BECAUSE WE LOVE BAD GIRLS…
On this Monday, 18 March, Lindsay Lohan accepted a plea deal in a misdemeanour car crash case that includes 90 days in a rehabilitation facility. The actress, who has struggled for years with legal problems, pleaded no contest to reckless driving, lying to police and obstructing officers who were investigating the accident involving the actress in June. A judge said Lohan will be sentenced to 90 days in rehab, 30 days of community labour and 18 months of psychological therapy. Before the Mean Girls actress left the courtroom, Superior Court Judge James R. Dabney offered her a suggestion:
“Don’t drive,” he said.
Lohan was on probation when her sports car crashed on Pacific Coast Highway while on her way to a film shoot. The 26-year-old actress has been repeatedly sentenced to jail since 2007 when she was twice arrested for driving under the influence. A hearing had been set to begin at 8:30 a.m., and Lohan arrived after 9 a.m. She looked slightly frazzled in a cream-coloured ensemble. Lohan reportedly missed her original Sunday night flight from New York to Los Angeles, instead travelling on a private plane provided by a Los Angeles-based energy drink company for which she has made promotional appearances. Lohan has resolved her numerous court problems without ever going to trial. Instead she has faced judges who have sentenced her to rehab and counselling, which even her current attorney acknowledges have not completely helped the troubled actress. The former Disney star has been under some form of probation since 2007, and her court troubles have stifled a once-promising career.
SOME MOVIES, MANY MANY TROUBLES…
Lindsay Morgan Lohan (born Lindsay Dee Lohan on July 2, 1986) is an American actress, fashion designer, model and recording artist. She began her career as a child fashion model when she was three, and was later featured on the soap opera Another World for a year when she was 10. At age 11, Lohan made her motion picture debut in Disney’s remake of “The Parent Trap” (1998), a critical and commercial hit.
Her next motion picture, Disney’s remake of “Freaky Friday” (2003), was also a success at the box office and with critics. With the release of “Mean Girls” (2004), another critical and commercial success, Lohan became a household name and a frequent focus of paparazzi and tabloids. Lohan’s debut studio album, “Speak” (2004), was certified platinum. Her second album, “A Little More Personal” (Raw) (2005), was certified gold.
Earlier in 2005, Lohan starred in Disney’s “Herbie: Fully Loaded”, another box office success. In 2006, she received positive comments on her work in independent films, including Robert Altman’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and Emilio Estevez’s “Bobby”. In 2007, two driving under the influence incidents led to Lohan being put on probation, and together with three visits to rehabilitation facilities caused the loss of several movie deals. In 2008 and 2009, Lohan worked as a fashion model and launched the clothing line 6126. She resumed her acting career with recurring appearances in the TV series “Ugly Betty” in 2008 and starred in the TV film “Labor Pains” in 2009.
She was featured in Robert Rodriguez’s feature film “Machete” (2010). She spent much of 2010 and 2011 entangled in legal problems stemming from probation violations and a necklace theft. After her supervised probation was lifted in 2012, she did further television work, including starring as Elizabeth Taylor in the biographical TV film “Liz & Dick” (2012).
In 2006, Lohan attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. In January 2007, Lohan admitted herself to the Wonderland Center rehabilitation facility. Lohan checked out on February 16, 2007 after completing a 30-day stay. Lohan was then cast in the film “Poor Things”. On May 26, four days before production was set to start, she lost control of her car and ran it up a curb. After receiving treatment for minor injuries, she was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI.) The film’s producers initially voiced support and production was put on hold as Lohan entered the Promises Treatment Center rehabilitation facility where she stayed for 45 days. Upon her release to outpatient care, Lohan was voluntarily fitted with a SCRAM bracelet to monitor her sobriety. On July 24, three weeks before filming was scheduled to resume on “Poor Things”, Lohan refused a field sobriety test and was taken to a police station where her blood alcohol level was found to be above the legal limit. The police also found a small amount of cocaine in her pocket. She was booked on charges of possession of cocaine, driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license. In August Lohan entered the Cirque Lodge Treatment Center in Sundance, Utah for a third stint at rehabilitation, staying for three months until discharge in October. Ultimately Lohan was replaced in the Poor Things production. Hollywood executives and industry insiders commented that it would be difficult for Lohan to find employment until she could prove that she was sober and reliable, citing possible issues with securing insurance.
On August 23, 2007, Lohan pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cocaine use and driving under the influence and was sentenced to one day imprisonment and 10 days community service. She was also ordered to pay fines and complete an alcohol education program, and was given three years probation. Lohan released a statement in which she said “it is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs.” On November 15, 2007, Lohan served 84 minutes in jail. In October 2009 Lohan’s DUI probation was extended by an additional year, following several instances in which she failed to attend the court-ordered substance abuse treatment classes.
In May 2010 Lohan traveled to the Cannes Film Festival to promote the biographical drama Inferno, in which she was set to star as the lead, adult-film performer Linda Lovelace. While she was in court mandated rehab in November, it was announced that Lohan would be replaced by another actress. Because she was in Cannes, Lohan missed a mandatory DUI progress hearing. A bench warrant was issued for her arrest which was rescinded after she posted bail. Lohan was ordered to attend alcohol education classes, wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet, and undergo random drug tests to remain free on bail. At a July 6 hearing, the judge determined that Lohan had violated the terms of her probation by missing several mandatory classes and meetings. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail followed by 90 days of inpatient rehab treatment. Lohan served only 14 days of the jail sentence, between July 20 and August 2, due to overcrowding. She then entered an inpatient rehabilitation facility, from where she was released after only 23 days. She was ordered to submit to random drug and alcohol screenings and attend therapy.
On September 24, 2010, Lohan’s probation was revoked following a failed drug test. A few days later she entered the Betty Ford Center, a drug and alcohol treatment center, where she remained on court order for three months until early January 2011. On February 9, 2011, Lohan was charged with the theft of a necklace reported stolen from a jewelry store in January. She was sentenced to 120 days in jail and 480 hours of community service for misdemeanor theft and probation violation, to which she pled no contest. She was also ordered to remain under supervised probation until the completion of her community service. Due to jail overcrowding, Lohan served the sentence under house arrest wearing a tracking ankle monitor for 35 days between May 26 and June 29. In November Lohan was found to have violated the terms of her probation by failing to perform the required community service. She was sentenced to 30 days of jail and 400 hours of community service. On November 7, Lohan spent less than five hours in jail due to overcrowding. On March 29, 2012, Lohan’s supervised probation ended after she completed the required community service and therapy. She will still be on informal probation for the necklace theft until May 2014, with the only requirement to follow the law.
In the early hours of the morning on November 29 2012, Lindsay Lohan was arrested and charged with third-degree assault for allegedly striking a Florida woman in a Manhattan nightclub. Later that day, Lohan was charged with lying to police, obstructing an officer, and reckless driving stemming from a car crash earlier that year in Santa Monica in which police determined she lied by telling them her assistant was driving at the time of the car accident. On December 15, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge revoked Lohan’s probation due to new charges being filed against her. On March 18, 2013, Lohan pled no contest to misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and providing false information to a police officer. She was sentenced to 90 days in a lockdown rehabilitation center, 30 days of community service, and 18 months of mandated psychotherapy. A 180 day jail sentence in connection with the violation of probation was stayed.
By the way, don’t worry, LiLo, I love you. I will always love you.
REDHEAD, BRUNETTE OR BLONDE
Which Lindsay Lohan you like more?
Photographer Bert Stern may best be known as the photographer who shot Marilyn Monroe’s famous last sitting, a collection of vulnerable and beautiful shots of the actress, taken at the Bel Air hotel in 1962. The photographs are arguably the most famous images ever captured of America’s most famous actress. Six weeks after she had posed, Monroe was found dead of an apparent barbiturate overdose. As most anyone alive now already knows, New York Magazine’s Feb 2008 issue features Lindsay Lohan recreating the shoot now known as “Marilyn’s Last Sitting”, again shot by photographer Bert Stern.
WARNING: Nude Content.
For the January/February 2012 issue of Playboy magazine, Lindsay Lohan once again emulated the legendary actress in the pin-up poses originally struck by Marilyn for the 1953 issue of Playboy. Shot by photographer Yu Tsai, LiLo replicates some of Marilyn’s 1953 poses for the magazine and adds a few more.