Actress Lindsay Lohan gets another break
Today a Beverly Hills judge ordered Actress Lindsay Lohan to do 67-days of supervised probation at home. Lohan was released from in-patient treatment at UCLA yesterday afternoon. This is the newest twist in Lohan latest troubles with the law, which include a 90-day jail sentence and 90-day rehab stint for a probation violation. Lohan served only a fraction of that time in both places. Details on The Wrap.
Actress wins guest appearance on daytime TV soap
Jennifer Jean’s star is rising. The actress is the new “Brighten Bay Idol,” after winning an online talent search sponsored by Cheer/Procter & Gamble. The contest kicked off last January with a call for audition tapes from talented thespians on the Brighten Bay website.
Jean, a California native and former school teacher, has appeared in TV commercials, an independent film, numerous improv and sketch shows, according to a PR Newswire press release.
Jean appears as Nurse Greta in the August 30th episode of the long running soap. It’s her first big break: “Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that my favorite detergent brand, Cheer, would help catapult my acting career,” said Jean in the press release. “But starring in one of the final episodes of ‘As the World Turns’ is definitely going to be a turning point for me. I’m so grateful to all of the voters who chose my audition tape and can’t thank Cheer and ‘Brighten Bay Idol’ enough!”
“We were all blown away by Jennifer’s performance and are excited to help develop her acting career,” said Tara Murphy, Cheer brand manager.
Last December, CBS canceled “As The World Turns.” So after 54 years and 13, 858 episodes, the final installment of the daytime soap opera airs on September 17, 2010.
“The Expendables” still beating the competition at the Box Office
“The Expendables,” still packing them in at movie theaters this week. . The Sylvester Stallone project won the box office shoot-out for the second week in a row with a take of $17 million. The action flick continued to out pace the competition on Monday and and Tuesday picking up an additional $4 million or so, to bring it’s 11-day domestic total to $69.3 million.
In second the new vampire movies spoof, “Vampires Suck,” with $12.2 million. Jenn Proske and Matt Lanter star in the horror comedy about a teenaged girl who falls for a mysterious guy at school who happens to be a vampire.
Julia Robert’s “Eat, Pray, Love” landed in third with $12 million,. Fourth went to the new urban comedy, “Lottery Ticket,” which picked up $10.6 million weekend. Bow Wow and Ice Cube star in this film about a young man living in the projects who wins a lottery and has to safe guard his winning ticket from predators over a holiday weekend.
Rounding out the top five, the comedy action film, “The Other Guys” with $10 million.