Judge sends Lohan back to rehab

Judge sends Lohan back to rehab

Lindsay Lohan sidestepped another jail stint Friday when a California judge sent the 24-year-old starlet back to rehab, telling her she was an addict and faced jail time if she relapsed again.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elden Fox ordered Lohan to remain at the Betty Ford Center until Jan. 3 and report back to court in late February.

"You are an addict; I hope you understand that," Fox told Lohan.

A prosecutor had advocated a six-month jail sentence for the "Mean Girls" star, but Fox opted for rehab after reviewing filings by probation and rehab officials and a letter written by Lohan.

Lohan told probation officials last week that she didn't want to remain in rehab for longer than a month because "continued inpatient treatment would be a hardship financially, and damaging to her career." Associated Press

Nevada court rules against O.J.

The Nevada Supreme Court refused Friday to overturn O.J. Simpson's armed robbery and kidnapping convictions stemming from a gunpoint heist in a Las Vegas hotel.

The court ruled each of Simpson's eight appeal arguments was without merit.

Simpson attorney Yale Galanter said the ruling was disappointing but not unexpected. Associated Press

Ed Burns goes back to basics

Ed Burns revisits his indie roots in his latest project, "Nice Guy Johnny."

The 42-year-old filmmaker leapt onto the scene in 1995 with "The Brothers McMullen." Burns said he used anything he could get for free and filmed in his parents' home.

Fifteen years later, he has a $25,000 budget, unknown actors and is back at his parents' house. Associated Press