Ellen DeGeneres filed a brief to the Supreme Court

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

In case you haven't heard by now, California's Proposition 8 (the bill that outlawed gay marriage in the state) is heading to the Supreme Court, which if all goes well could strike a huge blow for equal rights in the states. To help things out, Ellen DeGeneres, the single most likeable celebrity in the world, filed a brief with them to try and convince them that banning gay marriage is unconstitutional. Portia and I have been married for 4 MORE

Judge calls Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer ‘incompetent’

Lindsay Lohan

We've been saying that Lindsay Lohan dropping Shawn Holley in favor of Mark Heller has been the biggest mistake in her entire life, and according the judge on her latest case, we were entirely right. During a court appearance today, Lindsay's new lawyer was verbally bitch-slapped by the new judge, who in no uncertain terms called him an incompetent and laid down the gauntlet: Either Lindsay gets a lawyer who knows what they're doing or she waives MORE

Lindsay Lohan doesn’t want a plea bargain?!

Lindsay Lohan

Yesterday, reports circulated that the police landed another blow against Lindsay Lohan after they revealed that she smelled like booze after her alleged car crash on the PCH last summer. Despite that fact, Lindsay was offered a plea deal where she'd only have to do community service and two months of rehab, which is a pretty good deal considering there's a mountain of evidence against her as well as the fact that she's a repeat offender whose MORE

Lindsay Lohan might be getting herself a plea deal

Lindsay Lohan

Let's recap the case against Lindsay Lohan here, shall we? Last summer, Lindsay was involved in a Porsche crash, and told the police that she wasn't driving. Now, according to the case against her, Lindsay actually was driving, as evidenced by her assistant's testimony, and there were allegedly empty bottles on the scene. And now, a new piece in the case is claiming that Lindsay smelled of booze after the crash, so of course, Lindsay has been MORE

Chris Brown showed up to court with Rihanna

Chris Brown and Rihanna

Yesterday, Chris Brown showed up to court over the tiny little matter that he may or may not have faked his community service. Despite some pretty overwhelming evidence and testimony that he and his mom faked a pretty decent chunk of his community service, as well as a laundry list of high-profile temper tantrums, Chris decided to show up to court with Rihanna, aka the woman he nearly beat to death and left for dead. Because if he were really MORE

Chris Brown faked his community service?

Chris Brown

For all of you who say that Chris Brown changed and that we should leave him alone: Turns out, Chris may have allegedly faked his community service and, if found guilty, could have his probation revoked. I repeat: He faked community service. Faked. Community service. Seriously. TMZ reports ... The L.A. County District Attorney has filed legal documents claiming Chris Brown has violated his probation by submitting bogus community service MORE

Judge Sautner isn’t happy with Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan and Mark Heller

After her lawyer tried to pretend that she was too sick to fly from New York to Los Angeles for her court date, Lindsay Lohan magically found her way to court this morning (after getting rejected by two hotels last night), which we can all agree, has nothing to do with the fact that TMZ had pictures of her out shopping (and smoking) when she was supposed to be sick. Anyway, if you're wondering how Judge Stephanie Sautner is liking this? She MORE

Lindsay Lohan is going to court after all

Lindsay Lohan

UPDATE: Lindsay Lohan made it to court ... watch the live stream on TMZ! Yesterday, Lindsay Lohan tried to duck out of her court case by pretending that she was sick, sorta like how I used to try and duck out of gym class by saying that I was allergic to dodgeballs and ultimate frisbee; No one ever believed me, nor should they have believed me. Well, it turns out that TMZ actually had pictures of Lindsay out shopping (and smoking) the day MORE

Lindsay Lohan might be screwed

Lindsay Lohan

So remember how Lindsay Lohan's upcoming court case was supposed to be presided over by a judge who prefers buying her defendants a Starbucks gift card instead of sending them to jail? Well, at the last minute, Lindsay's case will be heard by judge Stephanie Sautner, who you may remember was responsible for giving Lindsay her probation and basically told her that she never wanted to see her in court ever again. So yeah, Lindsay might be MORE

Lindsay Lohan’s new lawyer sounds like a winner!

Lindsay Lohan and Max George

So remember how Lindsay Lohan fired Shawn Holley, aka the only reason she isn't currently blowing prison guards for sandwiches, and then replaced her with the guy who represented Jon Gosselin? Well, it's getting worse: turns out, Mark Heller can't actually practice law in Los Angeles, where all of Lindsay's legal trouble is, and he had to be sponsored by a socialite who hasn't practiced the law in seventeen years. In related news, Shawn was last MORE

Lindsay Lohan just fired her lawyer Shawn Holley!

Lindsay Lohan and lawyer Shawn Holley

I've been writing for PopBytes for almost three years now, and one of the things that has consistently amazed me is the talent of Lindsay Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Holley. I don't know how she does it, but the woman is a certifiable legal genius. That is the only explanation for why Lindsay isn't currently bartering cigarettes for toilet paper in jail, even when she is clearly doing everything she possibly can to put herself in that situation. MORE

Lindsay Lohan completely lucks out … again!

Lindsay Lohan

So I'm not sure if you heard about this, but Lindsay Lohan was supposed to be in court today for a hearing related to that one time where she punched a psychic in the face. Remember when LiLo punched a psychic in the face? Good times, goooooooood times ... well, turns out Lindsay's still in London, and while pulling a no-show in court would normally be a huge screw up for your average Joe, Lindsay somehow lucked out, because the prosecutors MORE

Lindsay Lohan probably won’t go to jail

Lindsay Lohan

Yesterday, I said that despite the eight months of jail hanging over Lindsay Lohan's head, there was a pretty good chance she'd get off scot-free because come on, how can you stay mad at that bloated, botoxed face? Well it turns out the prosecutors are not effing around here, and are demanding that her probation be revoked ASAP. TMZ reports: According to the L.A. City Attorney's office, prosecutors want Lindsay's probation revoked because of MORE

Lindsay Lohan is facing eight months of jail!

Lindsay Lohan

In the past year, Lindsay Lohan lied to police over wreckless driving, punched a woman in the face (allegedly), and was the central suspect in a theft case that was dropped after the guy who got robbed conveniently refused to press charges. In a logical universe, LiLo would actually be forced to serve the eight months of jail time after her probation is revoked tomorrow, but this is reality, so Lindsay will probably be forced to watch an episode MORE