Lohan’s arrival in U.S. might be arresting as judge issues warrant

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A judge issued a warrant Thursday for Lindsay Lohan’s arrest after the actress missed a mandatory hearing, and authorities say she could be arrested at the airport when she returns from the Cannes Film Festival. Bail was set at $100,000.

Lohan didn’t seem too worried Thursday morning. The 23-year-old actress was partying on a yacht in the French Riviera until the wee hours, says celebrity photographer Phil Ramey, who posted the photos on his website.

Lohan was due in court for a progress report on her probation stemming from two arrests in 2007. Her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, said Lohan’s passport was stolen while in Cannes and she was unable to return to Los Angeles in time for Thursday’s hearing.

“She did, in fact, have airline tickets,” Holley told the judge. “From our standpoint, there is a valid reason for her not being here today.”

Holley said Lohan would be back in the United States by Friday evening. Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel wasn’t satisfied, saying the star has a history of missing scheduled appointments.

“If she wanted to be here, it looks to the court that she could have been here,” Revel said.

The judge revoked Lohan’s probation, issued the arrest warrant and imposed several conditions should Lohan make bail.

Angelou celebrates 82

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Poet Maya Angelou is throwing a birthday party in the backyard garden of her North Carolina home.
Angelou celebrated her 82nd birthday with friends, including singers Martina McBride, Naomi Judd and Common and producer/director Lee Daniels.

The celebration Thursday is more than a month late – Angelou’s birthday was April 4.

McBride and Judd sang a duet of “Happy Birthday to You” to Angelou, while Common improvised a hip-hop song to honor her.

Angelou says her next project is a cookbook of healthy foods based on recipes that helped her lose 40 pounds. She says an “attitude of gratitude” keeps her motivated.

But Angelou also says she finds the political divisiveness in the country both sad and tragic.
 
Proud, happy pop stars

NEW YORK — The Jonas Brothers’ TV show is undergoing a makeover — to the delight of Nick Jonas.

The Disney show is changing its name from “Jonas” to “Jonas LA” and in it, the boys have moved from New Jersey to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams – just as they did in real life. They also have a home in the Dallas suburbs.

The youngest sibling in the pop trio says the changes are “amazing.”

“It’s such an improvement from last season. We’re so happy with the new direction,” the 17-year-old said in a recent interview. “… We feel very happy with it and we’re very proud of it.”

“Jonas LA” makes its season debut on June 20.

Knight stopped for allegedly pointing gun

LOS ANGELES — Ex-rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested Thursday after he allegedly pointed a gun at a man and then drove off in his Cadillac, police said.

Knight, 45, was stopped by California Highway Patrol officers in suburban Gardena at about
12:30 a.m. and immediately turned over to Los Angeles police who swarmed around his white Escalade, according to police and news videos.

The brawny, bald, bearded Knight was handcuffed.

“He was cooperative,” Los Angeles police officer April Harding said.

Knight’s car was stopped after someone called authorities to report that Knight had pointed a gun at him, Harding said. She did not know whether any weapon was found and did not have other details.

Knight was booked for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon — a gun — and also on a misdemeanor warrant alleging that he drove with a suspended license, Harding said.

He was being held on $65,000 bail, she said.

It was not immediately clear whether Knight, a convicted felon, was still on parole. If he is, carrying a gun would be a parole violation that could end him back in jail.

A call to Knight’s attorney, Marc Brumer, was not immediately returned.

Lohan’s arrival in U.S. might be arresting as judge issues warrant

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A judge issued a warrant Thursday for Lindsay Lohan’s arrest after the actress missed a mandatory hearing, and authorities say she could be arrested at the airport when she returns from the Cannes Film Festival. Bail was set at $100,000.

Lohan didn’t seem too worried Thursday morning. The 23-year-old actress was partying on a yacht in the French Riviera until the wee hours, says celebrity photographer Phil Ramey, who posted the photos on his website.

Lohan was due in court for a progress report on her probation stemming from two arrests in 2007. Her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, said Lohan’s passport was stolen while in Cannes and she was unable to return to Los Angeles in time for Thursday’s hearing.

“She did, in fact, have airline tickets,” Holley told the judge. “From our standpoint, there is a valid reason for her not being here today.”

Holley said Lohan would be back in the United States by Friday evening. Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel wasn’t satisfied, saying the star has a history of missing scheduled appointments.

“If she wanted to be here, it looks to the court that she could have been here,” Revel said.

The judge revoked Lohan’s probation, issued the arrest warrant and imposed several conditions should Lohan make bail.

Angelou celebrates 82

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Poet Maya Angelou is throwing a birthday party in the backyard garden of her North Carolina home.
Angelou celebrated her 82nd birthday with friends, including singers Martina McBride, Naomi Judd and Common and producer/director Lee Daniels.

The celebration Thursday is more than a month late – Angelou’s birthday was April 4.

McBride and Judd sang a duet of “Happy Birthday to You” to Angelou, while Common improvised a hip-hop song to honor her.

Angelou says her next project is a cookbook of healthy foods based on recipes that helped her lose 40 pounds. She says an “attitude of gratitude” keeps her motivated.

But Angelou also says she finds the political divisiveness in the country both sad and tragic.
 
Proud, happy pop stars

NEW YORK — The Jonas Brothers’ TV show is undergoing a makeover — to the delight of Nick Jonas.

The Disney show is changing its name from “Jonas” to “Jonas LA” and in it, the boys have moved from New Jersey to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams – just as they did in real life. They also have a home in the Dallas suburbs.

The youngest sibling in the pop trio says the changes are “amazing.”

“It’s such an improvement from last season. We’re so happy with the new direction,” the 17-year-old said in a recent interview. “… We feel very happy with it and we’re very proud of it.”

“Jonas LA” makes its season debut on June 20.

Knight stopped for allegedly pointing gun

LOS ANGELES — Ex-rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested Thursday after he allegedly pointed a gun at a man and then drove off in his Cadillac, police said.

Knight, 45, was stopped by California Highway Patrol officers in suburban Gardena at about
12:30 a.m. and immediately turned over to Los Angeles police who swarmed around his white Escalade, according to police and news videos.

The brawny, bald, bearded Knight was handcuffed.

“He was cooperative,” Los Angeles police officer April Harding said.

Knight’s car was stopped after someone called authorities to report that Knight had pointed a gun at him, Harding said. She did not know whether any weapon was found and did not have other details.

Knight was booked for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon — a gun — and also on a misdemeanor warrant alleging that he drove with a suspended license, Harding said.

He was being held on $65,000 bail, she said.

It was not immediately clear whether Knight, a convicted felon, was still on parole. If he is, carrying a gun would be a parole violation that could end him back in jail.

A call to Knight’s attorney, Marc Brumer, was not immediately returned.

Lohan’s arrival in U.S. might be arresting as judge issues warrant

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A judge issued a warrant Thursday for Lindsay Lohan’s arrest after the actress missed a mandatory hearing, and authorities say she could be arrested at the airport when she returns from the Cannes Film Festival. Bail was set at $100,000.

Lohan didn’t seem too worried Thursday morning. The 23-year-old actress was partying on a yacht in the French Riviera until the wee hours, says celebrity photographer Phil Ramey, who posted the photos on his website.

Lohan was due in court for a progress report on her probation stemming from two arrests in 2007. Her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, said Lohan’s passport was stolen while in Cannes and she was unable to return to Los Angeles in time for Thursday’s hearing.

“She did, in fact, have airline tickets,” Holley told the judge. “From our standpoint, there is a valid reason for her not being here today.”

Holley said Lohan would be back in the United States by Friday evening. Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel wasn’t satisfied, saying the star has a history of missing scheduled appointments.

“If she wanted to be here, it looks to the court that she could have been here,” Revel said.

The judge revoked Lohan’s probation, issued the arrest warrant and imposed several conditions should Lohan make bail.

Angelou celebrates 82

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Poet Maya Angelou is throwing a birthday party in the backyard garden of her North Carolina home.
Angelou celebrated her 82nd birthday with friends, including singers Martina McBride, Naomi Judd and Common and producer/director Lee Daniels.

The celebration Thursday is more than a month late – Angelou’s birthday was April 4.

McBride and Judd sang a duet of “Happy Birthday to You” to Angelou, while Common improvised a hip-hop song to honor her.

Angelou says her next project is a cookbook of healthy foods based on recipes that helped her lose 40 pounds. She says an “attitude of gratitude” keeps her motivated.

But Angelou also says she finds the political divisiveness in the country both sad and tragic.
 
Proud, happy pop stars

NEW YORK — The Jonas Brothers’ TV show is undergoing a makeover — to the delight of Nick Jonas.

The Disney show is changing its name from “Jonas” to “Jonas LA” and in it, the boys have moved from New Jersey to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams – just as they did in real life. They also have a home in the Dallas suburbs.

The youngest sibling in the pop trio says the changes are “amazing.”

“It’s such an improvement from last season. We’re so happy with the new direction,” the 17-year-old said in a recent interview. “… We feel very happy with it and we’re very proud of it.”

“Jonas LA” makes its season debut on June 20.

Knight stopped for allegedly pointing gun

LOS ANGELES — Ex-rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested Thursday after he allegedly pointed a gun at a man and then drove off in his Cadillac, police said.

Knight, 45, was stopped by California Highway Patrol officers in suburban Gardena at about
12:30 a.m. and immediately turned over to Los Angeles police who swarmed around his white Escalade, according to police and news videos.

The brawny, bald, bearded Knight was handcuffed.

“He was cooperative,” Los Angeles police officer April Harding said.

Knight’s car was stopped after someone called authorities to report that Knight had pointed a gun at him, Harding said. She did not know whether any weapon was found and did not have other details.

Knight was booked for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon — a gun — and also on a misdemeanor warrant alleging that he drove with a suspended license, Harding said.

He was being held on $65,000 bail, she said.

It was not immediately clear whether Knight, a convicted felon, was still on parole. If he is, carrying a gun would be a parole violation that could end him back in jail.

A call to Knight’s attorney, Marc Brumer, was not immediately returned.