Sideshow: Lohan pinching pennies on rehab

Lindsay Lohan talks to David Letterman about her forthcoming trip to rehab.
Lindsay Lohan talks to David Letterman about her forthcoming trip to rehab. (JEFFREY R. STAAB / CBS)
Posted: April 11, 2013

Can you imagine a drug-and-alcohol rehab that costs only $4,000 a week? I mean, that's less than some of us spend on pedicures! Alas, poor little ex-rich girl Lindsay Lohan has been forced to go bargain-basement with her court-appointed rehab stint. The New York Daily News says LiLo, who must report to a rehab by May 2, plans to stay at a Long Island facility that costs half as much as her last dry-out tank, the Betty Ford Center. LiLo put a happy spin on things in a chat with David Letterman. "I think it's a blessing . . . and not a curse," she said. Her lawyer, Mark Heller, told the News that LiLo's "rehab and care should not be considered entertainment." Really?!

Apocalypse now for Liam, Miley

The foundations of our existential reality crumble: The planned June wedding between former Disneychicken Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth has been postponed. Life & Style says they are cooling it for awhile, trying to straighten out their issues. Liam's been tomcattin' a little, including kissing on Mad Men star January Jones.

Tidbits 'n' pieces

Jessica Simpson is this close to considering beginning to ponder the possibility of thinking about a second baby shower, according to Life & Style. She's due in July. . . . New Wave act Adam Ant is going on his first North American tour in 18 years. He'll play the Keswick Theatre in Philly on Aug. 15. Info: www.Adam-Ant.com. . . . Well, that was fast! Jay-Z just got his sports empire started, and now he's rumored to be selling his share in the Brooklyn Nets. Too bad: they're having a good season. . . . Sean P. Puff Daddy Diddy Combs, 43, was seen kissing Kate Upton, 20, who scorched the Sports Illustrated "don't call us soft porn" 2013 swimbodies issue. They were spotted slopping in Miami. The New York Daily News dubs them " Diddyup." . . . MTV is canceling Buckwild following the death of star Shain Gandee. He, dad David Gandee, and pal Robert Myers were found dead in West Virginia on April 1 of carbon monoxide poisoning. . . . Much-admired Oprah design expert and talk-show host Nate Berkus has broken millions of hearts: He's become engaged to Jeremiah Brent after eight months. That's short in people time, forever-and-a-half in Hollyweird time. . . . After shrill denials, Farrah Abraham, star of that bastion of high culture, Teen Mom, now admits it: she made a porn tape costarring James Deen. She says she'll part with it for $2 mil. . . . Us Weekly says Victoria's Secret won't renew Miranda Kerr's Victoria's Angel contract. Is it because Kerr is supposedly difficult to work with, or because of an even more egregious, unforgivable sin: She's turning 30 this month. Disgusting!

Justin Timberlake stays on top

Nothing can stop Justin Timberlake. Jessica Biel's husband keeps a sure grip on the top rung of the Billboard album charts for a third week with The 20/20 Experience, which sold 139,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Country crooners the Band Perry's second LP, Pioneer, debuted at No. 2 with 129,000, while the rapper Tyler, the Creator is at No. 3 with Wolf at 89,000 copies.

'Shark Tank' casting call in Phila.

Come star in ABC's Shark Tank, which has celeb entrepreneur judges, including Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner, rip the bejeezus out of folks with business pitches. The show has a casting call at NextFab Studios, 2025 Washington Ave., on May 11 at 9 a.m. First 500 people are guaranteed an interview. Want to prepare? NextFab will offer seminars April 30 and May 4. Info: 215-921-3649.


Contact "SideShow" at sideshow@phillynews.com. This article includes information from Inquirer wire services.

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