Jun 29, 2011, 6 p.m.
Lindsay Lohan ends home detention after 35 days
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Lindsay Lohan was released from home detention on Wednesday after spending 35 days at her Los Angeles apartment for stealing a gold necklace, authorities said. A private company that handles monitoring equipment for home detention inmates removed the electronic ankle bracelet from the "Mean Girls" star on Wednesday morning, said Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Department.
"Transformers" debut ticket sales top $13 million
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Action flick "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" opened to $13.5 million at box offices in its late night and midnight screenings in the United States and Canada, according to studio estimates released on Wednesday. The 3-D film based on toys from the 1980s saw its debut night box office figures come in below the last movie in the series, 2009's "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" which opened to $16.6 million in midnight screenings.
David Duchovny and wife Tea Leoni separate again
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor David Duchovny, who once admitted an addiction to sex, and his wife Tea Leoni have separated again, his spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Duchovny and Leoni, who have been married since 1997, previously separated in 2008, the same year he sought treatment for sex addiction.
Man gets two years for Paris Hilton burglary attempt
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man who tried to break into Paris Hilton's house while wielding two large knives was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday. Nathan Lee Parada, 32, has already spent about 10 months behind bars since being arrested at the socialite's Los Angeles home last August.
Liz Taylor's jewels, fashion set for December auctions
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Actress Elizabeth Taylor's renowned collection of jewelry, works of art, fashion and memorabilia will be sold in a series of auctions starting in December, Christie's said on Wednesday. Taylor, one of the last great stars from Hollywood's heyday who was known as much for her beauty, love of diamonds, eight marriages and work as an AIDS activist as her films, died of congestive heart failure in Los Angeles on March 23 at age 79.
Author James Patterson eyes movies, kids reading
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prolific novelist James Patterson has raised the stakes on what it means to be a modern-day publisher, again, and this time he is doing it for one of his passions -- getting kids to read. The bestselling author, who most often is equated with being at the forefront of mass market fiction's dominance of the publishing industry, has this week for the first time released two books on the same day in the United States -- one aimed at adults and the second for kids.
New Yorkers get fresh look at Ai Weiwei's art
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A photography exhibit offering glimpses of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei's time spent living in New York in the 1980s and early 1990s opened on Wednesday, marking the first major museum exhibit of his work since his release from detention. The artist, whose detention in April in China ignited an international uproar after his family said allegations of economic crimes against him were an excuse to silence his criticism of contemporary China, did not attend the exhibit. Beijing has demanded Ai pay $1.85 million in taxes and fines.