A furious prosecutor – Santa Monica City Attorney Terry White – clearly felt blindsided by the change, saying he learned about it from the media yesterday. White also expressed misgivings about Morningside, saying he found 3 articles “condemning” the facility.
But Judge Jim Dabney looked at some of the paperwork about Morningside and said on its face it seemed like the rehab joint was acceptable, but he’s giving prosecutors a week from Friday to investigate.
For now, Lindsay will stay at Morningside.
The reason for the change in facilities is simple — Lindsay needed to get her nicotine fix and she is allowed to smoke at Morningside.
Take a tour of where she will spend her time (well, some of it, depending how on things play out legally), during her court-ordered stint….
The clock is ticking and with her 90-day rehab stint about to begin in 24 hours, the most pressing things weighing on Lindsay Lohan’s mind is her image and her pesky smoking habit.
The notion of why she is in need of treatment is lost on the wayward star, who sees her stint as an opportunity to showcase the latest trends in fashion.
The 26-year-old actress shared a picture of her messy apartment via Instagram Apr. 30, which featured several piles of clothes, suitcases and shoes strewn about her pad.
“90 days and 270 looks,” Lohan wrote in the accompanying caption.
Meanwhile, TMZ reports that Lindsay is freaking out because she won’t be able to smoke at the Seafield Center in New York.
The site writes that Lindsay asked her lawyers to try to convince Seafield to make an exception and, failing that, find a facility that would let her puff away.
Sources say Seafield was unbending — no smoking, no exceptions. So lawyers triggered Plan B and contacted Morningside Recovery in Newport Beach — a place Lindsay once rehabbed at for a short time in 2010.
The problem is that the City Attorneys for L.A. and Santa Monica haven’t signed off on Morningside.
And in other Lindsay news, Tara Reid claims that Lohan is a ”Mean Girl” when she drinks.
Tara revealed: “We don’t really like each other that much… If I get drunk, I’m happy drunk. When she [Lindsay] gets drunk, she’s just mean.”
The paparazzi are in constant pursuit of this star, capturing her every move in L.A.
So can you imagine their surprise when she recently opened the door and a strong scent wafted out, one of the illegal kind.
Two things that make this story interesting;
1) She was driving her then-boyfriend’s car…. but he wasn’t in it, so he cannot be blamed for the fresh smell of pot.
2) Keen observers picked up on her somewhat wobbly appearance at a Golden Globe Awards after-party, suggesting that she had too much to drink. Now, in retrospect, her secret habit may explain things better.
It’s a struggle to kick an old habit — especially for Adele
….And for many of us.
Life & Style magazine have the inside track on her battle with a nemesis called nicotine.
Just after two months of undergoing microsurgery to remove a benign polyp from her vocal cords — forcing her to cancel tour dates — multiple eyewitnesses tell Life & Style they spotted the singer falling back into her old smoking habits while spending time with new beau Simon Konecki.
“Adele and Simon had dinner at Bobby Rubino’s in Pompano Beach, Fla., on Jan. 1,” an eyewitness tells Life & Style. “Right after they were done, she walked out of the place and had a cigarette outside.”
Ten days later, after arriving back to London with Simon, the 23-year-old was also spotted puffing away in a car.
Before her surgery, she released a statement pledging to take time to heal: ”I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or I risk damaging my voice forever.”
In December, Adele said she’d be taking a long break before beginning work on her third album. In October, she was forced to cancel two tours and one month later she underwent successful laser microsurgery to fix her vocal cords.
Dr. Robert Lesslie, MD, Director of Riverview Medical Center in Rock Hill, S.C., says smoking — especially after surgery — can cause problems in the future. “It reduces the body’s ability to heal and causes irritation,” he tells Life & Style. “The risk of infection is enhanced. Smoking is a deterrent. Especially for women, it lowers their voices and makes it rougher.”
But Adele has spoken candidly about her addiction. “I gave up smoking for two months,” she’s said. “It was f—ing grim. I had laryngitis about a week before the album came out and it was so frightening. I stopped smoking, drinking, eating or drinking citrus, spicy foods and caffeine. It was so f—ing boring….”
“My voice was better when I wasn’t smoking,” she adds. “Within a week I noticed it had changed, but I’d rather my voice be a bit s–t so I can have a f—ing laugh.”