Lindsay Lohan tells the British tabloid,The Sun, that she used alcohol and drugs to deal with her personal problems, and talks candidly about her tumultuous 2007, when she had several brushes with the law.
"I tried to mask my problems with alcohol, cocaine and mind-altering substances. Now I'm in a place where I don't need to use anything and I can feel emotions because I choose to," Lohan says.
LiLo says that her problems started when her father, Michael, went public and began talking about her. "When my father was going public, that's when I hit rock bottom. I abused substances too much and it wasn't the answer to my problems. People need to know that."
After collapsing on her bathroom floor after taking sleeping pills, Lohan says she was scared enough to start seeking help. She tells The Sun that she now regularly attends sessions with a therapist, as well as alcohol education meetings.
Lohan hopes that she can be a role model to teens. "I learnt from my mistakes and I'm now healthy and happier. ... If I can teach others, especially teens, by sharing my experiences, then that's what I will continue to do."
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Carrie Fisher says that her father, actor Eddie Fisher, is "kind of losing it." Carrie says that her father, now 81, is confined to a wheelchair these days, and "thinks he is locked in a bakery and needs to attend a charity fundraiser that he has organized with President Barack Obama and a famous baseball player." Carrie thinks she knows why he's losing it: he "shot speed (for) 13 (years)."
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Gossip site TMZ is being sued for its part in a leaked interview with Michael Jackson's ex-wife, Debbie Rowe, being posted online. F. Marc Schaffel Productions is suing TMZ in California District Court, saying that the site violated copyright, by confusing the line of entertainment vs. fair-use news. The clip involved Rowe joking about needing sedatives to deal with stage fright, but presented by TMZ as though it was related to Jackson's death by drug overdose.
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The cast of FOX's "Glee" will perform at the White House annual Easter egg roll this year. The cast was invited by First Lady Michelle Obama, and will take part in the April 5 event. The cast was all over Twitter with the news. Cast member Amber Riley tweeted, "Singing at the white house. I'm in total disbelief... So excited to meet my President and First Lady!!!! Yay!!!"
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Kirk Cameron says he is praying for his former "Growing Pains" cast mate Andrew Koenig, who remained missing. "I am praying for his family during this time of distress and for his safe return. ... Mike and Boner could always work things out when they put their minds to it. I'm praying for you, pal. Hope to hear from you soon," Cameron said. Koenig was supposed to return to Los Angeles from Vancouver Feb. 14, but failed to show up.
But TMZ reports that Vancouver police have been inundated with reports of sightings of Koenig, as far as away as the remote west coast of Vancouver Island. Vancouver police say that they are still looking "for a living person."
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Wrestling legend Ric Flair was attacked by his wife of three months in their North Carolina home. Flair had minor injuries from the altercation, but refused treatment by paramedics on the scene.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police charged Jacqueline Beems with misdemeanor assault. Flair calls the incident a "misunderstanding," and says his wife did nothing wrong.
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Chris Golightly made the "American Idol" Top 24 during Hollywood Week, but at the end of the show last week, he wasn't part of the group of guys. What happened? Golightly seemed to have had a two-year contract with a recording company, which disqualified him. TMZ has the exclusive contract Golightly signed with Dream Projects Entertainment, which was signed just one month before he auditioned for the show. Golightly says that he was released from his contract, and is planning a press conference today where he will beg the show for another chance.
Speaking of "American Idol," join Anne Neville back here tonight at Pop Stand for live chatting during the "Idol" broadcast beginning at 8 p.m.
-- Dave Valenzuela