Lindsay Ditches Alcohol Ed For Cannes; Courtney Love's Airport Meltdown

  • A judge has given Lindsay Lohan, who is currently in NYC, until Thursday to make up four alcohol education classes or she'll go to jail. But rather than heading back to L.A., Lindsay is going to the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Lindsay is flying to L.A. today, but only to get her things before flying to France tomorrow, according to sources. She's attending Cannes to publicize her film about porn star Linda Lovelace. [TMZ]
  • Michael Lohan says of Lindsay Lohan bringing a huge posse to an Iggy Pop concert last night, "Some of us are ‘fighting' to help Lindsay and work on ourselves in a positive way, while Lindsay parties rather than helping herself. Instead, she is helping other people get into concerts! Isn't she supposed to be in mourning?" [Radar]
  • Courtney Love had a "total meltdown" at Heathrow, packing and repacking her luggage on the floor. Then when she was on the plane, she walked back from first class to coach to scream at her assistant, "Why are you just sitting there? What are you doing about my Kindle? I need a charger cable for my Kindle." [N.Y. Post]
  • A source claims that Mo'Nique has forgiven Oprah for how the interview with the brother who molested her went down, though it "hurt her to her heart." However, "she's still not forgiven her family and unfortunately the grudge could now go to the grave because her parents, Steven and Alice, are getting older now. She feels that her parents have never fully accepted Gerald's role in the molestation and ever told her that it was not her fault." [Radar]
  • Heidi Montag called the cops on her mom Darlene Egelhoff yesterday, so today Darlene went shopping with her other daughter, Holly Montag. [TMZ]
  • Barbara Walters' rep says her heart surgery "went well and the doctors are very pleased with the outcome. Ms. Walters is recovering as expected." [ABC News]
  • Regis Philbin will have an operation to remove a blood clot from his leg on Tuesday. [AP]
  • Yesterday Elizabeth Taylor attacked Dr. Arnold Klein on Twitter for betraying Michael Jackson. Today he responded on Twitter: "Dearest Elizabeth Michael CHOSE whom he loved; I only SUPPLIED medical care. May God bless you and Michael. Your friend Arnie." [TMZ]
  • Bret Michaels' rep announced today that he'll continue his tour on May 28. [AP]
  • Whitney Houston's reps have released contradictory statements on whether or not Matt Lauer and her sister Alexis Houston, who he's accused of cheating with, have met each other. [Radar]
  • Matt Lauer's wife Annette was spotted today in NYC wearing her wedding ring again. [Radar]
  • Matthew Morrison says the rumors that he cheated on his former fiancee with Lea Michele are "laughable." He said, "We were literally on set and I got a call from my publicist, and [Lea] got a call a minute later. And we looked at each other like, ‘What the fuck?" [People]
  • Roger Ebert is writing a book that will "cover everything from his battle with thyroid cancer to his friendship with Gene Siskel." [AP]
  • Kelly Killoren Bensimon says of calling Bethenny Frankel a "ho bag" and a cook, not a chef, on a recent episode of RHONY. "I'm so incredibly embarrassed by my behavior. That I would let someone or some situation get to me...I am so horrified." [E!]
  • A source said its not unusual that Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene are haggling with the studio over their Twilight contracts. "It's the first opportunity the actors have had to renegotiate at all. Their original contracts were through the first three films," says the source. "Those first three [movies] obviously did amazingly and the kids didn't share in the profits they didn't get any bonuses." [People]
  • Heath Ledger's sister Kate says, "He is alive in my heart and in my head. Every day I talk to him." [People]
  • Chelsea Handler says she wasn't worried about her sex tape getting out. "It was a joke. It's from like 10 years ago, so it wasn't a big deal to me. I explained on my show; it was for an audition tape. It was supposed to grab attention. I guess it did years after the fact," she said. "It was not a big deal to anyone I don't think," she went on. "I mean, people were talking about it, but if they had shown it, people would see it was a joke, so I think that's why nobody actually saw it." [Us]
  • In his Playboy interview Russell Brand says of his TV show RE:Brand, "That entire show was probably a cry for help. I was a junkie when that show was on the air. Within two or three months of it ending, I was in rehab. That was the last dice throw of a desperate man. It was less a cry for help than a mental breakdown on film. Jackass was a popular TV show at the time, and I was trying to do a psychological version of Jackass. When I watch it now, I still can't believe half of what I was doing." [Daily Express]
  • Salma Hayek has canceled her plans to venture into the cosmos on Richard Branson's spaceliner. "I love scuba diving and used to dive where the sharks were, and now? No more sharks. Everything became about the baby. You are in second position, or third... My dream was to go into space. I reserved my place with the Virgin (Galactic) expedition. And then I got pregnant. And now I'm a mother. So I'm not going to go." [Daily Express]
  • "It's hard to appreciate success in modeling, because it's not something you feel like you've earned, so there is a little bit of bread of shame that comes with that. It's like somebody giving you a puzzle that's already put together. There are some things you have to do to maintain, but it's like getting a 1,000-piece puzzle and having two pieces out. ... It was hard for me to feel ownership as a model." — Ashton Kutcher [ABC News]