Former "Lost' star released from jail

LOS ANGELES - Former ""Lost' actress Michelle Rodriguez has found her way out of jail.

Rodriguez was released from a Los Angeles County women's jail in Lynwood on Wednesday after serving 18 days of a 180-day sentence for violating probation in a drunken driving case, authorities said.

She was released early under a program that deals with jail overcrowding by allowing nonviolent female inmates to serve as little as 10 percent of their sentence.

Quaid, wife lash out at hospital

LOS ANGELES - Dennis Quaid and his wife denounced the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center over a ""lack of candor' about medical errors they believe caused their newborn twins to receive overdoses of a blood thinner.

The couple said they were particularly upset to learn from a state investigation that their babies were given dosages of heparin that were 2,000 times stronger than what was prescribed.

The report's findings released Wednesday by the California Department of Public Health conflict with the hospital's initial report.

""We find it outrageous and totally unacceptable that we are learning for the first time ... exactly what transpired,' the actor and his wife, Kimberly, said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times.

Honorary mayor of Hollywood dies at age 84

LOS ANGELES - Johnny Grant, the avuncular honorary mayor of Hollywood has died. He was 84.

Grant died just before 7 p.m. Wednesday, apparently of natural causes, said Officer Jason Lee. Grant was found dead on a bed in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Lee said.

Grant was perhaps best known as the jolly host alongside more than 500 celebrities he inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Grant's mission in life was bringing the Tinseltown story to everyone. He hosted red carpet Oscar arrivals and Walk of Fame festivities.