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July 17, 2007

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Alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet Lohan's new accessory

Los Angeles - Lindsay Lohan has checked out of a Malibu rehab center after a stay of more than six weeks and will wear an alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet.

The "Mean Girls" star, who turned 21 on July 2, left Promises Malibu Alcohol and Drug Rehab Treatment Facility on Friday, according to a report Sunday on People magazine's Web site.

She will voluntarily wear the bracelet as part of an intensive outpatient program, said her publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, in a statement.

The alcohol-monitoring bracelet measures vapors from a person's skin for traces of ethanol, which the body makes when digesting alcohol. The results are then sent to a computer modem for data collection.

On Saturday, Lohan was reportedly seen partying at Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas with several friends.

"In part she is wearing the bracelet so there are no questions about her sobriety if she chooses to go dancing or dining in a place where alcohol is served," Zelnik said.

Star Jones Reynolds to write about dramatic weight loss

Beverly Hills, Calif. - Star Jones Reynolds says she will address speculation about her dramatic weight loss in a story for Glamour magazine.

"I wrote an article because I really wanted to go as in-depth as possible about the way I've changed physically over the last 10 years on the air," Reynolds, 45, said recently while promoting her new Court TV (soon to be truTV) talk show. "And I thought that that would be the most effective way to answer everybody's questions."

Her article, "Getting Over Myself," will be featured in the September issue, on newsstands Aug. 7, a representative for Glamour said Monday.

Reynolds, who has said she had medical intervention for her weight, said she has no qualms about viewing photos of when she was very heavy.

"I actually like seeing the old pictures because what it says to me is, 'You never allow yourself to get there again,"' she told reporters, according to AP Radio News. "It was dangerous to me. Very dangerous. I was killing myself."

Trump returning with celeb version of 'The Apprentice'

Beverly Hills, Calif. - Check your publicist at the boardroom door - NBC is inviting celebrities to try to wow Donald Trump in the next version of "The Apprentice."

The network announced Monday that the game show will be back in the middle of next season with the celebrity twist, the winner donating proceeds to charity instead of going to work for The Donald.

NBC had canceled "The Apprentice" due to low ratings when it announced its season schedule in May. But the network hired Ben Silverman as its new entertainment chief shortly thereafter, and he called on Trump and executive producer Mark Burnett to revive the show.

No contestants were named in NBC's announcement.

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