Monitor: : March 29, 2009 |


Monitor: : March 29, 2009

Court trips, birthdays, and more


Lindsay Lohan, 26, is going back to rehab. In an L.A. court on March 18, the actress agreed to spend 90 days in a lockdown rehab facility as part of a plea deal stemming from a traffic accident last summer. The judge also sentenced Lohan to 30 days of community labor and 18 months of psychotherapy…. Moonshiners star Steven Ray Tickle was arrested for — what else? — public intoxication on March 7 in Danville, Va.


Ed Asner, 83, was hospitalized due to exhaustion on March 12 in Chicago. The beloved actor was admitted after he left the stage in the middle of his one-man show, FDR, in Gary, Ind., but is now ”back home,” says his rep…. Lil Wayne, 30, was hospitalized in L.A. last week following a seizure. Rumors swirled that the rapper — who has a history of such episodes — was on life support, but he assured fans on Twitter, ”I’m good.” He was released March 18.


After a long struggle with alcohol, Jason Molina, 39, the frontman for Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co., died on March 16 in Indianapolis…. Producer and former MGM/UA exec Robert Relyea died of natural causes on March 5 in Thousand Oaks, Calif., at the age of 82…. Bobbie Smith, 76, former lead singer of the Spinners, died in Orlando on March 16 of complications from pneumonia and the flu…. Character actor Malachi Throne (It Takes a Thief) died after a cancer battle on March 13 in Brentwood, Calif. He was 84.

March 24:Jessica Chastain, 36/Jim Parsons, 40
March 26: Keira Knightley, 28 March 27: Quentin Tarantino, 50 March 28: Lady Gaga, 27