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By United Press International   |   Feb. 29, 2012 at 4:00 AM

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LINDSAY LOHAN: U.S. actress Lindsay Lohan says she is trying to stay clean and sober by avoiding parties and nightclubs.

Lohan, 26, is a former child star with a string of hits behind her such as "The Parent Trap," "Freaky Friday" and "Mean Girls." But her once-bright career has been eclipsed in recent years by legal problems stemming from her addictions to drugs and alcohol.

Asked by "Today" anchor Matt Lauer if she can go to parties and clubs and stay out of trouble these days, Lohan replied, "I could, but I don't."

"That's not my thing anymore," she said in an interview to air on the NBC morning program Thursday. "I went out, actually, a few months ago with a friend. And I was so uncomfortable. Not because I felt tempted, just because it was just the same thing that it always was before. And it just wasn't fun for me. I've become more of a homebody. And I like that."

Lohan said she understands it will take time and a demonstration of long-term good behavior before she starts getting offers to work regularly again. She also said she hopes a gig as guest host of "Saturday Night Live" in March will show people she is serious about her sobriety and resuming her career.

"I think that takes time. And I think that it's actions. Because people can say things all they want, but I think I still need to go through the process of proving myself, you know, with 'SNL,' being on time, being, you know, keeping my -- can't say the word -- but stuff together."


JENNIFER GARNER: Jennifer Garner gave birth to her third child, a son, in Santa Monica, Calif., a source close to the actress told UsMagazine.com Tuesday.

No other details about the baby's birth were immediately available.

Garner is married to writer-director-actor Ben Affleck. They have two daughters, Violet, 6, and Serafina, 3.

UsMagazine.com said Garner's publicist did not respond to its requests for comment.


CELINE DION: Celine Dion's doctors say she must rest her voice until the end of April, prompting the Canadian entertainer to cancel her spring shows in Las Vegas.

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the venue at which Dion was to perform through March 18, said Tuesday the concerts have been canceled due to Dion's illness.

A run of performances from June 9 through Aug. 19 are to proceed as scheduled, however.

Dion canceled her show's last weekend because she was suffering from laryngitis. She was diagnosed Monday with weakness in her right vocal chord, secondary to a viral illness.

Her doctors recommended she rest her voice for six to eight weeks to ensure a complete recovery.

"I tried to sing at my sound-check last week, and I had no control of my voice whatsoever," Dion said in a statement Tuesday. "We thought that after a few days rest I would improve but it wasn't getting any better... I guess it was worse than I thought. ... Obviously, this is the worst thing for a singer.... not being able to do your shows. I feel worse knowing that I'm disappointing my fans. I'm so sorry... I hope they forgive me."

Those who purchased tickets with a credit card for the canceled performances will be automatically refunded. Those who bought tickets with cash may present tickets at the original point of sale for a refund.


STEPHEN KING: Bestselling American author Stephen King is to narrate "The Wind Through the Keyhole" for a new audiobook, Simon & Schuster Audio said Tuesday.

This marks the first time in more than a decade King narrates a full-length audiobook.

Simon & Schuster Audio said it will publish "The Wind Through the Keyhole" simultaneously with the Scribner hardcover and e-book April 24.

"Keyhole" is the latest installment in King's "Dark Tower" series.

The audiobook will also offer an exclusive audio preview King will read from his novel "Doctor Sleep," the eagerly awaited sequel to his classic "The Shining," which is to be published in 2013.

"I've spent a lot of time with the character of Roland Deschain and the 'Dark Tower' universe over the years. Now that I am revisiting that world, it felt like a fine time to lend it my voice," King said in a statement.

"We're thrilled that Steve wanted to return to the studio for 'The Wind Through the Keyhole.' As his audio fans know, he is a terrific narrator," said Chris Lynch, executive vice president and publisher of Simon & Schuster Audio. "His choice to preview his follow-up to 'The Shining' exclusively on audio speaks volumes about his support for the format. We couldn't be happier."

The last time King recorded a full audiobook was his 2000 memoir, "On Writing," the publisher said.

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