Celebrities have their stylists, trainers, personal chefs and publicists, but it seems like they've all fired their chauffeurs.
Unfortunately, getting behind the wheel has landed a bunch of celebs in big trouble, even though they could easily afford a professional designated driver to shuttle them around.
Lindsay Lohanthis week, following a weekend during which she crashed her Mercedes and was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. Lohan "admitted herself to an intensive medical rehabilitation facility" on Monday, according to a statement released by her publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnick. Her father Michael Lohan, who's fought his own battles with addiction, says his daughter is , among other substances.
Paris Hilton is preparing tofor violating her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case. She has to check into the joint by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.
Nicole Richieabout the possibility she may end up going to jail like her pal, Paris Hilton. Richie was charged with DUI in February and is due in court for a pre-trial hearing June 8. Richie told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show in Los Angeles that she understands she has to "take responsibility" and "deal with whatever consequences" come her way.
Celebrity driving trouble isn't limited to the United States. Singer George Michael,, had several drugs in his system when he was arrested, a court heard Wednesday. Tests showed the 43-year-old singer had taken a therapeutic quantity of an antidepressant as well as gamma-hydroxybutyrate, or GHB, prosecutor Andrew Torrington told Brent Magistrates' Court in London.
Comedian Tracy Morgan will bewhen he hosts Spike TV's "Guys Choice" awards June 13, as part of his court-ordered treatment as a result of a drunken driving arrest in New York.
Singer-actress Brandy and a man who was hurt in a deadly freeway crash involving her Range Rover, it was reported Tuesday. The 20-year-old and Mallory Ham of Simi Valley, Calif., accuse each other of negligence in suits filed last week in Superior Court. Brandy's suit says Ham caused the Dec. 30 accident; Ham's contends that the singer drove recklessly and seeks unspecified damages.
Miss USA Rachel Smith had an accident Sunday — and she wasn't even in a car. The beautyduring the evening gown competition at the Miss Universe pageant, but she still managed to be voted fourth runner-up.
Finally, Rosie O'Donnellto go shopping on her first day off since leaving ABC's "The View." In a video posted on her Web site titled "First Day Off," O'Donnell sits with her daughter, Vivienne, in her lap and navigates through the shoe Web site and comments on shoes. Perhaps Miss USA would have made it down the runway without a mishap if she'd worn the Vans sneakers little Vivienne chose.