Sigh. You knew this would happen, didn’t you? Lindsay Lohan, who last week was sentenced to 30 days in jail for probation violation, reported to the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, CA last night at 8:48PM PST to begin serving that sentence. She was released less than 5 hours later. I’d say that 5 hours in jail beats 30 days of house arrest any day.
This happened after earlier in the week posing first for Playboy then crashing the after party for Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest movie ‘J Edgar’. No one is quite sure how she managed to even get past security for the party but she apparently made quite the scene telling anyone who would listen that she had to see ‘Leo’.
See, Lindsay still thinks she’s important. She’s delusional She still thinks that she can waltz into A-list parties and be welcomed, that she can still demand star treatment. She thinks that people will think her Playboy spread is ‘tasteful’ when people know really that she needed to make some money and taking her clothes off was her last resort since no one will hire her anymore. Lindsay lives in a world of denial where she thinks that she belongs on the A-list because she surrounds herself with people who are more interested in taking all that they can from her than they are with giving her all that she needs, and that includes feeding her ego to the point where she still thinks she’s a star.
Sadly one of those people happens to be her mother, who has not only denied Lindsay has had any sort of drug or alcohol problem for years, but is now trying to further capitalize off her daughter by writing a tell-all book about her troubles. Yup, good old ‘mom of the year’ Dina Lohan is shopping around a memoir which places the blame on everyone else for Lindsay’s issues – never on her. TMZ got ahold of Dina Lohan's book draft and in it she writes:
"I blamed her friends, her career and her handlers for an (sic) newfound lifestyle of partying excessively. Drinking, drugging and behaving irresponsibly became Lindsay's way of daily living--and it tore me up inside."
"How could I deny my daughter the chance of a lifetime? How could I hold Lindsay back from her dream of becoming an actress? So, I listened to others and sent my daughter to Hollywood with a few pieces of luggage and a chaperone."
Well, really – did Lindsay even stand a chance at a normal life?! Because who wouldn't send their child off to Hollywood to live in a hotel because they dreamt of being an actress?! If the moms of every kid who wanted to be famous did that, Hollywood would be overrun by tweens! This is the same mother who will insist that the naked shots of her 25 year old daughter, that she had to sell to a magazine to make money, are ‘tasteful’ not desperate at all.
But Lindsay is an adult now and she has to start taking her health and her future into her own hands, since the only person who really seems to care about her succeeding is the judge. I was really hoping Lindsay would spend some time in jail that maybe a few days by herself, away from her so called friends, would give her some time to reflect on the mess she made of her life. But sadly due to overcrowding she was released mere hours after she checked in. Meaning it won’t be long before Lindsay is once again behaving badly. She only has to serve 12 days of community service at the morgue and attend four psychotherapy sessions before December 14 to avoid any more jail time for now. I really hope that this doesn’t end tragically, but I’m not holding my breath.
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