Despite being on rehab lock-down, Lindsay Lohan is making quite the fuss, reportedly wanting an apology from the Californian courts.
The actress is said to be “fuming” after medical assessments at the UCLA Medical Center - where she is currently undergoing a 90-day stint as part of her sentence for breaching probation - found she may have been misdiagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and is not suffering from bipolar disorder or addicted to drugs as was previously claimed.
Instead, medics believe it is possible her prescription for Adderall, which treats ADD, led to her erratic behavior, meaning the 24-year-old star feels her sentence was unfair. “Lindsay is fuming - she is really upset that the courts put her through all this,” said a source.
Although the insider says Lindsay’s representatives are “exploring their options,” it is not expected she will be able to gain legal action against the perceived damage to her public image. Criminal Defence Attorney Steve Cron explained to Fox 411’s Pop Tarts, “No judge or prosecutor could be sued under these circumstances, they have absolute immunity. Judge Revel formulated her opinion of Lindsay based on the information she had at the time from another program. The judge could still be dissatisfied with the report from UCLA and seek independent opinions or insist Lindsay be enrolled in other programs.”
Lindsay Lohan could learn something from Nicole Richie, who recently extended her probation.
The socialite - who was put on probation in 2006 following a driving under the influence (DUI) offence, after being arrested for driving the wrong way down a Los Angeles motorway and failing a sobriety test - was told it wouldn’t be terminated next month as expected, because she hasn’t attended enough alcohol education classes.
According to her lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley - who appeared in a Los Angeles court yesterday - the 28-year-old starlet failed to complete the course because she has been too busy looking after her children Harlow, two, and nine-month-old Sparrow, her kids with her rocker fiance Joel Madden.
Her probation period has now been extended to March 2011, but the judge has promised to terminate it early if she completed the alcohol program before then. Despite the extension, Nicole has been praised for her work on the course so far. Her report states, “Her attitude is excellent.”
Britney Spears is “unlikely” to regain control of her affairs in the near future.
The 28-year-old singer, whose father Jamie Spears and lawyer Andrew Wallet were made co-conservators of her personal and professional affairs after her public breakdown in 2008, is due to have a conservatorship status hearing today, but is not expected that the judge will change the ruling.
“Britney won’t be in court for the hearing. It seems highly unlikely that the conservatorship will end by the end of summer. Britney’s just not ready, yet. She has her good days and bad days. Britney has complex issues on a personal and professional level, and that is the reason the conservatorship is still in place,” a source told RadarOnline.com.
The “Piece of Me” singer will only be permitted to regain control of her vast fortune if Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz has enough evidence to justify ending the conservatorship. It had previously been claimed Britney feels “completely out of it” because her father is so controlling.
“She is so out of it she just doesn’t care anymore. She just does what she’s told and is totally in her world. She’ll even call people at all hours of night for a general conversation and acts like it’s the middle of the day or something,” a source said.
After a weekend of hardcore partying in Cannes, Lindsay Lohan is back in the states and has been ordered to submit to random drug testing.
actress appeared in a Beverly Hills court today for a probation review hearing, where she was told by Judge Marsha Revel she can remain out on bail, but only if she abstains from drinking alcohol, wears a SCRAM bracelet - which monitors alcohol consumption - and attends at least one alcohol education class a week.
The judge also indicated the 23-year-old star must stay in the Los Angeles area, despite her being lined up to work on a movie in Texas. A formal hearing to determine if Lindsay has violated her probation - which she was placed on following her second driving under the influence (DUI) conviction in 2007 - has been scheduled for July 6.
If she is found in breach of the terms, Lindsay - who is expected to face at least five drug tests before then - could be jailed for 180 days. Lindsay was originally scheduled to appear in court last Thursday, but was stranded in Cannes, France, after claiming her passport had been stolen.
Michael Lohan claims daughter Lindsay Lohan would rather go to jail than rehab.
The Mean Girls actress is due in court tomorrow and may be sent to prison for violating her probation following her arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) in 2007, but Michael insists that wouldn’t bother her.
He told X17, “Lindsay doesn’t need to go through the jail process. She thinks that three days in jail is better than 60 days in rehab and she’s sadly mistaken. Lindsay doesn’t realize how horrible it is to be in jail for one, two, three days or longer. It’s something that would stick with her for the rest of her life and she doesn’t need any more torment.”
Troubled Lindsay - who spent 84 minutes in jail in 2007 - is currently in France at the Cannes Film Festival and may not be able to get back to Los Angeles due to the volcanic ash over Europe, which is threatening flights. However, Michael’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, insists she shouldn’t have gone with such an important date looming:
The celebrity with a family that cares: Lindsay Lohan‘s father has begged a judge to order her to rehab.
Michael Lohan - who has repeatedly claimed the actress is addicted to prescription drugs - had his lawyer Lisa Bloom write a letter to the official presiding over her driving over the influence (DUI) probation case asking for more steps to be taken to intervene in his daughter’s life. The note read: “It is clear to Michael that the current court-ordered condition of her probation - namely, that she is required only to attend alcohol education classes - is insufficient.”
The letter goes on to ask that the judge “order Lindsay into an inpatient residential drug and alcohol treatment program.” In the document, obtained by TMZ, it is suggested the Mean Girls star could receive treatment at New York facility Cold Spring Hills, adding, “Her family could easily attend family therapy with her as needed.”
Michael acknowledges the 23-year-old star may not be sent to rehab, so has also suggested an alternative intervention plan. The letter explains, “Michael respectfully requests the Court order Lindsay to be subject to frequent, random, court ordered drug testing; that Lindsay be subjected to random searches of her home and person by law enforcement; and that Lindsay’s probation be extended for an additional term of years to continue her period of court supervision.”
The Swedish author who penned a sequel to J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye received a court ruling Wednesday that prevents him from publishing the book Stateside. The court judged that the book mirrors Salinger’s far too closely.
The novel, 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye, according to the judge, has “taken well more from ‘Catcher,’ in both substance and style, than is necessary.”
Originally, the book was scheduled for a late summer U.S. publishing schedule. It’s already been published in England, where no legal action against the tome has been taken.
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