From attending alcohol education classes, wearing a SCRAM alcohol-monitoring bracelet and submitting to random drug testing, Lindsay Lohan is going to be under a number of watchful eyes — and she’s not happy about it.
“Lindsay can’t believe this is happening to her. She’s furious and really doesn’t think she’s done anything wrong,” said a source close to the family. “She had every expectation that she’d show up in court, her lawyer would make the argument that she couldn’t wear the bracelet and she’d just have to finish her classes.”
The argument against the SCRAM bracelet was a curious one: Lohan’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, said photo shoots and filming obligations would make compliance difficult.
“Miss Lohan has a number of upcoming photo shoots as well as (she'll be) continuing to film a movie in Texas,” Holley said in court on Monday. “The SCRAM device would interfere with all of that. Miss Lohan is not, however, getting out of being monitored. For that reason, our alternative suggestion is that she be randomly tested for drugs and alcohol.”
Ultimately, Lohan was fitted for the SCRAM bracelet before leaving court, but Access Hollywood poked holes in Holley’s argument on Monday when it confirmed the Texas film commission had no permits that would connect Lohan to any filming in that state. Her IMDb profile does not list any filming projects in development, either.
“Lindsay wants to get this behind her,” said the source. “But she had better not set off any alarms with the drug or alcohol tests. She might think this is all bullsh--, but she knows that she’s in serious trouble if that happens.”
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Even bigger numbers for Betty White on ‘SNL’
Betty White’s turn as “SNL” host was deemed a success before the show even wrapped, but now that the DVR playback numbers are in, White deserves to have even more praise heaped upon her.
After taking playback into consideration, the show jumped from 12.1 million viewers to 14.95 million based on the playback of the show within seven days of its live performance. I’ll be talking to Ms. White herself on Thursday. Send me a tweet if you’ve got specific questions for her.
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