Entertainment behind the scenes
According to Dina Lohan, there’s nothing wrong with her daughter that can’t be blamed on the media, the paparazzi, and the Beverly Hills judge who sent Lindsay to jail, and then ordered her to drug and alcohol rehab for 90 days.
No matter that it’s the fourth stint in rehab for Lohan, 24, since 2007, when the “Mean Girls” star said in a statement that her life had become “completely unmanageable” because she was addicted to alcohol and drugs.
In a terse and defensive TV interview on Friday, mom Dina appeared to have no regrets and took no responsibility for the rapid and alarming downfall of her daughter, who came alone to Hollywood at the age of 19 to live, work, and party all night long.
“I had to let her go and let her live and fall and fail and survive. Without failure, there’s no success,” she said. “I was there in close proximity, but you can’t make your child not go out and go to a club and not get behind the wheel of a car. I certainly don’t condone any of that behavior,” Dina Lohan said, adding that it was part of a parent’s responsibility to give their children freedom.
It might come as no surprise to hear that Jesse James, the tattoo-loving husband of Hollywood darling Sandra Bullock, has checked into rehab in the hope of saving his marriage. With four women now claiming to have had affairs with James during his five year marriage to Bullock, his representative told People magazine that he was seeking professional help.
“Jesse checked himself into a treatment facility to deal with personal issues,” his rep said in a statement. “He realized that this time was crucial to help himself, help his family and help save his marriage.”
We 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) .
Summer’s almost here, and the time is right for Aerosmith’s first North American shows in almost two years.
America’s rock ‘n’ roll bad boys, sidelined last year by singer Steven Tyler’s rehab stint and guitarist Joe Perry’s bad knee, said Monday they would begin a three-month amphitheater tour in St. Louis on June 10.
The trek will take the band to 33 cities, including Washington on June 21, Houston on July 17, Chicago on Aug. 28, Toronto on Sept. 3, and finally Detroit on Sept. 16. Opening act ZZ Top will join the tour on June 16, when Aerosmith play to a hometown crowd in Boston.
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.
Tom Cruise is no fan of psychiatry so he wasn’t too happy to get an unsolicited diagnosis from celebrity doctor Drew Pinsky — or so said his representative who compared the diagnosis to the “garbage” of the Nazis.
Pinsky, who hosts the nationally syndicated radio program “Loveline” and appears on cable TV on the VH1 reality show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” was interviewed for the July issue of Playboy, and wondered aloud why Cruise was ”drawn into a cultish kind of environment like Scientology.”
Rodney 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.