Will Hollywood's bad girls lay low on MTV weekend?

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Don't count on seeing Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Mischa Barton or Nicole Richie out-and-about on MTV Movie Awards weekend.

It's doubtful these self-destructive young starlets will feel much like partying, crashing their cars, vomiting in public bathrooms, or being rushed by ambulance to a hospital again. That's so last weekend.

But you never know what stunts these unpredictable Party Girls will pull. As late as Thursday afternoon, Lindsay Lohan remained on the list to present an award on the MTV Movie Awards Sunday night. Will she still show? "We just don't know," says Emily Yeomans of MTV. When will they know? "We don't know that either."

Not that the show's sex appeal will suffer. Other presenters include Victoria Beckham, Jessica Biel, Cameron Diaz, Mandy Moore, Jessica Alba and Katherine Heigl.

Lohan won two MTV Movie Awards for "Mean Girls" in 2005 and one for "Freaky Friday" in 2003. So will her absence hurt her career? Or will it help her tarnished image?

Most Lindsay-watchers feel it would be a bad move for her to make an appearance Sunday night. Nor, they say, should she hit Jay-Z and Rihanna's post-party or any of the pre-awards swag suites going on around town.

Perhaps it's time -- one might even say high time -- for Lohan to take it down a few notches. After a major Memorial Day meltdown (crashing her car, getting arrested on suspicion of DUI, being photographed passed out in a pal's car), Lohan was chauffeured (thank heavens!) by her attorney to Promises, the same luxurious summer camp--oh, sorry, medical rehab facility--that Britney Spears visited this year.

The repercussions went almost viral. La Vida Lohan was summarily dumped as the co-DJ (with Steve Aoki) at Thursday night's L.A. Reebok bash held at a private estate. Her exs -- Callum Best and Harry Morton -- partied on without her. And a planned party to celebrate Lohan's cover-girl status for LA Confidential magazine is also doubtful.

Her next film role in "Poor Things," also starring Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis and Rosario Dawson, is on shaky ground. Producers have released a statement saying they are "trying to rearrange the shooting schedule to facilitate her working at the end of the shoot to coincide with the completion of her rehabilitation." But that could change.

Linds does have one party to look forward to. Sort of. She's legally contracted to hold her big long-anticipated 21st birthday party at Caesars Palace's Pure nightclub on July 2. Woo hoo, break out the party hats! The girl's finally legal and she won't (hopefully) be drinking. Ah, irony.

Paris Hilton, 26, has been a presenter at the last three MTV Music Video Awards. But she probably won't be a guest at Sunday's show, what with the very real threat of three weeks in the clink hanging over her pretty blonde head for driving again and again and again on a suspended license. She's so freaked out about having to wearing an orange jumpsuit (so not her color!) that she's recently been seen carrying copies of two best-selling self-help books, the Bible and "The Secret."

On Tuesday, Hilton must surrender and begin serving a 23-day sentence for parole violations at the Century Regional Detention Facility, in Lynwood, Calif. According to eonline, Hilton's days in a special needs unit there will be very regimented:

Lights on at 6 a.m.
Breakfast: usually cold cereal, bread, orange juice, milk and a hardboiled egg. 6 a.m.-7:30 a.m.
Lunch: possibly sandwich, apple, cookies, veggies and a beverage. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Dinner: spaghetti, pepper steak or perhaps macaroni and cheese. 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Lights out at 10 p.m.

Oh, and no cellphones.

But on a bright note, when she is set free, she has a great gig in St. Tropez. She's set to be the face of a canned sparkling wine called Rich Prosecco and, according to the company, will appear at its summer party there when she gets out of the can (sorry). She has a three-to-five-year contract with the company that reportedly includes a share of the company. Canned wine? Classy.

Britney Spears, 25, who was nominated for two MTV Movie Awards for her very first film role in "Crossroads" several years ago, is probably waaay too busy getting her (stage) act together to attend Sunday's show. Or she may be laying low. Very low.

Nicole Richie, 25, was a presenter at the MTV Music Video Awards last year. And she appeared in the MTV Movie Awards Pre-Show back in 2005. Will she make an appearance Sunday? She did show up at Kidada Jones's Disney Coutour event at a Bel Air home yesterday. Kidada's dad, Quincy Jones, is one of Richie's godfathers. The other one being Michael Jackson. Make of that what you will.

But Richie's not out of hot water. Her arrest last December for DUI occurred when other motorists reported her driving the wrong way on a freeway. Some say she's still making wrong turns.

Despite rumors of more treatment for the increasingly emaciated "Simple Life" star, Richie treats anorexia lightly. With this week's web leak of her e-mailed invite to that now-infamous Memorial Day party, she's catching major flak for mocking the national holiday honoring fallen U.S. servicemen and an often-fatal disease.

"From: Nicole Richie
Subject: Masha and Nicole's Memorial Day Party
My fellow Americans its that time of year
To celebrate our country by drinking massive amounts of beer
Let's stand together as one, live the American dream
Take shots, pass out, & wake up with our pants ripped open at the seems
Let's glorify this day in your sluttiest tops and your tightest pair of tsubi jeans
Even though we have no ------ clue what Memorial Day really means!!
There will be a scale at the front door. No girls over 100 pounds allowed in. Start starving yourself now. See you all then!!!"

Richie's publicist quickly released a statement to press: "This invitation was sent via e-mail to her friends who understand that she was responding in a joking manner to the constant untruths printed about her in the media. Her reference to Memorial Day was in no way meant to offend anyone but was simply an expression of her distaste for the current situation."

Got that?

Mischa Barton, 21, has never actually appeared on an MTV Movie Awards show. But she did appear in James Blunt's video message on the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2005. Sunday's show would have been a smart career-booster for an actress desperately trying to get a movie -- any movie -- career going. All she's been doing lately is signing sneakers in London and New York stores, part of her Keds endorsement gig.

But Barton, a guest at Richie's Memorial Day party, has problems too. She wound up in the emergency room at Sherman Oaks Hospital last weekend for a reported violent reaction to antibiotics and alcohol according the Associated Press and other press accounts.

Luckily -- and ironically -- no one else at the party -- including Paris Hilton -- had to be rushed to the hospital. So we can rule out food poisoning. Not that Nicole had bothered to stock up on party vittles. Mischa and Nicole were seen shopping at Ralph's Sunday afternoon. Click here to see pictures.

Visible in their cart are two purposefully covered bags (They kept the bags covered while Mischa loaded them into the car. Who does that? ) Was it beer? Quite visible are two medium-sized bags of charcoal. Let this be a lesson: never put scrawny chicks in charge of party noshes. No cheese, chips or salsa? No weiners, burgers or potato salad? What are these girls, air plants?

So if it wasn't food poisoning, what else could it have been? The New York Daily News reports that Barton's publicist insists that her celeb client was not, I repeat, NOT among the Memorial Day party-goers said to be munching on magic mushrooms. The paper quotes a source claiming she spent half an hour in the bathroom at the party before being taken by ambulance to the Sherman Oaks hospital. A defense could be that the fungi might have been the only food served at the party. But could the reax have been due to shrooms on an empty stomach?

"That's what everyone is wondering," confided a source at a freebie suite yesterday. Another babe working a swag booth at the Silver Spoon Buffet, added. "Mischa's always bumping into things," for whatever that's worth.

Full disclosure: I drank a cup of mushroom tea at Mrs. Brown's on a Jamaican vacation back in 1989. Seemed harmless at the time. It was tea, for crying out loud. Terrible- tasting tea at that. In 20 minutes, I barfed my brains out and spent the day curled in a fetal position in my hotel room watching the drapes turn into frothing dragons.

However, I think I speak for hundreds, perhaps thousands of people who have frequently mixed alcohol and antibiotics and have never gotten sick. Hey, I'm just saying.

The former "O.C." starlet will not attend the MTV show Sunday. Mischa's winging her way to Russia to start filming a movie which has been labeled by the press as an "as-yet-unnamed project." In fact, it's so as-yet-unnamed that it's not listed on IMDb.com, which catalogs all potential film projects, even those in pre-pre-pre-production. The only film listed for Barton is "Malice in Sunderland," which starts filming in England in October. Hmmm. Curiouser and curiouser.

Setting the tone for this MIA weekend, there were no problem-prone Party Girls at Wednesday night's Diesel boutique opening on Melrose Place, where the best-known blonde was Brittany Snow and Paris' pal Kim Kardashian became the night's most photographed babe.

Hollywood's Bad Girls were also noticeably absent from one of their usual shopping haunts, this week's Silver Spoon MTV Movie Awards Gifting Suite. With no scandalous celebs to bestow gifts on, less-stellar celebs benefited big-time. Paris' pal Caroline D'Amore and good girl Haylie Duff were loaded up with more loot than they could lug.

On Thursday, Ashley Scott -- an actress best known for dating Ashton Kutcher before Demi Moore robbed his cradle -- and Anne Heche -- best known for then-dating Ellen DeGeneres and now dumping her husband Corey Laffoon for her "Men in Trees" co-star -- raked in the goodies at Kari Feinstein's MTV Movie Awards Style Lounge. Jessica Alba -- an actual working actress without the stench of scandal about her -- was so loaded down with free stuff -- including duds from Scarlett Johansson's new Reebok sportswear line -- that one partygoer said "she needed a Sherpa to carry it and a truck to get it home."

The only big names at the Platinum Gifting Suites in the Meridian Hotel on Wednesday were Jennifer Lopez's ex-hubby Cris Judd, Jason Davis and Barton's former "O.C" squeeze Benjamin McKenzie. "It was like scraping the bottom of the celebrity barrel," reported a witness to the event. Thankfully "Heroes" hottie Hayden Panettiere and "Borat" star Ken Davitian showed up Thursday.

One longtime swag suite observer who witnessed the diminished star power resulting from the Memorial Day Meltdown moaned, "Those poor vendors who paid through the nose to get a spot in these MTV Movie Awards swag suites and rub elbows with stars must be ready to open a vein."

-- Additional reporting by Samantha Bonar

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