November 30, 2012 in Nation/World

Lohan faces charges in New York and L.A.

From Wire Reports

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Lindsay Lohan was charged Thursday with crimes in New York and Los Angeles.

Prosecutors in Santa Monica charged Lohan with three misdemeanors related to a June accident. Hours earlier, the actress was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, also a misdemeanor, after a woman was punched in a New York nightclub.

The California charges came about six months after Lohan’s Porsche crashed into the back of a dump truck. She told police her assistant was driving, but detectives now believe the actress was behind the wheel as she headed to a movie set. In that case, Lohan, 26, was charged with lying to police, reckless driving and obstructing a police officer from performing duties.

In New York, her attorney Mark Heller said he expects the assault charge to be dismissed. “Once again, Lindsay Lohan is a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame.”

‘Big Bang,’ ‘Blossom’ star divorcing

Court records show Mayim Bialik filed for divorce from her husband of nine years on the same day she announced the couple’s split in a blog post.

She cited irreconcilable differences with husband Michael Stone in the documents filed Nov. 21 in Los Angeles.

Bialik stars on the CBS comedy “The Big Bang Theory” and rose to fame as the star of the TV show “Blossom.”

Joe Jackson suffers stroke

A spokeswoman for Michael Jackson’s father said the musical family’s patriarch has suffered a mild stroke.

Angel Howansky said Joe Jackson went to a Las Vegas hospital late Wednesday night when he had trouble standing up and walking. She said the 83-year old Jackson was having pains in his head but reports he is feeling fine Thursday and should be released today.

Shatner to attend Enterprise event

Captain James T. Kirk will be on hand when the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise is retired.

A publicist for William Shatner said the actor will attend the ship’s inactivation ceremony Saturday in Norfolk, Va.

Shatner played Kirk at the helm of the starship Enterprise in the “Star Trek” television series and several movies.

The first-nuclear powered aircraft carrier’s inactivation will be its last public ceremony.

The birthday bunch

Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. is 94. Actor Robert Guillaume is 85. Radio talk show host G. Gordon Liddy is 82. Singer Billy Idol is 57. Former football and baseball player Bo Jackson is 50. Actor-director Ben Stiller is 47. Country singer Mindy McCready is 37. Singer Clay Aiken is 34. Actress Elisha Cuthbert is 30.

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