Lindsay Lohan is no longer facing immediate arrest when she returns to the United States from Cannes after a Los Angeles judge lifted the bench warrant she had issued earlier Thursday when Lohan skipped court. In issuing the order, Judge Marsha Revel said she has reason to believe that Lohan has a drug or alcohol problem, but the judge lifted the warrant after Lohan's lawyer posted $100,000 bail, paying 10 percent to a bondsman, to ensure her appearance at a new hearing date set for Monday morning.
Lohan, who flew to Cannes earlier this week to drink a lot and fall down on the sidewalks, as well as to talk about her coming biopic of porn star Linda Lovelace, had a lot of excuses for not being in court. She said she couldn't get home because the Icelandic volcano's ash has closed airports and because her passport was stolen. She also says she didn't complete the 13 required alcohol-education classes because her instructor made her feel "uncomfortable." By the way, French police say they have no report that Lohan's passport was stolen.
But Lohan didn't seem worried -- she was photographed partying on a yacht in the French Riviera until the wee hours on the day of her court date, says celebrity photographer Phil Ramey. "We ... are sure that she found her passport, but only if it was hidden under the vodka bottles on board the yacht," he wrote.
Rocker Bret Michaels may not be able to attend Sunday night's live finale of "Celebrity Apprentice" after suffering a serious setback in his recovery from a brain hemorrhage. Doctors say Michaels suffered from numbness on one side of his body, which was caused by a "warning stroke" called a Transient Ischemic Attack, and when he went to the hospital for treatment, doctors also found a hole in his heart. Both conditions are treatable and are not believed to be connected to the brain hemorrhage he suffered last month, but may delay his plans to return to television and touring. "Without a doubt he is very determined to get healthy and make a 100 percent recovery. Medically speaking it is a fantastic attitude both mentally and physically for him to have," neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Zabramski says on Michaels' Web site. "However, Bret's brain and body are not quite 100 percent yet, especially with the hole found in his heart."
The Jonas Brothers tried to make a quick exit after they entertained thousands of fans at a free outdoor concert at The Grove in Hollywood last Saturday, but they were trapped in an elevator with a few other people "for 45 minutes," says Kevin Jonas. "We were stuck in an elevator with eight people and Big Rob," adds Joe Jonas, referring to the band's security guard, but there was plenty of room on the 21-person elevator. Asked who panicked first, Joe says, "Me and Nick," but Nick disagreed. "I didn't panic," said Nick, who is a diabetic. "I just didn't have my [blood-sugar] checker with me. No one had it on them, and I was afraid that if [my blood-sugar level] went low in an elevator we wouldn't be able to do anything about it." The group was rescued by the fire department, but we may yet see the incident up close. "We had our photographer Rob Hoffman with us, and he had his video camera, so he taped the whole thing," says Nick.
Terrence Howard of "Hustle & Flow" had a lovely lady on his arm in Cannes, left, but it wasn't until he spoke with Anderson Cooper that he let it slip that the woman was his new wife. Howard, 41, secretly wed Michelle Ghent-Howard, 33, in a private Los Angeles ceremony in January. Howard spilled the beans to Cooper while discussing "Winnie," a biopic in which he plays Nelson Mandela opposite Jennifer Hudson as the title character. "To come here and be with my wife, it's the best feeling in the world," said the actor. Ghent-Howard is described as a commercial production worker in Us Weekly, which also had comment from an insider: "Terrence is so in love with her and she's a great, down-to-earth girl who really understands and loves him for him. He feels so lucky." Howard and his wife of 13 years, Lori McComma, had three children, Aubrey, Heaven and Hunter, before splitting in 2005.
A swarm of Los Angeles police arrested Death Row Records founder Suge Knight after midnight Thursday after a person in another vehicle said he pointed a gun at them as he drove his white Cadillac Escalade. Knight posted bail after being charged with assault with a deadly weapon and driving with a suspended license. Knight was a suspect the 2009 armed robbery of Los Angeles-based R&B/Hip Hop producer Noel "Detail" Fisher. He was jailed for five years in 1996 for violating probation after he was convicted in 1992 on charges of assault and weapons possession, then jailed again in 2003 for violating parole.
-- Anne Neville