July 9th, 2010
01:09 PM ET

Lindsay Lohan seeks a new lawyer

After the judge handed her a jail sentence, Lindsay Lohan handed her case to another lawyer. Lohan’s mother, Dina, confirmed to HLN’s Nancy Grace Thursday that Lindsay is seeking new legal counsel.

Lohan’s former lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, resigned on Thursday, shortly after releasing a statement about her client’s “harsh and unfair” sentence.

A rep for Holley would not release any additional details to PEOPLE.com. A woman introducing herself as Lohan’s new lawyer has reportedly been calling the L.A. Sheriff’s department, despite Dina’s assertion that Lindsay “has not yet decided who will be representing her.”

Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 90 days in a drug and alcohol rehab program for violating her probation. She is expected to return to court on July 20 to begin serving her sentence.


Filed under: Celebrities • Lindsay Lohan
July 9th, 2010
11:51 AM ET

Madonna to Lourdes: Watch those hemlines!

Madonna has never been shy about showing a little skin, but she’s got a different set of rules for her daughter Lourdes.

“Sometimes she puts something on, and I'll be like, ‘My God, that looks amazing!’ And then I'll go, ‘Oh my god, that's my 13-year-old daughter,’” she told Teen Vogue.

While Lourdes is allowed to wear makeup to special events, “there's always a little bit of a discussion about how short the skirt is... or is there some cleavage showing,” explained Madonna, 51. “And I always say to her, do you want everybody to be staring at your breasts, or do you want people to talk to you?”

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July 9th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

'SYTYCD' contender taken out by injury

As Thursday night's "So You Think You Can Dance" elimination show went along, I had a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach that all of the suspense over which contestant would be taken out of the competition was for show, because we had yet to hear Alex Wong's prognosis. (Alex, coming off a lot of momentum from the week before, had been injured during rehearsals for Wednesday night's show.)

Unfortunately, it turns out I was right, and after a long explanation by Nigel Lythgoe - including a description of what a lacerated Achilles tendon is - we got the devastating news that Alex has to rest for three months after his operation.

For a lot of viewers, Alex was a big reason to watch this season. Here was a contestant whom the judges seemed to think was both the strongest dancer and had a very good shot at winning, unlike so many in the past. As Adam Shankman said, "You taught me the best could be better."

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July 9th, 2010
10:24 AM ET

Mary J. Blige has Howard U. as top college choice

Superstar soulstress Mary J. Blige has announced that she's pushing full steam ahead not only on her business ventures, but with her education as well.

“As you know I never got a chance to finish high school but they gave me my honorary diploma the other day,” Blige said while performing on "Good Morning America." On top of that congratulatory news, the 39-year-old singer added, "And I got accepted to Howard University, Class of 2014!"

But Howard University officials claim that Blige’s announcement may have been an overshoot. The University has not confirmed Blige’s matriculation at the institution, but did release a statement lauding Blige for her musical talent and career.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Music
July 9th, 2010
10:21 AM ET

'Today' show opens wedding contest to same-sex couples

Same-sex couples can finally wed in New York - at least, they can on the "Today" show.

After being slammed for discrimination, the NBC morning program has changed the rules of its 11-year-old wedding contest to give gay and lesbian couples the chance to say "I do" on the air.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC met last week with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to discuss the topic, explaining that until now, gay couples had been excluded because "the couple must be able to be legally married in New York, which is where the wedding will take place."

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July 9th, 2010
09:46 AM ET

Who's seeing 'Despicable Me' this weekend?

If the summer box office trend continues with animated films being better than almost everything Hollywood studios have thought of, Steve Carell’s “Despicable Me” (with a score crafted by N.E.R.D.’s Pharrell, no less) is going to be a top choice for moviegoers.

If you’re planning on seeing it – with your kids, someone else’s kids, or even solo – submit an iReport and let us know what you think. Critics are pretty much satisfied with the flick so far, calling it heartwarming and lovable, and we want to know if you agree. Is it really as good as the critics have said? And is it one of those movies that kids and adults alike can enjoy?

Check back here on Monday for a round-up of your reviews!


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