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Lindsay Lohan in trouble, again?


lohanWe have to admit, we were sorry to read these stories. In the past week, celebrity news Web site TMZ has run several items about Lindsay Lohan returning to substance abuse. Their latest report is here, and it deals with Los Angeles police who help protect Lohan from the paparazzi. TMZ cites unnamed “cops” as saying that they have become increasingly concerned about Lohan’s “erratic behavior” which has grown progressively worse. This follows other reports, here and here, about Lohan’s supposed substance abuse and friends being concerned for her safety.

We have no idea if Lindsay is having trouble with drugs and alcohol, again, because we don’t hang out with her and her Hollywood club kid friends. (Her publicist  did not respond to the reports on Monday) .

But we do know that she has had her share of troubles in the past. You can read two old reports here and here. We also know that she had talent as an actress, but her ability to stretch that talent seemed to have stopped after 2006′s “A Prairie Home Companion” and “Bobby,” made when Lindsay was still a teenager and before she began landing in rehab.

Who really knows what Lindsay’s problems are or how to fix them. Will more time in rehab work?  Should she get out of Hollywood? Does she need new friends? Where’s her family? All good questions. We only hope Lindsay has some good answers and, if in fact she needs to, gets straightened out.

Tara Reid checks into rehab


taraAnother day in Hollywood; another star in rehab.

Word comes from People magazine and other celebrity news outlets that Tara Reid, 33, who starred in “American Pie” and appeared on U.S. TV show “Scrubs,” has entered the Promises Treatment Center in Malibu, California — the same facility that in the past has been the rehab facility of choice for many a Hollywood star.

People said Reid’s representative Jack Ketsoyan confirmed the actress’s stay at Promises. “We appreciate your respect to her and her family’s privacy at this time,” Ketsoyan told People.

Rodney King in rehab — on TV


rodney.jpgRodney King, whose beating at the hands of Los Angeles police officers sparked the city’s riots in 1992, will battle addiction on the VH1 reality show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” officials from the cable TV channel said on Wednesday.

King will be one of several celebrities undergoing detoxification and treatment at the Pasadena Recovery Center, outside L.A., VH1 said.