January 17, 2017

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Alexis Neiers to serve one year of residential drug treatment

HollywoodNews.com: Reality star Alexis Neiers was arrested after cops paid her a surprise visit and found black tar heroin and a fake Florida driver’s license in her house. After a court appearance this morning, she has managed to escape jail this time, but in return for a year of residential drug treatment.
According to Radar Online, if she violates the probation again, Judge Espinoza told her “you are going to state prison for two years.”
Maybe she can get some tips from LiLo on how to turn her life around for the better.
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Cartoon movies are having a hard time getting “G” ratings these days

By Scott Mendelson
HollywoodNews.com: “The Lion King” had a major character’s father being murdered onscreen, another major character being eaten alive by hyenas, and a young child snuggling up beside the corpse of the above-mentioned recently deceased father. “Tarzan” opened with a blood-stained cabin containing two corpses and an infant being eaten alive off screen, and it ended with the onscreen shooting death of a major character and the hanging of the lead villain. “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” had an onscreen neck-breaking murder of a young mother, the attempted drowning of her baby, and an entire subplot involving the villain’s need to desire to screw and/or murder the heroine because of his guilt-ridden lustings for her that felt like a cross between “Schindler’s List” and “Sweeney Todd” (great movie and great song… why don’t they make kids toys that sing “Hellfire?”). Yet they all received G-ratings from the MPAA back in the 1990s. Yet just last week, Walt Disney’s “Tangled” received a PG rating for the unholy crime of ‘brief mild violence’.
Back in my day (about ten years ago), the PG rating was a kiss of death for an animated feature. “The Black Cauldron” in 1985 was the only major Disney cartoon to receive said rating, and it was an infamous flop for the struggling studio that instigated the changing of the guard which brought about the Jeff Katzenberg/Mike Eisner/Roy Disney 1986-1994 era-of-awesome (I’d argue that it lasted until 1999, but I’m a fan of their post-“Lion King” work). As the 90s drew to a close and Dreamworks waged a genuine campaign against the Disney animation monopoly, they used the PG rating to signal that their initial films (“Antz,” “Prince of Egypt,” etc) would be a bit more hard-edged than the stereotypical all-ages Disney films. Fox tried their luck with the PG-rated “Titan A.E.” in summer 2000 and flopped so hard ($75 million budget > $36 million worldwide gross) that Fox nearly ceased to even have an animation branch, and the one-time would-be Disney rival Don Bluth ceased to have a career all-together. While Disney tried their hand at hard-PG action in 2001 with “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” (if you want a film that feels like it inspired “Avatar” just as much as “The Battle For Terra”…), but the film grossed just $84 million domestic.
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Lindsay Lohan on the way to rehab

Hollywoodnews.com: Soon Lindsay Lohan will be receiving the drug treatment that she desperately needs. As soon as she leaves jail she will be going to a drug treatment center called Morningside Recovery.
Apparently she is addicted to meth among other drugs and she is bi-polar.
Morningside Recovery — the Orange County, CA rehab Lilo is scheduled to enter — lists opiate and methamphetamine detoxification among its specialties, reports TMZ.
The Court order provides for Lindsay to stay for a drug treatment period of 90 days.
However, it has been widely reported that Lindsay takes the prescription drug Adderall, which is an amphetamine. Experts in the field of rehab and addiction tell TMZ there is a difference between amphetamine and methamphetamine.
We wish that after all this Lindsay be clean and happy.
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Lindsay Lohan’s new squeeze?

HollywoodNews.com: Lindsay Lohan has been hanging with a new girlfriend, which may or may not be a love interest according to sources.
TMZ reveals that Eilat Anschel is a former member of the Israeli Defense Force. The duo met a while ago, but have gotten serious over the last month. Anschel recently completed her mandatory service in the army.
Per TMZ, Lohan has been using Anschel as a “shoulder to cry on” during the whole SCRAM bracelet episode.
TMZ adds, “But again for Lindsay … love may prove elusive. Her friends understate the problem this way: ‘It’s not the healthiest relationship in the world.’ The friends say Lilo’s totally obsessing over the chick.”
TMZ also has a string of photos of Anschel.
Lindsay Lohan’s new film “Machete” opens on September 3.
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Lindsay Lohan getting some advice from close friends

HollywoodNews.com: Well, it’s about time her friends step in. Ever since Lindsay Lohan has put the SCRAM anklet on, it seems that she’s actually trying to stay out of trouble.
So what better time for her friends to give her some guidance while she’s actually listening.
Confidants of Lohan told TMZ, “She needs to get away from that scene … and she knows it.”
Another friend added, “The people who hang around her are such moochers, and bad energy. She needs to cut them out and I think that’s what she’s starting to realize.”
Apparently LiLo has been doing a lot of shopping, sleeping, and watching movies lately, and it’s definitely working for her. Keep it up!
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Lindsay Lohan misses alcohol education class

HollywoodNews.com: Yesterday we reported that Lindsay Lohan was on her way back to Los Angeles in order to attend her alcohol education class on Sunday. Even though her flight touched down at 7pm last night and Lilo herself didn’t go out partying, it looks like that wasn’t enough to get her to attend.
A source close to Lilo has stated, “Lindsay wanted to go to class today. She had every intention of going, but the staff at the program were unable to accommodate her. The head of the program had a prior commitment to attend a graduation, and that’s who Lindsay sees,” reports Radar Online.
This obviously is not going to help her case on Monday when she faces Judge Marsha Revel.

Lindsay Lohan claims white powder picture was a “set up”

HollywoodNews.com: Earlier today a picture surfaced of Lindsay Lohan attending a party last night in Cannes where there appeared to be lines of white powder on the table next to her (possibly cocaine). With the court mess that she’s already into, you would think she would keep herself distant from anything that could arise question and jeopardize her legal outcome, but remember, this is LiLo we are talking about. Now the actress is speaking out to defend herself in order to clear the air.
When looking at the picture, she responded “What?! That’s a set up that’s so untrue,” reports Radar Online. Apparently the others in the picture are her friends, so she’s still unsure of who “set” her up.
Do you think this is just another lie, or she’s really telling the truth this time?

Judge issues bench warrant for Lindsay Lohan’s arrest

HollywoodNews.com: Lindsay Lohan’s situation just keeps getting worse by the minute. Not only is she still stuck in Cannes due to a “stolen” passport, but now she has missed her court appearance this morning and the consequences don’t look pretty. Earlier today we reported that she was begging her friends for a private jet to get her home, but it seems that either time ran out or she fell short of the tall order.
Since missing the appearance, the judge has barred no sympathy for the actress and has set bail for her at $100,000, reports TMZ. In addition she must drink no alcohol, wear a SCRAM bracelet, and submit to random drug testing at least once a week if she wants to remain free until the next hearing.
LiLo, it looks like maybe you should have kept yourself grounded in the States until you settled your legal matters.

Hollywood Movie Roundup: What a “Dragon” it is getting old

This is the week that “Alice” finally topples from her perch atop the box-office charts and folks in big cities will be paying even more for that third dimension.
DreamWorks Animation, which had a big hit this same weekend last year with “Monsters Vs. Aliens,” stakes out the turf once more with this 3D feature that has been getting hyped all winter. Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders (“Lilo & Stitch”) adapt Cressida Cowell’s book about a Viking lad (voiced by Jay Baruchel) who is tasked with the titular act as a rite-of-passage. Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrara and Jonah Hill also lend their voices.
The reviews are solid with most finding the storytelling conventional and workmanlike, but citing the 3D and, especially, the flying sequences, worthy of seeing in a theater (but at what cost?). Owen Glieberman of Entertainment Weekly, Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune, his city rival, Mr. Ebert of the Sun-Times, A.O. Scott of the New York Times, Claudia Puig of USA Today, the Los Angeles Times’  Betsy Sharkey and Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers all come down favorably, while Ella Taylor, writing in the Village Voice, leads the naysayers, calling the film “adequate and unremarkable.”
It will be interesting to see how the bump in admission prices for 3D flicks — to a whopping $17.50 in some venues — will affect “Dragon’s” grosses. Prognosticators put its opening weekend in the $40-45 million range, enough to topple “Alice” but short of the $59.3 million that “Monster” raked in a year ago.
Everything is right there in the title and for audiences of a certain age it screams “Guilty Pleasure.”  John Cusack stars in an homage to the kind of hormone-driven comedies that kicked off his career (“The Sure Thing,” “Better Off Dead”) and re-teams him with frequent collaborator Steve Pink (“Grosse Pointe Blank,” “High Fidelity”), who is making his feature directing debut. Cusack, Rob Corddry and Craig Robinson (“Pineapple Express”) play middle-aged friends who use the liquid temporal portal to try to get their ’80s groove back, such as it was. The movie was written by the trio of Sean Anders & John Morris (“She’s Out of My League”) and Josh Heald.
Critics, for the most part, fall into the age range that might fall prey to the movie’s unabashedly lowbrow time-trippin’. It’s faring surprisingly well at both Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes. Full […]