Lindsay Lohan attends AA, hasn't had `drink in seven days'

People and Places

People and Places

December 13, 2006

Lindsay Lohan says she's been going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for a year, but hasn't talked about it because "it's no one's business."

"I just left an AA meeting," People magazine quotes the 20-year-old actress on its Web site yesterday.

"I haven't had a drink in seven days. Or anything," she says. "I'm not even legal to, so why would I? Her publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, respond yesterday to a message from the Associated Press seeking comment.

The king of New Orleans

Sopranos' star James Gandolfini will reign as celebrity monarch Bacchus during the 2007 Carnival season.

"He fell in love with our city, and he wants to do a lot to help us get back on our feet," Pip Brennan, captain of the Krewe of Bacchus, said Monday.

New Orleans' signature celebration will have 31 parades over 10 days, compared with 28 parades in eight days in 2006, just months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. The Bacchus parade will be the evening of Feb. 18, two days before Mardi Gras.

Looks like Evel

Evel Knievel has sued Kanye West, taking issue with a music video in which the rapper takes on the persona of "Evel Kanyevel" and tries to jump a rocket-powered motorcycle over a canyon.

Knievel, 69, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Tampa, Fla., on Monday claiming infringement on his trademark name and likeness. He also claims the "vulgar and offensive" images depicted in the video damage his reputation.

A spokesman for West said the 28-year-old rapper had no comment. The lawsuit seeks damages and a halt to distribution of the video.

What a steal

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical grossed more than $1.5 million last week for 12 performances at the Hilton Theatre in New York.

The stage version of the Seuss Christmas classic about the green meanie runs through Jan. 7, a prime holiday time for theater.

From wire reports

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