Funicello’s LA home burns
LOS ANGELES — Former Disney Mouseketeer Annette Funicello suffered smoke inhalation from a fire that badly damaged her Los Angeles home, but her former husband says she wasn’t seriously injured.
The blaze Thursday in Encino was doused in less than a half-hour.
Fire spokesman Erik Scott said two women — one of them in a wheelchair — and a man were hospitalized for possible smoke inhalation and are in good condition.
Their names weren’t released, but Funicello’s ex-husband, Jack Gilardi, says the 68-year-old actress was at home with her current husband and a nurse. Funicello has multiple sclerosis.
Lohan rejects plea offer in necklace theft
LOS ANGELES — Lindsay Lohan rejected a plea agreement Thursday offered by prosecutors that included a guaranteed return to jail in a case involving the theft of a $2,500 necklace.
The “Mean Girls” actress appeared in a courtroom and told a judge she agreed to delaying her case until an April 22 preliminary hearing, when prosecutors will present evidence against her.
It was all Lohan said during the brief proceeding in Los Angeles.
Sheen files $100M lawsuit against Warner
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Charlie Sheen brought his verbal war against Warner Bros. and the executive producer of ‘‘Two and a Half Men’’ to the courtroom on Thursday, filing a $100 million lawsuit seeking to recoup his salary and wages for the show’s crew.
The breach of contract lawsuit alleges production was halted on the CBS sitcom in part to punish Sheen for recent behavior that has included two hospitalizations and, in recent weeks, a series of interviews in which he has attacked executive producer Chuck Lorre. But the suit and Sheen’s attorney, Marty Singer, say most of the incidents cited by Warner Bros. for firing Sheen occurred before his tirades against Lorre began.