Lindsay Lohan spent her 27th b-day in rehab, eating ice cream cake with her lawyer

Yesterday was Lindsay Lohan’s 27th birthday. I didn’t really want to mark the occasion, but here we go. As you remember, Lindsay is currently ensconced in rehab. This is her third rehab facility in two months – although I’m not sure if we should count the first one, since she never actually checked in, she just went through the parking lot. She was in the Betty Ford Clinic for about a month, then the court allowed her to switch to this Malibu facility, Cliffside, where she is right now. There were some stories a while back that Lindsay was throwing cracked-out hissy fits about being in court-ordered rehab during her birthday, but at the end of the day, I haven’t heard anything about her trying to crack-jack her way out to go partying for her b-day. This is progress in Lindsay’s world. Radar does have a sad story about how she celebrated in rehab:

Lindsay Lohan celebrated her 27th birthday at Cliffside Rehab Center in Malibu with her attorney Shawn Holley, and a cake donated by Carvel that she shared with other patients, is exclusively reporting.

A judge and prosecutor signed off recently on Lindsay’s transfer from Betty Ford to Cliffside Rehab Center. The actress has been court ordered to spend 90 days in rehab.

The starlet “didn’t like spending her birthday in rehab, but she managed to make the best of it,” an insider told Radar exclusively. “Carvel donated a delicious ice cream birthday cake, and her attorney, Shawn Holley dropped by to have some cake.

“Lindsay shared her birthday cake with the other patients, which everyone enjoyed. Lindsay seems to be in a very good place, and is responding very well to treatment at Cliffside.”

Visiting day at Cliffside is on Sundays, but her attorney, can visit anytime. Lohan’s friends are planning on celebrating her belated birthday on Sunday at Cliffside.

It’s been a bumpy road for Lindsay’s latest stint at recovery. Lindsay was unhappy with Betty Ford from the beginning and begged the judge and prosecutors to allow her to leave and they finally acquiesced and agreed to let her to move to Cliffside.

She still has about half of her sentence to complete in this rehab facility, as the insider said “she is scheduled to be released at the beginning of August.”

Upon LiLo’s release from rehab, she will be jetting off to the Venice Film Festival for the premiere of her movie, The Canyons.

Tenille Houston, one of Lohan’s co-stars in the movie, previously told us, “We were originally going to have the premiere in June but it got switched around so Lindsay could be there. And we’re going to be in the Venice Film Festival also and I’m going and so is Lindsay.”

The Canyons will be in theaters Aug. 2 in New York, and Los Angeles (as well as VOD and iTunes) the following week.

[From Radar]

That was really nice of Shawn Holley to come visit Lindsay in rehab. Shawn is pretty much the mother that Lindsay never had. And while I buy the “it wasn’t visiting day” explanation for why no one in Lindsay’s family was there, it’s still sad to me that she spent her birthday with recovering alcoholics and addicts and her lawyer. As for the Carvel cake… well, I suppose Cookie-Puss’s fatwa against the Lohan family is over. I can’t believe Cookie Puss is more mature than Dina Lohan.

Here are some very blurry, low-quality photos of Lindsay on the balcony of her Malibu rehab yesterday:

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Sisi says:

    Eh. Ive celebrated birthdays in the weekend because it was impoosible to organize on weekdays, and wasn’t even in court ordered lockdown rehab. So no tragedy at all to see here ino

    • Poink517 says:

      Yeah, it’s called real life. 😉

      • Sisi says:


        omg I only just spotted all the typos in my post. Eating chips and typing on my ipod at the same time doesn’t work apparently…

    • Mia 4S says:

      I know right? What is she 8? No wait an 8 year old would be mature enough to know a weekday birthday celebration might have restrictions and happily delay a few days. My apologies to 8 year olds everywhere!

      • Lucinda says:

        Exactly. My children have always celebrated their birthday on the weekend (the party at least) regardless of when their birthday was. Jeez.

    • Jessiebes says:

      Where is my miniature violin when I need it?

  2. brin says:

    LOL…love that it was a Carvel cake!!

  3. Emily says:

    Eww.. why are they allowed to photograph people who are undergoing treatment?
    That’s creepy and gross. Please don’t include photos like that!!

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I KNOW!!!! That is horrible–a new low for the disgusting paps.

    • Erin says:

      I was thinking the same thing! How is that legal?

    • Sisi says:

      I thought I had read somewhere that the courts were rather pissed when pics surfaced of Lindsay on that balcony a few weeks ago and had made restrictions to protect all the other rehab-clients. Apparently not…

    • Ramona Q. says:

      Lindsay has positioned herself so they can get their shot though. She knows where to stand.

      • Emily says:

        What are you talking about? She is just standing on a balcony.

        Not the same thing I know, but imagine if someone came and tried to take photos of you in a hospital bed and then sold them online for people to leer at… it’s gross.
        While not in hospital, these people are vulnerable and are undergoing serious treatment. Photos of them are not something to be sold and joked about on the internet.

  4. Lark says:

    I find Shawn and Lindsay’s relationship strangely touching. Yes, Lindsay is a f*ck up but Shawn sticks it out. Shawn’s a high powered attorney with plenty of other possible clients and could quit if she wanted, but she sincerely seems to want Lilo to get better.

    • Devon says:

      I find it touching too. It’s like there is actually a person who wants to help her rather than all of the sycophants that surround her.

    • gg says:

      Criminal defense attorneys are a unique breed. Typically, they won’t abandon a client, no matter how bad they are. It’s anybody’s guess just how attached Shawn is to Lindsay but I want to believe she cares for her at the end of the day.

      Not that Lindsay deserves it, but hell, nobody else seems to be able to help her in any way; she’s surrounded by enablers.

      • Raquel says:

        That’s the thing, though…Shawn is as bad an enabler as the rest of them. I remember an article about spoiled brats of Hollywood, and Shawn was quoted commenting on a photo of Lohan, in court, with ‘Fuck You’ written on her middle fingernail. She complained that it was ‘so small no one noticed it but the cameraman’ and said it was ‘irresponsible’ of him to photograph it. All I could think was ‘it is responsible of him to snap the shot. It’s his job to photograph interesting things in the courtroom; that was an interesting thing in the courtroom. It’s how he feeds his kids. It’s YOUR job to make sure your client is on her best behavior. It’s your adult client’s job to not write ‘fuck you’ on her middle fingernail during her own court hearing.’

        I’ve seen judges fine people $50 for a cell phone ringing–so if the judge had noticed lil’ princess Lindsay basically flipping him off and saying ‘fuck you’ to him at the same time? It would, to understate it, not have gone well for her, at all…and it certainly would have been no one’s fault but her own. Shawn refused to even acknowledge that…and blamed everything on the cameraman who noticed.

        And why would she ditch Lindsay as a client? The girl brings her truckloads of $$$ and publicity.

  5. LEM says:

    the best birthday gift her family could give her is to stay the hell out of her life. she’s completely responsible for her actions, but she has never had any kind of support system when she completes her programs– she just has a violitile father and crackhead mother to go back to.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      ITA. She really has ZERO hope of staying clean and sober with her toxic parents still in the pic.

      • BreeinSEA says:

        Worf. Also, a donated cake? Lol can’t they just say it was a gift? She’s not a charity…

    • Lady D says:

      She made a big song and dance about moving into a sober living facility the last time she got out. She bragged about her 24-7 sobriety coach, and how this time “it will be different!” She has multiple support systems available. She makes choices, just like we all do.

  6. Jano1981 says:

    Please don’t publish anymore rehab photos I respectfully request of you Celebitchy, seems wrong.
    Lindsay is 27, a lot of people have real meaningful life and don’t always get to have a “birthday bash” get a clue Lindsay.

    • FLORC says:

      I sort of agree. Show the pics, but blur the faces of the others. Those people are hopefully trying to get their lives together and don’t need to be associated with this train wreck.

      Looks like she got her cigs back..

  7. swack says:

    TMZ had a story that Lindsay had requested to allow some of her friends to come visit and celebrate, was turned down. Also that she requested that she be able to leave rehab for a birthday dinner at a restaurant. Consider the source as to whether it is believable or not – I am always wary of “sources” reporting anything and that’s what TMZ always uses.

  8. DanaG says:

    It isn’t sad she spent her birthday in rehab without family it’s her own fault in the first place. Nice of Shawn to go but Lindsay did try to get the rehab to let friends visit they said no then she tried to be allowed to go out to dinner and they said no, so they are finally being tough on her. Going to Cannes right after rehab? That is just asking for trouble and I guess it means Lindsay isn’t going to go into hiding. She will be lucky to last a week sober……..

    • Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

      Exactly. I think she would have been out of rehab for her birthday if she had entered right after she was sentenced instead of partying at Coachella and in Brazil and wherever else she shook her party ass until the very last possible second to delay rehab. No pity from me.

      You’re 27 years old; learn to be a freaking adult, Lindsay.

    • lucy2 says:

      Yeah, I don’t feel bad for her. All she should be thinking about is recovery, not having “friends” (dealers) stop by.

  9. MonicaQ says:

    “I haven’t heard anything about her trying to crack-jack her way out to go partying for her b-day”

    “Crack-jack” is going with “bootymeat” as new words I need to use.

    My birthday is on/around Thanksgiving. I get an automatic party, food, cake, and football but I’d be fine without it. Just my grandma can burn, yum!

    • gg says:

      I feel spoiled rotten. My bday is the Fourth of July and I live in the States. Not only do I never have to work on my birthday, but I can check out any number of fireworks parties. 😀

  10. drdoolittling says:

    Wow, unless she had something to do with these pictures, this is such an invasion of privacy. What about the other patients whom we can clearly see? My God, I would sue the hell out of that rehab if my face ended up in the paper.

    • Becky says:

      Why is everyone suddenly crying invasion of privacy? To me, that line was crossed a long time ago when it was revealed what meds the docs were taking her off or not. If the gossip blogs (and let’s be honest, in LL’s case even the mainstream media can discuss her psychiatric medication – and seriously, this girl makes CNN int headlines on the regular)….
      Now, is her her really that long? It’s not, right? Is someone coming in to style her extensions?

      • RN says:

        Talking about the meds is pure speculation on the part of the person reporting. Taking photos that include not only LL but other participants in rehab violates the expectation of privacy and anonymity. The former is not comparable to the latter.

      • Kelly says:

        I think people are talking about invasion of privacy for the other patients, not LL.

      • gg says:

        HIPAA law violations are serious business. The other patients’ anonymity are seriously compromised with these photos.

      • Lindsay says:

        Every official drug related claim is public information. If you go to therapy or rehab by court order the doctor’s notes are public record. You could find that information on anyone but most people have better things to do then see what a random stranger is taking.

  11. pretty says:

    so finally she is the age of 27.

    let’s hope she safely goes through this year cause we don’t another 27 club death or something.. o__o

    • Littlewood says:

      The 27 Club is for talented musicians, Lindsay Lohan will never be part of that group.

  12. Evadstructn says:

    I imagine one would meet some very interesting characters at a rehab like this.

    • Onyx XV says:

      I was thinking the same thing. Probably quite a few people “in the industry.” Maybe she’ll make a connection for her next project there, lol, who knows?

  13. NerdMomma says:

    I don’t think that’s a sad birthday at all! A sad birthday would be Lohan falling around drunk, getting behind the wheel and killing a pedestrian. All in all, this was a very good birthday. She was sober.

    Thank goodness they denied her request to go out for a birthday dinner. How ridiculous. Again she has forgotten that this is court-ordered and in lieu of jail.

    • UsedToBeLulu says:

      I agree! It is probably the healthiest and sanest birthday she has ever had.

    • Erinn says:

      Oh man, that’s actually kind of sad.

    • UsedToBeLulu says:

      I don’t get it? But then there is something about Twitter that I inherently don’t get to be quite honest.

      • gg says:

        I’m with you. It seems to cause all sorts of problems when people use it for personal use rather than business blurbs.

        Also, how much can you even say in only 140 characters? Most comments on this site are longer than that.

      • Lindsay says:

        She was reminding Huffington Post it was her birthday too. They wrote “Happy birthday Larry David” and she replied “And me.” Just begging for attention.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      PLEASE don’t make me feel bad for her.

  14. JennJ says:

    I agree with all the other posters about the pictures at rehab, and thought I’d add my voice too (kind of like a petition). It is wrong, especially considering that the others didn’t ask for the fame.

  15. diva says:

    I don’t feel sorry for her that she spent her bday in rehab. She’s lucky she isn’t in jail or dead.

    • Nicolette says:


    • Mauibound says:

      Seriously, what is she twelve? Birthdays stopped mattering to me after 21. I guess I just don’t get it unless it’s just another reason to focus attention on herself

    • Kiddo says:

      Also, what an exceptional attorney, who is willing to spend time with LiLo on a personal level, after all of the shenanigans she pulled. Whatever this woman charges, she’s worth double that.

  16. lucy2 says:

    “Cookie-Puss’s fatwa against the Lohan family is over.”
    Best sentence EVER. It’s hilarious that Carvel did this after Dina’s attempted cake grift. Though it did inspire the awesome Kelsey Grammar/Jenna grift on 30 Rock, so it’s all good.

    I agree the rehab photos are in poor taste.

  17. choppersann 13 says:

    I’m disgusted by these images on this site, or any other that has published them… blatant disregard for a person’s privacy…idk why this wouldn’t be classified as a hippa violation..

    things like this make me question went I visit these blogs/ links….disappointed

    • Kelly says:

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. How do those people feel about being on a national website? What about their right to privacy?


    • Onyx XV says:

      It’s only a HIPAA violation if the rehab place itself is publishing photos of patients. It is illegal for them to discuss or identify any patients. As for the photographers, I don’t know what laws govern them… the laws of decency are obviously not in play.

    • Jessiebes says:

      I actually agree that cb should not have posted these pictures. Gossip site or not, I thought cb was a little better than that. That’s why I come here and not radar or Perez.

  18. judyjudy says:

    Mmmmmm….ice cream cake.

  19. Melma says:

    You can smoke in rehab? What the hell

    • gg says:

      In most rehabs they do allow smoking and believe me, they smoke their brains out because that’s the only vice they’re allowed. People who don’t smoke can go to specially-designated nonsmoking AA meetings or rehabs.

  20. BeesKnees says:

    Apparently she was all over twitter yesterday trying to get her stans to make Happybdaylilo a trending topic. Huffington Post Celebrity tweeted happy birthday to Larry David and she replied “and me!”

  21. Jaded says:

    Let’s hope her ‘so-called’ friends don’t try to smuggle anything in when they visit her. Wouldn’t put it past them…she needs to dump the old group as soon as she gets out, they only enable her addictions.

  22. GeeMoney says:

    I give her sobriety a month b4 she falls off the wagon again. As much as I want her to get better, I don’t see it happening.

    I honestly think that some serious jail time plus a long rehab stay is what’s really going to pull her out of her addiction. And plus some SERIOUS time away from her toxic parents.

  23. Madriani's Girl says:

    I don’t think the story is sad at all. This crackwhore is spending her birthday like this because of her own actions and no one else’s. Had she not been such an irresponsible mess, she would have been free to tear up the clubs last night (or any night) but she has always had that entitlement for which she is now locked down. Boof*ckinghoo, BloHan. Cry me a river. There are plenty of people who WANT to get clean and would give everything they have to be in a rehab like the ones you’ve been in but can’t because they have no way to pay for it. No sympathy for you at all and the real shame is you won’t learn a thing from this and will go right back to your crack ways until either you kill yourself or someone else.

  24. EscapedConvent says:

    Hmmm. I don’t see anything sad about ciggies & ice cream (& a balcony) on your birthday….

    That’s funny that Carvel sent the ice cream cake! So she didn’t have to use her “free Carvel” card.

  25. The Original G says:

    Puuleeease. I call BS on the “donated” Carvel cake. Like Carvel is sitting around thing about Blohan. Holley had to come down to tell her she wasn’t 4 years old and let the birthday thing go.

  26. Kelly says:

    Why, why, why are you showing a picture of LL that includes possible other patients at the facility?

  27. Sumodo1 says:

    Yes, the violation of the other clients’ (please, not “patients”) privacy is pretty bad form. Their faces should have been blurred.

  28. TheWendyNerd says:

    Shawn Holley is probably the only one who cares about that girl beyond what she can get out of her. Enough to actually hold her accountable, but also be kind.

    • Bess says:

      I agree with you about Shawn. The only other person who truly cared about Lindsay was Samantha Ronson.

      • TheWendyNerd says:

        Yeah, I remember when she dated Sam, and while they got a lot of press for being a gay couple, for a while it seemed like Lindsay had finally calmed down and wasn’t constantly getting in trouble for a while. That was before she totally f–ked it up, of course.

  29. boo says:

    She’s 27 years old, why all the boo hooing about not celebrating, what is she 8 years old? Get over it Lindsay you’re in there through your own actions. And by the way, not a good idea to go to Venice after leaving rehab, I’m pretty sure the booze and drugs there are free flowing!

  30. ReelChildofHell says:

    Spent my last birthday (40!) laid up with a broken foot in my mom’s house. Didn’t even get cake or drink. Not sure what her rehab/spa is like, but I would take an ocean view (or cake) over my lame ass day. Then again, I had pain pills. I really hope she gets it together after this, Shawn seems like a great person. But a big NO to the rehab pics. I would be livid.

    • Lady D says:

      Aw that’s sad, having no birthday cake. I don’t make a fuss about birthdays either, but I make sure to make my favourite cake(or cheesecake of the moment).
      Like someone said upstream, I quit making a fuss over birthdays after my 21st. I did however throw a Long Island ice tea party on my 50th, with a few friends.

  31. Emily C. says:

    As others have said, the best thing Lindsay’s nightmare parents could do for her would be to stay far, far away. The only way she has any chance is to cut them out of her life entirely. I’m sure she has therapists telling her this — I only hope she’ll listen.

  32. lisa says:

    ice cream cake is budget

    i wonder if they stuffed it with adderall

  33. MousieBrown says:

    I thought Carvel was only on the East Coast. I know we don’t have it in my part of the Midwest.

  34. Lflips says:

    And yet…I don’t feel sorry for her at all.

  35. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    Everyone–including people at this facility–know she is being papped off every balcony. She is undoubtedly getting paid for the shots. I imagine everyone there has been warned not to socialize outdoors with her due to the pap risk, so anyone caught on film is not unaware of what is going on whenever she’s outdoors.

    Does that make it right? No, but don’t assume those people were caught unawares.

    • Kim says:

      Exactly. This place has enough money to have the highest security and privacy should it not want any of its patients to get papped. Totally set up by her to show she is “doing well & making friends” in rehab. Isnt she the perfect role model – oh brother!

  36. Raquel says:

    I see. The tragedy here is that Lohan is 27 and still thinks birthdays are a big deal. I’m younger than she is, and it is little more to me than a few ‘happy birthday’ emails from close relatives, and a couple birthday shots at a bar, by this point. That’s it. I’m not 6. I don’t expect cake, and I don’t expect parties. If you say ‘happy birthday’ to me, I will think you are thoughtful…but I won’t be broken up if you forget it. It’s not my favorite day of the year. That’s what growing up is, and perhaps someone should tell Lindsay that, by this point, she really needs to do just that.

    I could feel sorry for Lindsay, and say that she was exposed too much too young by her deplorable family…but a lot of people have shitty families. And she has also been given soo many opportunities and second/third/fourth/fifth chances that none of us peasants could dream of if we pulled shenanigans like hers.

    So, no, I don’t get on the ‘poor Blohan’ bus very often.

  37. rudy says:

    I totally agree about the invasion of privacy of the patients with her on the porch. One man clearly sees the photographer. He may have been startled. But if a patient there was really concerned about privacy why would they chat up Lindsey Lohan outside in public view? It is so obvious everyone is trying to get a photo of Lindsey. She is a smoker and I imagine the other people on the balcony are as well. They could have chosen another time for a ciggie.

    • Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

      Or another balcony. I saw a picture of the place, and there are several different balconies on the one side.

  38. Kim says:

    Not smoking should be part of every rehab. Its an addiction. I get that it doesnt “alter” your mind but Nicotine is just as addictive and as bad as any drug out there. Its just typically takes longer to kill you.

    • Nina W says:

      I think it’s a one addiction at a time sort of philosophy in rehab. Tons of recovering addicts smoke cigarettes and drink way too much coffee and eat too many donuts.

    • rudy says:

      If someone is trying to deal with a addiction to meth and they already smoke cigarrettes there is no reason to quit tobacco, at least not yet. One day at a time, one addiction at a time.

  39. Lexi says:

    I love ice cream cakes

  40. Meggin says:

    Kinda crappy that paparazzi photograph her even whole she’s in rehab.. Ugh. Lol birthdays should not be a major thing after the age of 21. Hate people that flip over it being their birthday!

  41. Quinn says:

    No, what’s sad is that this trick should have spent her birthday in jail, not a swanky rehab. Just seeing her face infuriates me. Yuck.

  42. Shannon says:

    It’s probably the first birthday she’ll have a memory of in a long time. This is the year she either dies or finally gets herself together. She’s turning 27. I think she’s finally sober enough to grasp the enormity of the situation. Now she needs to make the choice to work to remain sober every day. She has to get rid of her enabling friends and family. That’s the difficult part.

  43. Good article. Greetings for Lindsay…