Falling star Lindsay Lohan is telling friends her rehab assignment in New York may be a no-go if the Seafield Center, where she's bound, won't let her smoke, reports celeb website TMZ. Sources say LiLo doesn't think she can go 90 days cig-free, so her lawyers are asking the Long Island rehab to lighten up. That hasn't worked so far, Sources tell TMZ, so the lawyers are now trying to get her back into Morningside Recovery in Newport Beach, Calif., where Lohan rehabbed in 2010 and smoking is allowed. Authorities in Cal haven't OK'd a switch yet. LiLo, set to clock in Thursday, certainly seems set to go. TMZ included an Instagram selfie of LiLo packing. Caption: "90 days and 270 looks."
Jennifer Aniston and her inamorato, Justin Theroux, have decided to delay their nuptials until Jen's ex, Brad Pitt, does the "I do" with Angelina Jolie, reports Us Weekly mag in the edition that comes out Friday.
"She does not want her day associated with them," an insider confides to Us. Jen and Brad divorced in 2005. Insider adds Jen first wanted to speed things up, but took her foot off the gas after "Justin got weirded out by all the rushing." Now the planning is on hold. "Nothing has happened on that front in a month," the source tells Us.
The magazine points out that Jen is a busy gal these days, what with wrapping up a new movie (an untitled Elmore Leonard project) and redecorating the $21 mil Bel Air mansion that she and Justin bought. Us speculates that a timeout from wedding plans might be a good thing for Jen - and for Justin. "She has been cranky from this stress," a source tells Us. "Justin's never seen her like this."
On its latest cover, In Touch mag blares that a "humiliated" Kim Kardashian "discovers she's been used."
Kardashian, seven months pregnant by Kanye West, came away from a meeting with Kanye in New York on April 24 thinking Kanye had "checked out of their relationship," an insider whispered to In Touch. "She's finally free to marry him now that her divorce to Kris [Humphries] is final, but he has absolutely no intention of walking down the aisle with her," the Insider opines. "He only wants the baby." Kanye, the mag points out, lives in Paris and has spent just 29 days with Kim since she made her condition known in December.
In a shocker, Kevin Clash, longtime voice of Sesame Street's Elmo, was nominated for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series when the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmys noms came out Wednesday. Clash quit the show in November after multiple accusations of sexual contact with male minors. He's been sued, but no criminal charges have been filed because of the statute of limitations.
In more conventional news, the most nominated shows were CBS' The Young and the Restless (23), ABC's General Hospital (19), PBS' Sesame Street (17), NBC's Days of Our Lives (17), and The Ellen DeGeneres Show (10).
The picks for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama (a shrinking field) are The Bold and the Beautiful's Susan Flannery and Heather Tom, Days of Our Lives' Peggy McCay, and Michelle Stafford of The Young and the Restless.
On the men's side it was Jason Thompson of General Hospital and then a whole lot of The Young and the Restless: Peter Bergman, Doug Davidson, and Michael Muhney.
In the field for Outstanding Talk Show are The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Live! With Kelly and Michael, The Talk, and The View.
The ceremony, which honors soaps, kids' programming and talk and game shows, will be televised June 16 on the HLN channel.
- David Hiltbrand
"SideShow" fave Paris Hilton, absent too long from these columns, is back in the news by virtue of her decision to drop her lawsuit against swimwear/lingerie company Le Bonitas, as celeb website TMZ reports.
Hilton and Le Bonitas got into it after a deal to have Paris create a line of pajamas, lingerie, and swimwear fizzled. The company sued Hilton for more than 200 grand and Hilton, not to be outdone, sued the company for $1.5 mil. Anyway, they're now making nice and talking again about making beautiful things together, reports TMZ.
Country singer Kenny Chesney has started the Spread the Love fund to help those injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, according to a release on his website, www.kennychesney.com. Chesney made "a sizable donation for seed money," the release announced. In addition, "All Chesney's proceeds from the downloaded single sales of 'Spread the Love,' his track cowritten and recorded with the Wailers, go to the fund." The song appears on his new album, Life on a Rock. Donations will go to Boston Medical Center and other Boston-area hospitals. Fans can donate to the fund at http://bmc.org/Kenny. Chesney performs at Lincoln Financial Field on June 8.