Even celebrities have bad days. This week, Lindsay Lohan tried to party after she was glitter-bombed and sentenced to rehab in court, Jay Leno fought to keep his head above water as rumors continued to circulate about his replacement, and Lululemon, the popular athletic-wear company might have (accidently) exploited its customers’ rear ends. This and more, in our round-up of which celebrities hit rock bottom this week.
Girls just wanna have fun… Right, Lilo?
Joining the ranks of Kim Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, Paris Hilton, and other stars who have been “bombed” in public, Lohan was glitter-bombed on her way to court on Monday. In 2008, the star had flour dumped on her on the red carpet, but at least Monday’s attack was slightly more stylish.
After appearing in court for lying to police (allegedly not once, but multiple times), the original Mean Girl was sentenced to 90 days in rehab for her fibbing offenses.
After the court hearing, some R&R could have done the star good, but Lohan may have had other plans. Lohan was supposedly spotted outside of a nightclub in the back of an SUV after her hearing, shielding herself with a blanket. According to reports, after she couldn’t get in, the Liz & Dick star took off.
But the actress denied she went out after the hearing, tweeting, “Guys relax, that was NOT me at A/V or in the @mrpink SUV. I'm taking this seriously and focused on the road ahead.”
And, "Don't believe EVERY little thing you hear, unless you hear it from me” she tweeted … the same day she was in court for lying to the law.
Unless your intention is to perform Yoga in the nearly nude, you may want to steer clear of the popular athletic-wear line, Lululemon.
The brand decided to pull 17% of all Lululemon women’s bottoms from shelves this week, after the pants were found to be too thin, or as the company called it, an “unacceptable level of sheerness.” They continued to explain that, “the ingredients, weight and longevity qualities of the pants remain the same but the coverage does not.”
Stocks for Lululemon were down 6 percent, but the company wasn’t surprised with the drop, admitting that the mistake could have a “significant impact” on the sales forecast (which was predicted by the company to drop by $10 million).
While some men might argue that the sheerness is a “feature” of the pants and not an “issue,” the company disagrees: "We want you to Down Dog and Crow with confidence."
In September of last year, late night TV personality Jay Leno took a 50 percent pay cut. Yes, his salary was cut in half. But it seems like the dramatic reduction in payment might not be enough to keep the 62-year-old late night vet on the air. Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that NBC had committed to moving The Tonight Show back to NYC, replacing Leno with 38-year-old Jimmy Fallon by the fall of 2014 (at the latest) as the show’s host. Jimmy Fallon is currently the youngest of all broadcast network late night hosts.
Though no papers have been signed, Howard Stern was quick to jump at the potential opening, offering his hat as a possible Leno replacement.
According to recent TMZ reports, Leno will be swapped out when his contract runs out, and not a day before. Regardless of when the booting may happen, the swap seems to be imminent. One senior executive told the Times, "There is no way on earth that this is not going to happen."
To make matters stranger, NBC Entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt reportedly took Leno out to dinner on Thursday night.
“Are you all into March Madness?” Leno asked his audience at Thursday’s Tonight Show taping before his dinner. “People are talking about who's in, who's out, who's gonna be eliminated. And that's just here at NBC. I have never been in the paper this much. It's fantastic."
The Bolshoi Ballet
What’s worse than getting a handful of acid thrown in your face? For the Bolshoi Ballet in Russia, it may be getting audited.
The Bolshoi Ballet will be the subject of a government audit after the attack on the company’s artistic director, Sergei Filin, in January, reports the Associated Press. Filin, who suffered serious burns to his face and partial loss of vision, has undergone extensive treatment and is hoping to return to work later this year.
Russia’s audit agency said the investigation and had been planned in advance of the attack, and the audit isn’t linked to accusations made by Pavel Dmitrichenko, the man arrested earlier this month on charges of staging the acid attack on Filin.
To make matters worse, a former dancer for the company, Anastasia Volochkov, who quit the company over a decade ago, has accused The Bolshoi management of pimping out its female dancers to well-off patrons. Not surprisingly, Bolshoi general director Anatoly Iksanov has dismissed the claims.
If Michelle Shocked was in politics, her nickname might be “The See-Saw.”
Before this whirlwind of a week, fans of the singer-songwriter expected the mild-mannered, liberal, and reportedly perhaps even lesbian Shocked—who hasn’t publically addressed her sexuality—they had known for years when they attended one of her shows. But on Sunday night, during one of her performances, Shocked decided to embody her name, surprising the crowd by condemning California’s Proposition 8, and citing verses in English and Spanish that condemn homosexuality. But her fans would have none of it, and demonstrated a walkout on the once liberal singer.
24 hours after her rant hit the interwebs via social media (and 10 canceled tour dates later), the singer wanted to clear things up: “I do not, nor have I ever, said or believed that God hates homosexuals. I said that some of His followers believe that,” she said in a statement. Considering her strong statements during Sunday night’s performances, some fans are left confused. But for now, the “apology” will have to be enough.