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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ALWATAN DAILY
                       ENTERTAINMENT                                                                                                                                                                                 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2010




   Song Of The Day                                                Lohan tweets she failed
                                                                  court-ordered drug test
                                                                      LOS ANGELES: Lindsay Lohan has confirmed on her            was sentenced to three months in jail followed by three
                                                                  Twitter page that she failed a court-ordered drug and al-      months in rehab after violating probation stemming from
                                                                  cohol screening, and she said that if asked, she is ready to   a pair of drug and driving under the influence cases filed
                                                                  appear before the judge in her case and face the conse-        after two arrests in 2007.
                                                                  quences for her actions.                                           She ended up serving two weeks in jail and another
                                                                      In a series of messages posted late Friday, the actress    23 days in an inpatient rehab treatment at Ronald Reagan
                                                                  said “Regrettably, I did in fact fail my most recent drug      UCLA Medical Center.
                                                                  test.” She also said, “Substance abuse is a disease, which         At a hearing last month, Fox ordered the actress to at-
                                                                  unfortunately doesn’t go away over night. I am working         tend psychotherapy, drug and alcohol counseling as well
                                                                  hard to overcome it.”                                          as random drug and alcohol testing several times a week.
                                                                      A person familiar with the case, who declined to be        Compliance would allow her to return to unsupervised
                                                                  identified because of the sensitivity of the matter, con-      probation in November.
                                                                  firmed the positive test results for The Associated Press          Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox had
                                                                  earlier Friday. The person declined to specify what sub-       threatened Lohan with 30 days in jail for each probation
                                                                  stance triggered the positive result, which the source said    violation.
                                                                  occurred within the last month.                                    A hearing would be conducted before Lohan could
                                                                      The failed drug test was first reported by TMZ.com.        be returned to jail. Los Angeles County District Attorney        FILE - In this July 20, 2010 file photo, Lindsay Lohan is shown in
                                                                      The test result could mean a probation violation and       spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said no such hearing had               court in Beverly Hills, Calif., where she was taken into custody to
Fahad AlSabah                                                     more jail time for the 24-year-old actress. In July, Lohan     been scheduled as of Friday afternoon. -AP                       serve a jail sentence for probation violation. (AP)
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                                                                      WASHINGTON: “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart
                                                                  is hosting a “million moderate march” in Washington - for
                                                                                                                                 challenge Stewart’s “dark, optimistic forces.” He said the
                                                                                                                                 nation can’t afford a rally to restore sanity in the middle
                                                                                                                                                                                                     at LA airport
                                                                  people who think shouting is annoying - but faux political     of a recession.
                                                                  nemesis Stephen Colbert will be nearby to keep fear alive          He wrote the United States is built on three bedrock                 LOS ANGELES: British comedian-turned Hollywood
                                                                  against those “dark, optimistic forces.”                       principles: freedom, liberty and fear.                              star Russell Brand was arrested after allegedly attacking a
                                                                      Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Re-             “They want to replace our fear with reason,” he wrote.          photographer at Los Angeles airport, police said.
                                                                  port,” and his arch enemy on the network plan to hold          “But never forget ‘reason’ is just one letter away from ‘trea-           Brand was arriving with his fiancee singer Katy Perry

DA: Paris Hilton                                                  opposing political rallies on the National Mall just before
                                                                  the November elections.
                                                                      Stewart interrupted his regular fake newscast Thursday
                                                                                                                                 son.’” The events come a few weeks after Glenn Beck’s re-
                                                                                                                                 cent rally on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s
                                                                                                                                 March on Washington. Stewart’s website notes Oct. 30 was
                                                                                                                                                                                                     when the altercation erupted Friday, amid a scrum of pho-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     tographers and cameramen jostling to take pictures of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     star couple.


to avoid felony
                                                                  night to announce a “Rally to Restore Sanity” on Oct. 30.      chosen as a date “of no significance whatsoever.”                        The photographer who was allegedly struck made a citi-
                                                                  He said it’s for people too busy with their normal lives to        The rallies take aim at extremists from the political           zen’s arrest of the star, before airport police arrived and de-
                                                                  go to other political rallies.                                 fringes. Stewart said it will give voice to about 70 to 80          tained him.
                                                                      “We’re looking for people who think shouting is an-        percent of Americans who aren’t heard in daily political                 “About 1:50 pm today, Los Angeles Airport Police re-

in Vegas arrest
                                                                  noying ... who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the   discourse.                                                          sponded to Terminal 5 to a report of a battery involving a
                                                                  only ones that get heard,” Stewart writes in promotion for         Stewart and Colbert have filed a single application for         celebrity and a commercial photographer,” said a statement
                                                                  his rally. “Think of our event as Woodstock, but with the      a permit to host 25,000 people on the Washington Monu-              by the airport police force.
                                                                  nudity and drugs replaced by respectful disagreement.”         ment grounds, National Park Service spokesman Bill Line                  “The victim involved placed the suspect (Russell Brand)
                                                                      No Adolf Hitler mustaches allowed at the Stewart rally     said Friday. It hasn’t been approved yet.                           under private person’s arrest. Airport police took the sus-
                                                                  - unless it’s drawn on a photo of the German dictator (or          Stewart said Thursday night that his rally would be a           pect into custody for Penal Code Section 242 -- battery,” it
                                                                  Charlie Chaplin). Past political rallies have featured post-   “million moderate march.” He suggested a few signs for              added.
                                                                  ers with sitting presidents wearing Hitler-style mustaches,    the rally, including “I disagree with you, but I’m pretty sure           He was taken to a nearby police station to be booked, the
                                                                  including Barack Obama and George W. Bush.                     you’re not Hitler.”                                                 statement added. Some two hours later he was released on
                                                                      Nearby, Colbert also announced a “March to Keep Fear           “You may be asking yourself ... ‘but am I the right per-        20,000 dollars bail.
                                                                  Alive” to restore “truthiness” to the nation on his show       son to go to this rally?’” Stewart said on his show. “The fact           A court hearing was scheduled for Oct. 15, although it
                                                                  Thursday night. For those who don’t know, truthiness was       that you would even stop to ask yourself that question as           was unclear if Brand will have to appear personally.
                                                                  a 2006 word of the year that means “truth that comes from      opposed to just jumping up, grabbing the nearest stack of                Video footage of the incident on the TMZ celebrity news
                                                                  the gut, not books.”                                           burnable holy books, strapping on a diaper and pointing             agency website showed Brand and Perry being surrounded
                                                                      Colbert is encouraging “all freedom-loving patriots” to    your car towards D.C. - that means I think you just might           by a scrum of photographers and cameramen.
                                                                  bring an overnight bag and five extra sets of underwear to     be right for it.” -AP                                                    Brand -- wearing a black T-shirt saying “God, come on
                                                                                                                                                                                                     give me a break” -- pushed one of them away and later has a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     verbal altercation with the same photographer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          The hirsute star achieved infamy in Britain when he and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     fellow celebrity DJ Jonathan Ross were sanctioned by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     BBC after making a lurid prank on-air phone call to veteran
                                                                                                                                                                                                     actor, Andrew Sachs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          While Ross was suspended, Brand resigned and has since
                                                                                                                                                                                                     made a growing name for himself in Hollywood, in films
                                                                                                                                                                                                     including “Forgetting Sarah Marshall and “Get Him to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Greek.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Long a notorious womanizer, he surprised many by pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     posing marriage last year to LA-based pop singer Perry, fa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     mous for hits including “I Kissed a Girl” and more recently
                                                                                                                                                                                                     “California Gurls.” -AFP


FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2010 photo, Paris Hilton and Cy
Waits attend the Paris Hilton fragrance launch ‘Tease’ at
MyStudio in Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP)

     LAS VEGAS: Paris Hilton has agreed to plead guilty to
two misdemeanors stemming from her arrest last month at a
Las Vegas resort, a Nevada prosecutor said.
     Under the terms of a plea deal worked out with prosecu-
tors, the celebrity heiress will serve a year of probation and
avoid a felony conviction, Clark County District Attorney
David Roger said Friday.
     A plea agreement obtained by the Las Vegas Review-
Journal shows Hilton will plead guilty to drug possession         FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2008 file photo, Stephen Colbert, (left) and Jon Stewart make an award presentation at the
and obstructing an officer. She must complete a drug abuse        60th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. (AP)
program, pay a $2,000 fine and serve 200 hours of commu-
nity service.
     Hilton, 29, was arrested Aug. 26 inside the Wynn resort,


                                                                  Cameras rolled while
after police say a small plastic bag containing 0.8 grams of
cocaine fell out of her Chanel purse as she reached for a tube
of lip balm in front of a police lieutenant.
     Roger and defense attorney David Chesnoff confirmed
the details of the plea deal reported by the Review-Journal.
The original felony cocaine possession charge would not
have resulted in any jail time.
     Roger said he wanted to obtain a pledge from the hotel
                                                                  Fantasia recovered from overdose
heiress to stay out of trouble, and said the plea deal accom-                                                                                                                                        FILE - In this June 25, 2010 file photo, British actor Rus-
plished that goal.                                                                                                                            NEW YORK: Singer Fantasia allowed the af-              sell Brand poses during a photo-call to promote his movie
     “If she is arrested for anything besides a minor traffic                                                                             termath of her recent suicide attempt to be filmed         ‘Get Him To The Greek’ in Berlin. (AP)
violation she will spend a year in jail,” Roger said. “There                                                                              for her VH1 reality show “Fantasia for Real,” ac-
will be no discussion. The court will have no discretion.”                                                                                cording to a trailer for the show that was posted
     Chesnoff said the agreement does not call for Hilton to                                                                              online Friday.
be assigned a probation officer, meaning she can’t break any                                                                                  The clip from the show, which premieres
laws but won’t have anyone to report to or check in with.                                                                                 Sunday, includes audio of the 911 call concern-

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nicole Kidman to return
     “Ms. Hilton understands the seriousness of the situation                                                                             ing the season 3 “American Idol” winner’s drug
and appreciates the chance she is being given,” Chesnoff told                                                                             overdose and footage of her in the hospital with
The Associated Press. “She has to stay out of trouble.”                                                                                   an IV in her arm.
     Hilton initially told police the purse and cocaine were
not hers, but claimed some items in the bag, including rolling
papers, $1,300 in cash and several credit cards.
                                                                                                                                              Fantasia was admitted to a North Carolina
                                                                                                                                          hospital on Aug. 9 for an overdose of aspirin and
                                                                                                                                          a sleep aid, after she was named in a divorce law-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     to Broadway in 2011
     She was questioned by police after her boyfriend, Las Ve-                                                                            suit that accused her of being involved in an affair
gas nightclub mogul Cy Waits, 34, failed field sobriety tests                                                                             with a married man.                                            NEW YORK: Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman is
given by a motorcycle officer.                                                                                                                “I have not fulfilled my destiny,” Fantasia            due to return to Broadway next year to star in a revival of
     The couple was stopped in a black Cadillac Escalade af-                                                                              says in voiceover on the clip.                             the Tennessee Williams play “Sweet Bird of Youth,” a produc-
ter the officer smelled a “vapor trail” of marijuana smoke.                                                                                   “It’s not time for me to go anywhere. And I            tion spokesman said on Friday.
     Hilton was banned from two Wynn resorts on the Las                                                                                   can still fight, still keep going. Let them talk. Let          “It’s something that’s in the works (and) there’s an in-
Vegas Strip after the arrest, and her boyfriend was dismissed                                                                             them say what they wanna say, but I’m still here,”         tent to move forward,” the spokesman said. Kidman, 43, first
as a nightclub partner.                                                                                                                   Fantasia adds.                                             appeared on Broadway -- with mixed reviews -- in 1998 in
     Hilton briefly faced a marijuana charge in July after a                                                                                  Her manager appears on camera, saying she              David Hare’s sexually explicit play “The Blue Room”, which
FIFA World Cup match in South Africa, but the case was                                                                                    was “broken.”                                              included a brief nude scene. The actress, who was raised in
dropped when a woman who was with her pleaded guilty to                                                                                       The “Fantasia for Real” teaser also shows              Australia, went on to win an Oscar for her role as writer Vir-
possessing the drug.                                                                                                                      the singer receiving her high school diploma and           ginia Woolf in “The Hours” in 2002. “Sweet Bird of Youth”
     Hilton is scheduled to appear at 7:30 a.m. Monday be-                                                                                gearing up for the Aug. 24 release of her album            was first staged on Broadway in 1959. This revival is due to
fore Judge Joe M. Bonaventure, Chesnoff said. -AP                 FILE - Fantasia Barrino arrives at the 51st annual Grammy               “Back to Me,” which debuted at No. 2 on the Bill-          be directed by David Cromer. -Reuters
                                                                  Awards in Los Angeles in this Feb. 8, 2009 file photo. (Reuters)        board 200. -Reuters

				
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