Hogan settles suit
Score one for the Hulkster in his latest battle outside the ring. Hulk Hogan, the professional wrestler whose real name is Terry Bollea, has reached a settlement with cereal manufacturer Post Foods LLC, according to his attorney Joseph W. Bain. Bollea filed a lawsuit against the company in May, claiming it was using his likeness without his consent in an advertisement for Cocoa Pebbles. The "Cocoa Smashdown" ad featured a blond wrestler with a championship belt and Fu Manchu mustache that bore a striking resemblance to Hogan. It was produced without Hogan's knowledge or consent, according to the suit. The terms of the settlement are confidential, Bain said, but the commercial is no longer being aired, and the lawsuit was dismissed Monday.
Rita Farlow, Times Staff Writer
LiLo: rehab, not jail
Lindsay Lohan and her legal team have decided to head off Judge Elden Fox at the pass and send LiLo back to rehab for a fifth time (but if you ask mom Dina, this will only be the third time). "Lindsay is still being assessed by her treatment team but the team is saying that she should spend at least 45 days getting in-patient treatment," a source told RadarOnline. "It's going to take her body at least 30 days to get the substances out of her system." The source noted her handlers think she should remain in treatment instead of going to jail, which is what she's probably going to get at her court hearing Oct. 22. "Lindsay is required to be at the hearing. She will be there. She will be escorted … to make sure she doesn't stray," the source said.
Bolton mad at Tonioli
Michael Bolton is lashing out against Bruno Tonioli after the Dancing With the Stars judge called Bolton's Hound Dog routine "the worst jive in 11 seasons," Good Morning America reported Wednesday. "You heard the tone of it. Even Len (Goodman) stopped him and said, 'That's inappropriate,' and I think he should apologize publicly and be reprimanded for it," the 57-year-old singer said after getting voted off Tuesday night. After Bolton and partner Chelsie Hightower danced to the Elvis Presley tune — with a dog house as a prop — Bruno was not impressed: "I am a dog lover, but you make it so hard for me. You should have taken your bone and gone back to the doghouse," Tonioli said, giving Mike a 3 out of 10.