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According to Dina Lohan, there’s nothing wrong with her daughter that can’t be blamed on the media, the paparazzi, and the Beverly Hills judge who sent Lindsay to jail, and then ordered her to drug and alcohol rehab for 90 days.
No matter that it’s the fourth stint in rehab for Lohan, 24, since 2007, when the “Mean Girls” star said in a statement that her life had become “completely unmanageable” because she was addicted to alcohol and drugs.
In a terse and defensive TV interview on Friday, mom Dina appeared to have no regrets and took no responsibility for the rapid and alarming downfall of her daughter, who came alone to Hollywood at the age of 19 to live, work, and party all night long.
“I had to let her go and let her live and fall and fail and survive. Without failure, there’s no success,” she said. “I was there in close proximity, but you can’t make your child not go out and go to a club and not get behind the wheel of a car. I certainly don’t condone any of that behavior,” Dina Lohan said, adding that it was part of a parent’s responsibility to give their children freedom.
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She said she was a changed woman. She pleaded for forgiveness. She cried before a judge. But on her middle finger nail she had painted an expletive. Was it a message to the judge? To the prosecutor? To the media? Regardless, when the gavel came down in the courtroom of Beverly Hills Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel, Lindsay Lohan was headed for jail.
The “Mean Girls” actress on Tuesday was sentenced to 90 days in jail — three 30-day terms, served consecutively — for each of two drunken driving charges and one reckless driving charge. (Read the story here) .
Two Hollywood stars. Two different stories.
1) Former child star turns wild child, convicted of drunken driving, goes into rehab a few times, parties ’round the clock, gets dumped from at least one movie, plans role as porn queen — and becomes laughing stock of the celebrity media.
2) Middle-aged actor, three times married, plays raunchy womanizer, couple of stints in rehab, former client of notorious Hollywood Madam, pulls knife on wife during drunken Christmas Day argument – and almost doubles salary to become highest-paid actor on TV.
Going into Monday’s criminal hearing for R&B singer Chris Brown , the buzz at the court house centered on the possible testimony of Rihanna , who was Brown’s girlfriend in February when he assaulted her in a rented Lamborghini on the eve of the Grammy Awards. But Rihanna and Chris Brown never faced off in court.
Instead, Brown pleaded guilty to assault and left the court room through the front entrance. Moments later, Rihanna was shown into the court through the back door. She was dressed all in black, and came in wearing sunglasses and pearls around her neck. She set a black hand bag down on a chair, took off her sunglasses and stood listening as Los Angeles Judge Patricia Schnegg explained the terms of the stay-away order she had just issued against Brown.