LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lindsay Lohan wasn’t injured after her car was hit by a photographer who allegedly was following the “Mean Girls” actress.

Galo Ramirez, 24, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after running into Lohan’s car Tuesday, police said.

Ramirez was released on $35,000 bail, a watch commander at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire station said Wednesday.

“I thank God my daughter was able to walk out of the car,” Lohan’s mother, Dina, said in a statement released by a publicist for the 18-year-old actress.

Lohan’s new film, “Herbie: Fully Loaded,” will be in theaters June 22.



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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Rod Stewart – known for songs such as “Forever Young” and “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” – will be a father again.

Stewart and his fiancee, model/photographer Penny Lancaster, confirmed Wednesday that she is pregnant. The baby is due in early December and the couple plan to marry in spring 2006, said a statement from J Records.

The 60-year-old rocker told People magazine that he is “overjoyed and extremely proud.”

“The best news of all is Penny is feeling just wonderful, is very happy and looks more radiant than ever,” Stewart told the magazine.

Lancaster, 34, and Stewart have been together for nearly six years. He proposed to her in March at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

This will be her first child, their statement said.

Lancaster’s agent, Nicholas Young, has said the couple would make wedding plans once Stewart’s divorce from model Rachel Hunter is finalized.

Stewart’s children include Kimberly, 25, and Sean, 24, by first wife, Alana Stewart; Ruby, 17, with former girlfriend Kelly Emberg; and Renee, 13, and Liam, 10, from his marriage to Hunter.



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NEW YORK (AP) – Kevin Spacey has played Bobby Darin and one of “The Usual Suspects.” Now the actor-director will take on the role of mentor to showbiz interns in “Going Hollywood,” a new eight-part TLC reality series.

The series, slated to premiere this fall, promises to go beyond the velvet rope and document the business of being an A-list celebrity.

“The Hollywood featured in “Going Hollywood’ is a place few have seen, and is a refreshing take on what we all believe constitutes “celebrity,”‘ David Abraham, TLC executive vice president and general manager, said in a statement Tuesday. “Beyond the glamorous premieres and jet-set travel is a world where grit, ambition and, above all, hard work, are the stuff that dreams are made of.”

Spacey will be joined by producer Robert Evans and rapper-actor Method Man. During each hour-long episode, the interns will be featured working for Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions, The Robert Evans Co. and Method Man Enterprises.



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NEW YORK (AP) – Megan Mullally, one of the stars of “Will & Grace,” has been signed by NBC Universal Television Distribution to host a nationally syndicated talk show.

The daily one-hour show will originate from Los Angeles. It is set for a fall 2006 debut, it was announced Tuesday.

“Megan is a fantastic performer. A great actor and a great communicator, as all of her fans know,” Jeff Zucker, president of NBC Universal Television Group, said in a statement. “Those skills will make her a great new addition to the daytime playing field.”

Mullally won an Emmy Award in 2000 for her role as Karen Walker on NBC’s “Will & Grace.”

“I think it will be fun,” the 46-year-old actress said of the talk show. “Jeff Zucker is going to play drums in the band.”



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