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Lindsay Lohan gets CHP escort as paparazzi give chase during return to Betty Ford

A LITTLE HELP FOR LOHAN: You have to feel for Lindsay Lohan, who for the last few weeks has been receiving treatment at the Betty Ford Clinic. Lohan left the facility for a short meeting with a producer about a upcoming film, and the paparazzi were waiting for her. She actually got an escort from the California Highway Patrol for part of her return to Palm Springs from West Hollywood, according to WeHo Daily: "She had a bit of help from the CHP on her way back to Betty Ford in the desert. The paparazzi didn’t get much footage of her on the freeway, but they did capture a CHP unit up ahead running a traffic break to keep them at a safe distance and to allow her to gain some distance ahead of them."

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0133f4fedafa970b-piFRIEND OF HOLLYWOOD: Rep. Mary Mack Bono has emerged as one of the entertainment industries' most passionate backers in Washington. According to the Riverside Press-Enterprise, the Palm Springs-area Republican "receives as much as $1 million a year in royalties and interest from her late husband Sonny Bono's music and television work. During her 12 years in Congress she also has introduced and supported legislation that could benefit those entertainment industries -- and the artists and their families who rely on royalties for income."

DOWNTOWN PARKS: One one in five downtown L.A. park projects is getting funding from Proposition 84. (Blog Downtown)

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MORE ON THE 'MISSILE': Could the controversy of the "mystery missile" (or plane) be a  "teaching moment"? (NYT)


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-- Shelby Grad

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The price you pay for fame. The higher you rise the bigger you fall. Lindsay is not working on a career. And the paparazi are there forever. This is an endless cycle until she dies. Or ends up as a wasted has been. So much for the fame fortune and glory. So sad. The answer is just to keep it spiritual and be happy.

Ohm shanti.

As an employee for the CHP, I can say in all likelihood that she did not get a traffic break just because of her celebrity status. She got away from the paparrazi simply because the officer just happened to start their traffic break behind the vehicle she was in - the officer may not have known that she was in the car ahead of them. Most likely, there was some debris in the road that needed to be removed, but they're not going to show that on the video since they can twist it around to say that our officers "escorted" her.

Sorry kids, but the real truth just isn't that interesting.

Invasion of privacy. Paparazi should back off. Makes me think of Mad Max, when all those hoodlums where circling the gas tanker. In the movie you're hoping all the crazies get taken out.

Wow LA Times might be afiliated with TMZ. I was hoping for better.

Can we please throw her back in jail again?

Mary Bono needs to keep her ass in her district and do the job she was elected to do not promote her husbands business in the music industry. She is using her influence to further his success.She has an area to work in and it's not down town L.A.. I did not vote for her nor will I ever. She has been asked by many to help out with projects in her district but she has never done anything that has been substantial or helped anyone in her district. She spends a lot of time in TN. with her new husband and some in Washington but very little here in her district where she should be.

LET HER FIGHT HER DEMONS IN PEACE. The CHP has much better things to do than protect LL from throngs of clowns with cameras. I am no fan of hers, but this is ridiculous.


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