Lindsay 'Lilo' Lohan is thrown in prison then bailed back out again

Famous-for-being-famous ex-ginge Lindsay Lohan found herself back behind bars yesterday having stolen jewellery from a jewellers in LA, re-establishing herself as a bad girl and garnering more, yet more, give it to me, give it to me, delicious publicity to further her career as a ‘famous’.

Much like in most of the celebrity’s acting roles, Lilo demonstrated absolutely no discernible emotion as she was led away, with her lawyer promising that she would be appealing – and within just a few hours, the notorious child star was released after 75,000 bucks in bail was posted.

Lindsay Lohan is no stranger to drinking in bars

The she-devil landed herself in the slammer after a decision by LA judge, Judge Sautner, who accused her of trying to get away with petty criminal offences because of her status and violating the conditions of her probation.

“I see intent here. I see a level of brazenness with ‘Let me see what I can get away with’,” said the judge.

The act breached Lohan’s probation from a previous drink/drive offense committed in 2007 and wound up with a 120-day holiday at the government’s pleasure. The 24-year-old talent vacuum has also been ordered to serve more than 400 hours community service, including 300 hours at a women’s centre, where she will be signing autographs and treated as if she were a princess during a royal visit.

[adsense]Astonishingly, all this awfully unwanted publicity came in the same week that news that Lilo had signed two film deals including a biopic of John Giotti, where she will be cast as his wife. This new completely unsought publicity could actually serve to promote the films and create exposure for the project well in advance. Shocking.

In any other walk of life, having a criminal record would mar one’s reputation and make it exceptionally difficult to find employment. Not so if you are beautiful and famous. Which seems fair.

Lohan has acted in a number of dreadful films since 1998, for which she has won no awards.

She is often described as ‘troubled’, although if she weren’t a celebrity, the term ‘spoiled’, would probably be pertinent.

Famous people who have spent time in the slammer include Johnny Cash, 50 Cent, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Kiefer Sutherland.

Other people whose names we are familiar with who haven’t spent long enough incarcerated include Paris Hilton.

Top celebrities with ginger hair we’d like to see in prison include Geri Haliwell, Lindsay ‘Lilo’ Lohan and royally famous, Prince Harry.

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OJ Simpson beaten in prison by 'skinheads'

Some call it karma, some call it bad luck, but whatever the case it’s been a bad few months for OJ Simpson. The former NFL star, turned comedy actor, turned alleged but acquitted murderer has been beaten up in prison if rumours are to be believed.

Sources within the Nevada Lovelock Correctional Center are denying all knowledge of any violent incidents involving Simpson, but according to a report by the National Enquirer he was subject to a beating by a gang of skinheads following a discussion in which he bragged about sleeping with white women.

Controversy is never far away from the much maligned celebrity, and truth is an even foggier commodity where he is concerned.
The Enquirer’s article states that he was brutally attacked in the yard and as a result had to spend three weeks in the infirmary. They also say he is too scared to leave his cell without protection.

Simpson is serving a total of nine years for the Memorabilia Robberies but has kept in touch with Bruce Fromong, a victim of  the robberies who was held at gunpoint.

Fromong insists there are no hard feelings towards Simpson as declared during the trial, and he said that OJ is suffering from deep depression and is scared that he might not make it out of there alive.

[adsense]The allegations have been vehemently denied the Nevada corrections officials and Kevin Ingram, spokesman for the facility said that Simpson was “just fine.”

The Enquirer’s article mentioned that onlooking inmates cheered as a young man in his mid 20’s beat the 63 year old Simpson unconscious. That said, prison is about paying for your crimes and it seems that OJ Simpson was always destined to end up in the slammer one way or another.

Further denials have since emerged from Simpson himself who apparently “laughed his ass off” when told by TMZ about the Enquirer’s story.

Will the truth about OJ Simpson’s life ever come out, or will it always remain buried? Let us know by leaving a comment.

Read about Rapper TI, Lyndsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Laurie Bambi Bambenek and Sam Jones III who have all had stints in prison.

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Rapper T.I. is heading back to prison

Rapper T.I. is once again back in jail and will spend the next 11 months locked up.

The 29-year old hip-hop star, real name Clifford Harris Jr.,  is heading back to prison for violating the terms of his parole when he was caught on September 1 on Sunset Blvd.  He was caught making an illegal u-turn and found in possession of a controlled substance following which he failed a drug test.

T.I.’s lawyer argued that the drugs were prescribed to the rapper after painful dental procedures were carried out but the judge was not convinced by the story and sentenced T.I. to 11 months.

Rapper T.I. has been ordered to report in and begin serving his time within the next two weeks. His sentence will be carried out at a prison in Atlanta.

Last week he talked a suicidal man down from a skyscraper (click here to read more) but it is not known whether his act of heroism was taken into account by the judge when sentencing him.

Earlier this month we reported the rapper and his wife’s involvement in a new project aimed at helping people with Alzheimer’s disease. after both their fathers died with the illness.  T.I.’s wife, Tameka Cottle was so moved by her dad’s decline that she set the organization up to support sufferers and carers alike.

For the next 11 months at least she will have to carry the torch for Love Of Our Fathers by herself.  Read our article about Rapper TI and his wife here.

Other celebrities pulled up on drug charges include Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton.  Click their names to read more.

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Rapper T.I. helps prevent suicide at skyscraper

The hip-hop star helped talk a suicidal man out of jumping off a 22-storey building in Atlanta on Wednesday.

The rapper said he heard about the situation on the radio and drove to the site, telling police officers that he wanted to help. As reported on cbsnews.com, police said the man, who seemed to be “beat up about life”,  agreed to come down in exchange for a few minutes time to talk to T.I.

“I told him it ain’t that bad. It’ll get better, to put the time and effort into making it better,” T.I. said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. “I just reminded him know that I know. It looks bad right now, but it can turn around.”

T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., said the help he gave police in averting the suicide had nothing to do with his court hearing on Friday for a parole hearing after being arrested on suspicion of drug offenses in September. The Grammy award winner and film star, who is on supervized release after spending a year behing bars for federal weapons charges, may be sent back to prison for the drug charges.

Do you think T.I.’s good deed came fom the heart, or was he merely trying to place himself in a favorable light ahead of his court hearing on Friday, when a judge will decide whether to revoke his probation?

Read here about T.I.’s efforts to raise money for Alzheimer’s sufferers.

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Paris Hilton strikes plea deal to avoid prison

Paris Hilton, who is no stranger to prison following her stint in 2007, has escaped being put behind bars for a second time after striking a plea deal with prosecutors. Instead, The Daily Mail reports, she will serve a year of probation following her arrest for being in possession of cocaine.

The 29-year-old heiress was stopped by police on 27 August when they noticed marijuana smoke trailing from the car she was driving. They carried out a search and found a small bag of cocaine in her purse, resulting in her arrest. An arrest which could have seen the socialite forced to put her glamorous life style aside while spending up to four years in prison, it was reported.

Although Paris initially refuted the claims of drug possession, the reality star has clearly changed her tune and will now escape being incarcerated after a guilty plea deal was reached. As reported by Radar Online, she will instead serve one year of probation, which will involve 200 hours of community service. She will also be required to complete a drug abuse program and pay a $2,000 fine.

This is the heiress’s third drug-related brush with the law. Earlier this year she was detained during the World Cup in South Africa on suspicion of marijuana possession, but a female friend later admitted possession of the drug.

In 2007 she spent 23 days behind bars after pleading no contest to charges of reckless driving and DUI.

Paris Hilton is going to have to make some changes her wild lifestyle and be on her best behavior during her probationary period. As reported by Daily Mail, Her District Attorney David Roger confirmed that if she commits anything more serious than a minor traffic offence, she will be jailed for one year.

Celebrities who have admitted to taking drugs include Kendra Wilkinson, Drew Barrymore and Mickey Rourke.

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Lindsay Lohan fails drug test

Lindsay Lohan has failed her most recent drug test, and claims she is “ready to face the consequences”. In a series of messages on her Twitter account, Lindsay wrote:

“Regrettably, I did in fact fail my most recent drug test.

“Substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn’t go away over night. I am working hard to overcome it and am taking positive steps forward every day. I am testing every single day and doing what I must do to prevent any mishaps in the future.

“This was certainly a setback for me but I am taking responsibility for my actions and I’m prepared to face the consequences.

“I am so thankful for the support of my fans, loved ones and immediate family, who understand that i am trying hard, but also that I am a work in progress, just as anyone else. I am keeping my faith, and I am hopeful….Thank you all!!!”

Lindsay has only just been released from her sentence that saw her spend nearly two weeks in a prison and just over three weeks in rehab following violations she committed in regards to a 2007 DUI case.

She is currently receiving intense outpatient treatment after leaving the facility two months earlier than was initially ordered. A part of her outpatient program includes two random drug tests every week until her next hearing in November.

The new judge in the case had warned Lindsay that failed drug tests would immediately see her land back in jail for another 30 days. Lindsay said she is ready to face Judge Fox: “If I am asked, I am prepared to appear before judge Fox next week as a result,” she tweeted.

Read our complete coverage on Lindsay Lohan, including Lindsay’s release from rehab, Lindsay turning herself in for prison, what addictions Lindsay has, and whether Lindsay battled an eating disorder.

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Lindsay Lohan leaves prison, enters rehab

Lindsay Lohan began her 90-day rehabilitation treatment program less than an hour after being released from prison today. The 24-year-old actress was driven to UCLA Medical Center with a police escort immediately following her release at 1:35am and was placed under supervision with the Los Angeles County Probation Department.

“She has been sent directly to her next destination, which is a treatment center,” People quotes L.A. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore as saying. “And she will now be under the supervision of the L.A. County probation department. This concludes her custody.”

Lindsay, who today began her court ordered rehabilitation program, will spend 90 days at the medical center’s substance abuse treatment center. She was originally planned to enter rehab at another California treatment center, however the judge in Lindsay’s case felt she should be placed in a center where there would be no chance of drugs from the outside getting to Lindsay.

“There was concern that [Morningside Recovery] was not a secure enough facility,” District Attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison told People.

Lindsay entered a women’s correctional facility in Lynwood, California on July 20 after violating terms of her probation that stemmed from a DUI incident in 2007. She was sentenced to 90 days in prison, however Lindsay spent only 13 days in prison.

According to RadarOnline.com, Lindsay is required to stay clean and sober until August 2011. Any violation of these terms will see her go back to jail.

Read our complete coverage on Lindsay Lohan, including Lindsay turning herself in for prison, what addictions Lindsay has, and whether Lindsay battled an eating disorder

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Lindsay Lohan turns herself in for jail

A cooperative Lindsay Lohan let authorities handcuff her and take her away to begin her sentence yesterday. Lindsay turned herself over to authorities in a Los Angeles courtroom after being sentenced to 90 days in prison for violating the terms of her probation.

Lindsay’s first day was yesterday. Her last day could only be two weeks away, as she reportedly might only have to serve 25 percent of her sentence due to overcrowding in L.A. jails.

“She is scheduled to be released on either Aug. 1 or 2 for overcrowding issues and good behavior,” the Los Angeles Sheriff’s spokesperson told People. A policy in L.A. prisons dictates that well-behaved non-violent misdemeanor prisoners are allowed to be released early because of the overcrowding. This means that if Lindsay behaves well during her time in prison, she could be out within two weeks.

It all began with Lindsay’s rise to fame. What started out as a promising career as a child, quickly turned into a party hiatus as a teenager. Lindsay was often photographed out partying (even while underage), and had clearly been succumbed to the young Hollywood lifestyle: drugs, booze, debaucheries and parties.

The paparazzi began to follow her everywhere she went in hopes of getting the next drunken photo of the troubled star. In 2006 she began attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in hopes of getting over her addiction which, in the mean time, had given her a poor reputation among Hollywood producers and directors, and she was losing out on many roles.

Her first stint in rehab was in January 2007, when Lohan checked into the Wonderland Center. After completing the 30-day stay, she soon reverted back to her old habits. Lohan, who had previously been in trouble with the law for being involved in several car accidents, crashed her car in May 2007. Police found her in possession of cocaine, with traces of it in her blood in addition to alcohol. Just a few months after leaving rehab, Lohan, who was formally charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, checked into Promises Treatment Centers for her second stint in rehab. She left the clinic after a 45-day stint, but was soon booked again by police for driving under the influence of alcohol.

She then checked into Cirque Lodge Treatment Center in August 2007 and stayed until October. During her stint in rehab Lohan pleaded guilty to cocaine abuse and driving under the influence of alcohol and was sentenced to one day in prison, 10 days of community service, three years of probation, and was also instructed to partake in an alcohol education program. She released a statement through her spokesperson saying at the time: “It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs.”

Lindsay's mugshot from a 2007 arrest

Seeing his daughter taken away in handcuffs was one of the hardest moments in his life, Lindsay’s estranged father Michael Lohan said in an interview. Lindsay, who just on Sunday used Twitter to get a message across to her father, does not have a good relationship with her father and said she wanted him to stay away from her.

“I don’t want Michael Lohan Sr. anywhere near me, no matter where I am,” she tweeted. “I am in a great place and he only brings negativity in my world.”

Michael, who has been labeled as a “fame wh***” before, continues to pledge support to his daughter. Himself a former inmate, he told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview: “When I was in jail, I used to lay there and wonder if anyone was thinking of me and if I was forgotten. I want her to know she’s not forgotten.”

Read our complete coverage of Lindsay Lohan, including her smoking habit and eating disorder.

Many celebrities battle addictions. Some of these include Britney SpearsRobbie WilliamsAdam ‘DJ AM’ GoldsteinCourtney Love and Michael Jackson.

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Tim Allen quit alcohol and embraced fatherhood

It could be said that Tim Allen has a history of trouble. After graduating from college in 1975, the now 57-year-old found himself with no money, no direction and a “self-destructive” attitude. After falling in with the wrong crowd, the young Allen started dealing drugs until he was caught with 650g of cocaine at Kalamazoo airport in his native Michigan.

“I didn’t set out consciously to screw up. I was going to make money and buy property. But as soon as I started [dealing drugs], I wanted out. I walked into this, then I got hit really hard,” he told Parade.

What hit hard what the subsequent prison sentence Allen was faced with. But instead of accepting fate, the star traded in the names of other dealers in return for a reduction of his sentence. In the end, he only served 28 months.

Following his release, the comedian began to build a reputation for himself by doing stand-up acts in Detroit comedy clubs. After a string of successes Disney Co. piloted ‘Home Improvement’, which was to make Allen a nationwide sensation.

But the actor’s demons had apparently not left him. In 1998, Tim Allen was arrested and charged with drunk driving, after Michigan police found him speeding at 70 mph in a 40 mph zone. A test showed that Allen, whose father died at the hands of a drunk driver in 1964, had substantial levels of alcohol in his blood and was over the legal limit.

Following extensive negotiations, the Jungle 2 Jungle star was placed on one year’s probation, fined $500 and ordered to address his alcohol problem, E! Online reports. This he did, by checking into a rehabilitation facility.

In a statement released shortly after his plea, Allen said: “I have been treated fairly by the authorities in my home town…My inexcusable lapse in judgment is a mistake that is embarrassing to myself, my family and my associates. I have learned from this experience, and I am fortunate that my family and associates have forgiven me.”

Four years and one divorce later, Allen reflected in an interview with Parade: “I’d hit an emotional bottom where I was no longer comfortable being Tim Allen. There’s a part of me, a self-destructive streak, that wanted the end of it all. But I was able to take control. I no longer drink alcohol. Making major changes in your life takes courage. It’s step by step.”

These major changes also enabled to star to build a strong and healthy relationship with his daughter, Kady, whose unconditional love has been the answer all along:

“I adore being in the house with my daughter,” he revealed, “being silent, doing my art, just knowing she’s near. It’s the best kind of connection—it’s unconditional. My daughter eases the ache I used alcohol to calm. Because of her, this void at the center of things since my father died started to fill up.”

Other celebrities who have struggled with alcohol addiction include Johnny Depp, Kristin Davis, Stephen King, John Goodman and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

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