Lindsay Lohan is not pregnant, the actress announced Tuesday, refuting herself.
"April Fools. Where's everyone's sense of humor?" the troubled actress wrote Tuesday morning on her verified Twitter account. This after unleashing a retweet storm with three simple words posted April Fool's night: "Its official: pregnant."
Some, but certainly not all, of those following @lindsaylohan went for it hook, line and sinker. Within an hour, it had been retweeted more than 9,000 times.FULL STORY
It didn't take long for the tweet to ping around the world.
"Its official. Pregnant..." said the three simple words.
But coming from the verified Twitter account of a troubled actress whose every move elicits intense scrutiny, they were enough to send the Internet into a tizzy.
Its official. Pregnant...
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) April 2, 2013
Shortly after the tweet appeared on @lindsaylohan, it became a worldwide trending topic. Within an hour, it had been retweeted more than 9,000 times.
Was it an April Fool's joke?
The soap opera that is Lindsay Lohan offers more drama after the actress missed a Sunday night flight to Los Angeles, where she goes on trial Monday morning.
With no more red-eye flights heading west, Lohan called on a Los Angeles-based beverage company for which she has made promotional appearances.
"Thanks Mr. Pink for the private jet see you all in a few hours in LA," Lohan tweeted early Monday. Mr. Pink makes "premium ginseng-infused wellness beverages," according to its website.
Fortunately for Lohan, the courthouse where her trial is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. is just two miles from Los Angeles International Airport.FULL STORY
A woman filed a battery complaint against Lindsay Lohan on Saturday, accusing the actress of shoving her at a West Hollywood nightclub two nights earlier, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's official.
"It's just an allegation," Sgt. Chris Bowman said. "It's been received by our detectives."
A detective will check the validity of the complaint, Bowman said.
If the allegation had been made last month, before Lohan was released from the strict rules of supervised probation, it might have had more serious implications for her. Any arrest then could become a probation violation leading to jail time.
Lohan publicist Steve Honig questioned why the woman waited until Saturday to go to the sheriff department's West Hollywood Station to file a complaint.
"You have to wonder about someone who calls the media before the police," Honig said.FULL STORY
Lindsay Lohan's probation should end next month, clearing the way for the actress to revive her acting career possibly playing Elizabeth Taylor in a made-for-TV movie.
Lohan appears in court Wednesday for a judge to check her progress, but she's gotten glowing probation reports for the last two months.
Lohan's "on the home stretch" to completing her 480 hours of community service - most of it cleaning up at the Los Angeles County morgue - on schedule next month, her publicist Steve Honig said.
Once she's done, Lohan will be released from the strict probation requirements that started five years ago after two drunk driving convictions. She should have finished two years ago, but it was extended after several probation violations, including missed counseling sessions, failed drug and alcohol tests and a shoplifting conviction.
Stints in jail and court-ordered rehab cost Lohan acting jobs, but the light at the end of the strict probation tunnel appears in sight for Lohan.
Lohan travels to New York next week to host NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on March 3. It's her fourth time hosting the show, but the first since her legal troubles began in 2007.
She appears close to signing a deal to play the lead in a Lifetime network movie about legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor, who died last year.FULL STORY
The presidential campaign remains at full swing, while Lindsay Lohan looks to make a positive step in her legal woes. CNN.com Live is your home for all the latest developments in politics and entertainment.
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Lindsay Lohan was released from jail early Monday morning, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said.
Lohan, 25, checked herself into the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California, on Sunday.
Last week, a Los Angeles County judge ordered Lohan, 25, to serve a 30-day jail term after she admitted she violated her probation on a necklace theft conviction.
"It's possible she could be booked in and booked out" the same day, Los Angeles County Sheriff spokesman Steve Whitmore said Wednesday.
"It depends on the fluctuations of the day, what's going on in the jail," Whitmore said.
After that, the actress must work at least 12 days a month at the county morgue until she completes the 53 remaining days on her court-ordered community service, Judge Stephanie Sautner told her. Lohan must also attend 18 psychotherapy sessions.
If Lohan misses any of those goals, she will be returned to jail for another 270 days, the judge ruled.
Lindsay Lohan ordered back to court – Lindsay Lohan allegedly failed a court-ordered alcohol test last week and will have to go before a judge for a probation violation hearing Thursday morning, according to a source close to the case. Lohan's failed test comes while the actress is confined to her Venice Beach, California, home after pleading guilty to stealing a necklace. The actress will appear before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner, the same judge who sentenced her, a prosecution spokeswoman said.
Fugitive captured – Accused Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger is expected to be arraigned Thursday in Los Angeles. Bulger was arrested Wednesday by the FBI Fugitive Task Force in Santa Monica, California, according to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. Bulger had been on the run since the mid-'90s after fleeing Boston as he was about to be arrested in connection with 19 killings, racketeering and other crimes. Bulger, 81, has been the subject of several books and was said to be the inspiration for the 2006 movie "The Departed."
The CIA director will be President Barack Obama's nominee to succeed Robert Gates as defense secretary, a senior defense official and another U.S. official said Wednesday.
Panetta will be named as a nominee for U.S. defense secretary, CNN has confirmed. Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, will be tapped as Panetta's replacement at the CIA, a senior defense official said.
Panetta is a prolific public servant. For 14 years, he was a U.S. congressman from California, ultimately becoming chairman of the House Budget committee. He later was director of the Office of Management and Budget and then President Bill Clinton's chief of staff. Early in his career, the Santa Clara University alum was an aide to a U.S. senator and an assistant in the government’s civil rights unit in the 1960s. Panetta won a an Army Commendation Medal while serving as an Army intelligence officer from 1964-1966.
[7:30 p.m. ET, 4:30 p.m. PT] Lindsay Lohan was ordered Friday to serve 120 days in jail for violating her probation by getting arrested on allegations of stealing a necklace from a store.
Lohan was immediately taken into custody.
Her lawyer immediately filed a notice of appeal, which allowed her to post bond since the case involves a misdemeanor violation.
The judge set her bond at $75,000, which she was expected to post Friday evening.
The same judge earlier reduced her felony theft charge to a misdemeanor.
[5:30 p.m. ET, 2:30 p.m. PT] The judge has ruled that the necklace theft case against Lindsay Lohan will go forward to trial, but with the felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor.
"I'm going to give her an opportunity," Judge Stephanie Sautner said.FULL STORY
Good Friday – Non-Orthodox Christians are observing Good Friday, the solemn commemoration of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Pope Benedict XVI will lead a "Way of the Cross" ceremony at 3:15 p.m. ET at the Colosseum in Rome, followed by Mass at the Vatican at 5 p.m. ET.
A prosecutor and a public defender in Richmond, Virginia, will put on a mock trial with Jesus facing capital punishment. The audience will be the jury in the sentencing phase and decide his fate.
Meanwhile, a pastor looks at the connections and possible conflicts between Earth Day and Good Friday.
Earth Day – Friday also is Earth Day, an observance meant to draw attention to environmental issues, including energy conservation. Here's a list of 10 simple things you can do to go easy on your world.
Lindsay Lohan is not accepting a plea deal that would involve jail time for a jewelry store theft, CNN confirms.
The decision means the troubled actor will proceed to trial on a charge of felony grand theft.
The actress is accused of walking out with a $2,500 necklace from Kamofie and Company, a jewelry store in Venice, California, on January 22.
She faces possible jail time for violating her probation for a drunk driving arrest because of the theft charge.
Lohan's attorney notified Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers that there will be no court hearing Friday, a Los Angeles Court spokesperson said.FULL STORY
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Lohan gets 2 weeks to decide on plea deal: Lindsay Lohan must decide by March 23 if she will accept a plea deal that would send her to jail or move closer to a trial in the necklace theft case.
Controversy precedes radicalization hearings: A controversial congressional hearing Thursday on the radicalization of Muslim Americans touched on sensitive questions involving terrorism and tolerance.
After days of protest and finger-pointing, a controversial hearing on so-called "Muslim radicalization" begins on Capitol Hill. CNN.com Live is there for gavel-to-gavel coverage of the event.
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9:30 am ET - 'Muslim radicalization' hearing - Rep. Peter King, the New York Republican who called this hearing, calls it a serious look at the extent of "radicalization" in the American Muslim community. Critics say it's McCarthyism with a new target. Following the hearing, Rep. King will discuss the day's events with reporters.
Public unions -- Pro-union demonstrators plan to rally outside the Wisconsin capitol Thursday - the morning after the state's Republican-led Senate passed Gov. Scott Walker's proposed restrictions on collective bargaining for public employees. Senate Republicans got around a long-running Democratic walkout on Wednesday evening by stripping financial provisions from the bill.
Lohan plea - Actress Lindsay Lohan heads back to court Thursday to say if she will accept a plea deal on a felony charge of stealing a $2,500 necklace. At her last appearance in February, the judge warned Lohan that any plea deal would involve jail time.
NATO and Libya - NATO officials scheduled a meeting Thursday to discuss a response to Libya's civil war. Alliance defense ministers gathering in Brussels, Belgium, will discuss whether to implement a no-fly zone over Libya to minimize civilian casualties from the Libyan air force attacks.
Miami Heat – The NBA franchise that added league MVP LeBron James and Chris Bosh last summer finds itself in a five-game losing streak. Breaking that skid may be a tough task as Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers come to Miami for a 7 p.m. ET game. SI's Zach Lowe looks at what might be behind the Heat's problems.
Actress Lindsay Lohan pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a felony grand theft charge based on allegations that she stole a necklace allegedly from a California jewelry store last month.
Lohan waived her right to a preliminary hearing. A February 23 hearing on the case was scheduled "in an attempt to resolve the case," Los Angeles County Judge Keith Schwartz said.
After the hearing, Lohan, who is free on bond, took to Twitter to respond to a message a concerned-sounding tweet from HLN's Dr. Drew Pinsky.
Pinsky on Wednesday afternoon had tweeted the following: "I [am] mortified how @Lindsaylohan is getting attacked when she is so fragile and just establishing her sobriety. Not at all what she needs."
Lohan responded via Twitter: "@drdrew thank you for your support.. I appreciate it."
Pinsky's new show airs nightly on HLN beginning this spring.FULL STORY
Muslim Brotherhood speaks - After more than two weeks, protests to oust Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak are still going strong. At the same time, a controversial Islamist umbrella group in the country is saying that it wants to promote democracy and will not offer a presidential candidate. The Muslim Brotherhood said through its media office in Cairo that it wants to "participate, not dominate." The group has attracted much attention because some have expressed fear that it would hijack Egypt's pro-democracy movement. Influential political figures across the world have raised concerns over the group. Others have argued that the Brotherhood should have a seat at the table and be recognized as a legitimate party. What is the Muslim Brotherhood? Why did the protests begin?
Phasing out Fannie and Freddie - The Obama administration says it will explain later this week how it plans to phase out housing financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The publicly traded companies represent major liability for taxpayers who are on the hook for billions of dollars in federal aid Fannie and Freddie received. But getting rid of them could raise borrowing costs for homeowners and further weaken an already fragile housing market.
Lohan charges coming? Prosecutors are expected to formally charge actress Lindsay Lohan with felony grand theft related to a necklace allegedly taken from a California jewelry store in January. The charge comes five weeks after Lohan was released from court-ordered drug rehabilitation and less than three weeks before a judge said he might free her from supervised probation from a 2007 drunken driving conviction.
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Excerpts from the videos and descriptions of their content were first published Saturday by The Virginian-Pilot newspaper in Norfolk, Virginia.
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