People: Lindsay Lohan, Glenn Beck, Tiger Woods, Bow Wow
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It's back to rehab for Lindsay Lohan -- 90 days in a center under lock and key -- plus psychotherapy and community service, People reports.
This was how the actress resolved her latest court case, this one that started over a Porsche crash in Santa Monica, Calif., last summer when she was filming the cable TV movie "Liz & Dick."
During a Los Angeles Superior Court hearing Monday that she showed up to nearly an hour late -- and got showered with glitter on the way in -- she also pleaded no contest to lying to police and reckless driving.
Under the deal, Lohan, 26, avoids a six-month jail term for violating her probation in a shoplifting case as long as she doesn't run afoul of the law again. She will be booked at the Santa Monica Police Department.
Lohan also faces an outstanding case in New York involving a nightclub fight, but her attorney said he expected that authorities won't prosecute her in light of the current deal.
Glenn Beck caused a storm of controversy last weekend when he tweeted about the resemblance between President Barack Obama and the actor playing the role of Satan in History Channel's miniseries "The Bible," E! News reports.
"Anyone else think the Devil in #TheBible Sunday on History Channel looks exactly like That Guy?" he asked via Twitter. "That Guy" is, of course, Beck's preferred name for Barack Obama. However, History Channel and "The Bible's" executive producers are firing back, insisting that the comparison is ridiculous, calling it a "false connection."
"History Channel has the highest respect for President Obama," the network says in a statement. "The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. It's unfortunate that anyone made this false connection. History's 'The Bible' is meant to enlighten people on its rich stories and deep history."
About 13.1 million viewers tuned in for the premiere, and "The Bible" has been enjoying steady ratings ever since.
nAfter staying mum for months about a rumored romance, Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are stepping out as a couple, People reports.
In statements released simultaneously on Woods' official website and Vonn's Facebook page Monday afternoon, the athletic powerhouse duo confirmed their burgeoning relationship and posted a photo of themselves together.
"I guess it wasn't a well-kept secret, but yes, I am dating Tiger Woods. Our relationship evolved from a friendship into something more over these past few months and it has made me very happy," says the Olympic skier, 28.
"I don't plan on addressing this further as I would like to keep that part of my life between us, my family and close friends."
Similarly, writes Woods, 37: "Something nice that's happened off the course was meeting Lindsey Vonn. Lindsey and I have been friends for some time, but over the last few months we have become very close and are now dating.
"We thank you for your support and for respecting our privacy. We want to continue our relationship, privately, as an ordinary couple and continue to compete as athletes."
Rumors of a relationship heated up early last month when Woods sent his private jet to fly Vonn home to Vail, Colo., after a crash at the Alpine World Championships in Austria left her with torn ligaments in her right knee and a fractured shin.
Since then, the pair has only grown closer, spending time together in Vail, where Vonn is recuperating from surgery, and, most recently, in Florida aboard Woods' yacht.
"Tiger and Lindsey have been friends for a while, and nothing started out romantically at all," a source close to Woods tells People. "But they really have a lot in common and got closer and closer."
Woods made international headlines in 2009 when he was linked to dozens of women while still married to Elin Nordegren. Their divorce became final in August 2010.
The most decorated skier in U.S. history with an eye on the Winter Olympics, Vonn announced her split from her husband of four years, Thomas Vonn, in November 2011.
We're betting Bow Wow's pretty barkin' mad about this.
A California District Court judge has ordered the 26-year-old rapper (real name: Shad Gregory Moss) to pay a porn star almost $80,000 for using footage of her in one of his videos without her permission, E! News reports.
French adult film star Celine Tan scored the legal victory after suing the rapper back in 2012.
Specifically, according to the ruling obtained by E! News, Bow Wow will have to pony up $51,900 in punitive damages and $26,790 in attorney's fees, which, when added to other miscellaneous fees, brings his total to a cha-chinging $79,346.07.
The judge also issued an injunction barring Bow Wow from continuing to use the footage in question.
When it comes to the eyes of the law, looks like Bow Wow's been left in the doghouse.
NBC is making the most of its returning hit series "The Voice," The Associated Press reports.
The network said Monday the show will double to two hours on April 30 and May 7 to showcase pivotal rounds in the singing competition.
"The Voice" begins its new season at 8 p.m. Monday, with another two-hour episode. NBC, struggling in the ratings, is counting on the show to provide a boost.
Returning coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will be joined by newcomers Usher and Shakira. They're stepping in for Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green, who are taking a break from "The Voice" to focus on their music and other projects.
First Published March 19, 2013 12:00 am