Lindsay Lohan avoids jail after failed test 

Lindsay Lohan dodged a bullet Thursday when she appeared before a judge to discuss her testing positive for alcohol. According to TMZ, the troubled starlet failed a test in mid-June … but the judge ruled that since she had only been ordered to undergo testing through Feb. 25, all she was guilty of was “extremely poor judgment.” (Gee, we could’ve told you that.)

The judge did say LiLo is not allowed to have more than one friend over at a time during the remainder of her not-very-grueling home confinement sentence. Oh, the humanity!

The starlet had been set to sit down for an interview with Matt Lauer when she abruptly canceled — just before news of the positive test broke.

Hours before the hearing, TMZ posted a photo of an open wine bottle said to have been taken inside the posh four-bedroom Venice pad where LiLo is currently incarcerated — to use the word loosely. The photo was reportedly taken days before Lindsay invited pals over for a rooftop barbecue on June 12. TMZ claims she tested positive that day or the next.

“When my friends come over, they’re not drinking,” the “Mean Girls” star told Life&Style magazine in an interview that appeared this week. “Alcohol is not in my house, so it’s just not a part of my life.”

But perhaps tellingly, when asked if she would avoid the nightclub scene altogether upon her release, she responded, “I don’t think you should ever say never.”

Oh, Lindsay.


Second Chance?

Have Scarlett Johansson and Justin Timberlake reconnected? The pair were linked sometime between his split from Cameron Diaz and his coupling-up with Jessica Biel (seems like ancient history now, dunnit?). And since J.T. and Jessica are kaput, and ScarJo just split with fling Sean Penn, we weren’t surprised to hear that they were partying with pals until the wee hours at NYC’s Kenmare on Tuesday night.

However, “it didn’t look particularly flirty,” a source shrugged to the New York Post. “Scarlett was dressed down and remained low-key with Justin and the group. At one point she went over to the deejay to request a song. Later, two girls joined them. They all left together around 3:30.”

Huh? An anonymous source who sees a couple of smokin’-hot single celebs out together, and doesn’t think they’re hooking up? What is this world coming to?


Castle Couple

And now it’s time for your weekly reminder that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s life is way better than yours. Ready? OK, here we go: The power couple had a date night on Monday — but instead of sneaking out to the local Applebee’s and rushing home to pay the babysitter before her curfew, they had a romantic evening at an outdoor table at a castle in Malta.

“They were very, very romantic ... Like a couple in love,” sighed the onlooker, who noted that Brad and Angie appeared to be “a little tipsy” by the time they headed out around 10 p.m.

The couple is currently staying at a rented $11 million estate in Malta while Brad films zombie flick “World War Z” there.

Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at

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