Celebrity Roundup: December 30, 2011

Celebrity Roundup: December 30, 2011

By Sam Lansky 12/30/11

Rachel Uchitel's Pregnant, Lilo's Reforming Her Image, and 47% More Celebs Got Busted For Drugs This Year.

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Celebrity Rehab Alum Rachel Uchitel Announces Pregnancy [LA Times]
Rachel Uchitel, the former mistress of Tiger Woods who eventually appeared on Celebrity Rehab to kick her "love addiction", has announced that she is pregnant with her husband, former Penn State footballer Matt Hahn. (The two were married in October.) 

X Factor Runner-Up Chris Rene Outsells Winner Melanie Amaro [The Examiner]
X Factor’s resident recovering addict success story, Chris Rene, only placed third in the US version of the show. But post-show, his sales have only continued to skyrocket, with single “Young Homie” hitting #32 on the iTunes charts. Judge Nicole Scherzinger might do well to ask Rene for tips on how to score a charting single.

Lindsay Lohan Ditches Lucrative New Years’ Plans to Reform Image [TMZ]
Rather than accepting a big check to be photographed swilling top-shelf liquor at an exclusive nightclub on New Years’ Eve, Lindsay Lohan’s celebration will be low-key in an effort to reform her image. 

British Reality Star Frankie Cocozza Sobers Up for Big Brother [Metro]
Frankie Cocozza gained notoriety on the UK version of The X Factor after bragging about doing cocaine backstage and getting promptly booted from the show. But before joining Celebrity Big Brother, he said he’s cleaning up his act; he tweeted that he showed “young people out there that drugs f*** things up,” finishing with the helpful hashtag “#saynotodrugs.” 

A Lot of Celebrities Got Busted for Drugs This Year [CelebStonerStars—they love their drugs. Sixty-three notables were arrested for drugs in 2011: a 47% increase over last year. Unsurprisingly, athletes and musicians comprised most of the busts, 79% of which were for marijuana. Still, the “biggest celebrities” on the list are names like Soulja Boy and Brooke Mueller, so at least it’s heartening to know that A-listers are keeping their noses clean.

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