Lohan checks out of rehab
' LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan has checked out of a drug and alcohol treatment program in Utah that she entered in August, according to People magazine.
Lohan, 21, left the Cirque Lodge treatment center on Friday afternoon, the magazine reported on its Web site, citing statements from her parents.
""I'm proud of her. She's moving ahead with her life,' her mother, Dina, told People on Friday. ""Things were getting out of control. She took action. She took responsibility. She really needed to heal.'
Medley still loves life on the road
' LOS ANGELES - Forty-five years into the rock 'n' roll wars, Bill Medley hasn't lost that lovin' feeling, not for the music nor a musician's life on the road.
""I still do some one-nighters ... but not nearly as many,' the 67-year-old singer said recently from Branson, Mo., where he's taken to performing in two-week stints this year, dividing his time between there and his Southern California home.
""If I was in my 20s I'd still be out there on the road every night,' he adds. ""The road is a pretty magical place.'
That's where he was four years ago when his partner in the Righteous Brothers, Bobby Hatfield, died in a Michigan hotel room of a cocaine-related heart attack before a scheduled show.
Documentaries recount voyages of Columbus
' Christopher Columbus has his big day with a pair of documentaries.
The two-hour films premiere in most cities head-to-head on PBS and the History Channel at 9 p.m. Monday (check local listings), but you can sail with the History Channel documentary when it re-airs Tuesday at 1 a.m. (or launch the Tivo).
PBS' ""The Magnificent Voyage of Christopher Columbus' is adapted (and upgraded to high-def) from the 1991 series, ""Columbus and the Age of Discovery.' It recounts Columbus' first Atlantic crossing, while a modern-day crew retraces the voyage in replicas of his fleet.
The History Channel's ""Columbus: The Lost Voyage' provides an account of his final crossing, in 1502.