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Staffer at rehab reports battery by Lohan

Lindsay Lohan is under investigation for an alleged misdemeanor battery against a female staffer at a rehab facility where the actress is receiving treatment, authorities said Tuesday.

Riverside County, Calif., sheriff's Deputy Herlinda Valenzuela said officers responded to a Betty Ford Center facility in Palm Desert on Dec. 12 shortly after 1 a.m. for an incident involving Lohan.

Valenzuela says a female staffer reported having a dispute with the "Mean Girls" star and that she wanted to pursue charges. No arrests were made and Valenzuela says detectives continue to look into the case. Their results will be presented to Riverside County prosecutors, who will decide whether to file a criminal case, Valenzuela said.

Lohan has been receiving treatment at the Betty Ford Center and its facilities, about 120 miles east of Los Angeles, since late September.

A judge overseeing her probation for a 3-year-old drunk driving case has required Lohan to remain at the rehab center until Jan. 3.

Morgan doing well after kidney transplant

"30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan is recovering from a kidney transplant.

A statement released by Morgan's publicist says Morgan is doing well and taking "much-needed time" to recover from the surgery earlier this month.

The statement says the actor-comedian looks forward to returning to work on the New York-based NBC sitcom after the holidays.

The 42-year-old Morgan plays the goofy star of a TV show on "30 Rock."

Another "30 Rock" cast member, Grizz Chapman, also received a new kidney earlier this year.

Jermaine Jackson reports home theft

Sheriff's detectives say they are investigating the reported theft of $192,000 in jewelry and luggage from Jermaine Jackson .

Michael's Jackson's older brother reported the theft of watches, rings and other jewelry after returning to Southern California from a vacation in mid-September.

Detectives say there are no suspects or clear leads.

Authorities say Jackson and his wife noticed the items were missing on Sept. 18 and realized that one of the doors of their Calabasas home had been left unlocked.

The investigation was first reported by celebrity website TMZ.

Another year older

Today's birthdays: actor Hector Elizondo, 74... TV anchor Diane Sawyer, 65... guitarist Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), 64... singer Robin Gibb (The Bee Gees), 61... rapper Luther Campbell, 50... actor Ralph Fiennes, 48... actress Lauralee Bell , 42... actress Heather Donahue , 36... actor Chris Carmack, 30... singer Jordin Sparks ("American Idol"), 21.

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