Lindsay Lohan gets out of rehab early; Paris Hilton the target of a knife-wielding man
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Judge Elden Fox is considering shortening Lindsay Lohan's rehab stay, according to TMZ.com.
Fox is expected to issue a decision, based upon the opinion of medical professionals at UCLA Medical Center, this morning that would release the actress from the inpatient program at UCLA and allow her to continue her treatment in an outpatient manner. The actress will reportedly be released as early as today, Popeater.com reports.
According to sources close to the case, doctors overseeing the actress saw no cause to keep her in rehab for the 90 days she was sentenced to by Judge Marsha Revel, who has since recused herself from further proceedings related to Lohan.
However, the actress is apparently livid at having had to go to rehab in the first place.
At UCLA, doctors reportedly found that the actress had been misdiagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She was prescribed Adderall to treat the symptoms, but since she didn't actually have the disorder, the drug was causing the actress a host of other problems -- which she was treating with other prescription medications -- and may have been the source of her sometimes erratic behavior. It has also been reported that Lohan was easily weaned off of all the prescription medications she was taking upon entering the facility.
"Lindsay is fuming -- she is really upset that the courts put her through all this," a source close to the 24-year-old actress says. She is apparently so upset that she is considering legal action, though Santa Monica-based criminal defense attorney Steve Cron tells FOX News, "No judge or prosecutor could be sued under these circumstances, they have absolute immunity."
A man has been arrested at Paris Hilton's Los Angeles home after the socialite said he tried to break into her house while holding two big knives.
Police Officer Gregory Baek says the man was arrested about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, but his name hasn't been released.
Hilton said on her Twitter page: "So Scary, just got woken up to a guy trying to break into my house holding 2 big knifes. Cops are here arresting him."
Baek couldn't confirm if the man was armed.
Hilton posted a photo on Twitter of police arresting the man.
Sofia Vergara can exhale.
The Emmy-nominated "Modern Family" star is expressing her relief after her businessman boyfriend, Nick Loeb, survived a horrific car crash.
Loeb had been driving on Beverly Glenn Boulevard in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles Tuesday at 4:26 p.m. when the accident happened. Details are sketchy, Eonline.com reports.
The Los Angeles Fire Departments confirms a crash happened, but there was no immediate word on what sent Loeb, 35, off the road. He was alone.
Although he was taken to intensive care, Vergara, 38, tweeted a positive prognosis:
"Thnks everybody, Nick is doing very good. Pelvix fracture, lots of pain but he is going to be ok. Gracias!!!"
Russia's rock-music-loving president hosted Bono, the frontman of the Irish band U2, at his resplendent residence near the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Tuesday, and praised him for writing music "that unites generations."
Dmitry Medvedev, a well-known fan of the classic rock acts Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, complimented the 50-year-old singer, six years his senior, for highlighting problems in Africa, such as poverty and the spread of HIV/AIDS.
"You are doing important things, because taking care of people is not only a job for politicians," Medvedev said.
U2 will play its first-ever concert in Russia today.
Medvedev, in jeans and gray shirt, and Bono, in his trademark dark glasses, stubble and earring, sipped tea on the verandah.
Bono, a noted philanthropist whose humanitarian work has also included pushing rich nations to write off billion-dollar debts to poverty-stricken countries, told Medvedev that spending 40 cents per day could eliminate the transfer of HIV from mother to child by 2015.
The London home of composer George Frideric Handel is holding an exhibition about its other famous resident -- Jimi Hendrix.
The groundbreaking guitarist lived, during the late 1960s, in an apartment in the city's Mayfair area, honing his sound and building his reputation through incendiary live shows.
Handel lived next door in the 18th century, and Hendrix's former home is now part of the Handel House Museum.
The museum held a preview Tuesday for an exhibition devoted to Hendrix's London years, which includes clothing, film clips, recordings and handwritten lyrics.
Hendrix died in London on Sept. 18, 1970. To mark the 40th anniversary, next month visitors will be able to tour the rooms where Hendrix lived, which are not usually open to the public.
First Published August 25, 2010 12:00 am