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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Lindsay Lohan returns to jail in handcuffs

Lindsay Lohan returns to jail in handcuffs

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Lindsay Lohan returned to jail in handcuffs Friday after a judge refused to set bail and ordered her to remain in custody for failing a drug test until another hearing nearly a month away.

Bailiffs escorted the troubled starlet from the Beverly Hills courtroom immediately after the hearing that lasted less than 10 minutes. She arrived at the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood a short time later, with sheets held up around her to shield her from sight.

It will be Lohan’s third jail stint for a 3-year-old drug and drunken driving case filed after a pair of high-profile arrests in 2007.

‘Judge Judy’ topples ‘Oprah’ from top spot

LOS ANGELES — ‘‘Judge Judy’’ won a ratings verdict over ‘‘Oprah’’ last season to rank No. 1 among daytime series.

According to Nielsen figures, Judy Sheindlin’s courtroom show averaged 6.3 million daily viewers, compared with 5.7 million for Oprah Winfrey’s talk show. ‘‘Judge Judy’’ became the first show to knock ‘‘Oprah’’ out of the top spot in a decade — and it was ‘‘Judge Judy’’ that did it the last time, too.

Winfrey relied on more reruns than usual last season, which affected her ratings.

Sheindlin is in her 15th year with the legal show. Winfrey, who’s in the 25th and final season of her syndicated show.

Bristol Palin launches Facebook page

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Following in her mother’s footsteps, Bristol Palin has launched an official Facebook page. Among her first subjects: her role on ‘‘Dancing with the Stars.’’

The 19-year-old daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said the Tuesday launch is part of a new chapter in her life.

The single mother of a toddler son, Bristol Palin said she wanted to step out of her comfort zone to tell her story and advocate for the ‘‘pro-life and pro-family cause.’’