- - Monday, November 7, 2011

Lohan serves 5 hours of 30-day jail sentence

Lindsay Lohan was released from a Los Angeles County jail early Monday, less than five hours after she arrived at the suburban women’s lockup to serve a 30-day sentence for violating probation.

According to the Associated Press, the “Mean Girls” actress was booked into the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, in what was expected to be a short stay because of jail overcrowding.

Deputy Tony Moore said Miss Lohan was released early Monday, but didn’t have an exact time. News crews staking out the jail said she left at 1:40 a.m. in a black sport utility vehicle, and that she was in her Venice, Calif., home by 2 a.m.

Miss Lohan had until Nov. 9 to report to the jail. It’s her fifth jail sentence since being arrested twice for drunken driving in 2007.

On Wednesday, a judge ordered jail time because Miss Lohan recently violated court orders by getting booted from a community service assignment at a women’s shelter.

The judge imposed a complicated sentence, telling Miss Lohan that she will now have to perform all of her community service at the county morgue or risk serving an additional 270 days in jail.

The sentence also requires Miss Lohan to undergo psychotherapy sessions and appear monthly at court hearings between December and March.

The judge also said Miss Lohan can no longer leave the country and needs the permission of her new “no-nonsense” probation officer to travel outside California.

Jail overcrowding in the state has led to significantly shortened jail terms. In 2007, Lohan spent 84 minutes at the jail before being released, and in the past she has served about 20 percent of her sentence, which is roughly six days.

Miss Lohan will have to serve 423 hours at the county morgue, where for nearly two weeks she has been mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms and washing dirty sheets.

Queen of Soul honored by Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin was honored with a star-studded tribute at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on Saturday.

The Plain Dealer newspaper of Cleveland reported that Lauryn Hill, Dennis Edwards of the Temptations and Chaka Khan were among those who entertained. The 69-year-old soul singer was not scheduled to perform, but toward the end of the three-hour event, she took a seat at a piano and traded verses with Mr. Edwards in a rendition of “A Song for You.”

According to the Associated Press, Miss Franklin received a key to the city from Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson during the event and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Case Western Reserve University.

The show ended a weeklong American Music Masters tribute to her.

Film academy to honor Vanessa Redgrave in London

Vanessa Redgrave will be honored at the film academy’s first European tribute to an actor.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it will honor Miss Redgrave on Sunday in London, where she is starring with James Earl Jones in the stage production of “Driving Miss Daisy.”

Mr. Jones, who is to receive an honorary Oscar on Saturday at the academy’s Governors Awards, will fete his co-star in person. The 80-year-old actor is skipping the Governors Awards ceremony in Los Angeles to continue the run of “Daisy” without interruption.

He plans to participate by video in the Governors Awards, where veteran makeup artist Dick Smith also is receiving an honorary Academy Award for his distinguished career in film, and Oprah Winfrey will be presented with the academy’s humanitarian award.

Meanwhile, across the pond, the academy will honor Miss Redgrave for her five decades in film. The 74-year-old actress has been nominated for six Academy Awards and won for her supporting role in 1977’s “Julia.” This latest honor does not involve an Oscar statuette.

Miss Redgrave and Mr. Jones played Miss Daisy and her loyal chauffeur, Hoke, on Broadway before the production moved to London.

The academy honored producer Jeremy Thomas in London last year. Previous London honorees include Terry Gilliam, Harold Pinter and Lewis Gilbert.

Dress worn by Lady Gaga to hit the auction block

Attention, little monsters: A dress worn by Lady Gaga is being auctioned.

According to the Associated Press, the sculptural black dress the pop star wore on the cover of Madame Figaro magazine in May is expected to fetch more than $10,000 at Julien’s Auctions’ rock ‘n’ roll sale in December.

Designer Irina Shaposhnikova said she’s honored to have created a gown for Lady Gaga.

“Lady Gaga is one of the most stylish and inspirational persons of this century,” the designer said. “She looks amazing in this dress.”

The prop gun Lady Gaga fired in the video for “Born This Way” earlier this year is also available. It’s expected to sell for at least $6,000, said Darren Julien, president of Julien’s Auctions.

Other sale highlights include a sketch John Lennon drew of himself and Yoko Ono during their 1969 “bed-in,” which could collect more than $50,000, and costumes he and Paul McCartney wore in the film “Help!” Also available: a signed Gretsch guitar from Bono’s personal collection, stage-worn costumes from Mick Jagger and Kurt Cobain, and Cyndi Lauper’s dress from the “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” video.

Bids will be accepted in person, online and by phone for the auction, which begins Dec. 1.

Compiled from Web and wire service reports.



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