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Gambling With Her Life? Lohan's Vegas Bash Still On

5/31/2007 4:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay LohanRehab be damned! LiLo still plans to celebrate her 21st birthday -- Vegas-style.

Lindsay's lawyer, Mike Heller, tells BestWeekEver that the newest celeb resident of Promises will still have her birthday bash at Pure on July 2, as previously planned. The party is a contractual obligation with the Caesars Palace club, and, a source says, "Lindsay said she's doing the party in Vegas, no matter what ... Just because you're sober doesn't mean you can't go out and have fun."

Heller also shot down claims that Svedka vodka pulled out of sponsoring the event -- saying they were never signed on to do the party in the first place and that he "would not allow a liquor sponsor."

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Parents Need to Know    

By: William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

For the last week, you've read the latest news - and my latest predictions - about one of the biggest evils on the American medical landscape: Mass vaccinations.

As you'll recall, one of my extrapolations of this false panacea of medicine had to do with a new vaccine that's all the rage - one designed to prevent most cases of HPV (genital warts) in young women, along with the subsequent development of cervical cancer this viral infection is linked to...

My argument is that while it's all fine and good to prevent infections of a common STD and its often-cancerous aftermath, there's a "point of diminishing returns" in the equation if the vaccine gives young women a false sense of security about the safety of sex. This may expose them to all kinds of other diseases, some deadly (and getting deadlier).

But there are some "wild card" factors in this equation, too - things that could either mitigate the urge among young, naïve people to copulate with abandon OR temper that very same urge: Things like schooling, parenting, and one other influence I alluded to in the last Daily Dose...

I'm talking about popular culture.

If you've been a reader of mine for any length of time at all, you know I've long lamented the steady decline in the themes and messages in a lot of modern cultural influences - things like movies, TV, magazines, music (if you can call it that) and the over-publicized antics of spoiled celebrities. Now here's how this dovetails into the vaccine equation...

In the absence of strong, morally principled parenting - and schooling that minds the lines between what's proper curriculum and what's the responsibility of those parents to teach their kids - young, sexually curious adults are taking their cues on how to act from all the wrong places: Rap "music" lyrics and videos, movies, mom's Cosmopolitan mags, and whatever they learn from predators that prowl Internet chat-rooms and the MySpace profiles all their hyper-sexed, Ritalin-addicted friends are posting...

What's worse, they also learn how to act from what they're seeing Paris, Britney, Lindsay, and all the other pop-tarts doing on TV! (If you don't know who these people are, or are clueless about MySpace, you need to plug in to understand your kids and grandkids - but be forewarned, the journey's not for the faint of heart).

Think today's kids aren't REALLY so impressionable that they'd take their cues from a bunch of spoiled, talent-less Hollywood party-girls and gangster-rap stars?

According to recent UK Daily Mail article, researchers asked a random survey of 1,500 British kids aged 10 and under (the answers would be similar for American kids, I promise you), "What do you think is the very best thing in the world?"

Ranked from 1 to 10 by greatest number of responses, their answers were:

1) Being a celebrity
2) Good looks
3) Being rich
4) Being healthy
5) Pop music
6) Families
7) Friends
8) Nice food
9) Watching movies

And last on the list...

10) God

Take a look at the top three answers: Celebrity, beauty, and wealth. And also notice how "pop music" ranks above family, friends, and God...

Still think kids' sensibilities about life, love, sex, and what's important aren't being shaped heavily by hyper-sexed popular culture?

Bottom line: With STDs, sexual objectification, and victimization rampant - and with schools promoting sex as though it's civic duty - it's more important than ever for parents to set strong boundaries that instill sexual temperance and age-appropriate behavior in their kids.

Instead, we have parents steering children, either by first-hand example or by tacit approval of their over-eroticized young lifestyles, into having risky sex early and often...

If only we could come up with a vaccine against THIS kind of "cancer."

(Still) lamenting over-sexed parenting,

William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

2512 days ago
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Brusimm (Bruce S.)    

Is it just me, or does LiLo not have any real friends who aren't interested in her limelight? Any one who is her friend, they'd be trying to reign her in. True, no one can make anyone do anything they don't want, but at least someone should be trying.

Of course, they might be, but that would not make good media now, would it?

LiLo, ,LOOK OUT!!

2511 days ago
3.

Gigi    

THE WORST ENABLER IS HER OWN MOTHER! THEN WE GO TO THE HOLLYWOOD INDUSTRY AND ALL THE SWEETHEARTS ALMOST GETTING RUN DOWN TO TAKE THEIR PICTURES. IF EVERYONE WOULD STOP LOOKING AT LINDSAY, PARIS AND BRIT AND BUYING PAPERS WITH THEM IN IT IT MIGHT HELP. ALTHOUGH IT DOES SEEM THEY ARE AS WACKY AS THE THREE GIRLS. OH I'M NOT LEAVING OFF NICOLE AND THE REST OF THEM...REHAB ISNE'T DOING IT FOR ANY OF THEM,I THINK THEY ALL HAVE A DEATH WISH. IF NOT ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS THINK"ANNA NICOLE".
AS ELIZABETH TAYLOR SAID" IF THEY DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO SEE THEM STAY HOME"! I COULDN'T AGREE MORE, LET THEM DRINK AND DRUG IN THERE OWN HOMES,INSTEAD OF BEING UPSET WHEN A PIX. OF THEM IS TAKIN FALLING DOWN DRUNK, OR WITH THEIR LEGS OPEN AND NO UNDERWEAR ON.
I THINK THEY ARE ALL DISGUSTING,ALONG WITH ROSIE. ONLY DIFFERANCE THEY ARE ALL BONES FROM TOO MUCH BOOZE AND DRUGS AND SHE'S A FATSO FROM ALL HER BEER,HER MOUTH ALONE TAKES UP 50 LBS. OF HER.

2510 days ago
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Gigi    

THE ONE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR BEING THE WORST FRIEND TO ANYONE IN HOLLYWOOD IS PARIS. SHE SETS THEM ALL UP AND AFTER THEY MAKE TOTAL FOOLS OF THEMSELVES SHE DUMPS THEM LOOKING LIKE THE TRASH THEY ARE ACTING LIKE AND SHE IS. SHE MAY HAVE MONEY BUT SHE DOESN'T HAVE CLASS. IMO HER MOTHER SHOULD BE LOCKED UP WITH HER,AFTER OFFENDING THE JUDGE. ALL WANNABE MOMMY'S, HOW DISGUSTING THEY ARE!

2510 days ago
5.

Wayne    

Do you want the truth and a great laugh?
We all know Ms. Lindsay will getting hammered on her special day and the only thing she is missing is a shirt that says "What happens in Vegas stays on your Police Record" or "I love Dealers." She has been in rehab countless times and these shirts would make a great gift! Check out www.drunkinvegas.com.
I swear Ms. Lindsey could be this lines poster child.

2507 days ago
6.

julie    

HEY LOHAN UR NEXT TO SIT WITH PARIS ENJOY IT !!!

2505 days ago
7.

Tired and Ready for A Nap    

Another word for Lindsay's lawyer is ENABLER.

2513 days ago
8.

ajones20    

She is TOTALLY taking rehab seriously.

What an idiot.

When you are an addict, maybe you SHOULD stop having fun, so you can get your shit together.

2513 days ago
9.

bubba says suck it joe!    

It's rude and it's wrong, but I can't wait to see this idiot fall on her face again after she comes back from "vacation". She isn't the slightest bit interested in getting healthier, just trying to save face. The clock is ticking...28 days to go!

2513 days ago
10.

anon    

Blohan is gonna die before she gets sober! This idiot is facing a DUI AND a possible coke charge & she's STILL going to have a party in LAS VEGAS.... She should be saving all her money for her defense team, seeing as her movies aren't exactly blockbusters. Cesar's should be sponsoring her rehab, not a party. This stupid little bitch needs whacked up side of her empty head while she's hung-over.

2513 days ago
11.

Julia    

She is not going to learn a damn thing.

2513 days ago
12.

Meowch    

Just because you're sober-yeah, that will last for about a minute. Heck, she'll be juiced up after she exits the 29 day on-line home study with shopping and spa field trips recovery program.

2513 days ago
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Brit is a f*ck up    

LOHAN: DEAD @ 21!!

2513 days ago
14.

Chris Magnus    

She needs to brush her tongue, that thing is nasty

2513 days ago
15.

Phil McCrevis    

Look at the coat on her tongue in that photo.

That's what your tongue looks like after a night of Coke use. That or she didn't brush for a day or two (which I doubt)

2513 days ago
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