Lindsay Lohan doesn’t have a new movie out, but she’s busy ... promoting her own cause.
The actress, whose legal woes have gotten more than enough publicity lately, sat down with Jay Leno at a “Tonight Show” taping on Monday in which she revealed that being slapped with a 120-day jail sentence for probation violation was “shocking” and left her “kind of numb.”
When Jay asked when she realized that her fame and success “could slip away,” LiLo waxed philosophical.
“I think that when, you know, being young and being in the position I was in, you don’t really take the time to appreciate what you have and it’s all kind of a whirlwind, and people make decisions for you,” the “Mean Girls” star mused. “But I’m not a kid anymore — I’m 24, I’ve made a lot of mistakes and I recognize that. I’m in the clear now, and as long as I stay focused, I can achieve what I want to achieve.”
If Lindsay does go to jail, it might just take her a little longer to achieve it.
Add this one to the list of Nicolas Cage’s recent troubles with the law: On the night he was arrested earlier this month, allegedly for making a scene and taunting cops while drunk, a child abuse detective was reportedly called in to investigate a claim that Nic handled his 5-year-old son roughly.
According to TMZ, a passer-by who witnessed to the late-night New Orleans hullabaloo told police that he saw “Mr. Cage pull the male child to the ground by his hand.”
As a result, states the report, “a child abuse detective was notified.”
Allegedly, Alice told police that she and her husband were fighting “due to his intoxicated state,” and that “at some point, Mr. Cage fell while holding their son. The fall caused the 5-year-old to suffer a minor abrasion to his left knee.” She is said to have refused to let cops interview the boy.
The detective reportedly decided not to take further action, but Child Protective Services could launch its own investigation.
Michael Douglas says wife Catherine Zeta-Jones decided to go public about her bipolar II disorder after she was “outed” by another patient in her treatment facility. The Oscar winner reportedly spent about five days in in-patient care battling depression before revealing that she suffers from the disorder.
“I must say, Catherine’s being quite open about it because she was outed, you know,” the actor told Oprah Winfrey. “She went to go get some help and some other patient probably in there said, ‘Hey, you won’t believe who’s in here now.’ And, so, once that happens, I think she felt [it] best to kind of get out the story.”
The “Wall Street” star, who successfully battled throat cancer, conceded that the strain of a difficult year took its toll on his spouse: “My oldest son is in federal prison, my ex-wife is suing me, and I got cancer. It’s kind of hard for the wife to say, ‘I’m depressed.’”
Well, we think Catherine was courageous to come forward, no matter why she chose to do so. But shame on anyone who would blab about someone else’s psychological issues to make a buck — especially if that person was going through the same struggle!
Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.