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|E! Online has confirmed that Lindsay Lohan is checking out of the Cirque Lodge rehab center in Utah and is due back in Los Angeles by Monday. She's scheduled to begin work on her next film, the tango-fueled Dare to Love Me, on Oct. 15. Father Michael Lohan says his daughter is readier to handle sobriety than she's
ever been before and is returning to L.A. to focus on her career. The 21-year-old will continue as an outpatient at a Cirque-affiliated facility in the area. She checked into Cirque Lodge in early August, shortly after her July 24 DUI bust.
In his first public appearance since his suicide attempt in August, Owen Wilson turned
up for the Los Angeles premiere of his latest film, The Darjeeling Limited, on Thursday night, sporting a shaggy blond beard and a dark jacket. Before the movie began, director Wes Anderson introduced Wilson, his longtime friend and collaborator, saying, "I've never made a movie without him, and I hope I never have to."
George Clooney's recent motorcycle crash hasn't scared him away from his bike. "It's my main mode of transportation," the actor told Time magazine. "I've been riding for 30 years, and I've had three accidents, which isn't bad odds. I'll keep riding." Meanwhile, Universal has pushed back the release of the Clooney-directed football
film, Leatherheads, from Dec. 7 to Apr. 4, citing the actor's busy schedule and his recent motorcycle injury. Clooney also co-wrote and stars in Leatherheads, a romantic comedy about the owner of a pro football team who falls for the fiancée of one of his players.
|Roderick Eric Davis pled not guilty Thursday in Beverly Hills Superior Court to a felony count of receiving stolen property after being arrested Tuesday for his alleged involvement in the theft of computers and photographs containing confidential material for Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Los Angeles County
Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Davis was taken into custody after a sting operation in which detectives posed as potential buyers for the images and arranged a meeting in West Hollywood on Tuesday. He's facing up to four years in state prison if convicted. Another court date has been set for Oct. 22.
A stylist who sued Jamie Foxx for allegedly not paying her for her services has been accused by her attorney of failing to make good on the legal fees incurred by her case. Attorney Brian W. Kaufman filed papers Tuesday seeking a judge's permission to withdraw from the case, alleging that Stacy Young owes him thousands of dollars and claiming there has been a
"breakdown" of their working relationship.
Warren Beatty has been selected to receive the 36th AFI Life Achievement Award, the organization's highest honor for a career in film, it was announced Thursday. The actor will be honored at a gala tribute on June 12, 2008.
The studio distributing The Kite Runner, the big-screen adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's bestselling novel about childhood betrayal and ethnic tension in Afghanistan, has delayed the film's release by six weeks in order to get its three schoolboy stars out of Kabul in response to fears they could be attacked for their portrayal of a controversial rape
scene, the New York Times reports. The boys and their parents have accused the filmmakers of misleading them about the scene, while officials fear the movie could stir up bad blood between the politically dominant Pashtun and the long-oppressed Hazara. Paramount is in the midst of arranging for the boys to emigrate to the United Arab Emigrates and could accept responsibility for
their expenses until they reach adulthood. The film is now slated for release on Dec. 14.
Eddie Murphy and director Brian Robbins, who previously teamed up on Norbit, are in final negotiations to pair back up for the DreamWorks comedy A Thousand Words, per Variety. The film centers on a somewhat shallow fellow who learns he has only 1,000 words left to speak before he dies. Steve Koren (Click) penned the screenplay and
Nicolas Cage is on board as a producer.
|Lucasfilm Ltd. has settled a breach-of-contract suit filed against Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull actor...make that former actor...Tyler Nelson, after the 24-year-old broke his confidentiality agreement by blabbing about the purposefully hush-hush plot of the long-awaited film during an interview with his local newspaper, Oklahoma's
Edmond Sun. Court-approved terms of the settlement have not been disclosed. Meanwhile, Computers and photographs containing "confidential and proprietary material" (read: spoilers) for director Steven Spielberg's upcoming Indiana Jones film have been stolen, though DreamWorks has yet to announce from where or when the theft took place. Spielberg's spokesperson has already
issued a warning to the media not to purchase the materials should they become available. The film is due out in May 2008.
Jennifer Aniston is number one on Forbes.com's first-ever analysis of top-selling celebrity faces, based on analysis of factors including newsstand sales of celebrity weeklies such as People, Us Weekly, In Touch Weekly, Life & Style, OK!, and Star over a six-month period ending June 30. The former "Friends" star
appeared on six covers during the time period and her face collectively sold more than 5 million copies. Aniston's ex-husband Brad Pitt ranked second on the list, followed by Scarlett Johansson in third, Angelina Jolie in fourth, and Reese Witherspoon in fifth. Despite being frequent cover subjects, celebrity trainwrecks Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan did not make the list.
|Derek Luke has stepped in for Wesley Snipes in the upcoming World War II drama Miracle at St. Anna, which Spike Lee is directing in Italy, per Variety. Snipes pulled out of the project because it became too difficult for him to leave the U.S. for filming while he fights federal tax evasion charges.
Halle Berry, who's currently three months pregnant with her first child, told Oprah Winfrey Tuesday that she and boyfriend Gabriel Aubry plan to get to work on producing a sibling soon after the baby is born. "We're hoping, right after this one, to do it again," she said. The actress also said she doesn't plan to find out the sex of her baby. "There's so few genuine surprises in life
anymore that, why not have a huge surprise?"
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his wife, Dany Garcia Johnson, announced a $1 million gift Tuesday to the University of Miami's football renovation fund. To show its gratitude, the university, where both Johnsons were student athletes during their college years, will rename the
Miami Hurricanes' locker room after the actor.
Peter Morgan, screenwriter of The Queen, is at work on a sequel exploring Tony Blair's relationships with presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Variety reports. The film will focus on the British prime minister's reaction to the transition of power from Clinton, a liberal ally, to Bush, who falls at the opposite end of the political spectrum.
Lindsay Lohan will be making up for lost time with her dad over the next week. E! Online has confirmed that Michael Lohan is due to arrive in Utah Monday to whisk the actress away for a five-day retreat at a secluded mountain lodge. The father-daughter duo was first reunited early last month after a three-and-a-half year estrangement when Michael paid Lindsay a visit at the Cirque
Lodge treatment center.
Sylvester Stallone told the Associated Press he and his Rambo movie crew recently witnessed unspeakable human tragedy while filming the fourth film in the action franchise near Myanmar border, where a brutal civil war has raged for decades. "I witnessed the aftermath--survivors with legs cut off and all kinds of land-mine injuries, maggot-infested wounds and ears cut off," the actor-director said.
"We hear about Vietnam and Cambodia and this was more horrific."
Teri Polo is seven months pregnant with a baby girl, her first child with boyfriend Jamie Wollam, People reports. "I'm over the moon! It's my favorite role, being a mom," the actress said. Both Polo and Wollam each have a son from previous marriages.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources