Charlie Sheen Is Not Going to Jail After All

Lindsay Lohan might want to get the services of Charlie Sheen’s lawyers for her next run-in with the law – because even after Sheen pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges he is not likely to spend even a minute in jail or do any community service for the people of Aspen, Colorado.

Yes, the “Two and a Half Men” lead star pleaded guilty on Monday to misdemeanor third-degree assault in exchange for a deal with the prosecutors to drop two other more serious charges, including a felony charge of menacing.

Sheen was then sentenced to 30 days in a rehabilitation center, 30 days of probation and 36 hours of anger management BUT he is not likely to spend time doing the first nor the third punishment.

According to Sheen’s lawyers, the actor has already spent 93 days at Promises Treatment Center in California and the treatment facility can choose to credit that to his sentence.

Moreover, his lawyers said Sheen has already spent 36 hours in anger management classes as well, so it will be up to the 9th Judicial District probation department to decide if it can be applied to his Colorado case.

The fate of Sheen’s 30 days probation is still unclear, but even if he went through it I’m sure it will be a breeze compared to what he could have been made to endure if not for the excellent work of his lawyers.

Lindsay Lohan Goes Straight to Rehab

After spending less than two weeks at the Lynwood Correctional Facility, actress Lindsay Lohan has been released, but despite pleas to be allowed to “spend time with her family”, she has been delivered straight to a rehabilitation facility.

According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Benjamin Grubb, Lindsay has been taken straight to a treatment facility, in accordance to Judge Marsha Revel’s order for Lohan to enter into a rehabilitation program within 24 hours after she gets released.

Days before she was set to be released, Lindsay, through her lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley, requested to be allowed to spend time with her family prior to signing up for the 90-day rehab program the judge sentenced her to.

Unfortunately for her, Judge Revel had already made up her mind as early as last month, saying, “I would like the transition to be sooner rather than later.”  

Bravo Judge Revel! I think Lindsay has already received too much special treatment and consideration while in jail to merit a few more after her release. Actually, I think that is where her downward spiral started  — she was always getting her way every time.

“The Life That I have” Poem – Read at Clinton-Mezvinsky Wedding

Here is a re-print of the Leo Marks poem from poemhunter.com which was read at the Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky interfaith wedding today Saturday at a secluded Hudson Valley estate.

Leo Marks was an English cryptographer, screenwriter and playwright. He composed the poem “The Life That I Have” on Christmas Eve of 1943 in memory of his girlfriend Ruth, who had died in a plane crash in Canada.

 

The Life That I Have

The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause
For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

Leo Marks

Teresa Giudice is Working Hard for the Money

From New Jersey Real Housewife to being a certified working girl, Teresa Giudice is leaving no stone unturned to get her family’s life back on track after filing for bankruptcy in October of last year. She claims she and her husband were only making $79,000 a year since the economy soured leading to nearly $11 million in debt.

Being the astute woman that I think she is, the reality TV star has decided to make full use of her assets, and we do not even mean the properties that are supposed to go on auction sale in August 22.

Giudice knows she looks good tanned and in a bikini so she decided to snag the advertising deal with Sizzle Tans to be the face (and body) of the said tanning salon.

Sizzle Tans has branches in Totowa, East Hanover and Parsipanny, NJ in case you want to follow in Giudice’s tanned footsteps.

Lindsay Going Straight to Rehab

Finally, somebody seems to have their heads screwed on straight as far as the case of Lindsay Lohan is concerned.

Lohan is getting out of jail sooner than her 90-day sentence and even earlier than the 22 days legal kibitzers were predicting would be the longest she would be in the slammer. Yes, she is said to be getting out this Sunday.

Fortunately, she will be heading straight to rehab – whether she will be staying for the whole 90 days Judge Marsha Revel sentenced her to is another matter. I will not be surprised if even her rehab time is cut short. I hope not, though, as she seriously needs to straighten up before she ends up like Anna Nicole Smith or Corey Haim who ended up dead after taking a lethal cocktail of prescription drugs.

As her own (though estranged) father has revealed, Lindsay is using quite a number of prescription drugs even in jail. While there is nothing wrong with allowing an inmate to continue receiving medication even while doing time, the problem with Lindsay is that she might have gotten some unscrupulous doctors to prescribe her the meds.

According to Michael Lohan’s lawyer, Lindsay has access to opiates, amphetamines and morphine even while on lock-up.

This has prompted Michael Lohan to ask his lawyer to petition California Attorney General Jerry Brown to conduct an investigation on the doctors who might have “negligently and fraudulently” over-prescribed prescription medication to Lindsay

Montana Fishburne Goes A Different Route To Fame

Her last name rings a bell. This is because her father Laurence is a Hollywood actor, stage actor, director and playwright. Laurence Fishburne has been in the entertainment industry for close to four decades now. He will probably be most remembered by today’s generation as “Morpheus” in the “Matrix” trilogy of movies. His “Morpheus” character played a mentor role to Keanu Reeves’ “Neo” character.

Laurence has also appeared in more critically acclaimed movies, stage plays and currently stars as Dr. Langston in the hit TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, replacing William Petersen.

Now in comes his second child Montana trying to achieve fame via a different route. 19-year old Montana is set to appear in an adult movie to be released by Vivid Video in August. She probably took the cue from Kim Kardashian who has appeared in a sexually explicit video with her then boyfriend Ray J. Former playmate and Hugh Hefner girlfriend also has a similar video released by Vivid in the past.

Kara DioGuardi: Fired from American Idol

Barely a day has passed since it came out on the World Correspondents that Ellen DeGeneres is bidding American Idol goodbye — now it is Kara DioGuardi’s turn to leave – albeit not by her own choice, according to reports.

Again, “according to reports”, DioGuardi, a Grammy-nominated songwriter, got fired. I have yet to get wind of DioGuardi’s official statement on the matter.

This brings the American Idol judging scheme back to just three judges.

From what I gathered from the DeGeneres piece, DioGuardi has a year-to-year renewable contract with American Idol, so maybe negotiations for this upcoming season did not fall through – or the shows think-tanks really believe American Idol desperately needs a major overhaul.

Whatever the reason is, it seems we have seen the last of Kara DioGuardi on American Idol. Rumor has it that Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith frontman, Steve Tyler, are set to come in for the upcoming season.

Randy Jackson, has so far been retained as one of the three judges.

Or maybe, we will have another shocker for you by tomorrow. At the rate the show is changing judges, I will not be surprised if something comes up again as soon as I have posted this article.

Ellen DeGeneres is Leaving American Idol

After just one season as an American Idol judge, Ellen DeGeneres is leaving the show.

“A couple months ago, I let FOX and the ‘American Idol’ producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me,” Ellen said in a statement issued to Access Hollywood on Thursday. “I told them I wouldn’t leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next.”

To me this is quite understandable, I am a huge fan of Ellen DeGeneres (and she is one of the reasons why I watch American Idol) and I find her to be such a nice and sincere person to be in the business of “judging” people.

She is known for her kind-heartedness at discovering and opening doors to new talents from all over the World that I think she finds it hard to hurl “criticisms”, even constructive ones, at those trying to find their place under the Hollywood sun.

Although she is leaving, Ellen said she is thankful for the experience and will continue to support and be a fan of American Idol.

I, on the other hand, will continue to be a fan Ellen DeGeneres. She is such a good-natured person, and I love how she loves her mom, too.

Lindsay Lohan Wants Family Time

Lindsay Lohan wants family time. Awww ain’t that sweet?

But I am going bet my bottom dollar that it is just a ploy to get on Judge Marsha Revel’s good side hoping she (Lindsay Lohan) will not have to go straight to rehab after her brief (think 2 weeks) jail stint.

Shawn Chapman Holley said her (on-again) client, Lindsay does not want special treatment, but is hoping she would not have to go straight to rehab right after she gets out of jail. Quite the contradiction, don’t you think? Does not want special treatment but wants to be allowed to circumvent the judge’s order that she reports to a three-month residential rehab program no longer than 24 hours after she’s released.

“She’d like to spend some time with her family, and there’s at least some question as to whether or not she’ll have to go directly to rehab,” Holley told reporters after her Tuesday visit to her “notoriously bratty” client.

Holley added that she would be approaching Revel about Lindsay’s plight because it wasn’t fair for Lohan to be forced to go straight to rehab immediately after her jail stint.

(Yeah, like it was fair that Lindsay violated her parole and continued to drink and drive even after she has been ordered not to.)

New Jersey “Real Housewife” Sells Belongings

This just goes to show that the difficult economy is indeed still difficult (contrary to what most financial experts and economic spin-doctors are saying that the recession is over) and that it spares no one — not even a reality TV star.

In a twist of fate, reality TV-style, New Jersey “Real Housewife” Teresa Giudice and her husband are selling off the contents of their Towaco mansion in a bankruptcy auction scheduled for August 22.

According to E! Online, among the items up to be auctioned off are a grand piano, two flat-screen TVs, a steel snow plow, a suit of armor, an oversized wall mirror, a stainless steel oven range, a jet boat, an antique-style pool table, a decorative urn, framed paintings, a foosball table and much more. The auction will be facilitated by A.J. Willner Auctions and will be on the Giudice premises itself. The mansion consisting of 16 room and 10,000 square-feet might be next to be disposed of.

Teresa said their downfall is largely “Due to the economy, most of my husband’s real estate ventures failed despite his hard work and effort. As a result, we looked to the Bankruptcy Court for a ‘fresh start.”

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