Lindsay Escapes Another Intervention; Dad In Jackson Molestation Case Commits Suicide

  • Last week Lindsay Lohan ran when her ex Courtenay Semel confronted her about rehab. At a party this weekend her friends tried again, but Lindsay, "kept moving from room to room... She was clearly hyped-up on more than just booze."
  • During a party at shipping heir Stavros Niarchos' Hollywood home, several of Lindsay's friends tried to get her alone, but source says, "It was impossible to corner her, until a few people tried to - in a bathroom when it was nearly dawn." Around 7 a.m. she spotted her father's close friend David Trent and "immediately bolted." [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Last week Lindsay Lohan showed up to the launch of Pascal Mouawad and Jermaine Dupri's jewelry line at Kitson. She was paid to appear and offered $500 to spend at the store, but bargained for $1,000. Then she "went crazy" pulling out different items and eventually racked up a $15,000 bill. When she was told she'd taken too much she said, "Pascal would take care of it because I'm the only celebrity here," according to a source. But, "Pascal said no, so she went and started talking smack about him to Jermaine Dupri who doesn't even know her." She continued making demands and was eventually she allowed to take $2,000 worth of jewelry. [Fox News]
  • Michael Lohan says he's going to sue the person who said he likes to get lap dances from strippers who look like his daughter. "I never said anything about dances with Lindsay," says Lohan, who says he was only at the club planning a bachelor party. "I did not go inside the club where the dancers are, didn't have a dance, and never, ever mentioned anything about my daughter. Nothing happened whatsoever. I just sat there, waiting for the owner of the club to come and talk to me." [Radar Online]
  • Despite the rumors that Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri have reconciled, she called him an "ex" in a radio interview, saying, "I'm not the type of girl that stays in touch with your ex like that," however, "Jermaine is one of my best friends... I love him to death. We're still connected. We're still good friends. We still talk." [Us]
  • Katherine Jackson's attorney says she's "seriously considering" filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray. [TMZ]
  • Evan Chandler, the father of the boy who accused Michael Jackson of molestation, was found dead earlier this month. Police said, "We have ruled it as suicide because he was found with a gun held to his body and had a single bullet wound to the side of his head. Mr. Chandler was 64." [Radar Online]
  • MTV bought the TV rights to Michael Jackson's This Is It. [Variety]
  • Swiss officials say a court will decide whether Roman Polanski can be released on bail in two weeks. [The Mirror]
  • Aaron Carter owes the government more than $1 million in back taxes, and now that he's been cut from DWTS he doesn't have a steady paycheck. [TMZ]
  • Edis Kayalar, the German model who allegedly tried to extort $100,000 from Cindy Crawford has turned himself in to German police. [TMZ]
  • In a countersuit, Samuel Levin, the man Nicholas Cage says mismanaged his fortune, claims: "Coppola [Cage] had already squandered tens of millions of dollars... and owed millions of dollars in... income taxes, with no funds available to pay the tax debt." [TMZ]
  • ABC News says they don't pay for interviews, but they did admit to paying for the Heene's family's sushi dinner in Manhattan last night. A source at Good Morning America says, "We did not pay for a limo to drive them around the city. We did have a car service (SUV) take the family as they required a bigger car. " [TMZ]
  • After Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag's Today show interview was cancelled, Spencer Tweeted about their old foe Al Roker, "WEATHERMAN I thought you were out of town today getting your stomache stapled again?... you look very sick? Do you always look like your about to die? How old are you 97? You should retire asap- No one would even know? ... is it true you have been married 6 times? I'm sure all your wives left you when they realized you were abusive to women! Sicko!" Later Spencer apologized, Tweeting: "Dear WEATHERMAN after speaking with Queen Jones and Queen Lara I'm feeling very regretful for saying HATEFULL tweets towards a good man!!" [Perez Hilton]
  • "I don't think Al Roker will be Tweeting me back any time soon," said Spencer Pratt, "He does only have a few thousand followers so it wouldn't even matter what he says." [Extra]
  • Lady Gaga is ineligible for the best new artist awards at the Grammys because her song "Just Dance" was nominated last year in the best dance recording category. [N.Y.T.]
  • Christina Ricci, who attended Lady Gaga's performance at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art this weekend said, "I don't know about everybody else, but I just love the fact that she's like, 'Yes, this is what I'm wearing, and yes, this is how I'll be performing,'... And anyone who has that sort of self-confidence and the balls to sort of be like, 'I'm a fantastic creature. You'd better love me,' is OK in my book." [MTV]
  • Interior designer and Oprah Winfrey regular Nate Berkus as a syndicated daytime TV show in the works. . [Broadcasting Cable]
  • Proof that Twilight is a bad influence on kids: A girl was hospitalized after fighting with another girl over the last Robert Pattinson poster at a giveaway in London. [Female First]
  • At the L.A. premiere of New Moon Kristen Stewart said being in the spotlight makes her nervous, which raises the question: why pursue acting? "It's a little weird, but it's all because of this .... The focus for us is the focus that [the fans] have, which is the movies," she said. "This is what you work for. Not the attention, but the fact that you can have a common interest." [People]
  • Kristen Stewart says, "I get why fans want to know more about the cast as real people and they want us to be together and all of that. I just have to sort of not think about that. People have a hard time separating us from our characters. There's an incredibly large group that spends most of their time absorbed in the lives of people who've gotten some notoriety. It's strange to me. I can't have anything to do with it or else I'd step in and mess it up for myself, I just let it fall by the wayside. It doesn't really affect me." [Parade]
  • Robert Pattinson says he's willing to go nude for the right role. "I think it would depend on what it is. And I don't think a lot of people would really want to see that. I think it would ruin the illusion!" he said. [Star]
  • Robert Pattinson's handlers made him walk out of a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest just because Ryan asked him if he's dating Kristen Stewart. [TMZ]
  • A judge has granted Ryan Seacrest a civil restraining order against Chidi Uzomah, the man accused of stalking him. He has to stay 100 yards from Seacrest. [AP]
  • In the Editor's Note from this month's issue of Out Magazine, the editor-in-chief revealed that Adam Lambert's management requested his interview not seem "too gay." Now to back up the claim, the journalist who wrote the story has written a lengthy account of the interview and Lambert's publicist's warning that the the interview shouldn't bee too political or, "you know, gay-gay." [Perez Hilton]
  • Adam Lambert says his new album For Your Entertainment is, as the title says, "not for me, it's for the people who are listening to it... We tried to nod to all that glam classic rock while creating a variety of different music. But at the same time I wanted to make music that was really modern and current and poppy too." [Reuters]
  • Katy Perry says she was brutally honest when judging American Idol auditions because, "We all have friends or people that we've known that maybe they wanted to be a rock star, or be this or that, and no one ever told them that they can't... Like, 'It's just like you weren't born with pitch, so it's not going to happen and someone needs to tell you that because 15 years later you've wasted all this time and when you could have been a doctor." [The Star]
  • The mom of X Factor reject Lucie Jones says she wants to ask Simon Cowell, "Whether he has got anything against the Welsh. Lucie was a strong contestant and he should have said nicer things to her, but he didn't." [The Sun]
  • Taylor Swift is doing a line of greeting cards, gift packaging and stationary for American Greetings. Here's hoping one starts with "Imma let you finish...". [Brandweek]
  • Randy and Evi Quaid have left their home in Texas and are expected to return to California to face charges over an unpaid $10,000 hotel bill. [Radar Online]
  • Will Arnett will guest star on Parks & Recreation as a possible suitor for Amy Poehler's character. [EW]
  • Molly Sims, Josh Duhamel's Las Vegas co-star, says the rumors he cheated on Fergie are not true. "I went to the wedding and he's a great guy and he lives by example. Do not believe everything you read," she said. "He is a great man, a great husband and great friend. It's sad because you are talking about a human being and Fergie is a wonderful woman. He is nothing but a good person. [The rumors are] sad, and it's about money." [Fox News]
  • Sienna Miller's sister Savannah Miller says of the rumors that Sienna and Jude Law have reunited: "I think that would be a completely ridiculous assumption considering the way that man has conducted himself recently. That's all I'm saying." [The Telegraph]
  • Michael Bolton says he's still upset about breaking up with Nicollette Sheridan: "I wouldn't wish a relationship with me on someone. I'm touring so I'm not physically present in one place enough. The worst thing about the end of the relationship (with Sheridan) was losing your best friend in the world and your closest confidante. It's a cliche but I just want Nicollette to be happy. You want the heat, the magic, the connection on every level, but ultimately it's the bond of deepest friendship that's the most powerful aspect to any relationship. That life experience together isn't something you can replace. I can't find that particular type of love again as it was unique." [Daily Express]
  • Eddie Izzard says "I was an ambitious kid. It's in all the school reports, 'He really does seem to be a determined little child.' That's my way. I've always felt [the British have] a post-empire view of ambition which is that we tried it but it meant we stole other people's countries – as if there's no other form of ambition. I really hate that." [The Telegraph]
  • Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men says they titled their new album Love because, "The title embodies everything that Boyz II Men represents. Every album we have ever done has always had a representation of love." [CNN]
  • Last night at the 8th Annual Benefit for the Elton John Foundation Courtney Love bid to win a date with Bill Clinton, but lost. "On Clinton, I was like, 'That might be fun!' I would never bid if I didn't want to," said Love, "But after $120,000, it's like, I don't have a plutonium card." [N.Y. Magazine]
  • There's trouble on the set of Cougar Town. A crew member says Courteney Cox is "Very domineering. She gives off this ‘I'm important and you're not' vibe... Courteney makes a huge number of script changes to make her character look good, and she is extremely picky about everything on the show." The source claims she once ranted about her lunch saying, "Everyone knows you are supposed to have equal parts of ham and cheese in a sandwich!'" [Pop Crunch]