Lindsay Lohan claims her latest trip to rehab is "pointless."
The 26-year-old actress - who began a 90-day court-ordered treatment program at the Betty Ford Center in California on Thursday to avoid jail after pleading ''no contest'' to charges for lying to police about driving during a car crash last June - claims she doesn't have a problem with alcohol or drugs.
"I've never been a huge drinker. I've never woken up in the morning and had a drink. I don't think I need to be on lockdown for three months. I don't think that's rehab. I've been court-ordered to do it six times. I could write the book on rehab. Constantly sending me to rehab is pointless. The first few times I was court-ordered to rehab it was like a joke, like killing time."
The actress - who also claims she has only done cocaine "four or five times" in her life but admits to preferring ecstasy and pot - hopes that her stint in rehab will help her to change people's opinion of her.
Reese Witherspoon is "mortified" after her arrest for disorderly conduct.
The Mud actress was picked up by police officers in Atlanta last week while her husband Jim Toth was arrested on suspicion of DUI and friends of the 37-year-old mother-of-three say she can't believe she let things get so out of control. "She's a fun girl who likes to have a good time and let loose every now and then. What's shocking is she didn't rein it in enough to keep herself out of trouble. It was a really bad decision on both their parts and trust me, they're evaluating that and they will make damn sure it doesn't happen again," a source said.
Reese - who has seven-month-old son Tennessee with Jim - is also worried about how her kids Ava, 13 and Deacon, nine, from her previous marriage to Ryan Phillippe, will cope with the scandal. "She is happy to be home with her kids again. She didn't feel good about being away from them after the news of her arrest broke. Her kids are everything to her," the insider added.
The couple are due in court in Atlanta on their respective charges on May 22 and May 23.
Reese Witherspoon was arrested on Friday morning. The 37-year-old This Means War star was arrested for disorderly conduct after her husband Jim Toth, 42, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Oscar-winning actress, who is currently in the city shooting her new movie The Good Lie, allegedly got into a war of words with a police officer during her husband's arrest, according to Variety.com. The actress was warned twice not to get out of the couple's Ford Focus, which was spotted driving in the wrong lane, and was arrested after she decided to get out to complain that the process was taking too long.
Gossip singer Beth Ditto has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. The 32-year-old rocker was taken into custody in the early hours of Saturday morning following a disturbance outside the Bungalo Bar in Portland, Oregon.
Beth - real name Mary Beth Patterson - was detained by officers for being drunk after she left the establishment and threw her shoes in the middle of the road and started shouting out the name of President Barack Obama as her friends tried to put her in a car.
"She walked out in the middle of the street, threw off her shoes and purse and screamed Obama, Obama!" a source at the bar told the Willamette Week newspaper.
The "Standing in the Way of Control" singer was later released from custody and is now awaiting a court date. If she is convicted of second degree disorderly conduct she could be sentenced to up to six months in jail and may receive a fine of up to $2,500.
Billie Joe Armstrong's bandmate wasn't surprised by his public meltdown last year that led to him going to rehab for 30 days. Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt has revealed the group ignored warning signs that the 41-year-old "Basket Case" singer was struggling to cope with his addictions to alcohol and drugs because they were too busy.
"We all turned a blind eye to it - 'Everyone, deal with your own s**t.' Because we were working so hard," he told Rolling Stone.
Mischa Barton refuses to pay her former sobriety coaches. The former The O.C. actress turned handbag designer was ordered to pay Doctors' Choice Nursing (DCN) $95,000 for services they provided her in 2009, but she claims she is not responsible for the outstanding bill as she didn't hire the team to look after her.
A default judgment was entered against the 27-year-old star in 2011 after she failed to show up in court when the company filed a lawsuit to recoup the money owed to them for helping her to stay sober. But Mischa's lawyer argued in court on Thursday that her mother hired the sobriety nurses and therefore she ran up the bills so the actress isn't responsible for them, according to gossip website TMZ.com.
The Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain actress is fighting the default judgment and her lawyer pointed out that the owner of the DCN failed to notify Mischa directly about the mounting bill, saying it didn't make sense if they thought she was responsible for paying it. The owner claimed that she didn't want to add to Mischa's stress, as it was the nurses' job to keep her sober before an important acting role in 2009, the same year that she was starring in The Beautiful Life and was legally held in hospital under psychiatric observation.
Jim Sheridan admires how Colin Farrell turned his life around. The Seven Psychopaths actor checked into rehab in 2006 after his partying got out of control and director and close friend Jim admits Colin was on course to become the "next mess up" before he got clean.
Speaking at the eighth annual Oscar Wilde: Honoring the Irish in Film party at Lost producer J.J Abrams' Bad Robot Productions in Santa Monica on Thursday, Jim told BANG Showbiz, "Colin is impressive, not just as an actor but as a person. We all know he had his ups and downs and there was a time when he was going to be the next mess up but he left it all behind him and became a great lad."
Jim also believes it is the 36-year-old actor's likeability that has helped him bounce back and says everyone can relate to his problems. "In Ireland we admire Daniel Day Lewis and respect Liam Neeson but somewhere inside us we love Colin, because we're just waiting for him to f**k up you know. We're just waiting for him to fall in the s**t and be like us. 'Talent and good looks help when you're trying to make it in the entertainment industry, Colin has them in spades. Deep down he is such a great guy and it comes across on screen, he has that charisma that just comes across. The first time he was ever on screen he was a star. You see it."
Josh Brolin has been arrested for public intoxication.
The Men In Black 3 star was partying with friends in Santa Monica on New Year's Day, but the celebrations ended when he was booked by cops just before midnight and released at 7:14 the following morning.
Friends insisted he merely "ended up having too much fun."
A source told gossip website TMZ he was not given a citation for the arrest, which means he won't face any charges.
Lindsay Lohan has allegedly admitted she needs professional help.
The troubled actress - who is facing a possible eight months in jail after her probation was revoked last week because she lied about being behind the wheel during a car crash in June - has reportedly told friends that she knows her life has spun out of control again and believes professional therapy will help her get her life back on track.
A source close to the "inconsolable" 26-year-old actress told gossip website TMZ.com that Lindsay has been repeatedly calling her lawyer Shawn Holley in tears in recent days and has admitted she has hit rock bottom again. But the Liz & Dick star is said to still believe her bad group of friends are to blame for her constant legal troubles and have led to her run-ins with "opportunists" seeking to provoke her and profit from it.
Michael Madsen has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence (DUI).
The Reservoir Dogs actor was arrested in Malibu in September after being stopped for driving erratically and subsequently blowing a .20 on a breathalyzer test - more than twice the legal limit - and last Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Attorney filed two misdemeanor counts against him, one for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and another for driving with a BAC of .08 or higher, gossip website TMZ reports.
The case is scheduled to go before the court later this month, but Michael's attorney - who previously declared the breathalyzer test "flawed" - said, "We intend to vigorously defend the charges."
If convicted, the 55-year-old actor could face up to two years in jail but as he has no previous DUI convictions, it is unlikely he would serve any time in prison.
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