, and law enforcement authorities. Bring the drive with you to court. We intend to ask the Court to order you to hand the drive to Jennifer Lopez’s attorney’s immediately.”
Meyer has confirmed that he has the tape, and plans to take it to court. Lopez recently won an injunction against the sale of the video.
“I’ll be in court this morning with the data drive… I’m going to ask that a retired judge be appointed by the court to keep the videos instead of Jay Lavely, Jennifer’s attorney,” said Meyer.
Meyer claims there are “about 15-20 minutes of total nudity between all the different clips among the 27 hours of footage” between Noa and Lopez.
Yikes, for Lopez’s sake, I hope she gets it back and burries it far, far away. Why do celebrities insist on making these tapes? They always get out. Always.
Willie Nelson has settled a marijuana case in court, reports TMZ.
After cops found marijuana on Wilson’s tour bus last year, the country singer has since struck a plea deal in the case and will only have to pay a $500 fine.
If Wilson stays out of trouble for 30 days, the judge will dismiss the case entirely.
Nelson was originally charged with marijuana possession, but has now worked out a deal with prosecutors in which they agreed to reduce the charge in exchange for a no contest plea. Nelson’s lawyer, Joe Turner, said “Willie is glad to have it all behind him. Everyone was very fair.”
And nobody is shocked. Weed to Willie Nelson is like, just part of his soul. He’s earned the right to do whatever he wants. He’s a legend!
Britney Spears is being sued for $10 million over a fragrance, reports CTV.
Spears and her father, Jamie, are reportedly being sued by licensing firm Brand Sense Partners.
The firm is alleging that the two have breached their contract, and claim that the company has stopped receiving their 35 per cent commission from Britney’s fragrance line.
The company is asking for the singer to appear for a deposition in relation to the suit.
Britney’s lawyers state the singer cannot appear in a deposition, though, because her father Jamie has conservatorship over her and controls her affairs.
The company still wants Spears to appear in court, though, stating: “Ms. Spears is competent to testify, and she is the key witness in this case. She has direct knowledge of the operative agreement at the heart of this dispute and has signed each of them.”
The court hearing is set for July 11, where it will be decided if Spears must participate in the court battle. Spears has released multiple fragrances, including ‘Beauty,’ ‘Fantasy’ and ‘Curious.’
Let’s hope they resolve this quickly. Spears is just getting back on track, and the last thing she needs is a very public legal battle!
Sienna Miller has reached an out-of-court settlement with the newspaper ‘News of the World,’ reports E Online.
The settlement will see that the tabloid pay her a whopping $162,000 in damages after it accepted all liability for hacking into the actress’ phone for scoops on her private life. Talk about ruthless journalism.
The tabloid will also provide Miller with a full accounting of the wiretapping that took place between 2004 and 2005. That was when several of of the newspaper’s reporters, three of whom have since been jailed, gained illegal access to the actress’s private voicemails in an effort to dig up dirt on her relationship with then-beau Jude Law.
“We are pleased that we have managed to bring this case to a satisfactory conclusion,” read a statement from the newspaper. “Several weeks ago we admitted liability in certain cases and offered a genuine and unreserved apology. We hope to resolve other cases swiftly.”
Lawyers for the paper then went on to clarify the nature of the material that it’s agreed to disclose to Miller’s camp.
“For the record, reports that have been ordered to disclose 8,000 emails to Ms. Miller are inaccurate,” continued the statement. “The error stems from a reference in court to the fact that a total of 8,000 e-mails were being searched to ascertain whether any Sienna Miller-related material was amongst them.”
Miller’s attorney, Hugh Tomlinson, was quoted telling the court yesterday his client didn’t care about the money (she initially demanded $650,000 in compensation) as much as knowing “the extent of wrongdoing.”
“In those circumstances, her primary concern is not how much money is awarded by way of compensation but to know exactly what the extent was of the hacking which took place,” he said.
Good for her, that’s just a whole other level of privacy-disruption. I’m all for digging for dirt and exposing celebrities, but never would I tap a phone or hide in the bushes to do it. I’ll get my information from someone else.
Ke$ha is suing Wimo Labs company for copyright infringement, reports Perez Hilton.
The singer’s lawyers are going after the makers of a rubber watch strap for the iPod Nano called “TikTok” because it apparently ‘infringes on her rights.’
If Ke$ha’s team gets their way, Wimo Labs will have to turn over their entire supply of straps.
Property expert David Leichtman doesn’t believe this will happen, though. “She’ll have to show consumer studies to show people are making an association between her and the product,” he says.
Yeah, somehow, we don’t see Ke$ha sitting down with her lawyers discussing consumer studies. Jumping on the table and making it rain glitter, maybe. But not this.
At worse, I think the company will just change the name of their product. They are kind of stupid for naming it that, I mean, I could have told them this would end up in a lawsuit. Maybe I should go into marketing.
Former ‘Desperate Housewives’ star Nicollette Sheridan is taking the ‘Housewives’ creator to court, reports E Online.
A Los Angeles Judge has given the go-ahead for the ex-star’s $20 million lawsuit against creator Marc Cherry to proceed to trial. Why is Sheridan taking Cherry to court, you ask? Sheridan sites ‘wrongful termination and assault’ for the lawsuit, claiming Cherry smacked her in the face while on set and then arranged to have her fired when she complained. Talk about harsh.
“It is clear to the court that this is something that needs to go to a jury,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen announced at a hearing yesterday.
Sheridan, who had not appeared at any of the other proceedings in the case, did turn up for the session.
“I’m very happy that I am being treated fairly,” she told reporters outside the courtroom.
The actress, whose character on the hit ABC series met a shocking end (literally, she was electrocuted and killed off), filed her complaint against Cherry a year ago. Sheridan claims that the creator wrongly fired her after she reported to network bosses an incident of assault by Cherry in 2008.
However, last June (after her former costars pledged to support Cherry’s version of events), the actress backed off the abuse claims, filing an amended suit. Sheridan then changed her tune, alleging that the altercation didn’t involve a whack but rather “a light tap on the side of the head.”
But now, she’s going back to her main story. Something about this seems fishy – she just can’t make up her mind about what happened. Maybe the slap across the head caused memory loss.
ABC investigated her allegations, including her assertion that Cherry “took her aside and forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head,” but determined they were “of no merit.”
Now it’s up to a jury to sort it all out. The trial is set to kick off on June 8.
Charlie Sheen has lost his custody battle against estranged wife Brooke Mueller.
The actor, who was hoping to win primary legal and physical custody of their two-year-old twins Bob and Max after Mueller refused to take a drug test last Friday and entered rehab. His plea was rejected.
Mueller, who was in court, seemed “unsteady on her feet”and “glassy-ed” at the hearing but smiled as she left, according to RadarOnline.com.
Sheen on the other hand, had no comment.
While on tour with his “The Violent Torpedo of Truth” show, Sheen reportedly left after his stop at Connecticut last night to be in L.A. for the hearing this morning to ask a judge for full custody of his sons, and possibly take them on tour with him for the final two weeks of his show.
It was said that Mueller refused a drug test last week, which was required as part of her custody settlement with Sheen. According to TMZ.com, video footage was caught of her hocking items in a pawn shop, generating rumours of a relapse. She later checked into rehab.
Sheen first learned of the news about Mueller during his second show in Toronto. Halfway through his performance , comedian Russell Peters (who co-hosted the Toronto gigs), read the report from TMZ about Mueller refusing a drug test, which the former Two and a Half Men star took to mean that he would be regaining custody of his children.
“I’m in Toronto and I get the best news of my life,” he said.
But seeing that Sheen has lost his custody battle, the actor certainly hasn’t been “winning” lately. His entourage also took a hit as one of his goddesses, porn star Bree Olson, decided to leave the tour, and return to her home in Indiana.
Today News reports ‘Survivor’ winner Richard Hatch has been ordered to go back to prison to serve a nine-month sentence for failing to pay taxes on the $1 million he won on the first season of ”Survivor.”
The reality star, who is currently appearing on NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice,” spent more than three years in prison for tax evasion and was released in 2009. Since then he has been serving a three-year term of supervised release. During this period, he was supposed to refile his 2000 and 2001 taxes and pay what he owed, but he never did. Shocker.
During the hearing, Hatch told the judge that he had fully cooperated with the terms of his release, and that his taxes were extremely complicated and he was working with an accountant to determine from the IRS what he owed.
Hatch also told the judge he recently discovered he had a second son and was trying to build a relationship with him. He asked that, because of that and the job opportunities that could come out of his “Celebrity Apprentice” appearance, not to send him back to prison.
I mean, really? You think the judge is going to let you go because you found out you have a son and are on a reality show? Please, if you’re stupid enough to go to jail for something, be released, and do the wrong thing AGAIN, you deserve to go to jail. I have no remorse for this guy. You won a million dollars. Pay your taxes.
I guess this is also going to interfere with The Celebrity Apprentice, which kind of sucks, because I watch the show and thought he was a really good competitor. I don’t understand all of this because on the show, Hatch seems like a really smart guy. How can someone so business-savvy forget to pay his taxes?
Part of me believes he’s willingly not paying them, but that’s just my suspicion. Guess he’ll have to survive in jail for another nine months.
Lindsay Lohan’s father Michael went live on the radio this morning to talk about Lindsay’s court trial, their family problems, and anything else he could exploit to the media. In the radio interview, found on PerezHilton.com, Michael claims Dina has snorted cocaine with Lindsay in the past. When asked if Dina was an enabler for Lindsay, Michael had this to say.
“She drank, she partied, she did coke with Lindsay – give me a break,” said Michael.
“At the begining, before Lindsay went to Betty Ford, Dina was still saying ‘my daughter doesn’t have a problem, she’s fine.’ But now that everyone knows she does and when she admitted it, now she’s coming clean and saying she knew it all along.”
This revelation doesn’t really come as a surprise to me. I mean, everyone knows that Dina’s parenting skills have never been exceptional. Now, to believe this announcement or not is the other issue. Michael has had a long history of lying and stretching the truth to the media, so maybe he is making this up to get back at his ex. It’s obvious they aren’t on the best of terms.
What I do know is that I feel bad for Lindsay. Between her court trials and personal issues, the last thing she needs right now is a very public feud between her parents. Plus, bringing up her drug past is surely not going to help her in her trial. I don’t care how fair the judge claims to be, if they see that Lindsay’s parents are feuding, talking about her drug past, or whatever it may be, this will obviously lead them to see Lindsay in a negative light. Do I think Lindsay is an innocent little angel? No. Did she steal the necklace? Probably. But is it fair that her parents expose her personal life for the whole world to see? Is it okay that I’m sitting here writing about it? No. I can only pray for Lindsay.
Lindsay is still on trial for allegedly stealing a necklace valued at $2,500 from Kamofie & Company. There is supposed video evidence of Lindsay stealing the necklace, but she continues to plead her innocence. The jewlers have had suspicious info in their claims as well, such as the necklace being way overpriced and inconsistencies in their facts.
It has been learned that Lindsay is most likely going to jail for up to six months if sentenced in Judge Keith Schwartz’s court.
Actor Jeff Goldblum sent his lawyer to court Friday to ask a judge for a restraining order against a woman who used to stalk him in advance of her release from a mental institution. Linda Ransom has been stalking Goldblum since 2001 and has been arrested five times in connection with similar activities.
Ransom has been booked for both trespassing and stalking before and, as TMZ reports, will soon be released from the institution that she has been at since she was declared incompetent in 2009.
However, the restraining order that Goldblum’s lawyer wanted was denied by the judge, who said that before an order can be given Ransom will have to pose a new, legitimate threat. Definitely bad news for the guy.
If and when the woman does go after the actor again, it’s likely that an order would be issued, but until then Goldblum will have to wait and hope for the best.
It’s judgement day (again) for Lindsay Lohan but this morning her father Michael Lohan seems to be claiming a lot of the spotlight.
Michael claims that last night he was attacked outside his home by an old man in a black tracksuit, who also, as Michael says, used a sharp object against him.
Sources tell TMZ that Michael exited his Santa Monica home a little before 10:00 PM, on his way to get cigarettes, and was jumped by a man in his 50’s or 60’s, who put him in a choke hold and allegedly cut Michael’s neck twice with a sharp object.
The Santa Monica Police Department confirmed that they did receive a call at 9:56 PM and responded accordingly, but no suspect has been apprehended yet.
According to TMZ, Michael let police know that before the attack, he had received a threatening phone call. Also, Michael has reportedly been attributing the attack to someone’s disliking of his decision to go to Lindsay’s court hearing today.
The Huffington Post reports Santa Barbara Senior Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter said the $50,000 warrants were issued after the couple failed to appear for an arraignment Monday on a felony vandalism charge.
The charges stem after the Quaids were accused of living in a home they previously owned, and causing more than $5,000 in damages.
The Quaids seem to have a history of missing court appearances after missing court dates related to charges of defrauding a housekeeper. Oh cousin Eddie, when will you learn?
Things sure have changed from when we reported that Oksana wanted $6,000 a month, just a couple of weeks back. TMZ reports that Mel is currently sending Oksana $5,000 a month for child support, but she wants even more now.
Oksana thinks that she should be getting $40,000 a month to take care of baby Lucia, but unfortunately for her, the court knows that she’s already receiving just $2,500 per month for another child, a 13-year-old boy, and getting by just fine.
Either Lucia is the world’s most expensive child, or Oksana is crazy.