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Lohan gets jail, admits addiction

Plus: Justin Timberlake cast in Mike Myers comedy, NBC will revive ”American Gladiators,” full Toronto lineup is announced, ”Superbad” director gets his next project, and more

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Lindsay Lohan reaches plea agreement in DUIs, admits addiction
The actress, after being formally charged on Thursday with misdemeanors in two separate DUI cases, pleaded guilty to two counts of being under the influence of cocaine and pleaded no contest to counts of reckless driving, and driving with a blood alcohol level higher than .08. Under a plea agreement, she will serve at least 24 hours in jail. Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers insisted Lohan ”got no special treatment,” and said the actress ”received the same sentence that anyone else with a second DUI conviction would get.” In both of Lohan’s arrests — one in May in Beverly Hills, and one in July in Santa Monica — police say they found cocaine on Lohan, but the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office determined that the amounts were less than the .05 grams needed to charge her with felony crimes (which would have carried stiffer penalties). The 21-year-old, who is currently in rehab — she entered her plea via a lawyer — said in a statement, ”It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs…. No matter what I said when I was under the influence on the day I was arrested, I am not blaming anyone else for my conduct other than myself. I thank God I did not injure others. I easily could have.” (People.com)

Justin Timberlake joins Love Guru
The pop star has been added to the cast of the big-screen comedy, about an India-raised American (Mike Myers) who returns to the States as a self-help guru and provides marriage counseling to a hockey star and his wife. Timberlake will play a rival player who has an affair with the wife. The cast also includes Jessica Alba, Romany Malco, and Verne Troyer. (Variety)

NBC will bring back American Gladiators
For midseason, the network will revive the early-’90s competition series, in which contestants try to beat the show’s pumped-up stars in David-and-Goliath-like battles. Though NBC wouldn’t confirm how many episodes it has ordered, at least six are said to be in the works, Variety reports. (Variety)

Full Toronto lineup announced
Movies by Michael Moore, Richard Attenborough, Kenneth Branagh, and Wayne Wang have been added to the lineup of the increasingly relevant film festival, which runs Sept. 6-15. New additions also include movies starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jessica Alba, Uma Thurman, Kevin Bacon, Aaron Eckhart, and Rachel McAdams, to name just a few. In total, the festival will feature 349 films from 55 countries. (Variety)

Superbad director’s next movie
Greg Mottola will follow up his hit comedy Superbad with another coming-of-age story called Adventureland, a late-’80s set movie about a recent college grad (Jesse Eisenberg) who takes a job at an amusement park when his plans to travel Europe fall through. Shooting begins this fall. (Variety)

Kid Nation parents signed strict contracts with CBS
The young participants in the already controversial reality show were required to do as producers told them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or risk expulsion, according to signed contracts uncovered by the New York Times. The show, which follows 40 children who are dropped off in a New Mexico ”ghost town” and are challenged to build their own community, has been accused of violating child-labor laws in the state. In the contracts, parents agreed not to hold producers or CBS responsible if their children were injured or died during filming. In a statement responding to criticisms of the contract, CBS said, ”These kids were in good hands and under good care with procedures and safety structures that arguably rival or surpass any school or camp in the country.” (New York Times)

Ice Cube, Fred Durst may collaborate on movie
Cube will produce and star in the based-on-a-true-story movie The Comeback, about an ex-high school football player who mentors his niece as she becomes the first girl quarterback in Pop Warner history. Limp Bizkit frontman Durst (who helmed The Education of Charlie Banks, which played at Tribeca earlier this year) is in talks to direct. (Variety)

Terrence Howard joins street-fighting pic
The Oscar-nominated actor will play a mentor to the scrappy young hero (Channing Tatum) in Rogue Pictures’ as-yet-untitled, New York-set movie. Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints) directs. (Variety)

High School Musical 2 soundtrack scores
The album for the record-breaking TV sequel sold 615,000 copies its first week, becoming the second-biggest debut so far this year (behind Linkin Park’s Minutes to Midnight). (Variety)

Carla Gugino cast in De Niro/Pacino movie
The actress will play Robert De Niro’s CSI love interest in Jon Avnet’s Righteous Kill, about New York cops (De Niro and Pacino) on the trail of a serial killer. (Hollywood Reporter)

Colm Feore is 24‘s First Husband
The actor, most recently seen in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, will costar on Fox’s show as the husband of the U.S.’ new female president (played by Cherry Jones). (Hollywood Reporter)

MTV, MySpace will host chats with presidential candidates
News Corp.’s MySpace and rival company Viacom’s MTV will join forces to show a series of discussions between presidential candidates, college students, and Internet users at home. The series of chats, to be held on campuses across the country, will be streamed live simultaneously on MySpace and MTV’s website. (Reuters)

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People.com: Actress Bridget Moynahan has a baby boy; dad is her ex-boyfriend, NFL quarterback Tom Brady.

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