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Lindsay Lohan to take the stage in London

 
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STAGE DEBUT

Let’s hope Shia LaBeouf doesn’t go to London next. Lindsay Lohan is heading there to co-star in a play about the hysteria of Hollywood. Producers announced that Lohan will make her professional stage debut in September in David Mamet’s satirical drama Speed-the-Plow. The troubled actress will take the relatively small but complex role of an ambitious secretary in Mamet’s drama about two Hollywood producers trying to close a major deal. In the original 1988 New York production the role was played by Madonna.

TWO MORE DOWN

Sherri Shepherd is leaving The View after seven years and freshman co-host Jenny McCarthy is right behind her, a major upheaval for the daytime talk show a month after creator Barbara Walters’ retirement. Shepherd was reportedly negotiating a new contract and she and ABC failed to reach an agreement; McCarthy’s one-year contract ended without a new deal.

HIGHEST BIDDER

Frank Sinatra’s first New Jersey driver’s license has sold for $15,757 at auction. The yellowed, text-only 1934 license was issued, typo and all, to Francis Sintra of Hoboken and signed by the then-19-year-old.

WHAT A STORY

Sophia Loren is finally telling the story of her life. The Oscar-winning Italian actress has a deal with Atria Books for the memoir, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: My Life as a Fairy Tale. The 79-year-old Loren is expected to write about her rise from poverty during World War II to international stardom, sharing her thoughts on Cary Grant, Richard Burton and her husband, Carlo Ponti, among others.

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