Lindsay Lohan jail time again? You have to be kidding, right? It’s no joke-as Lindsay Lohan apparently found out today in court. Lohan was sent to jail today after appearing in court for violation of her probation. According to US Magazine, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elden Fox ordered the actress to jail at least until October 22, 2010. That means that the Lindsay Lohan jail time could reach a month or more.
A separate US Magazine story reveals that Lindsay Lohan was giggling and drinking when she apologized via her twitter account about the most recent probation violation. How has this young Hollywood movie star not received the message yet? Lindsay Lohan failed two separate drug tests according to TMZ-one for cocaine and other for Adderall. TMZ has posted several photos of Lindsay walking into court on the day of her arrest and eventual jail time. There are also pictures of her day in court drawn on the website(apparently no cameras were allowed).
It’s one of the most alarming stories I’ve ever read or written about. How can a young actress who seemingly has a great life ahead of her self destruct in such a devastating manner? There have been several articles that point out that Lindsay will benefit financially from this extra exposure. That just doesn’t make sense to me in the long term. Lindsay is absolutely trashing her reputation similar to what Mel Gibson is experiencing. I have a hard time believing she will continue to find work–considering her substance abuse problems and her name is becoming synonymous with trouble. Which directors would want to gamble on someone who might not show up mentally to a set? Who is going to want to pay money to see an actress who seems to be playing her “diva” card one time too often? I think the rebellion buzz will only last so long before people finally start saying “no” to her new projects. It might take Lindsay a decade to recover(or allow people to forget).
The Lindsay Lohan jail sentence could also be much longer this time around. She was let out last time because of overcrowding. Could that happen again with her jail time? It seems like Lindsay Lohan will be in prison until at least October 22 from initial indications. Would that be enough time to convince Lindsay that this jail time is no laughing matter? Maybe it will finally sink in for Lindsay this time around–but she has become such a repeat offender that it seems unlikely she’ll learn anything from the incident. It would be nice to give her the benefit of the doubt-but if the US Magazine story regarding her and friends laughing at her tweet was any indication, things certainly don’t look bright in her future in terms of straightening out.
Why do some young Hollywood stars believe they can get away with anything and still continue their glamorous life? It’s unfortunate but Lindsay needs to be treated like anyone else who has been a repeat offender. She needs to pay with jail time and somehow straighten out her life. Maybe the time in a cell would allow her to be retrospective about how she has lived her life and the choices she is making that are separating her from a peaceful existence. No matter what happens, Lindsay deserves the jail time that is coming to her and perhaps even more for being allowed a second chance and failing. She doesn’t appear to be even remotely afraid of the consequences–that’s perhaps the most scary part of her destructive nature.