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Did Lindsay Lohan actually take a hint and realize she needs to avoid the menagerie of enablers, leeches, hangers-on and overall low lives that surround her?

If so, she owes her ankle bracelet a big thank you.

The troubled star finally realized she needs to avoid "those people," i.e. the ones creating huge temptation, according to confidants. Not a moment too soon.

Lindsay is spending the long weekend with a close friend by the beach in Venice, Calif. Why? "She needs to get away from that scene ... and she knows it."

Yeah, we've heard that before - but here's hoping.

Lindsay on the Mend?

Is Lindsay seriously on the mend? [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

For Lohan, it's her own friends as much as the clubs that create the danger of relapse - and thanks to a hard-ass judge, that relapse would mean jail now.

"The people who hang around her are such moochers, and bad energy," says one friend. "She needs to cut them out and I think she's starting to realize."

As for what Lindsay Lohan is doing? Sleeping, shopping, watching TV and movies. Interestingly, more than one person says she desperately needs sleep.

Riding the rails for months at a time will do that.

People close to her say it's definitely too early to tell, but Lindsay has at least temporarily turned a corner and is healthier than she's been "in a long time."

We're pulling for her! Lindsay Lohan belongs in ...

 

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Dennis Hopper wanted badly to divorce wife Victoria and accused her of wanting him dead. Now that he is, will she inherit the Hollywood iconoclast's money?

The 74-year-old actor may have died peacefully over the weekend, but the war over his estate may be anything but, thanks to his marrying Victoria Hopper.

More specifically, thanks to his inability to divorce her in time.

Dennis had been desperately trying to end the marriage - he filed for divorce in January - but time ran out and the separation was not final when he passed.

Under their prenup, Victoria gets 25 percent of Dennis' fortune and a $250,000 life insurance payout - if they were married and living together when he died.

Dennis did not have good things to say about Victoria Hopper by the end.

That second part is critical because Victoria has been living in a separate house ... on the same property as Dennis. The definition of a legal gray area.

Victoria Hopper will surely argue that since she was on the property, she was indeed living with Dennis, and is thus entitled to the big financial payout.

Dennis' high powered attorney Joe Mannis would not be surprised in the least, saying "She said she would challenge it, and I fully expect her to do so."

His side could counter that Victoria Hopper tried to have him killed ... a minor hurdle. Victoria's alleged methods of offing Dennis never did come to light.

The probate battle over the estate should begin any day now.

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Celine Dion's heart will go on. Now her DNA will as well. 

The singer's dream to expand her family has finally come true, as the 42-year-old became pregnant with twins after undergoing her sixth in-vitro fertilization bid.

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She sadly had a miscarriage late last year, but she also turned to acupuncture to improve her chances of a pregnancy, her rep confirms. Looks like it worked

Dion, mom to 9-year-old son René-Charles, is 14 weeks along. She will find out the gender next month. "We're ecstatic," her husband/manager René Angelil said.

"Celine is just hoping for a healthy pregnancy. She was hoping for one baby and the news that we are having two is a double blessing!"

Congratulations to Celine Dion and René Angelil!

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When Sayid and Shannon on the Lost series finale, it was touching. Sadly, for star Naveen Andrews, his life is not imitating art on the romantic front.

Andrews and his girlfriend of 12 years, actress Barbara Hershey, have called it quits. His manager says the amicable split happened six months ago.

Hershey, 62, and Andrews, 41, met back in 1998 on a film set. Hershey is perhaps best known for her roles in Beaches and Hannah and Her Sisters.

The two briefly separated in 2005, during which Naveen fathered a son, Naveen Joshua, with another woman (he was granted custody in 2009).

We wish them both the best in this difficult time.

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LeAnn Rimes is straight hating on her boyfriend's wife. Don't we all?

A source close to Rimes' soon-to-be divorced lover, Eddie Cibrian, says that Rimes' lawyers sent a cease and desist letter to his estranged wife Brandi Glanville.

The reason? Allegations of slander. A lawsuit may follow imminently.

Rimes' claims stem from before Eddie and Brandi even split. Amid rumors of Rimes' affair with her husband, she told the press LeAnn was stalking Eddie Cibrian.

Of course, the source explains, Brandi Glanville was unaware of the Lifetime movie co-stars' affair, and only made that statement before Cibrian broke the news.

Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes Photo

Despite making no secret of being royally pissed at Eddie Cibrian dumping her for LeAnn Rimes (right), Brandi Glanville (right) denies slanderous wrongdoing.

"Brandi has been nothing but nice to LeAnn," says a source. "She let her kids go to Mexico with them, and is happy they like her. If they didn't, she would be upset."

Things have been relatively quiet on the Rimes-Cibrian-Glanville front recently, which makes news of Rimes' out-of-the-blue cease and desist letter more shocking.

Rimes' camp says it came "after months of Brandi speaking about LeAnn in the press and telling lies. This is something she felt was necessary to protect herself."

Rep for both Rimes and Glanville had "no comment" on this, but sources close to the latter say her attorneys plan on responding to the letter in the coming days.

Meanwhile, Glanville and Cibrian's divorce is getting close to being official. We just hope there are no more tire slashing rampages from Brandi in the meantime.

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She's already the poster child for infidelity. Why shouldn't Michelle "Bombshell" McGee make money off that image and help sell ... extramarital affairs?

The original Jesse James mistress has struck a lucrative deal to promote a website dedicated to people having affairs ... and she will be plugging naked.

Bombshell McGee

And we thought we'd heard everything.

Michelle "Bombshell" McGee arrived in Toronto this weekend to shoot commercials for AshleyMadison.com, which unites married cheaters everywhere.

Appropriately, the shoot is at a strip club. That was her job before she became a professional mistress, and the ads will feature Michelle McGee nude.

Somehow, this is supposed to encourage having an affair?

No word if Michelle is still in talks to star on Celebrity Cheaters with Jamie Jungers, one of Tiger Woods' harem of waitresses, models and porn stars.

Bombshell will make about $500 per hour for the shoot, but sources say that she'll also make a percentage of all new traffic she brings in for the site.

Hey, if Michelle has taught us anything - with her actions and her insane, unsolicited comments every effing day - it's that men will spread their seed.

Monogamy, schmonogamy. Guys are gonna do what (and who) they're gonna do, it's just how they're made. Might as well capitalize on that action.

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Just hours after Gary Coleman passed away, his wife of almost three years, Shannon Price, acknowledged her late husband's fan support in a moving statement.

In a press conference, Shannon's brother, Shawn Price, read a note on her behalf:

"We are very grateful for all the wonderful support everyone has been extending to Gary's family," the statement began. "Thousands of emails have poured in to the hospital. It's been comforting to the family to know how beloved he still is."

Here's a nice photo of Gary and Shannon ...

Shannon Price wed Gary Coleman in 2007.

On Wednesday, Coleman, who was born with a congenital kidney disease that caused him to only grow to only 4-foot-8, suffered a brain hemorrhage after he injured his head following a fall in the Utah home he shared with Shannon.

Gary slipped into a coma Thursday, and passed away at approximately 12:05 p.m. in Provo, Utah, surrounded by his wife and other family members. The Diff'rent Strokes actor, who battled health and personal problems throughout life, was 42.

Coleman and Shannon Price had some domestic squabbles and brushes with the law, but worked things out and appeared happy in their marriage of late.

Thank you so much for all that you guys have done and for the support and prayers that you guys have given us," Shannon's statement concluded.

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It's been almost a year since Michael Jackson's death (June 25) and the doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter as a result continues to make news.

This time for different reasons than you might expect, though.

Dr. Conrad Murray will visit Michael Jackson on or around the first anniversary of the star's death, sources report - and he has done so many times already.

Those connected with the embattled doctor say that despite his expected, controversial defense - that Michael Jackson killed himself - Dr. Murray is torn up.

Smiling Michael Jackson

Dr. Conrad Murray's role in Michael Jackson's death is hotly debated.

He remains deeply upset by MJ's death and feels the anniversary is an important milestone. He is a doctor, so it shouldn't be too surprising, yet in a way it is.

While denying wrongdoing and to an extent blaming the victim in this case (who happens to be a global entertainment icon), he still grieves for the fallen star.

Dr. Murray has visited the Forest Lawn mausoleum where Jackson is entombed a number of times, avoiding attention by going early or during off-hours.

Does this help you see the doc in a new light at all?

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Heidi Montag has separated from Spencer Pratt, and from all indications, it's not the publicity stunt you probably assumed it was when you read the headline.

"Heidi is looking to move out due to all the fake bad press that Spencer controls," her rep told TMZ. "She's tired of it and wants to focus on her acting career."

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Reports say Heidi Montag is looking for a new place to live in Malibu.

Things have grown particularly tense and erratic for Speidi lately, even by The Hills stars' exalted standards, culminating in Spencer calling the cops on her mom.

That was just one incident in a relationship defined by turmoil. Says a friend of Heidi's on the building tension between them: "It wasn't just a sudden thing."

Wow, this puts a whole new spin on the THG Caption Contest too ...

Heidi and Spencer in happier times. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Other sources close to the pair say Heidi Montag is pulling the plug on her marriage primarily because Spencer Pratt has taken away her friends and family.

Well, yeah. Four years late on that realization, H?

Heidi has been complaining bitterly that Spencer is so controlling he's isolated her from all those close to her. But the final straw came earlier this month.

That's when Spencer called the cops on Darlene Egelhoff, Heidi's mom, when she arrived at their house. Heidi stood by her husband at first ... no longer.

Meanwhile, Montag wants to break into acting but says people in Hollywood don't want to work with her because she has "a loose cannon of a husband."

She and a friend are renting a beach house for now. As Heidi herself puts it, "I want more girl time. This is going to be the best summer of my life!!!!!!"

She also Tweeted earlier in the week, before reports of the pair's split surfaced: "I am not Heidi Pratt, I am Heidi Montag." So telling. So deep. So profound.

Spencer has yet to comment, which is extremely unusual for him. Dude hasn't even Tweeted since May 25! But we gotta ask ... whose side are you on?

 

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New York Yankees stars and Hollywood celebrities seem to fit nicely.

We're not talking about A-Rod or Derek Jeter either. Nick Swisher is set to head to the altar with actress Joanna Garcia, according to the N.Y. Daily News!

Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre and Michael Buble

This is the second engagement for the 30-year-old Privileged star, who was previously linked to Trace Ayala, and appeared on Gossip Girl this past season.

Joanna Garcia will star in ABC's comedy Better Together next fall.

Nick Swisher confirmed the news to reporters Friday, just before hitting a two-run shot in Yankees' 8-2 rout of the visiting Indians. Talk about a good day!

Garcia and Swisher have reportedly been dating since last fall. Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly are now on the clock. A-Rod and Cameron Diaz? Just grinding.

Congratulations to the soon-to-be newlyweds!

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