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Lohan Goes From "Mean Girls" To "Manson Girls"

According to E Online, film producer Brad Wyman confirmed that actress Lindsay Lohan has signed on to star as Nancy Pittman, one of Charles Manson's once loyal cult followers, in the movie "Manson Girls."

"Yes, I am doing it with Lindsay," Wyman of Junction Films, told E Online.

Although Lohan, 21, has had her bouts with the law and just wrapped up rehab, a source told E Online! that they weren't concerned that she would pull out of the production.

"The production company is insuring her for the film," the source told E Online.

Madonna Chimes In

2Music legend Madonna was candid in an interview with Michael Yo for his "Yo on E!" satellite radio show.

The pop icon, who appeared in a music video with Britney Spears, feels bad for the troubled star.

"They need to step off … For real ... Let's go save her," Madonna said.

Her daughter Lourdes' gives the pop princess the benefit of the doubt.

"She knows Britney, but doesn't catch all that gossip stuff," Madonna told Yo. "So I think she sorta gets the drift of what's going on, and I think she's kind of protective of Britney."

The press has been spreading rumors that Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie are headed for splitsville.

"You know how people are. It is ridiculous … I don't pay much attention to it," Madonna told Yo.

Madonna revealed that her Malawi-born son David is "the life of the party."

"He loves music, he's an amazing dancer, he's just a character," Madonna said.

Madonna's upcoming album, "Hard Candy," will be released on April 29.

"It is sexy… I think it's got some hard set beats, but there's some sweetness on top. I like the juxtaposition," Madonna said.

Kate Bosworth, Jim Sturgess Get Sloppy For Love Scene

3"21" actress Kate Bosworth, 25, and British actor Jim Sturgess revealed to People that they threw back a few drinks to take the edge off during their steamy love scene.

"We were both so drunk," the "Superman Returns" star told People. "Jim and I became such good friends, we decided to have a couple of drinks, loosen up and go for it."

Sturgess, who plays the lead role in the casino film, based on Ben Mezrich's book, "Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions" admitted to the drunkenness.

"We were on Grey Goose, I think," said Sturgess. "It was brilliant for about half and an hour. As we continued to drink ... it just became sloppy and messy. I couldn't stand up at one point."

March 27, 2008

Rapper Remy Ma Convicted Of Assault

4A Manhattan jury has found Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma guilty in the shooting of a friend last July outside a New York nightclub.

The defense had conceded the rapper did fire a shot at a friend she suspected of stealing $3,000. But the rapper's lawyer insisted it was an accident.

Remy Ma faces up to 25 years in prison when she's sentenced.

Rihanna Helps Kids In Need

5Rihanna is hosting what she is calling a "Girls Night Out" tour to help less fortunate children.

"Girls always have more fun, so I thought it was a great cause for me," the Girls Gone Bad singer, 20, said in an interview with PEOPLE after a performance Wednesday night at Chicago's Vision nightclub.

With her charity, The Believe Foundation, Rihanna and Island Def Jam, "got together with a local foundation in three cities and Escada and [the label's fragrance] Moon Sparkle," to sponsor the event she said. "It was amazing."

Following her performance, Rihanna met with children and signed autographs.

According to the foundation's background material, "Believe gives children a chance by providing everything from medical attention for children who can't afford it, school supplies for children in poorly funded public schools, toys for children who are terminally ill and clothes for children in homeless shelters."

The next "Girls Night Out" concerts are scheduled for March 28 at San Francisco's Ruby Skye and April 9 at New York City's HighLine Ballroom.

Rapper T.I. Expected To Plead Guilty To Federal Weapons Charges

Rapper T.I. is expected to plead guilty to federal weapons charges and will face prison time, according to two people familiar with his case.

The 27-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, is expected to be sentenced to 1,500 hours of community service talking to youth groups around the country, followed by about 12 months in prison. The two people familiar with the negotiations spoke on condition of anonymity because the plea deal had not been finalized yet.

A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Harris was arrested Oct. 13, just blocks away and hours before he was to headline the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. He was allegedly trying to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers. He initially pleaded not guilty, and has been under house arrest.

"X-Files" Creator Chris Carter Spills Some Details About Upcoming Sequel

The truth about "The X-Files" sequel, some of it anyway, is now out there.

"X-Files" creator Chris Carter, writer Frank Spotnitz and other crew members gathered Wednesday to discuss the TV series and declassify some information about the upcoming film.

The popular Fox paranormal drama, which aired from 1993 to 2002, starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully

"While this is not a mythology movie, it's true to everything that's come before," Spotnitz said at the William S. Paley Television Festival. "It's true to Mulder and Scully, who they are and where they would be this point in their lives and all of the experiences that they've had."

Carter, who also directs the new movie, said it takes place in the present and uses a story envisioned when the series ended. While the show's sprawling alien mythology isn't part of the plot, Carter said there is a reference to Scully's seemingly supernatural son, William, who was born in season eight and later given up for adoption.

The as yet untitled film is due out July 25.

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