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Friday, July 28, 2006

Oh Lindsay, when will you learn?

If, like me, you've watched Lindsay Lohan's descent from apple-cheecked Disney starlet to skinny, seemingly drugged-out skank with a certain awe, it may hearten you to know that someone finally called her on her sh!t. And someone else helpfully leaked the written reprimand to The Smoking Gun, so we could all enjoy it together. I love the internet age

Earlier this week, Lindsay was taken from the set of her new movie, Georgia Rule, to hospital due to "heat exhaustion" and "dehydration". The fact that she had reported for work straight from a club wasn't mentioned by her PR flacks. A B12 shot later and Lindsay was well enough to be back out partying with her new boy-toy that very night. A veritable medical miracle! Yet, not everyone was pleased to see our Lindsay back on the party scene. James Robinson, CEO of Morgan Creek, producers of Georgia Rule, laid it for Lindsay in a hand-delivered letter:

"You and your representatives have told us that your various late arrivals and absences from the set have been the result of illness... We are well aware that your on-going all night heavy partying is the real reason for your so called 'exhaustion'. We refuse to accept bogus excuses for your behaviour.

To date, your actions on Georgia Rule have been discourteous, irresponsible and unprofessional. You have acted like a spoiled child..."

Robinson then goes on to warn Lohan that further delays and absences will not be tolerated, and that she will be held financially responsible for them.

Oh, snap! Guess she won't be working for Morgan Creek again anytime soon.

Is it unseemly for me to take pleasure in this? I know it really is an undoubtedly small irritation for Miss Lindsay. Yup, it's wrong. Yup, I'm petty. But let's face it.. if you or I were showing up to work totally strung out on a regular basis, our butts would be fired in no time. Lindsay gets a public slap on wrist - likely with no longer term repercussions. The girl is still rich, marginally talented (I liked Mean Girls, I really did) and totally famous. But it is still nice to see someone in Hollywood doesn't feel the need to kiss her skinny, strung-out a$$.


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