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."
FRIEND 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)
COOLER THAN A PRIUS?: In San Francisco, what's the hottest ride? Used meter-maid vehicles. (WSJ)
MORE ON THE 'MISSILE': Could the controversy of the "mystery missile" (or plane) be a "teaching moment"? (NYT)
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