Lindsay Lohan bails out and says she needs rehab not jail

After her lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, has filed all the legal papers, appealing Judge Elden Fox’s ruling that Lindsay Lohan should be held without bail, she went out of Lynwood Correctional Facility paying a $300,000 bail.

“She’s been very cooperative – always has been – the first time, and then the last time,” says L.A. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore. “Let’s hope this is the last time.”

According to the most recent ruling, Lohan must now be fitted – again – with an alcohol-monitoring bracelet within 24 hours of her release.

She’s also ordered to stay out of places where “alcohol is the chief item of sale.”

However, Lindsay Lohan confessed to her friends this week that she needed to go back to rehab – not jail – if she was going to defeat her drug addiction.

Sources told TMZ Lindsay was surprisingly self-aware that she made a big mistake by falling off the wagon and testing positive for cocaine – and that she couldn’t fight her disease alone.

Lindsay was also aware that her relapse had “ruined a lot” in connection to the revival of her career.

Lindsay Lohan handcuffed and sent to jail

This could be the longest stay after failing two mandatory drug tests – in one she tested positive for cocaine and the other for Adderall – and could be sitting there until October 22.

Judge Fox didn’t hear any arguments from the lawyers before making his ruling. Lindsay’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, told TMZ on the way out of court that Elden Fox had no legal basis for denying her client bail.

Lindsay was handcuffed in court before being taken into custody.

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Lindsay was shocked when the judge remanded her into custody as she looked at her lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, before being taken out of the courtroom. She was taken from court in a single Sheriff’s vehicle, covered by a blanket.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore told reporters Lindsay will be housed in “administrative segregation” because of her celebrity status for her safety and the safety of the jail system. He also said the only way she could be released before her probation hearing on October 22 is if the judge issues another order.

This is her previous mugshot

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Lindsay Lohan fails drug test and faces more jail

On August 25, judge Elden Fox imposed the following ground rules for Lindsay’s probation: reside at home until Nov. 1, random drug and alcohol testing twice a week, participate in psychotherapy a minimum of 4 days a week, attend behavior therapy sessions 2 times a week, attend a 12-step program.

Although Lindsay’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, said on the same day that Lindsay is “looking forward to beginning anew, and having a productive life and schedule,” it seems she wasn’t looking enough.

L.A. District Attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison had no comment about the failed test. Lohan’s lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley wasn’t immediately available for comment.

One source connected with Lindsay told TMZ that “People with addiction problems don’t get better magically, and she’s really been making an effort to make herself better.”

Recently, sources close to Lindsay told TMZ she is saying it’s not true, insisting she has not failed, but TMZ have confirmed it is indeed true.

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Robert Joel Halderman, the man that tried to extort huge money from David Letterman is out of jail

The man was sentenced to six months of jail but he was released earlier, four months, thanks to his good behavior.

Halderman wanted to make public Letterman’s affairs with women that were employed in his show.

The news become so interesting that Letterman was so embarrassed that he had no chance but to admit he had affairs in his own show.

The funny part is that Halderman felt “great remorse” and decided to apologize to David Letterman.

Nevertheless, the man has to serve 1,000 hours of community service.

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Lindsay Lohan: “I was irresponsible” but wants her career back

“If I were the alcoholic everyone says I am, then putting a [SCRAM] bracelet on would have ended me up in detox, in the emergency room, because I would have had to come down from all the things that people say I’m taking and my father says I’m taking—so that says something, because I was fine,” Lindsay told Nancy Jo Sales, contributing editor at Vanity Fair.

Lindsay Lohan“I think everyone has their own addictions and hopefully learns how to get past them,” she says, in an interview conducted one week before her jail time began. “I think my biggest focus for myself is learning how to continue to get through the trauma that my father has caused in my life.”

Lohan was visibly upset when talking about her sister – Ali – presence in the courtroom, calling it “heartbreaking”.

However, Lohan feels conflicted about her father’s unexpected appearance at the hearing “The worst part of it is you turn around and you see your dad crying and normally you’d be, like, happy that your father’s there. But then he has to go and do an interview right after.”

Lindsay thinks her career isn’t over yet: “I don’t care what anyone says. I know that I’m a damn good actress. … And I know that in my past I was young and irresponsible—but that’s what growing up is. You learn from your mistakes”.

And she denies rumors of drug abuse, saying “I’ve never abused prescription drugs. I never have—never in my life. I have no desire to. That’s not who I am. I’ve admitted to the things that I’ve done—to, you know, dabbling in certain things and trying things ’cause I was young and curious and thought it was like, O.K., ’cause other people were doing it and other people put it in front of me. And I see what happened in my life because of it.”

In the end Lindsay Lohan blames her troubles, in part, on hanging out with the wrong crowd: “So many people around me would say they cared for the wrong reasons. A lot of people were pulling from me, taking from me and not giving. I had a lot of people that were there for me for, you know, the party.”

And when she first moved to L.A., Lohan says, “it was very go-go-go and I had a lot of responsibility; and I think just the second I didn’t have [structure] anymore — I was 18, 19— with a ton of money and no one really here to tell me that I couldn’t do certain things … And I see where that’s gotten me now, and I don’t like it.”

She says tabloids were her main source of news, and calls that “really scary and sad… I would look up to those girls… the Britneys and whatever. And I would be like, I want to be like that.”

Paris Hilton is likely to avoid jail

Paris Hilton faces up to four years in a Nevada prison if convicted of the felony charge of possessing 0.8 grams of “powder cocaine” in a purse.

But the Los Angeles Times, quoting a legal expert, said Hilton was more likely to be sentenced to a diversion program if prosecutors are able to prove their case.

According to a police report, a LVMPD Traffic Officer pulled along Cy Waits and Paris Hilton’s Cadillac Escalade and “smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle”.

“As she began to open it, I saw a small bindle of what I believed to be cocaine in a clear baggy begin to fall from the purse and into my hand. I then immediately took the purse and dropped the bindle back on the top (waiting for another officer to witness the recovery),” writes the officer in the report.

Hilton told police she had borrowed the purse from a friend, and she thought the cocaine was gum.

The Los Angeles Times quoted Dmitry Gorin, a former Los Angeles County prosecutor and noted defense attorney, as saying that prosecutors would need to prove that it was Hilton’s purse and also have to overcome any doubts that the marijuana smell came from her vehicle.

Similar arrests are often made on the Las Vegas Strip, and most end up in some kind of diversion program unless the person has a lengthy prior record, he said.

Hilton has had dust-ups with the law, but she is not quite a hardened criminal. She spent three weeks in a Los Angeles jail in 2007 for violating probation on a reckless driving charge. In July, she was detained on suspicion of possessing marijuana in South Africa following a World Cup soccer match, but was released by police and not charged.

After her latest arrest, her lawyers issued a statement encouraging people “not to rush to judgment until all of the facts have been dealt with in a court of law.”

According to Reuters, there was no further statement from the lawyers on Monday, and court officials in Las Vegas also declined comment.

Lindsay Lohan twitted for the first time after rehab

It seems that Lindsay, 24, wasn’t allowed to tweet during jail sentence and also rehab from UCLA Medical Center. Lohan had been released from rehab on August 24, and tweeted yesterday.

“Clearly.. Paparazzi shouldn’t be allowed to take pictures or video while someone’s driving or at a stop light. 4every1’s sake. (sic)”

Before she entered jail, she wrote: “The only “bookings” that i’m familiar with are Disney Films, never thought that i’d be “booking” into Jail… eeeks.”

Then, the next day, Lindsay surrendered herself to authorities.

Here is a summary of what Lindsay was sentenced to: 90 days jail sentence but she had been release after 13 days, not to mention that she had to do another 90 days in rehab but she served only 22 days.

Lindsay Lohan has new rules from judge Elden Fox

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During this morning’s court hearing, Judge Fox imposed the following ground rules for Lindsay’s probation:

  • Reside at home until Nov. 1
  • Random drug and alcohol testing twice a week
  • Participate in psychotherapy a minimum of 4 days a week
  • Attend behavior therapy sessions 2 times a week
  • Attend a 12-step program

Judge Elden Fox said if Lindsay flunks her drug and alcohol tests, she’ll go to jail for 30 days. She also cannot leave the state of California without court approval.

Additionally, two counts of being under the influence of cocaine were dismissed.

Outside of court Lindsay’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, said that Lindsay is “looking forward to beginning anew, and having a productive life and schedule.”

“Craigslist Killer” committed suicide in jail

The man named Philip Markoff was found dead in his jail cell on Sunday around 10 a.m.

He was sentenced to jail time after he killed a masseuse that he met on web site called Craigslist.

The man was alone in his cell so the details show he killed himself with a plastic bag that he put it on his head, as the police report said.

Markoff’s attorney declared: “I’m shocked and saddened by the news”.

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Lindsay Lohan mug shot with a smirk on her face

The photo was taken moments after Lindsay arrived at the Lynwood Correctional Facility to begin her 90-day jail sentence.

According to her booking sheet, Lindsay checked in at 5’6″ and weighs 118 lbs. Quite heavy if you ask me.

It appears she will serve only 23 days because of overcrowding.

UPDATE:

We’re told she’s “polite, compliant and responsive.” She’s not crying and handling it well.

And there’s good news for the newly-minted jailbird. A Sheriff’s official tells us she will probably be released around August 1, after serving only 13 or 14 days. A lot better — for her — than 23 days behind bars and, even worse, without cigarettes.

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