LINDSAY GOES OUT DRINKING ON FIRST NIGHT OF FREEDOM: LINDSAY LOHAN wasted little time getting ... wasted?

After being released from her house arrest sentence Wednesday, Linds headed back to her Hollywood stomping grounds later that night hitting up a club for a friend's party. She was supposedly spotted enjoying a cocktail. Which is totally OK since she's no longer prohibited from drinking. The paparazzi situation waiting for her outside when she left the joint at 1:30 in the morning was INSANE. And when she stumbled, one of them shouted, quote, "She's drunk!"

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Yesterday, Lindsay hit up Twitter with this message: "If anyone caused me to nearly fall it was the psychotic paparazzi." The party continues for Lilo tomorrow (Saturday), her 25th birthday.

TO CATCH A CHEATER: "The Enquirer" has posted surveillence video of "To Catch a Predator" host CHRIS HANSEN hooking up with a West Palm Beach TV reporter, and allegedly cheating on his wife.  It was filmed last Friday night at the Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach, Florida where he and KRISTYN CADDELL had a romantic dinner. The tab claims they've been messing around for four months.

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WHO'S THE CELEBRITY CUTIE PATOOTIE??? ...

THE CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY LIST For Friday July 1 Includes Pam Anderson

OK, WE'RE AXING ...At age 44 is Pam Still Hot or Looking Harsh???

LADY GAGA - THE QUEEN OF POP: “Rolling Stone” has crowned LADY GAGA The Queen of Pop.

The music magazine took sales, radio airplay, views on YouTube, social media following, revenue from live shows, award wins and reviews from critics and determined Gaga the winner. TAYLOR SWIFT was a not-so-close second, followed by RIHANNA, BRITNEY, and BEYONCE.

SO WHO'S THE CELEBRITY CUTIE PATOOTIE??? …

It’s JULIA ROBERTS, shown here at the premiere of her new movie, Larry Crowne, in which she plays Tom Hanks' love interest. The movie is in theatres starting today.