Showbiz Top 5: Can Oprah save Lindsay Lohan?

Jenny McCarthy joins The View…Randy Travis in critical condition…Chris Brown’s probation revoked…and can Oprah save Lindsay Lohan?

In a big no-shocker, Barbara Walters announced that Jenny McCarthy will be joining “The View” when the show returns on September 9. Now that it’s all official, Jenny is free to shout it from the rooftops, which is basically what she did on her blog yesterday. “YUP, I’M DOING ‘THE VIEW’!” She wrote:  “When word got out that Joy [Behar] was leaving ‘The View,’ I knew that the timing of my desire and her departure might be serendipitous for me.” Joy will leave when the show goes on hiatus next month. Elisabeth Hasselbeck bowed out last week.

When is that Royal Baby coming???? Shouldn’t that little prince or princess be here by now?? Actually, the Duchess of Cambridge could be delivering any minute now. While visiting a children’s hospital yesterday, her mother-in-law Camilla just so happened to mention, “We are all just waiting by the telephone. We’re hopeful by the end of the week he or she will be here.”

Randy Travis is still in critical condition, but doctors say he is improving. While he’s still on a ventilator, doctors say they hope to have him weaned off of that very soon. Randy’s been hospitalized since July 7 for congestive heart failure, but last week, he suffered a stroke and doctors had to operate to relieve the swelling on his brain. Doctors believe Randy will remain in the hospital for another 2-3 weeks, but it could take months for him to recover from his stroke.

Chris Brown was in court yesterday to fight the LA County DA’s motion to have his probation revoked in the Rihanna beating case. Back in May, Chris was involved in a fender bender and Chris is accused of providing false insurance and license information, which led to hit-and-run charges. The judge revoked Chris’ probation, but he released Chris on his own recognizance. Chris will report back to court in August and at that point, if the judge decides Chris did violat the terms of his probation, he could be sentenced to 4 years in prison.

Dina Lohan realizes that it might take the power of Oprah to save her daughter. Sources say that the Oprah Winfrey Network has been negotiating with Lindsay for four months to do an 8-part docu-series on Lindsay’s struggles, her time in rehab, her career and her plans for the future. The deal reportedly was signed while Lindsay was at Betty Ford, and is said to be worth roughly $2 million. Plus, Lindsay negotiated for two paid assistants and a stylist. Good negotiating skills, Lindsay!! She completes her 90 days of court-ordered rehab at the end of the month and then she’ll sit down for an interview with Oprah before she starts filming her docu-series. Look for it in 2014.

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