LINDSAY REHAB DRAMA
Looks like Lindsay Lohan may have caught another break. Yesterday she allegedly checked herself into Morningside Recovery in Newport Beach, CA, (see story below) even though it wasn’t approved by prosecutors (she made the switch because Seafield in New York wouldn’t let her smoke). In court yesterday, Santa Monica City Attorney Terry White said he felt blindsided by the last minute change. He also had issues with Morningside, because he found several articles criticizing the facility. A judge gave prosecutors a week to investigate the rehab before he decides anything about Lindsay’s status. If she has to be moved, she will be forced to start her treatment over. As for Morningside’s problems, TMZ reports it recently had its license suspended because a 20-year-old patient being treated for bulimia and alcohol addiction died at the facility, and they were not licensed to treat people with eating disorders. The patient’s family is now suing. TMZ says that in addition, state investigators suspended the facility’s license in 2012 for allegedly being careless about prescription drugs. One state official called Morningside “a substantial threat” to the public’s health and safety.
LINDSAY LIED ABOUT CHECKING IN TO REHAB
Meanwhile, it looks like Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer actually lied to the court yesterday. At the same time Mark Heller told the judge she was already locked down in rehab at Morningside Recovery, Lindsay was photographed at Fry’s Electronics in Fountain Valley, CA. As of 11 am, TMZ reported that Lindsay was still not at Morningside. In fact, they say her car drove up to the facility around that time but she never got out and the vehicle left with her still inside.
NICKI INSULTS MARIAH ON TWITTER
Although they’ve spent all season together on American Idol, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey still don’t like each other. During Wednesday night’s show, the pair got into a heated exchange and now Nicki has taken that war to Twitter. Clearly talking about Mariah, Nicki tweeted, “why a woman SO successful at her age, is still so INSECURE and bitter.” She then made reference to rumors that Mariah was going to be replaced by Jennifer Lopez, writing, "All dem #1s but JLo phone ringin? Lol. I guess having a personality, being a secure woman, and giving genuine critique still trumps that."
BEYONCE’S DIVA TOUR DEMANDS
Britain’s Daily Star got a hold of what they claim is the rider for Beyonce’s current Mrs. Carter Show World Tour and it’s certainly a doozy. Apparently, Beyonce is very specific with her demands, even when it comes to the color of her toilet paper. Among her requirements: bathrooms with new toilet seats and red toilet paper; crew members dressed in 100% cotton; Alkaline water chilled to 21 degrees and served with $900 titanium straws and hand-carved ice balls to be provided after her show to cool her throat. Meanwhile E! reports that at Bey’s O2 arena shows, which run through Sunday, not only is she using the venue’s newly-refurbished dressing rooms, she’s also using the space set aside for entire sports teams. A source told the London Evening Standard, “they are much bigger…and she was given free rein to refurbish them to her own taste.”
KNIGHTLEY TO MARRY THIS WEEKEND
Keira Knightley won’t be single for much longer. According to the New York Post, the Pirates of the Caribbean star is set to wed fiancé James Righton this weekend in the South of France. Reports claim the pair will tie the knot in a small, private ceremony near Nice.
THE LATEST ON KRIS KROSS RAPPER’S DEATH
TMZ reports that Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly had been using cocaine and heroin the night before he died. According to the Atlanta police report, Kelly’s mom Donna Kelly Pratt called 911 asking for medical assistance, and paramedics arrived at 3 pm, finding the 34-year-old unresponsive with “no signs of life.” They tried to revive him but were unable to do so. Chris’ mother told cops the rapper had an “extensive history of drug use,” and had been doing speedballs (a combination of heroin and cocaine) the night before. She said she had taken him home to recover from the drug use and that he felt nauseous all morning, and eventually passed out.
REESE PLEADS NO CONTEST IN CONNECTION WITH ATLANTA ARREST
Lawyers for Reese Witherspoon yesterday pled no contest in connection with her arrest in Atlanta last month. Her husband, Jim Toth, who was also arrested for DUI, pled guilty. Reese entered the plea to a charge of physical obstruction of another and will pay a $213 fine. Jim pled guilty to DUI, but received no jail time. Instead he must perform 40 hours of community service and attend an alcohol education program He was also placed on 12 months probation.
REESE OPENS UP ABOUT ARREST
In related news...Reese Witherspoon sat down for an interview with Good Morning America yesterday, her first since her arrest for disorderly conduct in Atlanta last month. Reese said that she and husband Jim Toth (who was busted for DUI), “made a mistake and it was something that will absolutely never happen again,” adding “It’s just completely unacceptable and we are so sorry and embarrassed.” Reese said “it was just one of those nights,” explaining that she and Jim, “went out to dinner in Atlanta and had one too many glasses of wine. We thought we were fine to drive and we absolutely were not…We know better and we shouldn’t have done that.” She admits she was “disrespectful” to her arresting officer, but says she doesn’t remember pulling the “I’m famous” card. “I literally panicked,” she said. “I said all kinds of crazy things. I told him I was pregnant. I’m not pregnant.” Witherspoon said that telling her children was tough. “We have to say, you know, when you make a mistake, you take responsibility and we are taking responsibility and doing everything in our power to make it right.” Another lesson she learned – “When a police officer tells you to stay in the car, you stay in the car. I learned that for sure.”
BYNES GOES TOPLESS ON TWITTER/DENIES SHE’S NOT INSANE
Amanda Bynes is acting crazy on Twitter again. The actress posted topless photos of herself on Wednesday, although she did cover up her assets. In one, Amanda sits on her bathroom sink, her boobs covered by her blond hair, with the caption, “long hair don’t care.” In another she’s wearing only ripped tights, with the caption, “Rawr!” Earlier in the week, Amanda talked to In Touch, insisting that despite what everyone is saying, she’s not crazy. “I have no clue [why people say I’m insane]. Every time I’ve heard it, it came from an ugly person’s mouth, so I don’t care,” said the 27-year-old. “The only ones lying about me having a mental illness are people I don’t talk to. I only have hot friends. They have my back until I die.” She also denied reports that she smokes pot, and insists she doesn’t drink because she’s “allergic to alcohol.”
BYNES STARTS TWITTER WAR WITH McCARTHY
Meanwhile, after Amanda Bynes’ former publicist Jonathan Jaxson started a rumor that cops were called to Amanda’s home, the What A Girl Wants star wound up in a Twitter war with Jenny McCarthy. Jackson first tweeted, “I just spoke to @AmandaBynes and she is soooo messed up on drugs and please @NY_POLICE find her and help her! I don't know her address!” McCarthy then got caught up in the drama by tweeting that cops were at Amanda’s home, along with “I hope they get her help. Enough of this circus. She needs help.” Well, that put Amanda on the warpath, and she started to insult McCarthy tweeting, “@JennyMcCarthy you’re ugly! Police weren’t at my house old lady! Shut the f**k up! Aren't u 50 years old? I'm 27, u look 80 compared to me! Why are you talking about me?” But when McCarthy apologized writing, “looking out for ya,” Bynes seemed to change her tune writing, “Thanks! I’m sorry I offended you! You’re beautiful I was lying.”
KUNIS IS FHM’S SEXIEST WOMAN
Mila Kunis has been named Sexiest Woman in the World by the readers of FHM magazine. Ashton Kutcher’s girlfriend made quite a jump from last year, when she placed only 14th. “I'm absolutely thrilled to be voted the Sexiest Woman… It's a lovely confidence boost, especially when there are so many beautiful girls out there," Kunis, said. Coming in at number two was Rihanna followed by British soap stars Helen Flanagan and Michelle Keegan, model Kelly Brook, The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco, singer-songwriter Pixie Lott, Sports Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton, Girls Aloud’s Cheryl Cole, and Irish model Georgia Salpa.
BETHENNY STILL LIVING WITH EX
Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are almost divorced, but their living situation is certainly odd. Since the pair is fighting over their four-bedroom New York City apartment, Life & Style reports they’re both still living in it. And the living situation is definitely uncomfortable. Sources say Bettheny has been locking herself in her bedroom because she’s worried Jason is watching her every move to use things against her in their divorce battle. In a recent interview, Bethenny said she was shocked their divorce didn’t turn out amicable, but sources close to Jason say Bethenny is to blame for it turning nasty. Initially they had agreed to co-parent daughter Bryn, but then she filed for sole custody. “Did Bethenny really think Jason was just going to walk away from Bryn? Jason won’t be railroaded out of his daughter’s life. Period,” an insider told Radaronline. “Bethenny brought all of this on herself, and she can put an end to it. She has to put the needs of their daughter ahead of her own selfish ego.”