LINDSAY CHECKS INTO BETTY FORD
Lindsay Lohan checked into the Betty Ford Clinic in Rancho Mirage, California, late last Thursday night – narrowly avoiding a warrant for her arrest. She’s set to begin what is supposed to be a three-month stay, but one never really knows with the fickle Lohan. Earlier on Thursday she showed up at Morningside Recovery but left shortly after because she reportedly “hated it.” According to a source, “She thought the facilities are gross. ...She is interested in going back to Betty Ford because she knows everyone there.” Lohan was previously in Betty Ford in 2010 and made headlines after a tussle with an employee. Her latest stint is part of a plea deal negotiated in March. Had she not checked into a rehab facility by Thursday, she would have been facing an arrest warrant. In other news, Lohan has also rehired her former lawyer, Shawn Holley
LINDSAY SAYS REHAB IS POINTLESS
Lindsay Lohan may finally be in rehab, but she really doesn’t see any reason for her to be there. In an interview with Piers Morgan conducted last month, Lindsay insists she’s not much of a drinker or drug taker. Linds said she had her first drink at 17 and her mom Dina, “made me sleep with vomit still on me so I’d understand how it felt. I didn’t drink again throughout high school. I was too scared!” She added, “I’ve never been a huge drinker. I’ve never woken up in the morning and had a drink.” As for drugs, Lindsay claims to have only done coke, “maybe four or five times in my life.” She added, “Everyone thinks I’m this crazy drug addict who shows up late to everything and behaves so badly. But I’m not. I’m bad with timing." Lindsay has smoked pot, but she says her favorite drug was “ecstasy…I liked that better than the others.” As for rehab, Lindsay says, “I could write the book on rehab. Constantly sending me to rehab is pointless.”
BIEBER ATTACKED ON STAGE
Justin Bieber was attacked on stage during a performance Sunday in Dubai. As the Biebs was singing ‘Believe” at a piano, a young man ran onto the stage and yanked at the pop star, who was able to break free. His security then stormed the stage and caught the attacker, while knocking over the piano. Bieber went on to finish the show.
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY WEDS
Keira Knightley married fiancé James Righton, singer of the pop band Klaxons, Saturday at town hall in the village of Mazan in the French countryside. Eleven people witnessed the ceremony, in which the bride wore a strapless above-the-knee tulle dress, with a Chanel jacket. The couple later celebrated with approximately 50 friends and family at the Knightley family farmhouse.
HONEY BOO BOO’S PARENTS WED
It was a Cinco de Mayo wedding for Honey Boo Boo’s parents. Mama June, a.k.a. June Shannon and Sugar Bear, a.k.a. Mike Thompson, exchanged vows yesterday in McIntyre, Georgia. The entire thing was being filmed for the family’s reality show, with guests specifically told on the invitation that cell phones, cameras or outside video equipment were not welcome. Mama June and Sugar Bear met online nine years ago, and welcomed daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson two years later.
BYNES ADMITS TO NOSE JOB
Amanda Bynes took to Twitter to explain why she keeps complaining about the media using old pictures of her. “The reason I’ve asked all magazines and blogs to stop using old photos of me is I don’t look like that anymore! I had a nose job to remove skin that was like a webbing in between my eyes,” she wrote. “I wasn’t going to tell anyone, but I look so much prettier in my new photos that I don’t want old photos used anymore!”. Bynes added, “I’m so sick of magazines and blogs using old photos! When will they stop? I will never look like that again! Having surgery was the most amazing thing for my confidence!”
MILEY SAYS SHE’S TOPPED MAXIM’S HOT 100 LIST
Miley Cyrus announced on her Twitter feed over the weekend that she has landed on top Maxim’s annual Hot 100 list. Miley apparently let the cat out of the bag, because the magazine had yet to make the official announcement. Last year’s top spot went to Bar Rafaeli, whole previous number ones include Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Katy Perry and Olivia Wilde.
BROOKE MUELLER LOSES KIDS
LA Children and Family Services paid a visit to Brooke Mueller last week to take away her twin boys with ex-husband Charlie Sheen. Sources told TMZ that Mueller’s home was determined to be unsafe for the four-year-olds because she was suspected of using drugs. The kids are now in the custody of Charlie’s other famous ex, Denise Richards, who is also the mother of his two daughters. A court hearing has reportedly been set for this week. Reports claimed that after the kids were taken away, Brooke was put on an involuntary psychiatric hold at UCLA Medical Center, but was released Friday, after she sobered up and was “deemed not a danger to herself.” Doctors tried to get her to seek treatment but she refused. There’s no official word on why Sheen didn’t get custody of the boys, but between his well-documented antics and Mueller’s multiple failed stints in rehab, it seems like a good
AMERICAN IDOL RATINGS HIT NEW LOWS/HARRY CONNICK JR. APPROACHED TO BE A JUDGE
American Idol hit new lows last Thursday night. Only 11 million viewers tuned in and the show only had a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49, down 7 percent from last week. In a bid to change things up and hopefully halt the show’s ratings free-fall, American Idol reps are reportedly looking for new judges for next season. Recent Idol guest mentor Harry Connick Jr. told E! that he has been approached about taking a seat on the judges’ panel. “You know, they kinda wanted to know if I would be interested in it,” Connick Jr. said. “It’s been talked about before, who knows what’ll happen in the future.”
KIM AND KANYE SET WEDDING DATE?
RadarOnline.com claims it has all the details of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s alleged impending nuptials. An insider source reportedly told Radar the two expectant parents have finally set a date for their wedding. They are reportedly planning to wed right after the baby is born. “Kim’s choice at the moment is a starlight ceremony in California’s Big Sur,” the insider said. Apparently, Kanye has agreed to all of Kim’s plans, but he has made it completely clear that he does not want any media at the wedding and they will not sell their wedding photos for profit.
Meanwhile, Kim was setting the Internet abuzz with her over $7,000 maternity outfit she wore in Paris last month. The red dress was Valentino and cost $5,500, while her sandals were Azzedine Alaia and worth $2,155.
RHOA STAR FAKED DIVORCE FOR BRAVO CAMERAS
We always knew reality shows were fake! Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams is accused of faking her divorce from former NFL hubby Kordell Stewart for the cameras! According to Media Take Out, Williams and Stewart were in cahoots in the scheme to save their spot on the show. The couple supposedly cooked up the divorce drama storyline in order to convince producers to keep them on- and it seems to have worked. Although TMZ reported that Stewart officially filed for divorce on March 22, sources say Williams and Stewart are currently living together and “are still very much a married couple.”
MORE FOOTAGE OF REESE’S ARREST RELEASED
Even more embarrassing footage from Reese Witherspoon’s arrest surfaced online Friday. In a TMZ-obtained dash-cam video from the actress' April 19 booking for disorderly conduct, Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth are heard arguing about the incident. "He asked you to get in the car and all you should have done is let me get arrested," Toth says. He adds, “Now you’ve turned it into national news.” Toth was initially pulled over for a DUI, and a drunk and panicked Witherspoon tried to come to his defense, but ended up getting herself arrested too. Interestingly, Reese was spotted over the weekend wearing a baseball cap with the Atlanta Police Department logo on it.
IT’S TRUMP VS. STEWART
Donald Trump was on a Twitter tear on last week over Daily Show host Jon Stewart. Trump actually started the war last month by tweeting that Stewart was a “phony,” adding, "If Jon Stewart is so above it all & legit, why did he change his name from Jonathan Leibowitz? He should be proud of his heritage!" He then added, “I promise you that I'm much smarter than Jonathan Leibowitz -- I mean Jon Stewart," which some readers felt was anti-Semitic. Stewart didn’t directly respond to Trump, but last week on the Daily Show he referred to The Apprentice host as “F***face von Clownstick.” Well, that set Trump off even more, tweeting, “Amazing how the haters & losers keep tweeting the name 'F***face Von Clownstick' like they are so original & like no one else is doing it…,” adding that Stewart was, “an overrated a--hole. Total phony." But Stewart got the last word in (for now), responding to the criticism about his name change on the Daily Show Twitter feed by writing, “Can't an overrated Jew have a complicated relationship with his dad without being accused of hiding his heritage? #F---FaceVonClownstick."