Lohan’s mom pleads guilty
Actress Lindsay Lohan’s mother has pleaded guilty in New York to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated.
Newsday reports Dina Lohan also pleaded guilty to speeding during her court appearance Tuesday on Long Island. The Nassau County prosecutor says Lohan is expected to be sentenced June 3 to a conditional discharge and 100 hours of community service.
Police said Lohan was driving 77 mph in a 55 mph zone when she was arrested on Sept. 12 in Oyster Bay. They said her blood-alcohol level was more than double the legal limit.
Colbert to be ‘Late Show’ guest
Stephen Colbert will be paying a visit to CBS’ “Late Show,” his future home.
The network said Tuesday that Colbert will be a guest on “Late Show with David Letterman” on April 22.
Last week, the network announced that the host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” will succeed David Letterman on “Late Show” next year.
Strahan to join to ‘GMA’
Michael Strahan has made good on reports that he’s joining “Good Morning America” by paying a visit to the ABC breakfast show on Tuesday.
The former football star and current co-host with Kelly Ripa of “Live With Kelly and Michael” got a red-carpet welcome from the “GMA” team.
Anchor Robin Roberts expressed excitement that Strahan will be there “a couple of days a week.”
Strahan joins Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Amy Robach, Lara Spencer and Ginger Zee on television’s top-rated morning show.
‘Soul Train’ heads to Broadway
The groundbreaking song-and-dance show “Soul Train” is chugging toward Broadway.
Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create “Rock of Ages,” has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show and said Tuesday he’s hoping to repeat his success by turning “Soul Train” into a show that attracts both die-hard Broadway fans and those who usually avoid Times Square.
“I’m nervous and I’m humbled and I’m excited,” said Weaver, who heads the production company MediaWeaver Entertainment. “I do think we’re the right people to do it because I think it’s got to have that spirit of ‘Rock of Ages,’ which is part old-fashioned musical but also part party.”
“Soul Train,” with its trademark animated train opening, provided a national, weekly showcase for R&B artists, black culture and fashion, and gave advertisers an entree to the black consumer market. It later had to compete with video shows on BET that broadcast black artists, and eventually MTV and VH-1.
Don Cornelius started the music and dance show in 1970 in Chicago and served as its host until 1993. It aired in syndication from 1971 until 2006 and spun off an awards show that is still aired. Cornelius killed himself in 2012.
Weaver, who produced such films as “We’re the Millers” and “The Heartbreak Kid,” has grown “Rock of Ages” into an international brand.
From News and wire service reports