Baz Luhrmann is praying for Lindsay Lohan.
The Great Gatsby director thinks the 26-year-old actress, who is currently in the midst of a 90 day court-ordered stint in rehab after pleading no contest to lying to police about driving during a car crash in California last June, is hugely talented and he hopes she can get her life and career back on track.
"I have known Lindsay since she was very young. She's a talented girl. I pray that she can bring herself back to the place where she came from because she is a talented actress. I feel for her, I really do," the 50-year-old Australian moviemaker said.
The Moulin Rouge director also voiced his support for another tabloid favorite, Kim Kardashian, who he thinks looks "elegant" pregnant: "I met her the other night, about two weeks ago. I had dinner with her and Kanye at a friend's place. She's an extraordinarily elegant woman, pregnant. I was really struck by her grace."
Lindsay Lohan is avoiding Brooke Mueller in rehab.
While the 26-year-old actress and Charlie Sheen's former wife are both currently being treated at the Betty Ford Clinic, Lindsay is shunning Brooke, 35, because she thinks she is a "drug addict."
"It's creeping Lindsay out that Brooke seeks her out nightly at the meetings in an attempt to strike up a friendship. Brooke is extremely eager to become besties with Lindsay while in rehab, and has told Lindsay how much they have in common. Brooke's publicist was Lohan's one-time rep, Steve Honig and Brooke has even played the Charlie Sheen card, pointing out that Charlie helped Lindsay pay off debts to the IRS, so they both have a close relationship to him. But Lindsay has said that Brooke is a drug addict, and wants nothing to do with her. Lindsay has told her treatment team to keep Brooke out of her group sessions," a source said.
Lindsay Lohan will be jailed if she leaves the Betty Ford Center early.
The 26-year-old actress - who began 90 days of court-ordered treatment nine days ago after pleading "no contest" to lying to police about being behind the wheel during a car crash last June - is reportedly "freaking out" and threatening to quit the rehab facility in Rancho Mirage, California because doctors have cut off her supply of Adderall but has been warned she will be hauled before Judge James Dabney and sent to jail if she quits.
"The judge overseeing Lindsay's case has made it crystal clear that if she defies the agreement, it's jail time. Judge Dabney signed off on Betty Ford and he expects her to remain there for 90 days. If she does, that will be a violation of her probation and the judge will send her to jail," a source said.
Betty Ford's doctors rarely prescribe adults Adderall because they believe there are plenty of alternative treatments and also think that many people misuse the drug to control their weight.
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.
Lindsay Lohan will not be allowed Adderall during her time in rehab.
The 26-year-old actress has reportedly said she will only enter a court ordered treatment facility if she is allowed to have the prescription drug - used to treat Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - but a source at Seafield Center in Westhampton Beach, New York, where she has chosen to check in to, insists they don't allow it.
"We are suspicious of Adderall because of its many abuses - lots of people say they take it for ADHD, when they're really using it for weight loss and getting high," an insider said.
While the facility tries to get patients off Adderall and uses other drugs to treat ADHD instead, Lindsay has told friends she has tried other medications but none have worked.
Lindsay Lohan is going to rehab for 90 days.
The 26-year-old actress - who arrived to court in Del Aire, in Los Angeles County 48 minutes late today - plead "no contest" after striking a last minute deal with prosecutors in relation to charges for lying to police about driving her Porsche when she hit a cement truck on the Pacific Coast Highway last June while still on probation for stealing a necklace.
The Liz & Dick star was also sentenced to 30 days of community service and 18 months of psychotherapy, two months of which she has already completed. The troubled starlet will be allowed to complete her community service in New York after her stint in rehab and her lawyer Mark Heller will appear in court on May 2 to give a progress report.
The judge advised the actress - who was showered with glitter by a fan before entering the court - "don't drive" and warned her that this was her last chance to escape jail. He said if she violates her probation again, "we are going to be done with it,"before adding, "This is it."
Justin Bieber has insisted he is nothing like Lindsay Lohan. The "Beauty And A Beat" singer lashed out at comparisons to the 26-year-old troubled starlet - who is set to go on trial next week after being charged with lying to police about a car accident and is also battling to pay her huge tax bills following a downward spiral which saw enter rehab and jail several times in recent years - in a lengthy rant on Instagram as he attempted to defend his recent bad behavior.
The 19-year-old popstar, who was criticized after he performed two hours late in London and threatened a photographer earlier this month, said he is nothing like the Liz & Dick actress, writing, "And to those comparing me to Lindsey (sic) Lohan look at her 2012 tax statements."
Lindsay Lohan is refusing to accept a plea deal which includes rehab or jail.
The 26-year-old actress has been offered 45 days in jail or 60 in rehab by prosecutors after being charged with lying to police about a car accident in California last summer but she has rejected both as she doesn't want any type of confinement.
"The Los Angeles City Attorney is requiring either jail time or rehab for Lindsay as part of any plea deal in her lying to cops case. She would have to go to rehab for at least 60 days, and the jail time would be at least 45 days. Lindsay refuses to accept any deal that has any type of confinement as part of the deal. Someone with her criminal history is lucky to be offered such a great deal, but she just doesn't seem to understand that. Barring any last shred of common sense on Lindsay's part, this case is going to trial," a source said.
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer is working on a plea bargain which would see her avoid rehab.
The 26-year-old actress - who has been accused of lying to police about whether or not she was driving during an accident on the Pacific Coast Highway last year - previously rejected a proposed deal that would allow her avoid jail time in return for a 60-day stint in rehab but she may still manage to remain out of prison.
"A plea deal could be reached without Lindsay being forced to go into treatment. Since she wasn't arrestedor charged with crimes related to drugs or alcohol a plea deal requiring her to go to rehab isn't the only way a resolution can be reached. There are other possibilities including the options of Lohan undergoing extensive counseling and lengthy community service," a source said.
Lindsay's attorney Mark Heller has been working with prosecutors to try to iron out an agreement. "Talks between Mark Heller, and the City Attorney's office are ongoing and both sides are hopeful a plea deal can be reached soon that is mutually agreeable," the source added.
Charlie Sheen wants to "mentor" Lindsay Lohan.
The Anger Management actor - who became close to the troubled actress on the set of the comedy Scary Movie 5 last year - believes he can save the actress from self-destructing because he has battled similar problems with addiction and legal issues in the past.
The 47-year-old star told gossip website TMZ.com, "I have a kinship with somebody [Lindsay] who clearly needs a mentor, whether she wants one or not. She can continue to hang out with her dress shredding club buddies, or turn to me for some advice from a guy who's been down the road as well as every other side trail on the journey. If she listens, she'll win. If she doesn't, that's on her."
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