Friday, December 28, 2007

Fergie and Josh Duhamel Engaged!

Stacy Ferguson, aka Fergie from the hip hop group Black Eyed Peas and most recently reaching solo success with such hits as "Big Girls Don't Cry" "Clumsy" and " Glamorous" is engaged to long time boyfriend Josh Duhamel from the NBC hit TV show Las Vegas (and formerly as heartthrob Leo opposite Rebecca Budig's Greenlee on the ABC soap All My Children {FYI Rebecca Budig returns to AMC on ABC in January}).

Congrats to Fergie and Josh on their engagement!

Brandy Cleared Of All Criminal Charges In Last Year's Deadly Traffic Accident

Singer/actress Brandy Norwood was cleared of any wrongdoing in the fatal traffic accident that killed a mother and wife on a California Highway last December. Happy New Year, Brandy!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Jessica Alba Is Pregnant And Engaged

Jessica Alba is nearly four months pregnant and engaged to her long time boyfriend Cash Warren. Congrats to Ms. Alba!

Mischa Barton Arrested In West Hollywood

Mischa Barton was arrested in West Hollywood, CA at 2:45 am earlier today. The former "O.C." star was busted on suspicion of DUI, possession of marijuana and a controlled substance and driving without a valid license.

According the police reports, Barton "was seen straddling two lanes of traffic and failed to signal when making a turn." Cops then pulled her over and determined she was not in possession of a valid license but instead in the possession of marijuana and possibly under the influence of alcohol.

Mischa was released from police custody before noon today on $10,000 bail.

Paris Hilton's Family Inheritance Going To Charity Via Grandfather Barron Hilton

I helped her as much as I could back in May and June during her jailhouse drama. I even appeared on Ryan Seacreast's Los Angeles based morning radio show and on Geraldo Rivera's New York City based Fox News Channel live weekend cable television show in defense of the heiress we all know as Paris Hilton. But no one can seem to help her out of this dilemma:

The inheritance that would have been received by Paris, her sister Nicky and her two younger brothers will be donated to charity. Grandfather Barron Hilton has decided to give 97% of his $2.6 billion dollar fortune away to charity in lieu of allowing his grandchildren to inherit the money.

For Paris, I'm sure THAT'S NOT HOT!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Amy Winehouse Arrested Tuesday For Perversion Of Justice; Released Earlier Today

Grammy-Nominated singer Amy Winehouse was arrested and jailed by London police Tuesday for Perversion of Justice (the British equivalent of the United States' Obstruction of Justice) in the case pending against her currently jailed husband Blake Fielder-Civil.

Amy was released from police custody in the pre dawn hours earlier this morning. Winehouse is nominated for 6 Grammy awards. The Grammy Awards will be held February 5, 2008.

Britney Spears' 16 Year Old Sister Is Pregnant

Jamie-Lynn Spears, the 16 year old sister of pop singer Britney Spears, is 3 months pregnant with her first child. Jamie-Lynn is best known as Zoey on the Nickelodeon hit kid's TV Series Zoey 101. Jamie-Lynn's long time boyfriend Casey Alridge is the father of the unborn child. The expecting parents met in church several years back.

In related news, a Christian Publishing Company has suspended plans indefinitely for a book on parenting that Britney and Jamie-Lynn's mother Lynne Spears had been working on.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Breaking News : O.J. Simpson Free On $125,000 Bail; Ordered To Surrender His Passport To Avoid Fleeing Charges

O.J. Simpson has been granted bail set at $125,000 this morning by a judge in a Las Vegas courtroom. The disgraced former football star was ordered to surrender his passport to the court as he has been deemed a flight risk thanks to his 1994 high-speed white Bronco chase down the freeway in California with his friend Al Cowlings shortly after the murders of his ex-wife and her male friend.

Simpson is due back in court in October. He may leave Las Vegas, but not the U.S.

Foxy Brown's Manager Says The Jailed Rapper Isn't Pregnant

Could Foxy Brown aka Inga Marchand have actually lied in Manhattan Criminal Court about being 3 months pregnant?


Foxy, who is currently serving a 1 year sentence in a Rikers Island Women's Jail Facility for violating her probation, told the media (and her attorney told Judge Melissa Jackson) that the rapper was expecting and about 3 months along (and that the rapper was engaged to be married as well). The "revelation" didn't keep Brown out of jail obviously, and now the rapper's management have released a statement saying Foxy is not pregnant after all.

How convenient.

O.J. Simpson Facing Additional Charges Of Conspiracy To Commit Kidnapping In Las Vegas Robbery Case; Hearing Scheduled For Later Today

O.J. Simpson is facing additional charges of Conspiracy To Commit Kidnapping in the alleged armed robbery case that has rocked the city of Las Vegas this week. OJ Simpson's arraignment is scheduled for later today in a Las Vegas courtroom.

Simpson now faces a total of 11 counts of charges: 10 felony charges and 1 misdemeanor charge, including armed robbery, burglary and the most recently added charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping.

If convicted on all counts, Simpson could spend the the remainder of his life in jail.

Simpson is currently being held in an 8' x 3' Las Vegas jail cell without bail.

Britney Spears Ordered To Court Mandated Drug & Alcohol Testing Twice Weekly

A judge in the Britney Spears/Kevin Federline custody battle has ordered that the pop star must be tested for controlled substances and alcohol twice a week.

The judge said:
"There is a habitual, frequent, and continuous use of controlled substances and alcohol by Britney Spears."

The judge also ordered that custody stays at 50/50 for now, Britney and KFed can't publicly defame each other or each other's family members, corporal punishment against the kids is strictly forbidden by either parent or anyone else, both parents must complete the "Parenting Without Conflict" program and go to co-parenting counseling together. In addition, both parents must not drink or take controlled substances during the care of their children or 12 hours before taking care of their children.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Britney Spears: The Latest Post VMA News

Britney Spears has a lot going on lately. Fox News has reported that Britney Spears will lose custody of SPF and JJ temporarily. They claim sources are telling them Commissioner Scott Gordon will hand SPF and JJ over to KFed full-time temporarily due to information the courts have received over the weekend.

Britney's now former lawyer Laura Wasser disputes that. She says custody remains 50/50 for now and no other decisions have been made. Yesterday was Laura's last day as Britney's lawyer, where she attended a 2-hour hearing with Britney's former bodyguard. He is the "secret witness" Gloria Allred brought to Britney and KFed's custody hearing today testified about Brit's drug use and nudity after rehab. Tony Barretto, the former bodyguard, was hired when Britney got out of rehab and was fired in May 2007 because allegedly he didn't hear her when she told him to pick up her hat.

Tony said he came forward, because being a father himself he became extremely concerned for the safety of Spears' sons, Sean and Jayden.

Neither Spears' or Federline's attorneys chose to cross-examine him. His declaration went "unrefuted and unchallenged."

Upon the news of her severing ties with Spears', Laura Wasser told People Magazine , "I don't want anyone to perceive that we're dumping Britney. In a lot of attorney-client relationships, there comes a time when some fresh blood is necessary."

Spears' manager Jeff Kwatinetz has quit working for the pop princess as well.

Britney Spears' fifth studio album is set to be released on November 13, 2007.

O.J. Simpson Arrested In Las Vegas; In Jail Now And Being Held Without Bail

O.J. Simpson is sitting in a Las Vegas jail at this moment. He has been charged with multiple counts of armed robbery and burglary for an incident that took place last Thursday at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino.

Simpson and his entourage allegedly demanded that sports related items and other alleged personal belongings of OJ be returned to him by setting up a vigilante style sting operation that was caught on audio tape and released to the media yesterday.

Simpson, who was acquitted in the 1995 Los Angeles criminal trial for the murders of his wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, faces a minimum of 35 years in jail if convicted on all the charges he is currently facing in Vegas. He was not granted bail because prosecutors consider him a flight risk with no known ties to the Las Vegas community.

The next hearing for the case is Wednesday, where Simpson will be present and bail will more than likely be brought to the court's attention by the Defense and argued against by the Prosecutors.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Britney Spears' Opening Act: Gimme More (Dancing, That Is)

Britney Spears opened last night's MTV VMA's with her new single Gimme More (see video of the performance above)

The VMA's were decent but not great. Britney Spears opened the show with an air of naughty nervousness. Although much of the press Brit is receiving around her performance is negative, I would like to say that she did fairly well (all things considered). She looks great for a mother of two and for someone who survived marriage to K-Fed-Ex. She should have danced a little more though. Her lack of confidence after a four year absence from performing on MTV showed. Otherwise, it was reasonably entertaining. Reportedly, Spears broke down and cried tears of disappointment backstage after her performance. It is reported that Sarah Silverman's jokes about the Spears-Federline children had Britney upset as well.

Alicia Keys rocked her new single No One and her remake of George Michael's Freedom '90.

During Keys' performance, Kid Rock walked up to Tommy Lee and backhand smacked him in the face right next to P. Diddy. Then, naturally, a fight broke out between the two rockers. Pamela Anderson was in attendance and caught in the middle of the war (not physically).

Nicole Scherzinger's pre-show performance with Lil Wayne of her new single Whatever U Like was fantastic. Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado and Timbaland's closing was great too. I also enjoyed (dare I say it) 50 Cent with JT and Timbaland doing Ayo Technology as well. Gym Class Heroes and Fall Out Boy were cool as usual. Rihanna shined performing Shut Up And Drive with Fall Out Boy.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Beyonce's Interview With Latina Magazine

Beyonce Knowles -- who is up for "Female Artist of the Year" at the VMAs and is reportedly up for a Latin Grammy along with Shakira for their collaboration on "Beautiful Liar" -- just did an interview with Latina Magazine.

Beyonce says:

"I'm just jealous that I wasn't born Latina. I wish I had been because the culture is so beautiful."

Beyonce really seems to appreciate Latin culture. She has been singing in Spanish at the concerts on her tour as well.

Beyonce goes on to say:

"I noticed a big difference between speaking to all of the Latino stations and speaking to the pop stations or the other stations. With the Latino stations, there was so much love and everyone is so genuine."

Although Ms. Knowles is of African American and Creole descent, she noticed the warmth of the Latino culture. Que rico!

Foxy Brown Sentenced To 1 Year In Jail; Returns Teary Eyed To Her Rikers Island Cell

Foxy Brown (real name Inga Marchand) will be spending at least the next 8 months of the 1 year jail sentence she received Friday in Manhattan Criminal Court in a Rikers Island Facility Jail Cell. Foxy was sentenced yesterday for charges of violating her probation. Judge Melissa Jackson told Foxy that she is "a great actress" and that her apology for her crimes are "too little, too late".

The 3 month pregnant rapper will likely give birth to her child in jail. She was sent back to her jail cell at the Rikers Island Rose M. Singer Center for Women in East Elmhurst, Queens. Foxy has been jailed in that same facility after being sentenced to jail on the spot by Judge Jackson during her court appearance two weeks ago.

Outside the courtroom on Centre Street, cops from New Jersey (where Foxy/Inga allegedly lied to police about her birthdate and state of residence last month) told the media that she got what she deserved. The bad news didn't end there for the rapper, who turned 29 this past Thursday. Foxy/Inga was also indicted in Kings County (Brooklyn, NY) for her alleged attack on a Brooklyn woman with a BlackBerry in May 2007. She was also indicted on charges of battery in connection with an incident at a Florida hair salon in February 2007.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Jennifer Lopez Video For "Do It Well"

Jennifer Lopez
Do It Well
In Stores October 9

DeBarge Brothers Arrested Just Days Apart In Separate Incidents

Jonathan Arthur "Chico" DeBarge was busted on August 30 for allegedly having illegal drugs and cash in his car. The LAPD says that Chico DeBarge and a female companion were driving a Toyota Camry on a Los Angeles highway when an officer observed them stop in a turn lane and switch seats. When they were pulled over by California Highway Patrol, cops say "illegal drugs and cash" were found in the car.

Chico's older brother Eldra "El" DeBarge is also in jail. The 46-year-old former singer was arrested on August 26 for charges of domestic abuse. He's being held on $20,000 bail and has not been released yet.

Eldra "El" was the lead singer of the hot 80s groups DeBarge. They had such hits as "Rhythm of the Night" and "All This Love".

Jonathan "Chico" had a solo career with songs like "Listen To Your Man" and "No Guarantee".

Anna Nicole Smith: We Will Never Forget

Poster of the late Anna Nicole Smith on Allen Street in Lower East Side, Manhattan, NYC.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Halle Berry Is Pregnant

Halle Berry confirmed to NBC's Access Hollywood that she is 3 months pregnant by her boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry.

Happy Birthday Rose McGowan

Actress Rose McGowan turns 34 years old today (September 5).

Jude Law Arrested For Allegedly Attacking Paparazzo In London

Jude Law turned himself into London police and was arrested for allegedly attacking a photographer in London.

The 34 year old actor reportedly began screaming "pedophile" at the paparazzi after photos of Law with his children were repeatdly taken outside in London.

Law was released on an unspecified amount of bail and is due in court in London next month.
Jude Law's attorney, Graham Shear, has released to following statement to the press:

"I can confirm that Jude Law voluntarily attended Marylebone Police Station yesterday following an alleged incident outside his house earlier in the day. Mr. Law provided the police with a statement regarding his denials of allegations by a 'paparazzi' photographer against him and made his own allegations concerning the photographer. Jude has the utmost respect for the police and whilst this is an ongoing matter no further comment will be made."

"Spiderman" Star Tobey Maguire Weds Universal Studios President's Daughter In Hawaiian Ceremony

Actor Tobey Maguire has married his longtime girlfriend Jennifer Meyer in a ceremony in Hawaii, his publicist Kelly Bush confirms.

Tobey and Jennifer have a 9 month old daughter together named Ruby.

Jennifer Meyer is the daughter of Ron Meyer, president and chief operating officer of Universal Studios.

Britney Spears To Perform At 2007 MTV Video Music Awards; Pop Singer Scheduled To Open The Show

Now that Britney Spears has released her new single Gimme More to radio stations last week, the buzz is that the pop star will open the MTV VMA's on Sunday night in Las Vegas with a performance of the song from her upcoming album.

Spears' last memorable performance at the annual awards show was in 2003 alongside former rival Christina Aguilera and mega superstar Madonna.

Reportedly, Britney will integrate an illusion by her alleged new beau magician Criss Angel into her opening act.

Rapper/mega producer Timbaland has voiced his skepticism about Spears performing at all. Timbaland is the Musical Director of this year's awards show on MTV.

Kate Hudson Banned By Wilson Family From Visiting Former Beau Owen Wilson After Hospital Release

While actor Owen Wilson is recovering from his suicide attempt, his ex-girlfriend Kate Hudson isn't being allowed any contact with her former beau, the New York Daily News is reporting.

Kate Hudson is said to be extremely "frustrated" by the Wilson family banning her from visiting Owen, who was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California just days ago.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Owen Wilson Attempts Suicide At His California Home; Actor Is Now Hospitalized In Stable Condition

911 call logs released today confirm that actor Owen Wilson tried to commit suicide at his home. Wilson was found by a shocked relative on Sunday afternoon at his home in California with both his wrists cut and bloodied and overdosed on pills. He is now at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center recovering and in "stable" condition. The 38 year old actor released a brief statement to the press asking for privacy:

"I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time."

Owen starred in the films as Wedding Crashers and Zoolander and other successful and lucrative films in recent years. He has a film being released next month and he was set to star in two more films: one opposite Jennifer Aniston, the other with his Zoolander co-star Ben Stiller.

Speculation as to why Wilson made an attempt on his own life vary. Some sources say his recent public relationship and breakup with his You, Me And Dupree co-star Kate Hudson may have triggered the incident. Kate Hudson was photographed over the weekend getting close to actor Dax Shepard.

Singer Courtney Love paints a different scenario.

Courtney feels that Steven Coogan aka Alan Partridge is partly to blame for Owen's downward spiral. Owen and Steve were due to appear in the film Tropic Thunder together alongside Ben Stiller.

Courtney said:

"Under normal circumstances I wouldn't comment but I care too much about Owen. I went through it with Steve. I tried to warn Owen. I tried to warn his friends."

Ms. Love thinks Steve took Owen's drug use to the next level. The Daily Mail reports that the morning of his attempted suicide, Owen had taken a cocktail of Crystal Meth and Oxycontin.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Song Of The Day: "Apologize" Timbaland featuring OneRepublic

From the album Shock Value by Timbaland.

OneRepublic's self titled-album coming soon.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

FLASHBACK Song Of The Day: Candlebox "Far Behind"


Far Behind

Now maybe
I didn't mean to treat you bad
But I did it anyway
And now maybe
Some would say your life was sad
But you lived it anyway
And now maybe
Your friends they stand beside they watch you crumble
As you falter to the ground
And now maybe
Your friends they stand beside as you were flying
Oh you were flying oh so high
But then someday people look at you
for what they call their own
They watch you suffer
Yeah they hear you coming home
But then some day we could take our time
To brush the leaves aside so you can reach us
But you left me far behind

Now maybe
I didn't mean to treat you oh so bad
But I did it anyway
Now maybe
some would say you're left with what you had
But you couldn't share the pain
No, no, no, no

Couldn't share the pain
they watch you suffer
Now maybe
I could have made my own mistakes
But I live with what I've known
Then maybe
we might share in something great
Won't you look at where we've grown
Won't you look at where we've gone
But then someday comes, tomorrow holds
a sense of what I fear for you in my mind
As you trip the final line
And that cold day when you lost control
Shame you left my life so soon
you should have told me
Hey but you left me far behind

Now maybe
I didn't meant to treat you oh so bad
Oh but I did it anyway
Now maybe
some would say you're left with what you had
Oh but you couldn't share the pain
Hey, no, no, no, no

Now maybe
I didn't mean to treat you oh so bad
But I did it anyway
No maybe
some would say you're left with what you had
But you couldn't share the pain
I said times have changed your friends
They come and watch you crumble to the ground
They watch you suffer
Yeah they hold you down
Hold you down
I didn't mean to treat you bad
But you left me far behind
Left me far behind
Left me far behind

6 Year Anniversary Of The Death Of Singer/Actress Aaliyah

Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001), best known simply as Aaliyah, was an American singer, dancer, model and actress. Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Detroit, Michigan from the age of 5, Aaliyah was introduced to audiences by R&B singer R. Kelly. Aaliyah became famous during the mid-1990s with several hit records from the songwriting/production team of Missy Elliott & Timbaland and their associate Steve "Static" Garrett. Aaliyah soon joined Timbaland's R&B and hip hop collective, the Superfriends Clique.

Aaliyah signed with her uncle Barry Hankerson's Blackground Records label in 1993 at the age of 14. She released her debut album, titled Age Ain't Nothing but a Number, in 1994 at the age of 15. R. Kelly, was a leading songwriter and producer on her debut album.

One In A Million, Aaliyah's second album, was chiefly written and produced by then-unknowns Missy Elliott and Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley. One in a Million was released on August 27, 1996 when Aaliyah was 17 years of age. The album became a landmark in Aaliyah's career, garnering her mass critical acclaim. The album was certified double-platinum within a year, making Aaliyah a major R&B star and igniting the successful careers of Missy Elliott and Timbaland.

In 2000, Aaliyah co-starred with Jet Li in the martial arts film Romeo Must Die, which debuted at number one at the box office. Aaliyah and Timbaland executive produced the film's soundtrack album and Aaliyah contributed four songs: "Are You Feelin' Me?," "I Don't Wanna," "Come Back in One Piece," a duet with rapper DMX, and the international number one hit "Try Again." Aaliyah made history once more when "Try Again" became the first song to ever reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 based solely on the strength of its radio airplay, without any single sales factored in.

Aaliyah's third studio album, the self-titled Aaliyah, was released on July 17, 2001. The album was an instant critical success. Aaliyah introduced a darker and edgier side to Aaliyah's music and was noted as having showcased her growth as an artist. Around the time of the album's recording and release she had been filming Queen of the Damned, which helped her show a dark and edgy side as her character was a deadly vampire villain. She also had just landed a role that was sure to make her an international film star: a part in the two sequels to The Matrix starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne.

On Saturday, August 25, 2001, at 6:49 pm (EST), just after completion of filming for the "Rock the Boat" video, Aaliyah and various members of her record company boarded a twin engine Cessna 402B (N8097W) at Marsh Harbour, Abaco Island, Bahamas to travel to Opa-Locka Airport near Miami, Florida. The plane crashed shortly after takeoff about 200 feet from the runway. Pilot Luis Morales III and all eight passengers, including 22 year-old Aaliyah, were killed in the aviation accident. According to findings from an inquest conducted by the coroner's office in the Bahamas, Aaliyah suffered from "severe burns and a blow to the head," in addition to severe shock. The coroner theorized that, even if Aaliyah had survived the crash, her recovery would have been virtually impossible given the severity of her injuries.

The private funeral for Aaliyah was held on August 31 at Saint Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church in Manhattan, NYC. A public memorial for Aaliyah was held at Cipriani's on 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan, NYC that same day and was open to the public for most of the day. I attended that memorial.

Aaliyah is missed and will always be remembered by her fans, friends and most importantly, by her family.

Rashad Haughton, Aaliyah's brother, wrote a special poem for his late sister.

Click here to read it on

Forever Young


Aaliyah Videos:

I Don't Wanna

One In A Million

We Need A Resolution

More Than a Woman

Are You That Somebody

I Miss U (Aaliyah tribute video)

Friday, August 24, 2007

SPCA LA Investigates Britney Spears' Puppy Incident

After an overwhelming amount of complaints today via e-mail and telephone calls to SPCA of Los Angeles, the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals paid Britney Spears a visit today. Britney's young puppy London reportedly sustained a broken leg in an incident in her home. Spears allegedly is not currently in Los Angeles and was not at home at the time of the SPCA visit earlier today. A note was left and given to Spears' housekeeper by the SPCA rep.

The SPCA of LA has expressed their desire to make sure the puppy is being treated properly post-injury.

Information has surfaced that PETA has been notified of the incident and a paparazzi photo of Spears with her children and the puppy (complete with leg cast) was provided to PETA as well.

Check out several pics of Spears with her kids and London (and his cast) here:

Britney Experts Gallery - Britney playing with her kids in her garden (8/8)

Britney Spears' Small Young Puppy London Has A Broken Leg

Britney's young puppy London was involved in an incident where his leg was broken and now he is sporting a cast. The National Enquirer reports that Britney Spears' assistant/"cousin" Alli Sims noticed that the puppy was not walking correctly and appeared to be in pain while whimpering and hiding under the crib. The puppy was then taken to a private vet for treatment and a cast.

See the puppy London in a cast with Britney and the kids here:

Song Of The Day: "Don't Stop The Music" by Rihanna

Rihanna's new single "Don't Stop The Music" from her latest album Good Girl Gone Bad.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Nicole Richie Checks Into Jail For Her 4 Day Sentence; Pregnant Actress Released in 82 Minutes From Custody

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department made this statement to the media regarding the 82-minute incarceration of the pregnant Ms. Nicole Richie:

"On August 23 2007, at 3:15 PM Miss Nicole Camille Richie reported to CRDF and surrendered herself following a July 27 arrest, she was sentenced to serve 96 hours in County Jail. Miss Richie was accompanied by her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley and her boyfriend Joel Madden. Miss Richie was booked and processed into the jail system. Miss Richie was cooperative during the process. Based on her sentence and federal court guidelines, Miss Richie was released at 4:37 PM today."

Nicole Richie spent only 82 minutes (1 hour and 22 minutes) in jail today and only 35 of those minutes were spent in an actual jail cell.

So far (like I always said from the start) Paris Hilton's sentencing (45 days= 23 days served in jail/22 days good time behavior credits) seems to be the harshest sentence given to a high profile celebrity in recent years (especially considering the cocaine felonies that disappeared from La Lohan's case and pregnant Nicole Richie's quickie stay at Lynwood).

La Lohan Triumphs Over The California Justice System

Lindsay Lohan
pleaded no contest to two counts of DUI (driving with a .08 blood alcohol level or higher) through her attorney Blair Berk in a Los Angeles courtroom earlier today. By law, Lohan becomes a second offender (with two DUIs) and must serve a minimum of four days in jail. But the judge cut that in half by ordering her to perform 10 days of community service in lieu of two of the days. The judge also gave Lindsay one day credit for time served when she was busted. That means La Lohan will probably spend only one day in jail (or less, as in the case of Nicole Richie, who spent only 82 minutes in jail today and only 35 of those minutes were spent in an actual jail cell).

Lohan also pleaded guilty to two counts of being under the influence of a controlled substance (two separate incidents) -- both misdemeanors. She also pleaded no contest to reckless driving.The judge said Lohan will serve 36 months probation and attend an alcohol education program for 18 months.Lohan was also ordered "not to associate with people with controlled substances."

As to the controlled substance plea, Lohan was ordered not to use controlled substances. She's also required to enroll in an additional drug program. She's also required to remain at the Cirque Lodge rehab facility on Mount Timpanogos in Sundance, Utah, where she's currently in treatment.

By January 18, 2008, Lohan must show she has successfully completed rehab.

Lindsay Lohan issued the following statement to the media earlier today:

"It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs. Recently, I relapsed and did things for which I am ashamed. I broke the law, and today I took responsibility by pleading guilty to the charges in my case. No matter what I said when I was under the influence on the day I was arrested, I am not blaming anyone else for my conduct other than myself. I thank God I did not injure others. I easily could have. I very much want to be healthy and gain control of my life and career and have asked for medical help in doing so. I am taking these steps to improve my life. Luckily, I am not alone in my daily struggle and I know that people like me have succeeded. Maybe with time it will become easier. I hope so."

Lohan was not present in court. She did not have to be present unless felony charges were to be filed, which they were not.

It appears that the D.A. feels extreme sympathy for Lohan's broken home upbringing and drug and alcohol addictions. The D.A. says Lohan's cocaine traces "were below the .05 grams required by office policy for felony filing." The fact that she was arrested twice in a short period of time actually helped her by showing she is struggling with an addiction problem. The fact that each time she was arrested she immediately checked into a rehab facility also helped her case. Also, her young age (just turned 21 in July) and the fact that her childhood was unstable also worked in her favor.

A law enforcement source said the following regarding La Lohan:

"Prosecutors in this county see a lot of kids in crisis. There are lots of kids struggling with addiction. The first sign of trouble usually involves a car. We're not going to throw every one of them in prison. It doesn't make sense

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Oprah Winfrey To Tape Her Show In NYC at Madison Square Garden

The first two episodes of the new fall season of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" will be taped at Madison Square Garden in NYC on September 10, 2007.

Jennifer Lopez And David LaChapelle "Do It Well"

Sexy latina entertainer Jennifer Lopez is working with director David LaChapelle for the video for her first single "Do It Well" from her latest English language musical effort, the album Brave, which hits stores October 9, 2007.

The video for "Do It Well" will take place in an underground-type club with an S&M theme.

Expecting Mother Foxy Brown Put In Jail On Rikers Island Today By Manhattan Criminal Court Judge

Foxy Brown was sent to jail earlier today by the judge who was overseeing her case in Manhattan Criminal Court earlier today. She immediately was transferred from Criminal Court on Centre Street in Lower Manhattan to the Women's Ward at Rikers Island Prison. Foxy Brown (real name Inga Marchand) will remain on Rikers Island until her next court date on September 7, 2007.

In court, Brown revealed that she is three months pregnant and that she plans to get married. Foxy will be housed at the Rose M. Singer Center, a women's jail on Rikers Island. She may be segregated from the rest of the facility's population, a determination which is being made right now.

Brown had been on probation on assault charges, but two incidents in recent weeks violated her probation, thus leading Judge Melissa Jackson to remand Ms. Marchand to the custody of the State of New York.

"Hey Foxy", yelled the paparazzi ouside of Manhattan Criminal Court earlier.

"Hey", Foxy responded, apparently oblivious to the fate she was about to encounter inside the NYC courtroom.

Judge Jackson slapped Brown with charges of violating the terms of her probation. The 27 year old pregnant rapper allegedly missed four separate probation hearings and failed to attend and enroll in anger management courses. The rapper was orginally placed on probation for an incident where she attacked workers at the Spa Belles nail salon in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.

At a post-hearing press conference outside of Manhattan Criminal Court, Foxy's attorney stated that the rapper is working on her own reality show and has just signed a record deal with a new label prior to her being ordered to jail .

Monday, August 20, 2007

Amy Winehouse Says 'No, No, No' To Rehab

Singer Amy Winehouse has checked out of rehab for the second time in less than a week.

Winehouse left The Causeway Rehab Clinic in Essex again on Sunday night after a series of arguments with her spouse Blake Fielder-Civil, who was also receiving treatment. The pair left in a taxicab and headed to an exclusive hotel in central London, where they stayed overnight.

A source close to the couple tells The Sun:

“It is supposed to be a peaceful backdrop to help people deal with their problems. But Amy and Blake kept rowing and spoiling the ambience. While Amy would be welcomed back with open arms, I’m not sure they’d say the same for Blake. Everyone is really worried that if they are let loose in London again they’ll just go straight back to their old druggy habits.”

Amy's decision to quit rehab again is concerning her father Mitch and those close to the Rehab singer.

Sources said Mitch threatened to “crucify” Blake after he confessed that Amy had collapsed from “speedballing” — inhaling or injecting a mix of crack cocaine and heroin at the same time.

The source added:

“This should be about Amy getting help — but too often it’s all about Blake. He upset people in The Causeway with his behavior. It was the same when she was in hospital. He really upset the staff and wasn’t very welcome there either. They spent half their time arguing rather than concentrating on the job in hand. Of course it must be stressful being with your partner while trying to sort out something so personal and difficult. But this just shows why the family are so desperate for her to get help without him.”

The Red Carpet Premiere Of Rob Zombie's "Halloween" This Week In L.A.

MGM and Dimension Films presents
A Film By Rob Zombie
Starring Danielle Harris and Malcolm McDowell
Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 6:30 p.m. at
Grauman's Chinese Theatre 6925 Hollywood Blvd, in Hollywood, CA.
In Theaters Everywhere August 31st.