ENTERTAINMENT TueSDAY, AuguST 3, 2010
Song Of The Day Lindsay Lohan
released from jail, goes to rehab
LOS ANGELES: Lindsay Lohan has been released walk out the front entryway. That avoided a spectacle
from jail, but she’s not exactly a free woman. similar to when Paris Hilton was released after serving a
The actress was discharged at 1:35 a.m. Monday after jail stint in 2007. Hilton smiled and slapped hands with
serving 14 days of a 90-day sentence for violating her pro- deputies who held back the assembled throng of pho-
bation in a 2007 drug case, a sheriff’s spokesman said. She tographers before meeting her parents at a waiting sport
is now required to begin a three-month stint in rehab. utility vehicle.
A prosecutor has said that Lohan cannot be released Lohan’s sentence has put several of her projects on
early and will have to spend the entire time in treatment. hold, including a starring role in as Linda Lovelace in a
Lohan’s abbreviated stay was not unexpected, although biopic on the porn star’s life. It will also prevent her from
it was considerably longer than the 84 minutes she spent promoting her role as a gun-toting nun in Robert Rodri-
at the same facility in 2007. The judge said during Lohan’s guez’s “Machete.”
surrender on July 20 that she had no control over how long Lohan pleaded guilty in August 2007 to two misde-
the actress would be jailed, but did require her to serve her meanor counts of being under the influence of cocaine; no
time at a women’s jail operated by the Los Angeles County contest to two counts of driving with a blood-alcohol level
Sheriff’s Department. above 0.08 percent and one count of reckless driving. She
Lohan’s attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, did not im- was sentenced to three years of probation.
mediately return an e-mail message seeking comment. The plea came after a pair of high-profile arrests earlier
A judge in Beverly Hills, Calif., had ordered Lohan to that year.
Fahad AlSabah report to rehab within a day of her release from jail, but The jail facility in Lynwood has hosted several starlets,
shortened that time last week after conferring with Lohan’s including actress Michelle Rodriguez and Hilton. Lohan
attorney and a prosecutor. Los Angeles sheriff’s spokesman spent 84-minutes there in 2007 after being sentenced for
Song: I Could Say
Artist: Lily Allen Steve Whitmore said Monday that the actress was required her original case.
Album: It’s Not Me, It’s You to report directly to rehab. Rodriguez served 18 days of her 180-day sentence and
Genre: Pop Inmates such as Lohan, 24, who are serving time for was released in January 2008. Hilton served 23 days in
In short: Once singing about LDN and how the image of her nonviolent offenses typically have their stays reduced due 2007 after she was caught driving twice on a suspended
crying ex makes her smile, Lily Allen’s sophomore album, to overcrowding and credits for good behavior. license while on probation for reckless driving.
It’s Not Me, It’s You, showcased a noticeable maturity in both Media have been camped outside the jail since Lohan At the time, inmates serving time for nonviolent of-
her voice and the content of her music. Produced completely was booked July 20, catching shots of her mother and sister fenses were serving about 10 percent of their sentences; FILE -- A July 20, 2010 file photo shows Lindsay Lohan in a court
by greg Kurstin, there was no way for the album to not be coming to visit. Holley has also frequently visited Lohan. that figure has now increased to about 25 percent, Whit- in Beverly Hills, Calif., where she was taken into custody to serve
exceptionally great. The beautifully profound “I Could Say” She was released to a waiting vehicle and did not more said. -AP a jail sentence for probation violation. (AP)
is a career highlight for Allen, and a definite must-listen.
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New date for Monaco royal wedding Japan maestro Ozawa
Jury questioning readies comeback
after cancer surgery
begins in Anna TOKYO: Acclaimed Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa
Nicole Smith case plans a comeback concert next month, declaring he has
started his “second life” after surgery for esophagus cancer
and seven months of treatment.
The 74-year-old Vienna State Opera musical director,
LOS ANGELES: Jury questioning begins Monday in the who was diagnosed with the illness in January, held a prac-
drug conspiracy trial of Anna Nicole Smith’s doctors and her tice session with young musicians in the central Japanese city
lawyer-boyfriend, with prospective jurors quizzed on every- of Matsumoto on Sunday, his office said.
thing from their own medical histories to what they think “I feel like I’m dreaming because I can conduct again
about the charges. now,” he told a news conference in the town, where he is
Superior Court Judge Robert Perry hopes to have a panel scheduled to perform at the Saito Kinen Festival on Septem-
seated in two days. Opening statements are scheduled for ber 5, his first concert in over half a year.
Wednesday. Ozawa said he was wearing a new concert suit because
The judge said questionnaires filled out by prospective he had lost 15 kilograms (33 pounds) due to his illness.
jurors show most of them know something about the model’s “My real physical strength has yet to come back,” he
life and death. said. “I’m skinny, and I can’t eat much. But my second life
“I was a little disappointed with the responses to the has started, and today is the first day.”
question, ‘What have you learned about the case?’” he said. Ozawa has had a long career spanning the globe, spend-
“The answers were, ‘Only what I saw on TV.’” ing nearly three decades at the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Perry indicated more needs to be known before a jury is before moving to Vienna in 2002.
selected for the trial of Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, Dr. Khristine The maestro has suffered ailing health, also undergoing
eroshevich and Howard K. Stern. emergency surgery for a hernia last year.
The defendants have pleaded not guilty to conspiring Ozawa cancelled a string of european appearances for
Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiance Charlene Wittstock, dance during the “Red Cross Gala”, Friday, July 30,
to illegally provide the former Playboy model with massive December this year, but said a concert at Carnegie Hall in
2010, in Monaco. (AP)
amounts of opiates and sedatives. They are not charged in New York will go ahead as planned on December 14.
Smith’s 2007 overdose death in Florida. For now, though, Ozawa said he will pace himself, telling
Perry said he won’t allow testimony about the cause of MONACO: Olympic rings will trump wedding rings “The couple wanted to have the Olympic family around media: “I’ll do my job at my own pace, as I will turn 75 in
Smith’s death because it is not part of the charges. next July when Prince Albert II of Monaco will bring for- them,” a statement from the princely household in Monaco September.” -AFP
“Most of the jurors have heard there was an overdose in ward his nuptials to accommodate the International Olym- explained.
Ms. Smith’s case,” he said. “Another case I’m aware of where pic Committee, his palace said Monday. “The prince also wanted the princess’ first foreign trip
a celebrity died, a doctor is charged with involuntary man- In June, Prince Albert announced plans to marry South to be to her homeland, South Africa.”
Alicia Keys weds
slaughter in the death. You don’t have that here. “ African swimming champ Charlene Wittstock on July 8 Charlene and Albert -- the son of the late Hollywood
The reference was to the case of Dr. Conrad Murray, next year, a date which, it now turns out, would clash with star grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III -- will therefore wed
charged in the death of Michael Jackson. the IOC’s July 5 to 9 meeting in Durban. at a civil ceremony at the palace on July 2 and at a religious
Perry said it was clear the prosecutor would like to try Albert, himself a former Olympic bobsleigh racer, has ceremony on the next day.
the three defendants on a similar theory but there is no juris-
diction for that in Los Angeles.
“I don’t know why it wasn’t tried in Florida,” the judge
been a member of the world’s top sporting federation since
1985 and has decided to get married a week early on July
2, 2011 so as not to miss the meeting.
Perhaps the Olympic postponement was to be expect-
ed, as Albert and Charlene’s relationship has thus far been
dominated by the sporting calendar.
producer Swizz Beatz
said. But his 32-year-old bride need not worry that the play- The 52-year-old prince met his love when she compet-
The case took a new twist Friday when Deputy District boy prince has his priorities mixed up -- the palace said Al- ed at a swimming meeting he was hosting in Monaco in
Attorney Renee Rose made the surprise announcement that bert plans to make the best of the clash of dates by turning 2000, and they made their first public appearance together NEW YORK: Call her Mrs. Beatz. Alicia Keys has married pro-
she will allege that Smith was a coconspirator in the actions the Durban jaunt into an African honeymoon. at the Turin Winter Olympics of 2006. -AP ducer Swizz Beatz (Swiss Beats), with whom she is expecting her
that brought the defendants to trial after Smith’s death. It first child.
was unclear how the claim could affect the case. A representative for Keys on Sunday confirmed the wedding.
The judge said he found the new turn of events “remark- The grammy winner and Beatz - whose real name is Kaseem
Tony Robbins: Helping
able.” (KAH-seem) Dean - announced in May that they were engaged. They
Rose also said she would claim Stern’s sister, Bonnie were wed Saturday at a private ceremony. Deepak Chopra conduct-
Stern, was another uncharged coconspirator, helping to ar- ed the ceremony.
people to a ‘Breakthrough’
range deliveries of drugs to Smith in the Bahamas. A phone It is the 29-year-old singer’s first marriage. Thirty-one-year-old
listing for Bonnie Stern could not be found. Beatz has been married before and has two sons.
The judge barred several items from evidence, including Their baby is due later this year. -AP
a famous video of Smith in clown makeup, which prosecutors
said showed she was drugged. Perry also said the 2006 drug
overdose death of Smith’s son, Daniel Smith, is irrelevant NEW YORK: The first thing to know about Tony Robbins’ new NBC
and would not be explored. -AP series is that, in his opinion, it isn’t a series.
Instead, he sees “Breakthrough With Tony Robbins” as six weekly
specials (the second airing Tuesday at 8 p.m. eDT). After that he’s done,
at least for the foreseeable future.
“I couldn’t possibly, with the schedule I have, go do a series,” says
the high-rev inspirational speaker who fills arenas around the world and
sells books and tapes by the millions. BEVERLY HILLS, California:
Now his TV series, er, specials are just another part of his outreach - Here come the new judges on “Ameri-
short-term but, he hopes, with lasting impact. can Idol,” maybe.
“I did what I wanted to accomplish,” says Robbins, an imposing With Simon Cowell and ellen
6-foot-7, as he stretches his legs seemingly into the next county from the Degeneres out of Fox’s hit singing
chair in which he’s seated for a recent interview. “I told some really in- contest, the network could announce
teresting stories of how people can turn themselves around in situations their replacements Monday to the
that seemed impossible.” And can do it, in each case, in just 30 days. Television Critics Association. The
On last week’s premiere of “Breakthrough,” Robbins helped spark network is presenting its 2010-2011
Frank and Kristen, whose joyous wedding reception a few years ago had shows to the association’s summer
ended with the grimmest of tragedies: Frank leaped into the swimming meeting in Beverly Hills.
pool and broke his neck, which left him paralyzed. Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler
A plunge into skydiving by each partner, then Frank’s initiation were the reported front-runners for
into murderball (a sort of wheelchair rugby), helped turned them both the vacancies.
around. They were obliged to recognize new options for their lives. Rob- Meanwhile, the fate of judge Kara
bins calls it “rewriting their story.” Dioguardi remained uncertain. If
On this week’s show, a less dramatic but all-too-relatable crisis af- she’s out and the two newcomers join
flicts Ron and Marie, a middle-class couple with three kids who are fac- Randy Jackson, the show would be
ing joblessness, near-bankruptcy and a marriage fracturing under the back to its original three-judge panel.
stress. Auditions for the new season that
One of Robbins’ techniques: Deposit the couple on skid row and starts in January are in progress.
let them rub elbows with people whose plight is even worse than their The revamp comes after a sea- FILE- In this March 15, 2010 file photo provided by StarPix, re-
FILE - Anna Nicole Smith, leaves the U.S. Supreme own. son in which ratings dipped, but not cording artist Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz attend Niche Media’s
Court, in this Feb. 28, 2006, file photo taken in Wash- After that, with Tony’s help, Ron lands a job where every day he’s enough to knock “American Idol” annual Gotham gala in New York. Keys has married, Saturday,
ington. (AP) tested by a boss from hell. Can he hang on, prove himself and score a from the No. 1 spot. -AP July 31, 2010, producer Swizz Beatz with whom she is expecting
lucrative promotion? -AP her first child. (AP)