Lindsay Lohan was sentenced yesterday to 90 days in jail for violating probation on her 2007 DUI case. She broke down in tears when L.A. Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel handed down the sentence. The judge decided LiLo violated terms of her probation by failing to complete a court-ordered alcohol education course.
After missing a May court date, LiLo was outfitted with an alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet and ordered to avoid alcohol. Prosecutors contended she violated that order last month at the MTV Movie Awards. Revel ignored that contention, but did find that Lohan had repeatedly violated probation over the years. Lohan is to surrender in two weeks and will be credited with time she served in November 2007.
In a break during the hearing, she also was served papers from lawyers of a West Hollywood boutique suing her for allegedly shoplifting $16,000 worth of merchandise.
"I wasn't a druggie stripper. I was a very good person doing it." So said ethics prof Kendra Leigh Baskett (née Wilkinson), in a chat très intime Tuesday on NBC's Today. Kendra, who is hyping her salty memoir, Sliding Into Home, told Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb about her checkered past as a drug-using stripper babe. (Salty indeed: Home opens with the Marcel Proustian line, "So you'll be naked?") Drugs, Kendra said, filled a void. "I always knew that it was wrong. [But] the drugs and everything, that's what found me and accepted me." Clearly, this is a complex woman.
Kendra credits hubby, Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett III, for her triumphant return from The Abyss. "He saw strength in me that I didn't even know existed," she writes in Home.
And, pace her literary forebear Thomas Wolfe, Kendra does believe you can come home again.
"I've been through a lot. I've gotten through it," she said on Today. "I'm home, where I've always wanted to be."
Jenna Fischer's rep confirms that the Office sweetie married writer Lee Kirk at a small do Saturday in Malibu, Calif. A dreamy time was had by all. "Went to the most beautiful wedding I've ever experienced," tweets Office costar Rainn Wilson.
Tammy Lynn Michaels says she was blindsided by news that her lover, Melissa Etheridge, had filed to end their life partnership. Michaels, 35, says in a blog entry excerpted by People: "gentle waves / no noise for awhile / or maybe gentle voices and / SMACK!!!!!!!!!!!! / FILE FOR DIVORCE!!!!!! / even though we both promised . . . no filing until after the tour / in the fall."
For years, I've yearned to smell like Bruce Willis. Oh, I have pined. Now I can: The Die Hard star this week is releasing his "signature collection" - eau de parfum, body wash, deodorant - through LR Health & Beauty Systems. Don't be afraid: This ain't some metrosexual concoction. "I personally feel that the new . . . fragrance is the manliest scent in the world," said manly company CEO Tilo Plöger.
The remains of world-renowned chess champ Bobby Fischer have been exhumed in Iceland for a paternity test, the BBC reports. Marilyn Young claims the chessmaster is the father of her 9-year-old son, Jinky Young. Fischer, who became an Icelandic citizen in '05, died in '08. His estate is worth $2 mil. . . . Former Wham! star George Michael was arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive Sunday in London after allegedly crashing his Range Rover into a storefront. Michael, 47, who has previous DUI arrests, is due in court in August. . . . Mark Ruffalo says his sex scene with Julianne Moore in The Kids Are All Right wasn't as exciting as it looks. "People are like, 'How does Julianne Moore look naked?' I don't know. She was pressed up against me the whole time. I couldn't look at her," he tells USA Today.
"The Internet is completely over." So pronounces prophetic warbler Prince in a chat with London tab the Mirror. "I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it."
Prince is so riled up he has shut down his website. He also rants about iPad and other new platforms: "They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you."
Tennis goddess Serena Williams tells Harper's Bazaar she used to wish she were endowed with the bod of her older sis, Venus.
"I'm super-curvy. I have big boobs and this massive [derriere]. [She is] tall and she's like a model and she fits everything," Serena says.
Serena says she grew up "wanting to be" Venus. It took a while, but she's finally free of such negativities: "I was 23 when I realized that I wasn't Venus. She's totally different."