Thank you, Lindsay Lohan, for having some sense in that cute little highlighted head of yours.
The embattled starlet acknowledged the part of the world that does not revolve around her, tweeting Friday, "Congratulations to the people of Egypt. Your voices were heard and you proved that peaceful demonstrations are possible and effective....And I pray Egypt maintains it's treaty with Israel and sets the trend for its neighbors to create peace with Israel and the entire region."
See, Lindsay, if you just managed to avoid trouble for a week at a time, you might make headlines for writing this kind of stuff! Or at least share headlines with other concerned celebs.
But her respectable words (except for the fact that the demonstrations weren't entirely "peaceful," but, you know, baby steps) were preceded by all sorts of juicy news...
WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF CAPTIONS FOR LINDSAY: The onetime Parent Trap cutie pleaded not guilty to felony grand theft after being accused of lifting a $2,500 necklace from a Venice jewelry store. Lindsay vowed via Twitter that she sometimes parties with Kanye West and would "never steal," and we're inclined to believe it was an accident, that she just walked out of there all entitled-like, either forgetting it was on or assuming it was a loaner and not meaning to put one over on anybody. But not to worry, nobody gets locked up anymore unless they're violating probation... Oh, wait. On the bright side, Lindsay's hair looked great and designer Kimberly Ovitz has already sold out of the dress that she wore, questionably, to her arraignment.
THNKS FR TH MMRS: Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz had already made it well past the window we originally gave them for splitting up, so when Ashlee filed for divorce, it seemingly came out of the blue. Obviously more was going on between the young couple than meets the press, but anytime parents break up, it's a sad thing. We hope they can settle their money and custody issues without too much relationship fallout.
THE ROCKET'S RED GLARE: Christina Aguilera made a bad 2,007th impression by flubbing a couple of lines of the National Anthem on Super Bowl Sunday—a sin among "Star Spangled Banner" purists but, no reason to call her a "foreigner with a poor grasp of the English language," like Sarah Palin did. Oh, hold on a sec...OK, Palin did not say that. That was just satire run amok. Anyway, her rehearsal went just fine, but Christina has another chance to sing for your approval during an Aretha Franklin tribute at the Grammys.
COLORFUL TALK: On the eve of what could be a drawn-out battle with ex Gabriel Aubry, Halle Berry expounded to Ebony her thoughts on race and about how, even though she has a white mother, she identifies solely as black and doesn't want her daughter Nahla, who has a white father, to consider herself biracial. The issue went to print on the tail end of rumors that Aubry has supposedly made comments that would suggest he's thinking exactly the opposite. Sigh... This all just sounds like a prelude to a nasty custody dispute.
SAFE AND SOUND: Anderson Cooper is back in the U.S. after a rough week in Egypt that saw him pummeled by a pro-Mubarak mob. He chatted with David Letterman about his ordeal, but who he should really be talking to is Lindsay Lohan.
GREEN, CLEAN SHEEN: Replying to a text from one of his porn star pals, freshly divorced Charlie Sheen wrote, "The party is over." If he wants to be welcome at anymore upper-tier college baseball practices, it sure is. And if he wants to be able to keep doing nice things like paying his crew's salary for the work they missed because of his drama, it better be!
WHO KNEW: Sofia Vergara looks like a completely different, although still beautiful, person without makeup on.
YOU GIVE ME FEVER: Answer B!tch, er, answers the 21 most-asked questions about Justin Bieber as Never Say Never plows its way into theaters...His presence will also be highly anticipated at the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards, for which he and adorable hanging-out partner Selena Gomez both scored two nominations...Justin also admits to making girls cry.
OFFED: Prince booted Kim Kardashian from the stage at his Madison Square Garden show when she was too nervous to dance. Though she went up a second time and partied like, well, you know, Howard Stern still ripped Prince (whom he's usually a big fan of) for being a "scumbag."
BRISTOLMANIA: Bristol Palin showed off son Tripp (actually, he doesn't need showing off, his adorableness speaks for itself), gave us a tour of her house and discussed all sorts of juicy business, thrilling Kathy Griffin in the process.
ROMANCE REPORT: Jude Law and Sienna Miller couldn't make it work this time, either...Scarlett Johanssen is not dating Sean Penn, thank goodness...Miley Cyrus says she's "dating nobody!" Wait, not even Joshua Bowman?...Kylie and Kendall Jenner approve of Kim's new man...Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky, rumored to be in trouble, at least looked good together at amFAR's annual gala at Cipriani in NYC...Jack Wagner explains why he and Heather Locklear aren't engaged...Jessica Szohr was in Texas to watch rumored beau, Green Bay packers QB Aaron Rodgers, win the Super Bowl...Amber Portwood and baby daddy Gary Shirley are giving it another shot, though we're not really sure we can call that "romantic."
UNHITCHED: Olivia Wilde and her hubby, Italian royal Tao Ruspoli, have separated after eight years...Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman are that much closer to the big "D"...Kelsey Grammer gets his divorce...Court documents prove Steve Harvey isn't so horrible.
BABY TALK: Cynthia Nixon and partner Christine Marinoni welcomed son Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni..Nicole Kidman raves about new baby Faith Margaret...Alanis Morrisette shows off her son, Ever Imre...Pink shows off her bump.
WEDDING BELLS: Kelsey Grammer's daughter Spencer tied the knot with James Hesketh in NYC.
LAW & ORDER: Smashing Pumpkin's D'arcy Wretzky has seen better days...Rihanna agrees to lifting restraining order against Chris Brown...Cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during Dr. Conrad Murray's manslaughter trial...Michael Moore sues the Weinstein Co. over Fahrenheit 9/11 money.
TANGLED: The critics have started reviewing Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. On paper and online, not just in the back booth at Elaine's.
TV LAND: What's a Super Bowl without commercial controversy? Keith Olbermann takes on major role at Al Gore's Current TV...Brad Womack tries to explain away his ex's claim that he popped the question before his second Bachelor run...Glee tour dates announced...Ramona Singer of The Real Housewives of New York explains the delay, and it has nothing to do with Camille Grammer coming onboard...Jennifer Hudson wouldn't mind a Glee invite...Mark Burnett answers Survivor questions...Farewell, Friday Night Lights (though not if you're waiting to watch the final season on NBC!)...Before you enter the SPOILER ZONE, start voting for your favorite TV couple right this instant!
MUSICAL NOTES: Hear Lady Gaga's new single, "Born This Way"...Listen to Leighton Meester's new tune, "Front Cut"...Don't worry, Usher, that was just Jamie Foxx brawling during your show...Billy Joel does not want to throw down with Elton John...Janet Jackson talks about her new memoir, which is dedicated to brother Michael...Aaron Carter out of rehab, ready to make another album...Rihanna battling a pre-Grammys flu, so performance will be a game-time decision...Carrie Underwood's got to be pretty happy that hockey-playing hubby Mike Fisher has been traded to the Nashville Predators, considering there's no Opry in Ottawa...No Britney Spears on the carpet or onstage at the Grammys...Clay Aiken claims it's he who has no plans for a new album...Jennifer Hudson's body is on display on new album cover.
SCREEN PLAY: Christopher Nolan and Aaron Sorkin get the big wins at the WGA Awards...Josh Brolin's religious views may differ from Tom Cruise and John Travolta's...Indeed, that may have been Shia LaBeouf having a fight at your friendly neighborhood bar...Helena Bonham Carter promises Oscar dress "catastrophe"...The Hobbit cast takes a group pic...Exclusive bonus footage from Waiting for Superman...ER yumster Goran Visnjic joins The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo...No Carrie Bradshaw origin story for Blake Lively...Arnold Schwarzenegger gives agent the go-ahead to start making movie deals again...Kevin Smith talks about losing 65 pounds...Captain America poster sneak peek...E! Online reviews Just Go With It, Gnomeo & Juliet, Never Say Never, Cedar Rapids and The Eagle.
FAREWELL: J. Paul Getty III, father of Balthazar Getty and grandson of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty whose ear was famously severed by kidnappers when he was 16, died at 54 after a long illness.
COVERAGE: Michelle Trachtenberg, all corseted up in Maxim, enjoyed the revenge factor of it all...Be on the watch for Levi Johnston's sister in Playboy...Vogue cover girl Lady Gaga claims to be "very old-fashioned"...Vanessa Hudgens goes for a dip in Details...Miley Cyrus admits to poor decision-making in Marie Claire...Sports Illustrated has gone with the same old concept for its annual Swimsuit Issue: hot models...Kim Kardashian interviews Liz Taylor for Harper's Bazaar...Lea Michele has to kowtow again, this time after looking too hot on Cosmo's cover...Katy Perry came to term with her "enormous boobs" in time to be on the cover of Elle.
SEEN: Johnny Depp making the ladies swoon by doing nothing but drinking champagne at Voyeur in West Hollywood...Jennifer Lopez talking future child-having possibilities at the UNICEF Women of Compassion Luncheon in L.A....Rehabbed David Arquette enjoying the Black Eyed Peas' benefit performance in L.A....Reese Witherspoon smooching fiancé Jim Toth in the VIP balcony while watching the Dead Horses at L.A.'s El Rey Theatre...Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Kellen Lutz unwinding and avoiding cameras at the Loft in Baton Rouge...Kim Kardashian celebrating boyfriend Kris Humphries' birthday with his parents at STK in NYC...Chace Crawford dining with sister Candice and her fiancé Tony Romo at the Audi Forum in Dallas...Justin Timberlake hanging with Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher at the same bash.