Your Daily Dispatch of Celebrity Shenanigans by Tommy Vergason
May 29, 2007
MORE LOHAN FALLOUT: Following her car crash and subsequent citation for suspicion of DUI Saturday morning, Lindsay Lohan was reportedly out partying again Monday at an early-morning Memorial Day bash held at The Roosevelt Hotel’s club Teddy’s in LA. According to THE NY POST, Lohan arrived at Teddy’s around 2:00 AM Monday morning with friend Samantha Ronson (a passenger in Saturday morning’s car crash), and reportedly stayed for about two hours, according to a witness. X-17 ONLINE has posted an extensive series of photos reportedly taken at a gas station after Lohan and Ronson left the party, which show Lindsay seemingly passed out or asleep in the passenger seat of her GMC (which Ronson was reportedly driving). The photos’ introductory blurb states that the photos “speak for themselves.” According to THE NY POST, Lindsay “stumbled through the back door” upon leaving Teddy’s and dropped her red sunglasses and cigarettes. She bent to pick them up and collapsed, a witness said. A bouncer reportedly scooped her off the floor by her waist, and Ronson ran to get the car. The bouncer placed Lohan into the passenger seat of the GMC. “She couldn’t stand up anymore,” said one witness. “She couldn’t even move when she got in the car. Samantha was poking her. She didn’t respond. She was totally passed out.” The report states that Ronson took Lohan to “a house where they both spent the night,” though whose house is unclear. Calls to Lohan’s rep, her mother, Dina, and Ronson by THE NY POST were not returned yesterday.
Meanwhile, in an unconfirmed report, IN TOUCH WEEKLY claims that Lohan has willingly decided to return to rehab, and that she will reportedly check in this afternoon. She finally realizes its the right thing to do, a close friend of the 20-year-old actress reportedly tells IN TOUCH. She is going willingly. According to their report, Lindsay is checking in to Promises in Malibu, the same facility that Britney Spears entered after shaving her head.
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‘POOR THING’: Amidst all of the reporting on Lohan’s personal life, an announcement was made by VARIETY regarding her career: Lohan, Rosario Dawson and Channing Tatum have joined the cast of the comedy “Poor Things,” starring Shirley MacLaine and Olympia Dukakis and directed by Ash Baron Cohen. Shooting reportedly starts Wednesday, which adds a contradictory twist to reports of Lindsay entering rehab. According to VARIETY, producers of “Poor Things” say Lohan’s weekend brush with the law will not affect production. The film’s script was reportedly inspired by real news events and crime scandals surrounding recent arrests and convictions of elderly women for exploits that have included scams and cons involving drug sales, insurance fraud and murder.
‘AMERICAN GIRL’ ISN’T JUST FOR KIDS: In other casting news, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER announces that more stars have signed on for roles in “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery,” starring Abigail Breslin. Joan Cusack, Chris O’Donnell, Julia Ormond and Wallace Shawn are the latest to come on board the film, alongside previously-cast Stanley Tucci, Jane Krakowski and Glenne Headly. “Kit Kittredge” is based on the wildly popular series of “American Girl” dolls. The film reportedly tells the story of Kit Kittredge (Breslin), a clever, resourceful 10-year-old growing up in Cincinnati during the Great Depression who helps her mother (Ormond) run a boardinghouse when her father (O’Donnell) loses his job. Cusack will play a nurse who moves into the Kittredges’ boardinghouse. Young actor Max Thieriot will play a boy accused of committing robberies, while Shawn will play the editor in chief of the Cincinnati Reporter Register.
MADONNA MAKES AMENDS: Kevin Costner reportedly tells the LA TIMES that Madonna publicly apologized to him over his 1991 appearance in her documentary “Truth or Dare,” in which she mocked him on screen for saying that her concert was “neat” when he greeted her backstage. “Yeah, I was embarrassed by it and kind of hurt by it,” he reportedly tells the LA TIMES. “I just went [backstage] because I was asked to go back. And I found the best word that I could. I never called her on it or whatever.” However, Costner reportedly says that he took his two daughters to see Madonna in concert three or four years ago, and something unexpected happened: “About the third song in, the lights were down, and she said, ‘I want to apologize to someone.’ And all of a sudden my face starts to get hot?. And she says, ‘I want to apologize to Kevin Costner.’ She just said it very simply. Ninety-eight percent of that audience didn’t know what she was talking about…I never wrote her to say thank you, but I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart, and that meant more to me than you could ever know.”
WEEKEND WEDDING: Former “View” co-host Lisa Ling had a happy Memorial Day weekend, as PEOPLE reports that she married Chicago-based doctor Paul Song on Saturday evening in Los Angeles. Ling (who now serves as a correspondent for “The Oprah Winfrey Show” as well as formerly hosting “National Geographic Explorer”) and Song got engaged over the holidays, after he surprised her by flying their families to Chicago for the proposal — which took place in a private dining room of Charlie Trotter’s restaurant. Ling reportedly met Song, a radiation oncologist at Chicago’s Little Company of Mary Hospital, through mutual friends in 2006. The weeding was reportedly held at Los Angeles’s Union Station, and was attended by 550 family and friends, including Ling’s journalism mentor Connie Chung and actresses Kelly Hu and Diane Farr.
D’OH! THE SIMPSONS ROCK: And finally, BILLBOARD reports that rockers Green Day has recorded a punk-rock version of “The Simpsons” theme song for inclusion on the soundtrack of “The Simpsons Movie.” BILLBOARD reports that July 24 — three days before the film opens in U.S. theaters — Warner Bros. Records will put out the Green Day single (the band also appears in the film). Fox Music will make a digital score album available through its Web site and other outlets. And Extreme Music, usually known for its vast production music library, will release 25,000 pink doughnut cases to such specialty retailers as Best Buy, Circuit City, Wal-Mart and Barnes & Noble. For traditionalists, jewel-cased CDs also will be available. “We really wanted to think outside of the box,” Fox Music president Robert Kraft says. “‘The Simpsons Movie’ was a perfect vehicle to try a new approach.”