Rehab in near future for Lohan, post-plea
Lindsay Lohan has accepted a plea deal in a misdemeanor car crash case that includes 90 days in a rehabilitation facility.
The actress pleaded no contest Monday to reckless driving, lying to police and obstructing officers who were investigating the accident involving the actress in June.
A judge says Lohan will be sentenced to 90 days in rehab, 30 days of community labor and 18 months of psychological therapy.
Lohan was on probation when her car crashed on Pacific Coast Highway while on her way to a film shoot.
The 26-year-old actress has been repeatedly sentenced to jail since 2007, when she was twice arrested for driving under the influence.
Pair accused of plot to kill Stone
Prosecutors said Monday two men accused of plotting to rob and kill soul singer Joss Stone planned to decapitate her, then dump her body in a river.
The suspects, Junior Bradshaw and Kevin Liverpool, were arrested in June 2011, close to the singer’s house after suspicious neighbors reported them to police. They never reached her house.
Opening the case at Exeter Crown Court, prosecutor Simon Morgan told a jury the pair, aged 32 and 35, set off from their home in Manchester with a samurai sword, knives, a hammer, black bags and gloves for Stone’s house in Devon.
Morgan said handwritten notes found in the suspects’ car made reference to “decapitate,” another read “Jocelyn RIP” and a further note said: “Once Jocelyn’s dead … find a river to dump her.”
The motive for the plot was not clear, but Morgan said the men may have targeted Stone for her money or because they disliked her links with the royal family.
The notes indicated that the pair disapproved of Stone being invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011, he said.
The defendants deny all charges.
R. Kelly home sold in foreclosure
R&B star R. Kelly’s Chicago-area mansion has been sold for $950,000 in a foreclosure auction.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Kelly’s Olympia Fields home was sold Monday to J.P. Morgan Chase, which already held the mortgage. Chase set the opening bid at $950,000, then submitted the only offer.
The property once was valued at more than $5 million. Last year, Chase stated in court files that Kelly still owed about $3 million on the 11,140-square-foot home. Once a judge approves the deal, the bank can put it on the market.
Kelly’s business manager didn’t return a call from the newspaper.
The birthday bunch
Actress Ursula Andress is 77. Singer Ruth Pointer (The Pointer Sisters) is 67. Actress Glenn Close is 66. Actor Bruce Willis is 58. Actor Craig Lamar Traylor (“Malcolm in the Middle”) is 24.