Wednesday gossip roundup: Lindsay Lohan wants to be taken seriously

e9fd77633936e34a6d197c7644379b09
Valerie Macon

Lindsay Lohan has no regrets, she insists, despite the legal and family problems that have plagued her and impacted her career. “I want to be known as an actress, not a troubled starlet,” Lohan tells Us Weekly during a lengthy sit-down interview. “[I regret] nothing, because then I wouldn’t have been able to cry in scenes at the drop of a hat. I have tattooed, ‘Live without regrets.’ I’m not saying I wanted to go to a jail cell, but I’ve drawn from it.” Well, she might have even more to draw from soon, as it looks like she’ll have her promotion revoked for lying to police after a summer fender-bender, according to TMZ, and that could lead to more jail time.

While Justin Bieber may still be making attempts to win back ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, at least one influential personality thinks he should cool it — and maybe revise his previously stated plans to be married by 25, too. “I think 25 is too young, actually, I really do — particularly for you,” Oprah Winfrey tells Bieber during an interview. “Your whole 20s is about discovering who you really are. You owe that to yourself, particularly because of the business that you’re in [where there's] not a lot of self-discovery time because so much is already defined for you.” To Bieber’s credit, he at least seems to acknowledge her authority, responding, “You are Oprah and you’re telling me to not get married when I’m 25, so I should probably listen to you.”

A week after being cleared of of allegations that he’d had a sexual relationship with a minor, “Sesame Street” puppeteer Kevin Clash — the man behind the popular Elmo character — has resigned amid further allegations and an impending $5 million civil suit from a second accuser, according to the Associated Press. “Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us want, and he has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job and has resigned from ‘Sesame Street.’ This is a sad day for ‘Sesame Street,’” a spokesman for Sesame Workshop says in a statement. Clash’s initial accuser had recanted his statement, but then recanted his recantation, saying he had been coerced by Clash’s legal team.

Maybe the feminists had it wrong, at least according to Cameron Diaz. “I think every woman does want to be objectified,” she tells the Sunday Times. “There’s a little part of you at all times that hopes to be somewhat objectified, and I think it’s healthy. I’m a woman, I know how to handle myself. I know what I feel comfortable doing, and I know my sexuality.”

While his “Twilight” co-stars, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, have each other to turn to romantically, Taylor Lautner isn’t so lucky, and dating isn’t easy for the actor. “I do have to be more careful. I would be lying if I said that I don’t guard myself more than I used to, but I don’t want to be too guarded,” Lautner tells Look magazine. “If you have so many walls up that you can’t even make new friends or find new relationships, that would be a bummer.”


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Neighbors testify at Overbrook roommate slaying trial

Neighbors and roommates were called to testify Wednesday in the trial of Renaldo Robichaw, 56, charged with murder for the death of roommate Albert Smith, 48.

Local

Attorney at heart of alleged insurance fraud took…

A Center City personal injury lawyer took his own life last week, days before D.A. Seth Williams released an indictment putting the lawyer at the heart of an alleged insurance…

National

Hamas, Abbas's PLO announce reconciliation agreement

The Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) agreed on Wednesday to a unity pact.

National

U.S. soldier convicted of WikiLeaks crimes granted name…

By Carey Gillam(Reuters) - Former U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, who is serving 35 years in prison for turning over classified files to WikiLeaks, can exchange…

Television

TV watch list, Wednesday, April 23: 'Suburgatory,' 'Modern…

'Suburgatory' The men of "Suburgatory" go camping and Tessa mentors a social outcast in a Miss Chatswin contest, which brings her, once again, into conflict…

Movies

Latin culture highlighted at Filadelphia film fest

Get ready to have a “Bad Hair” day at the upcoming Filadelphia Latin American Film Festival. We mean that in the best possible way. The…

The Word

The best lines from Oprah's ex-stepmother's Daily Mail…

Oprah’s ex-stepmother, Barbara Winfrey, is out for revenge.

Books

A debut novel about fate, love and moving…

Pia Padukone talks about her debut novel, "Where Earth Meets Water."

NHL

All signs suggest Steve Mason will start in…

Flyers head coach Craig Berube elected to put Steve Mason in net for the final minutes of Game 3.

NHL

Gary Bettman praises Philly prior to NHL draft

Gary Bettman will bring the NHL draft to Philadelphia this summer.

NHL

Flyers can’t solve Rangers shot blockers

The Rangers blocked a remarkable 28 Flyers' shots Tuesday night.

NHL

Flyers need much more from Claude Giroux

The Rangers have successfully shut down Claude Giroux so far, leading the Flyers 2-1 in the best of seven series.

Style

Pippa Middleton's Etsy pick: Golden Thread Jewelry

Get a look at the jewelry Pippa Middleton loves and find out how you can buy it too.

Parenting

What every parent needs to know to get…

Mom and author of "Small Talk," Tracey Blake, shares her five practical tips to help you develop your children's language skills.

Sex

Subway crush: Meet your soulmate on your commute

Read about a couple who has been 40 years after meeting on the train.

Tech

Happy birthday, Game Boy! The handheld console turns…

Nintendo's Game Boy turns 25 this week. To commemorate, we look at some of its better games, like "Tetris" and "The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening."