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|After three years of estrangement, Lindsay Lohan and her father, Michael, were reunited Thursday at the Cirque Lodge rehabilitation center in Utah, where Lindsay is currently being treated. The elder Lohan spent several hours with his daughter and told E! Online the visit was "amazing." Having gotten permission from his parole officer to leave his home state for
the reunion, Michael plans to stay in Utah through Saturday in order to spend more time with Lindsay.
|A performance by Eddie Griffin at a Black Enterprise magazine event in Miami was abruptly halted after he repeatedly used the N-word, a spokesman for the magazine said Wednesday. "We believe that ending the performance was the appropriate action," the spokesman said. Griffin's camp had yet to comment on the situation.
Charlotte Gainsbourg was said to be doing well after undergoing surgery to treat a head injury she suffered while jet skiing, according to French media reports. Her agent said the operation was aimed at treating a hematoma, but did not specify where the actress was injured. Gainsbourg...the 36-year-old daughter of French singer Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin...can be seen in the new Bob
Dylan biopic I'm Not There, which screened at the Venice Film Festival this week.
John Travolta will be honored with the second annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Nov. 15.
Tim Burton was awarded a Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival Thursday, with presenter Johnny Depp calling the director "a true original, a true artist, a true auteur." When asked how the Lion compares to an Oscar...an honor that has not yet been bestowed upon Burton...the helmer joked, "It's actually a lot better looking than a bald naked man."
|Spider-Man 3 was the top-grossing film of Hollywood's record-setting summer, snaring $336.5 million through Labor Day, Exhibitor Relations Co. said. Shrek the Third ($321 million) finished second, and, in a mild upset, Transformers ($310.6 million) edged Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End ($308.7 million) for third place. In all, 15 films topped $100 million, with two more (the
disappointing Evan Almighty and the overachieving Superbad) expected to join the elite club. Waitress ($18.9 million, per Box Office Mojo) was the indie hit of the season, while Georgia Rule ($18.9 million) and The Nanny Diaries ($17.1 million) were two of the bigger studio bombs.
A lawyer for Lindsay Lohan filed court documents Friday, alleging that the other driver in a 2005 car wreck is using lies about the actress being drunk at the time "as a battering ram to force a settlement." In his 10-page brief, attorney Alfred Gerisch sought to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Raymundo Ortega, or to strike parts of it. Ortega is seeking $200,000 in damages stemming from
the crash, which he claimed Lohan caused as she was fleeing the paparazzi.
Jude Law was arrested Tuesday for allegedly getting into a scuffle with a paparazzo outside his London home, per British press reports. The actor was taken into custody and released on bail later the same day. He was ordered to return to the police station in October, pending further investigation.
Nicole Kidman reveals in Vanity Fair's October issue that she was engaged to a mystery man in between splitting from Tom Cruise and marrying Keith Urban, but declines to provide his identity. The Oscar winner also discloses that she suffered a miscarriage around the time she and Cruise decided to adopt their 14-year-old daughter, Isabella. "There's a complicated background to that,
given that I never speak much about many things. One day maybe that story will be told," Kidman said.
|Oscar winner Halle Berry confirmed to "Access Hollywood" Tuesday that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Gabriel Aubry. "Yes, I am three months pregnant," Berry wrote in an email. "Gabriel and I are beyond excited and I've waited a long time for this moment in my life."
According to In Touch Weekly, Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire tied the knot with Jennifer Meyer, his girlfriend of four years and the mother of his 10-month-old daughter, Ruby, in a secret Hawaiian ceremony Monday night. The couple announced their engagement in June 2006.
Owen Wilson "has been doing very well" since he was hospitalized Aug. 26 after an apparent suicide attempt, director Wes Anderson said Monday at the Venice Film Festival. "When he is ready, he's going to speak for himself much better than any of us could," said Anderson, who helmed Wilson's latest pic, The Darjeeling Limited. The
actor reportedly returned home over the weekend, where he remains under close watch, according to published reports.
Bill Murray wasn't just driving a golf cart around downtown Stockholm at random last month...he was chauffeuring people home after a party, he explained Monday at the Venice Film Festival. The police "asked me to come over and they assumed that I was drunk and I explained to them that I was a golfer," the actor told reporters. Murray
refused a breath test, so Swedish police administered a blood test. If the results show that he was intoxicated at the time of the incident, he could face drunken-driving charges.
Spike Lee will head up the jury of a new online film festival sponsored by Babelgum, an Internet company that streams videos online for free, organizers said Saturday at the Venice Film Festival. Filmmakers who have had their work accepted at other film festivals from January 2007 through February 2008 can upload their submissions to the
Website starting Sept. 15. "If you have a film and you're talented and someone is not seeing it, it's your fault," Lee said.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources