When push comes to shove, we really don't care whether Paris Hilton calls herself Paris or Farthead, whether Madonna has one name or two, or whether Prince calls himself by an actual name or chooses to go by a symbol. Nor do we care much about Lindsay Lohan, but she seems to think differently, and so does her mother. Dina Lohan has announced that her daughter will now be going by simply "Lindsay."
Lindsay Lohan appeared in court today and the New York Post called her "sexed-up." Sexed up? She was just wearing a skintight $575 Kimberly Ovitz dress in virginal white, for Pete's sake! This is a huge indicator of how her terrible day went. All Lindsay wanted to do was show up to court (without anything rude on her nails), plead not guilty, look fab, and have everybody love her! She did the first three but the public still isn't back in love with LiLo. Instead they treated her like a plain old thief.
Lindsay Lohan's big, serious comeback as an actress -- playing porn star Linda Lovelace in the gritty drama Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story -- has been cancelled, according to Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood. The much-hyped project will now star up-and-comer Malin Akerman (Watchmen, 27 Dresses) in the title role. And Lindsay Lohan's years-long nightmare -- she's still in rehab, remember? -- rages on.
Well, Lindsay Lohan had her court date today, to which she actually showed up early in a Toyota minivan instead of an Escalade, and the highly anticipated answer to whether she'd be sent back to rehab or to prison is...back to rehab! Those of you who guessed correctly, please use the nearest white phone to summon your prize. Also, FYI, her hair is red again.
Poor LiLo is now cut off from not only drugs, booze, and any number of bad-influencing enablers, but also from email and Twitter, which, apparently, she has an compulsion toward as well, addictive personalities being what they are. Sources say that she can only use the phone for two hours a day at Betty Ford, and only to keep in touch with close friends and family members.
Just 'cause we like to keep track: Lindsay Lohan has checked herself into a rehab facility in the L.A. area, likely planning to stay until her October 22 court date. This is the fifth time for her en toto, meaning Best Week Ever gets to make good on their Frequent Rehabbers Punch Card joke. (Four times and the fifth's for free!) This is called "making news." But, seriously, Lindsay...get better. 'Cause at this point, that would be the real news. [JDoll]
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• At least one passenger caught the emergency landing of a Delta connection flight at JFK Airport on Saturday night with his cell phone camera. Despite malfunctioning landing gear, the pilot landed the plane safely and none of the 60-some passengers and crew were hurt. Insert the inevitable comparisons between the pilot and Sully. No mention of Steven Slater. [Fox, NYDN]