Lohan vows troubled past is behind her

NEW YORK — Lindsay Lohan says this time it’s going to be different.

In an interview that aired Sunday with Oprah Winfrey, the trouble-prone actress declared that this, her sixth stint in rehab, has put her on a path of recovery.

Lohan said she’s in “a different head space” now and vowed to stay “present and clear-headed and focused.”

“I feel whole again,” she told Winfrey, “and I have such a desire to want to keep this feeling and stay this way, and I’m willing to do whatever it takes.”

Lohan, 27, completed her latest court-ordered stay in rehab in July. She must continue therapy into late next year.

She acknowledged an addiction to alcohol, which “in the past was a gateway to other things for me,” but she offered no specifics other than cocaine, which she said she has used no more than 15 times.

Winfrey asked her what she’s on these days. Lohan replied, “Vitamins.”

“You’re not on any prescription drugs?” Winfrey pressed.

“No, no,” Lohan insisted, then checked herself: “I take Nexium. Because I have acid reflux.”

Van Dyke unhurt after car fire on freeway

LOS ANGELES — Dick Van Dyke is uninjured after his Jaguar caught fire while he was driving on a Los Angeles freeway.

California Highway Patrol officer Saul Gomez said Monday that the 87-year-old entertainer was not treated or cited at the scene.

The officer said witnesses reported the fire just before 2 p.m. Monday and said that an elderly man was slumped over behind the wheel of the flaming car. Passers-by stopped to help the man, whom officials identified as Van Dyke.

Arlene Van Dyke posted a video online that showed her husband speaking with police officers and the remains of his burned-out car.

Singer Fergie officially changes her name

NEW YORK — She’s the F to the E, R, G, the I, the E.

Fergie has officially changed her name: The singer born Stacy Ann Ferguson is now Fergie Duhamel. The Grammy winner’s representative confirmed the name change recently.

Fergie is one-fourth of the Black Eyed Peas. She released a solo debut, “The Dutchess,” in 2006. It launched five big hits, including “Fergalicious.”

The 38-year-old singer is married to 40-year-old actor Josh Duhamel. She is pregnant with their first child.

Associated Press