Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Lindsay Lohan was arrested for drunk driving in Santa Monica early this morning -- her second bust in less than three months. According to the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept., 21-year-old Lohan was nailed around 2:15 AM near Pico Boulevard and Main Street early Tuesday morning.
As if getting arrested for a regular ol' DUI just days after she was booked for the same crime already wasn't bad enough, this time around, L. Lo was busted with more than just alcohol on her breath, she was actually busted with narcotics on her person, reports TMZ:
Lindsay Lohan was popped for possession of cocaine, driving under the influence, transporting a narcotic into a custodial facility and driving on a suspended license. Sources say her blood alcohol level was between .12 and .13, well over the .08 legal limit. Cops tell TMZ cocaine was found in her pants pocket.
All in all, Lindsay was booked on a total of five charges including suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a suspended license and possession of cocaine, among other charges. Fortunately for Lindsay, she has already been released on bail for this latest effed up incident ... and it sounds like she better enjoy her freedom while she can ... I can't imagine how she's gonna escape serving some sort of time behind bars for this second, worse offense. I have to admit, I'm very shocked that she went and got busted again ... shocked that she would even use again so soon after her release from rehab. It is clear that the girl has serious problems, problems that go beyond any sort of "Hollywood-style" rehab treatment. I sincerely hope she gets the help she so desperately needs before her life is ruined forever. [Source]
Alright ... let's try and sort thru all of this sorted mess to try and get a concise picture of how things went down yesterday for Lindsay Lohan. Apparently the day started off in a normal fashion, Linds hit the town to do some shopping, drink some coffee and get photographed by the paps, as is her usual routine. When nighttime rolled around, she decided that it would be a good idea to go to LAX nightclub to get her party on ... it would seem that that is when things took a turn for the worse:
Now, Linds has been going to parties ever since she completed her 45-day stint at the Promises Rehab Facility in Malibu, CA (making a bee-line to Las Vegas where she partied at Pure while showing off her brand new SCRAM alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet) and there were rumors that altho she was staying away from the drink, she was still interested in doing other sorts of recreational substances in order to have a good time. I immediately dismissed these rumors because I naively believed that maybe Lindsay had learned her lesson in rehab (damn, at least for a little while) ... it now appears that I was wrong. It now seems that she not only decided to drink alcohol again last night but also decided that she needed something with a little more pizzazz as well -- especially since she was found with cocaine on her person when she was arrested by the police. It seems obvs to me that she has bigger problems than Promises can handle ... which begs the question, does that place churn out any success stories? I guess L. Lo (or, more likely, her people) decided not to take a chance with Promises again -- she's already been shipped off to a new place to try rehab all over again where she is likely to stay until she is arraigned on these charges on August 24th. [Source, Source]
Here are a couple pictures of Lindsay Lohan at the Polaroid Beach House in Malibu, CA over the weekend, showing off a couple of bikinis and clearly showing off her SCRAM alcohol-detecting anklet ... which doesn't seem to have a very good track record for detecting alcohol, it would seem:
Lindsay Lohan's attorney has released a statement concerning this latest arrest:
Addiction is a terrible and vicious disease. Since Lindsay transitioned to outpatient care, she has been monitored on a SCRAM bracelet and tested daily in order to support her sobriety. Throughout this period, I have received timely and accurate reports from the testing companies. Unfortunately, late yesterday I was informed that Lindsay had relapsed. The bracelet has now been removed. She is safe, out of custody and presently receiving medical care.
It is a terrible and vicious disease and I sincerely hope that someone grabs this girl and makes sure she gets serious help immediately. I would never want to wish incarceration on anyone but if spending some time in jail will help her realize that she is gambling with her life then I'm all for it. If this sort of behavior keeps up, one day we're going to wake up to the news that something far more serious than an arrest has occurred :( [Source]
Here are a few pictures of Lindsay taking her first tango lessons last Friday at the The Adderley School in Pacific Palisades, CA in preparation for her new movie Dare to Love Me:
It's so sad that she looks so happy in these pictures ... with the prospect of a new movie project to work on, she was definitely on her way to getting her life in order. In one fell swoop, due to a few very bad decisions, all of that positive ground she made was completely washed away. It remains to be seen if she will still remain attached to this movie project ... the truth of the matter is, she may be locked away in jail when the time comes to begin filming. [Source]
OY! Lindsay's latest mess isn't the only thing going on today ... let's talk about a few other things ... like Britney Spears. Never a day goes by that Britney doesn't manage to cause a stir in some fashion or another and yesterday was no exception. Brit Brit packed up her entourage (the new blonde chick and her new dog London) and made her way to Beverly Hills to do a little shopping ... so natch, a couple bazillion photogs decided to tag along:
Photo credit: Splash News
Mayhem ensued, flower beds were crushed ... it was a pretty run-of-the-mill day for Britters. [Source]
But the Britney fun doesn't stop there ... so, remember that impromptu photoshoot that Britney did for OK! magazine on the set of her new music video last week? Well, it turns out that deciding to give the magazine access to her inner sanctum may blow up in her face, causing her even more PR damage to her already disintegrating image. The OK! magazine piece was supposed to be Britney's chance to give her side of the story concerning all the latest controversy in her life (from her feud with her mother to all that bizz with Child Protective Services) but, according to OK!, Britney was such a mess on set that they have now decided to report on her erratic antics rather than giving her the opportunity to save face. The amazing website Pretty on the Outside imagines what this new issue of OK! magazine might look like:
In a surprising move, OK! Magazine says they're going to show Britney as she really was on the day of her disastrous photo shoot -- the good, the bad and the unbelievably ugly! In an exclusive statement to TMZ, OK! Editor-in-Chief Sarah Ivens said, "OK! Magazine spent a heartbreaking day with Britney Spears and witnessed first-hand an emotional cry for help that will leave you shocked and sad. This week, on newsstands Friday, the truth will be told." OUCH! At long last, I don't even know what to say ... if Britney can't even keep her shit together when she allows a media outlet follow her around for a full day then she absolutely deserves what she gets. TMZ has the skinny on what went down right in front of OK! magazine's eyes: According to multiple sources, Britney's behavior during the interview was "nothing less than a meltdown." She was, according to our sources, "completely out of it" during the shoot. The photos are "so bad" we've learned, that to publish them could "kill her career" ... Apparently, Brit Brit's eyes rolled back in her head at one point, causing her to look half dead. Her mood, we're told, was extremely erratic. She took frequent bathroom breaks our source says, and each time she returned her mood would change. She was also completely paranoid during the entire interview, fearing at one point the ceiling was about to cave in on her ... We've also learned that Brit had some issues with hygiene on the set as well. At one point, Britney ordered up some fried chicken to munch on. We're told after she chowed down, she wiped her hands on a several thousand dollar Gucci dress that she was wearing for the shoot, staining it with grease. Yuck! One of her dogs also needed some assistance in the housebreaking department. Our on-set spy says that the dog pooped all over the floor, and Brit used (what else?) -- a Chanel dress to clean it up! ... We've learned that OK! hired two of the best hair and makeup artists in L.A. to transform the once-bald beauty into something more presentable, but she wasn't havin' none of that. She refused to let the hired help touch her, opting instead for her "skanky friends" to do her hair and makeup. Hmmm, this sounds very similar to the insider report that was posted on That Other Blog earlier this week which you can read HERE. I fear that this expose in OK! magazine might deal a fatal blow to the last remaining fragments of Britney's attempted comeback ... and she has no one to blame but herself. [Source, Source]
OMG ... let's try and find some positive, happier stuff to talk about today!
Here are pictures of Jennifer Lopez and her undead husband Marc Anthony (who couldn't possibly look worse today than either Lindsay Lohan or Britney Spears) at a premiere of their new movie El Cantante at the Museo de Arte in San Juan, Puerto Rico last night:
Photo credit: Wireimage
J. Lo looks amazing, as always. La Diva Latina is in full effect, y'all. Marc Anthony ... well ... I'll just leave him alone. [Source]
Kiefer Sutherland, the amazing Parker Posey and the Prison Break brothers Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell were among the attendees at the Fox TCA party in Santa Monica, CA last night ... here are a few pics from the red carpet:
This event is all about highlighting the new TV season on Fox and FX and is a great reminder of all the TV we've been missing for the past couple of months. I am *thrilled* that Parker Posey is coming to the small screen. She is truly one of my fave actresses ever and I am anxious to see what her new Fox show, The Return of Jezebel James, is all about. [Source]
Josh Duhamel was on hand for a press conference/photo call in Japan for his latest movie Transformers ... here are a few cute pics of Joshie showing off his Optimus Prime t-shirt:
With all the ugly going on today, I thought it would be nice to inject some hotness in the day's post to try and lift people's spirits :) [Source]
Additionally, here are a bunch of supercute pics of Paul Rudd's appearance on MTV's TRL yesterday afternoon:
Whenever the dangerous and disappointing antics of my favorite Hollywood "It" Girls threaten to bring me down, I need only look to the hot dudes of Hollywood to life my spirits and put me in a better mood. Porn also helps. [Source]
In somewhat positive news, Pete Doherty has decided to go back into rehab, yet again ...
... but I have no reason to believe that this latest stint will be any more successful than his many previous failed attempts to get clean have been. At the very least, he'll prolly stay alive a little bit longer in the meantime. [Source]
Late yesterday afternoon, the news broke that Drew Carrey has been chosen as the new host of The Price is Right (the news was revealed at the taping of the Late Show with David Letterman) and I gotta say, I am not at all pleased with this decision:
Drew Carey, come on down! The comedian will replace Bob Barker as the new host of The Price Is Right. The Cleveland native confirmed his new gig as the host of the CBS game show during a taping of the The Late Show with David Letterman, which is set to air Monday. Barker retired last month after 35 years of hosting the daytime sensation, drawing a slew of replacement contenders including Rosie O'Donnell, Ian Ziering, George Hamilton and Mario Lopez. Carey, who will also be host of a new CBS prime-time game show, The Power of 10, told Letterman that he only learned that the deal had been done a few minutes before appearing on stage. Yeah, I am not at all in agreement on this decision. My pick was for George Hamilton to get the job. I just know that watching The Price is Right with Drew Carey as the host will be about as exciting as watching The Family Feud with any of the many lame-ass hosts who followed Richard Dawson as host. This whole matter can be summed up in two words: Poop Sandwich. [Source]
Pink reader Liz sends in these great pics of Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard and baby Ramona on a private beach in Martha's Vineyard -- where she just so happened to be relaxing with some friends on holiday:
I love these pics ... they are so random. I'm sure it was a very nice surprise to be lounging on the beach and then suddenly have Gyllengaard walk right past you. [thanks Liz]
John Mayer is featured in the new issue of GQ magazine ... here are a few pics from his photospread:
I love how John only has 2 looks when it comes to fashion photo shoots -- jacket collar up and jacket collar down. Tho, in that last pic he got a little fancy by putting that one foot on the wall. [Source]
And finally, here are a whole slew of Bebe Sport ads that feature their new spokesmodel Eva Longoria:
Eh, she, too, doesn't really offer much variety when she's posing in these types of photos. At least the dudes are hot and half-nekkid. [Source]
- Keep Lindsay Lohan in your prayers, y'all. [thanks Julie]
- BryanBoy is too faboo for words :)
- Bart Simpson to get NSFW in the new Simpsons Movie?
- Iron Man gets another Academy Award winning actress to join the cast.
- J. Lo and Marc Anthony are hittin' the road to co-headline a tour together.
- Netflix is on the fritz.
- Brokeback Mountain coming to Broadway?
- D&G comes up with really amazing store window displays.
- Claudia Schiffer drops trou for Vogue Paris.
- Heather Locklear hits the beach.Bad News!!! Heather Locklear Has Aged
- Breaking! Celebs behaving.
- Oh No! Where did Liza Minnelli's neck go?
- Eric Szmanda (CSI) is 32, Kristin Chenoweth is 37, Jennifer Lopez is 39 and Lynda Carter is 56 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
- Wanna join the LA Galaxy for a day? Click HERE for your chance to become an honorary member of the Galaxy for a game, courtesy of The Home Depot.
- Real life Kwik-E-Marts make a Kwik-E-Buck.
- Daniel Craig will get £13 million for his next 2 James Bond movies.
Last night, Mike and I went to a screening of the new Daniel Radcliffe movie December Boys ... but I am gonna hold off on posting my review until the movie comes out. In the meantime, check out the trailer for the film:
It looks good, right?
Tonight, I'm making my way back down to Carson, CA to watch the LA Galaxy take on Puchuca from Mexico at the Home Depot Center. Since Becks reinjured his ankle in Saturday's game, it's likely he won't play tonight. Nonetheless, I'll be there to cheer for the home team!
Have a great day ... and stay out of trubs, y'all. I'm out.
UPDATED: 10:59 AM PT