Lohan's alcohol bracelet sounds alarm
LOS ANGELES, June 9 (UPI) -- A bail bondsman posted $200,000 on Lindsay Lohan's behalf after the actress allegedly violated the terms of her probation, the Los Angeles Times said.
Lohan is on probation for a 2007 driving under the influence conviction. A warrant was issued for her arrest last month after she failed to attend a court hearing because she was at the Cannes film festival in France and couldn't find her passport. The judge overseeing the case allowed her to post bail and rescinded the warrant. The judge then ordered Lohan to wear an alcohol-detection device, stating she believed the actresses problems were deeply rooted in her substance abuse.
The Times said Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel issued another arrest warrant Tuesday and ordered Lohan to post $200,000 bail to avoid detention after she allegedly violated the terms of her probation during the weekend.
Although Revel did not say specifically how Lohan is to have done this, the newspaper reported the warrant was issued after Lohan's device detected she had consumed alcohol after Sunday's MTV Movie Awards show.
Lohan is due back in court July 6.
The 23-year-old actress is best known for her work in "Mean Girls," "Freaky Friday" and "The Parent Trap."
Report: Heidi Montag files for separation
LOS ANGELES, June 9 (UPI) -- Reality television personality Heidi Montag filed for legal separation from her husband Spencer Pratt at California's Santa Monica Courthouse, officials said.
The couple, who appeared together on the TV series "The Hills," have been married a little more than a year.
TMZ said Montag listed irreconcilable differences as the reason for their separation.
The Web site pointed out she did not file for divorce, however.
Macchio has mixed feelings about new 'Kid'
LOS ANGELES, June 9 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Ralph Macchio admits he has mixed feelings about the new remake of his iconic 1984 movie "The Karate Kid."
Macchio, 48, also starred in two "Karate" sequels, along with Pat Morita, who died in 2005.
The new version of the flick stars Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan in the roles of karate student and master teacher.
"It's like mixed feelings. At first, I felt old. Number one, you feel old when they start remaking your stuff," Macchio told TV's "Access Hollywood" at the Los Angeles premiere for the new movie Monday night.
"Once I got past the fact that there's a whole new generation, it was more about, 'OK, you can retell this story because it's a beautiful story,'" the actor added. "It's a testament to the legacy that we created that we didn't even know we were creating. I don't look at it as the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. It's not the passing of the torch as much as it is the celebration of a great story."
Macchio went on to say he had no idea when he was making the first "Karate Kid" that the film would become a classic.
"We didn't know what we were doing. We didn't know the magic that was happening and the Pat Morita performance and all the Cobra Kai and 'wax on, wax off' and catching flies with your chopsticks and the crane just became part of everyone's childhood and that's what I'm here celebrating," Macchio said.
'Sea' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart
LOS ANGELES, June 9 (UPI) -- Jack Johnson's "To the Sea" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 is Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0," followed by "Glee: The Music, Volume 3: Showstoppers" at No. 3, Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" at No. 4 and Usher's "Raymond v Raymond" at No. 5.
Rounding out the top tier are Lady Gaga's "The Fame" at No. 6, Carole King and James Taylor's "Live at the Troubadour" at No. 7, Taio Cruz's "Rokstarr" at No. 8, Clay Aiken's "Tried & True" at No. 9 and Ke$ha's "Animal" at No. 10.