Lindsay Lohan may be just hours away from the big house. You know, up the river. The slammer. The pen. The pokey. The ...
Anyway, TMZ reported Tuesday that law enforcement sources told them that Lohan could be facing 245 days in jail if her probation is revoked when Lohan is arraigned Wednesday, for allegedly lying to police and reckless driving in connection with her car accident last June on the Pacific Coast Highway.
Lohan is on probation for stealing jewelry from a store in Venice Beach. The source supposedly the judge will likely revoke her probation and set a date for a formal hearing to determine whether Lohan violated the terms of her probation. Both issues could be heard at the same time.
Even if Lohan is found not guilty in the criminal case, the judge can still rule she violated her probation because the standard of proving a probation violation is significantly lower than proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Do they have DJs and fruity-vodka drinks in Jail?
According to TMZ, Lohan could do eight months in jail just on the probation violation alone. Of course, eight months in jail for an L.A. celebrity translates to about 17 minutes of fingerprinting and getting a nice mug shot before they're set free out the back door.
NURSE WHO TOOK HOAX CALL MAY HAVE HANGED HERSELF: The nurse who committed suicide reportedly hanged herself after receiving a hoax call from two Australian DJs,
It was also disclosed that Saldanha's family was not even aware of the hoax call until after her death, as they had not watched the news. The family is supposedly putting pressure on the hospital officials to tell them "everything" they knew about her death, reports said. Saldanha left behind husband Ben Barboza, 49, and their two children Junal, 17 and Lisha, 14.
Jacintha, 46, was found unconscious in a nurses' accommodation block near the King Edward VII Hospital on Friday and was later declared dead at the scene. Earlier last week, she transferred a phone call from two Australian morning show hosts, one of whom was posing as Queen Elizabeth, to Kate Middleton's room, where another nurse gave them details of Middleton's condition. Middleton was undergoing treatment for severe morning sickness.
In related news, the radio station responsible for the prank says it will donate approximately $500,000 to her family, according to TMZ.
I don't want to cast doubt on the station's sincerity or anything, but there's a pretty decent chance this idea originated in the legal department.
The corporation that owns 2Day FM announced it will donate all the station's advertising profits for the rest of the year to a fund for Saldanha's husband and two teenage children. TMZ said the company estimates the total donation will be around 320,000 British pounds, which translates to about $500,000.
SUIT SAYS 'STORAGE WARS' IS RIGGED: Hit A&E show "Storage Wars" is rigged, former star David Hester says in a lawsuit.
I know -- it's devastating. A reality show isn't really reality. What's next ... singers charging hundreds for tickets, then not really singing?
According to TMZ, Hester says the show deceives viewers by pretending contestants are bidding on unseen items in abandoned storage units, but planting items in the units -- often the best item to be found -- that weren't there originally.
The suit contends Hester was fired when he complained to producers about the alleged practices.
Hester says in one case producers planted a BMW mini car under a pile of trash. In another case, Hester alleges producers planted a pile of old newspapers that announced the death of Elvis. Which for some, is a valuable commodity.
Hester says the show even gave cast members money for plastic surgery to "create more sex appeal."
So his surgery didn't work and he's mad?
So far, there has been no public response from the show or the network.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE IS DESIRED: Jennifer Lawrence is the world's most desirable woman, according to an international poll released on Tuesday by the website AskMen.
Lawrence rose to the top from No. 47 last year, after starring in this year's smash hit "The Hunger Games." She also starred as a quirky, sex-mad young widow in "Silver Linings Playbook."
"Overall, there's a sense that she's a little more authentic than other actors," said AskMen Editor in Chief James Bassil said, adding that the public still knows too little about the 22-year-old actress to form a negative opinion, according to the New York Daily News.
"She's fresh because we haven't seen her all over the gossip pages for the past three or four years," Bassil said.
Either that, or she uses the right sort of conditioner.
Lawrence knocked last year's winner, Sofia Vergara, who dropped to No. 12. C'mon, Sofia -- you can get the title back. Just do your best to be really, really hot in 2013.
Speaking of being knocked down the list, Kim Kardashian fell 90 places from last year's No. 8 ranking. Apparently the readers of AskMen sided with Kris Humphries in the divorce. Either that or she's not using a very fresh conditioner anymore.
"Kim Kardashian is petering off and basically dropping off the list at this point even as she's become more visible," Bassil said.
The poll asked 2.4 million readers which celebrity they would choose as a prospective partner. Rounding out the top five were actress Mila Kunis, model Kate Upton, R&B star Rihanna and "Crazy, Stupid, Love" actress Emma Stone.
Bassil said that lots of publicity often correlates to higher desirability ranking from men, but too many headlines can leave men looking elsewhere.
I totally get that. It's exactly why I dumped Cindy Crawford back in the late '80s.
Older women did well this year, with a handful over 40.
"We've seen that increasingly over the past two or three years," Bassil said. "Like most things in life, attractiveness is extending into middle age. Who knows? In 20 years we could see 60-year-olds on the list."
Those over the age of 40 on the list include U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, 48; comedian Sarah Silverman, 42; actress Lucy Liu, 44; and British actress Rachel Weisz, 42. New Yahoo! President and Chief Executive Marissa Mayer was the only business executive to make the list at No. 59.
CHARLIE SHEEN'S FAMILY SHUFFLE: Charlie Sheen's second wife is leaving her twins by Charlie Sheen with Charlie Sheen's first wife, who also had two of Charlie's Sheen's kids.
I just wanted to see how many times I could get "Charlie Sheen" into a sentence.
Brooke Mueller is off to rehab again, leaving her kids with Denise Richards. Sources close to the ... family ... told TMZ Mueller asked Richards to watch the children while she tries rehab for what TMZ said is the 19th time.
Wow. Even if she can't quit, no one can say she's a quitter.
Sheen himself supposedly can't care for the kids because of his busy schedule filming "Anger Management," and definitely not the continuous flow of cocaine and hookers that may or may not be going in and out of his house.
Sources told TMZ that Richards will care for Bob and Max for "an indefinite period of time," and that Sheen is happy all his kids are together. This isn't the first time Richards has stepped up to the plate, as she also cared for Mueller the last time she went to rehab.
DECEMBER 12 IN HISTORY
Wednesday is Dec. 12, the 347th day of 2012. There are 19 days left in the year.
1787: Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1870: Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina became the first black lawmaker sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives.
1897: "The Katzenjammer Kids," the pioneering comic strip created by Rudolph Dirks, made its debut in the New York Journal.
1906: President Theodore Roosevelt nominated Oscar Straus to be Secretary of Commerce and Labor; Straus became the first Jewish Cabinet member.
1911: Britain's King George V announced during a visit to India that the capital would be transferred from Calcutta to Delhi.
1917: Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town outside Omaha, Neb.
1925: The first motel -- the Motel Inn -- opened in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
1937: Japanese aircraft sank the U.S. gunboat Panay on China's Yangtze River. (Japan apologized, and paid $2.2 million in reparations.)
1946: A United Nations committee voted to accept a six-block tract of Manhattan real estate offered as a gift by John D. Rockefeller Jr. to be the site of the U.N.'s headquarters.
1963: Kenya gained its independence from Britain.
1972: Irwin Allen's all-star disaster movie "The Poseidon Adventure" was released.
1985: An Arrow Air charter crashed after takeoff from Gander, Newfoundland, killing 248 American soldiers and eight crew members.
2000: George W. Bush was transformed into the president-elect as a divided U.S. Supreme Court reversed a state court decision for recounts in Florida's contested election.
2002: President George W. Bush publicly rebuked Senate Republican leader Trent Lott for his statement that appeared to embrace half-century-old segregationist politics, calling it "offensive" and "wrong."
2007: Republican presidential rivals gathered in Johnston, Iowa, called for deep cuts in federal spending in a debate remarkably free of acrimony. President George W. Bush vetoed a second bill that would have expanded government-provided health insurance for children. Three car bombs exploded in the southern Shiite city of Amarah, Iraq, killing at least 25 people and wounding dozens. Ike Turner, the rock pioneer and ex-husband of Tina Turner, died in San Marcos, Calif., at age 76.
Former TV host Bob Barker (89), former New York City Mayor Edward Koch (88), basketball great (80), singer Connie Francis (75), singer Dionne Warwick (72), rock musician Dickey Betts (69), former race car driver Emerson Fittipaldi (66), actor Bill Nighy (63), gymnast-turned-actress Cathy Rigby (60), musician Sheila E. (55), tennis great Tracy Austin (50), actress Jennifer Connelly (42), country singer Hank Williams III (40).