Sideshow: Erring LiLo lucks out again

Lindsay Lohan has dodged months in the slammer.
Lindsay Lohan has dodged months in the slammer. (EVAN AGOSTINI / Associated Press)
Posted: May 12, 2011

Four months in the big house under the gaze of overworked guards and violent inmates? Pshaw! Lindsay Lohan, 24, won't have to deal with any of that. The Mean Girls star on Wednesday brokered a deal - through her lawyer - pleading guilty to stealing a $2,500 necklace.

Judge Stephanie Sautner gifted LiLo with 120 days in jail and 60 days of community service. Last month, LiLo got another 120-day jail sentence for parole violation from her pesky '07 DUI conviction. So she'll be in jail for eight months, you ask? Nope: The two terms are to run concurrently. Fact, word is LiLo will be sent home with an ankle bracelet after two weeks behind bars.

"I . . . hold myself accountable for being in this situation," LiLo said after the hearing.

Does she? A parole report released minutes after the plea deal was sealed states that LiLo tested positive for alcohol on Feb. 8, a month after she left rehab and a day before she was arraigned in her theft case.

Bristol Palin improves herself

America's favorite teen mother has been improving herself. No, Bristol Palin hasn't enrolled in a Ph.D. program in astrophysics.

Bristol tells Us Weekly she has had what she calls "corrective surgery" to make her jaw sexier and to overcome an overbite. But it wasn't plastic surgery, insists Bristol, whose mom, Sarah Palin, is expected to become America's first emperor. "Yes, it improved the way I look, but this surgery was necessary for medical reasons."

Quote du jour: Trump is stumped

Rich guy and sometime class clown Donald Trump is shocked at the level of vitriol unloaded on his comb-over since he announced he may run for the White House. "Nobody said it was going to be easy," Reuters quotes him as saying in a stump speech at Nashua, N.H. "But I had no idea I would get hammered in the way I've been hammered the past few weeks."

Charlie's replacement? Dapper Hugh?!

An Anonymous Source tells the Associated Press that CBS is in talks with that incorrigible, if gentle, Brit gent Hugh Grant to replace All-American Vatican Assassin Warlock Charlie Sheen as top dog on the network's ratings-crusher Two and a Half Men. Grant reps have yet to comment.

Govinator: We do love each other!

Arnold Schwarzenegger has issued gentle words about Maria Shriver a day after the couple announced they are separating: "We both love each other very much," he says. "We're very fortunate to have four extraordinary children. And we're taking it one day at a time."

Philly's Smith piques New Yorkers

Will Smith's movie-set trailer in Manhattan is so big it even took up the front page of Wednesday's New York Post.

"BLOCK BUSTER," declares the cover.

"Will Smith has found a trailer to match his massive ego," says the opening line.

The 1,150-square-foot double-decker 30-ton box, street-parked while Smith films Men in Black III, "includes a lounge, a movie room with a 100-inch screen, marble floors throughout" and "a full-service kitchen with arched windows and matched-grain Italian cherrywood cabinetry," according to the Post.

"It's ridiculous! I've lived here 26 years and I've never seen anything this size," said one 62-year-old resident.

And just around the corner at Broome and Greene Streets on Tuesday was a second Smith trailer, a 55-footer with a full-size gym. The former West Philly rapper also is renting a nearby luxury apartment, the Post says. A city official said the trailer complied with permits.

Men in Black III, due next May, will be Smith's first starring role since '08's Seven Pounds, which ended his string of eight straight films that made at least $100 mil.

- Peter Mucha

Party with ?uestlove

The Roots' ?uestlove will deejay the annual Great Chefs Event after-party on June 14 at Amis in Center City. The culinary event, which brings a million of the world's greatest chefs to Philly, benefits Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Info:



News from Broadway

Oprah won't be too busy running her own OWN network to assay a few Broadway roles. "This past weekend, I was in New York meeting with producers," she tells the Chicago Tribune. "This is really going to happen. . . . Life is too short."

A revamped version of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark will return Thursday after a three-week hiatus.

Broadway dark comedy The Mother[bleep] With the Hat, which stars Chris Rock, Bobby Cannavale, Annabella Sciorra, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Yul Vázquez, has been extended by three weeks due to popular demand, says USA Today. The show will go through July 17.

Tidbits 'n' pieces

Biggest Loser-fabricated celeb trainer Jillian Michaels has reached out to the proper authorities for permission to adopt a baby from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Us Weekly reports. . . . Mick Jagger's lil' baby (born to model Jerry Hall) is all grow'd up. Elizabeth "Lizzy" Scarlett Jagger is nude in the next Playboy, says. "I'm kind of a topless person," says Lizzy. "I'm quite European, so when I'm at the beach, I prefer to be topless." . . . Beyoncé's new album will be called 4. "We all have special numbers in our lives, and 4 is that for me," she tells Billboard.


Fox axes 'The Chicago Code'

Fox has given the ax to all five of its "bubble" shows. I'll miss the stirring Chicago Code, starring Jennifer Beals and Jason Clarke, the most. Close behind is Human Target, where Jackie Earle Haley and Chi McBride provided wry support for security dude Mark Valley.

Christian Slater strikes out again: His Breaking In sitcom, which had decent ratings, continues the streak. Fox has also canceled Traffic Light, one of an epidemic of cute-couple sitcoms that broke out this season, and Lie to Me, which was hanging from a string almost since it premiered two years ago. - Jonathan Storm

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