Lindsay Lohan needs to go away and get better. Now. |


Lindsay Lohan needs to go away and get better. Now.

Plus Penelope Cruz, Casey Affleck, and more celebrities making news the week of September 24, 2010

Penélope Cruz, 36, and husband Javier Bardem, 41, are expecting their first child.

Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss, 28, filed for divorce from Saturday Night Live’s Fred Armisen, 43, on Sept. 20. The couple have been married for 11 months.

Actor Randy Quaid, 59, and wife Evi, 47, are facing burglary charges after being arrested Sept. 18 for allegedly occupying the guesthouse of their old home. They have pleaded not guilty…. Russell Brand, 35, was arrested Sept. 17 at LAX after an altercation with a photographer who was allegedly trying to take inappropriate pictures of his fiancée, Katy Perry. Brand is due in court Oct. 15.

Casey Affleck, 35, has settled two sexual harassment cases with women who worked on the production of the Joaquin Phoenix documentary he directed, I’m Still Here. Producer Amanda White and cinematographer Magdalena Gorka had sued the Oscar-nominated actor, claiming he made unwanted sexual advances and created a hostile workplace. In unrelated news, on Sept. 16, Affleck told the New York Times that Phoenix’s ”documentary” was a hoax.

Harold Gould, 86, who played Rhoda’s father on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda, passed away on Sept. 11 due to prostate cancer…. Oscar-nominated actor Kevin McCarthy, 96, known for his roles in Death of a Salesman and Invasion of the Body Snatchers, died Sept. 11 in Hyannis, Mass. — With additional reporting by Stewart Allen

Will Smith, 42
Sept. 25

Catherine Zeta-Jones, 41
Sept. 25

Gwyneth Paltrow, 38
Sept. 27

Naomi Watts, 42
Sept. 28

Zachary Levi, 30
Sept. 29

Lindsay Lohan needs to go away and get better. Now.
The news shocked no one: On Sept. 17, Lindsay Lohan, 24, admitted to failing a court-ordered drug test less than a month after ending a stint in rehab. ”I am taking responsibility for my actions and I’m prepared to face the consequences,” tweeted the actress. She could end up behind bars for the second time this year after serving two weeks in July for violating her probation. (Lohan, whose probation has now been revoked, is due to appear before a judge on Sept. 24.) It’s another in a long list of setbacks for the star, whose personal struggles have crippled a once-promising career. ”Even as a fan, I really don’t think Lohan is capable of a ‘comeback’ anytime soon,” wrote one reader. ”[She] needs serious help and treatment.”

It’s not clear if that’s the same advice Lohan is getting from those closest to her. Since signing with her current manager, Larry Rudolph, earlier this year, Lohan has made questionable career choices, including a self-mocking cameo on the MTV VMAs this month. She’s also slated to play porn star Linda Lovelace in Inferno, a biopic that will shoot in November provided Lohan’s legal troubles don’t interfere. But for now, the actress might do better to tackle her most challenging project yet: recovery. — Adam Markovitz