When Oprah and Lindsay Lohan formerly debated taping a docuseries on OWN, Lohan said she was ready to be open and honest. But on the 3rd part of Lindsay watchers see Lohan decline to let the production crew into her apartment to film. Knowledge that Lindsay has caused commotion for the docuseries crew, Oprah goes to New York for a planned check-in on and confronts the actress about her behavior. “When you change a schedule, you know what happens. You’re a professional woman,” Oprah stated. “And it’s not just for you. You’ve got a whole team of people who are relying on you right now for this particular experience, for creating this documentary.”
During the powerful heart-to-heart, Oprah questions Lohan if recording this series is what she really wants. “No, I want it,” Lindsay states. “It’s just weird to film things that are going on; I’m just not used to it. And I’m learning how to deal with life in a different light than I have before, and in a different way that I have before. And at the end of the day, my main objective is to maintain my sobriety.”
Oprah asks the question that up until now, Lohan had not responded to: “And have you been sober since we last met?” “Yes, I have,” Lohan answers. “Hello, let’s celebrate that!” Oprah states. “That’s where you are right now; look at how great that is. Wow.” Breaking down into crying, Lohan expresses to Oprah that it feels good. “I feel good that I’ve maintained something that I’ve worked so hard for,” she says. “What about the Adderall?” Oprah asks. “No, nothing,” Lohan shakes her head.
When she’s been lured to drink, Lohan says she plays out the situation in her head, and it’s a descending spiral she doesn’t want to reenter. Oprah brings up a current tabloid report that said Lohan was out late at night with an old boyfriend, but Lohan says it was entirely false. It’s up to Lohan to demonstrate the pessimists wrong, Oprah says, and gives her advice. “The vultures are waiting to pick your bones,” Oprah says. “And that shouldn’t frighten you. That should liberate you. Because if I were you, I wouldn’t let them have me.”
It’s really amazing to know that even though she is the famous actress Lindsay Lohan, she still struggles with sobriety like any person would. She says that if she wants to drink or use, she plays the tape and sees how bad it can get. I know that for me, in the beginning playing the tape really helped me to stay sober. Sometimes it can be hard to be honest with yourself and think about what might happen if you drink. As a real deal addict, I know that if I start with drinking (even though I was an alcoholic, as well), I will end up doing drugs sooner rather than later. It’s something I have proven to be true over and over again. It’s good that Lohan is keeping her sobriety as her number one priority. If you or a loved one are struggling with substance abuse or addiction, please call toll free 1-800-951-6135.
The first look at Oprah Winfrey’s effort to salvage Lindsay Lohan’s career through a reality show intervention premiered online Tuesday, and it’s clear the queen of interviewing isn’t playing any games. “You need to cut the bulls–t,” Winfrey, 60, tells Lohan in the 2-minute sneak peek. “You really do.”
Lindsay Lohan’s new reality show ‘Lindsay’ follows the star on her journey through recovery following a very public period of disaster. Already, watchers get a hint of drama that surrounds the 27-year-old actress’ rehabilitation from drugs, alcohol and the status she gathered as one of Hollywood’s biggest party girls. The series debuts on Sunday night on OWN with the actress going to meetings, dodging cameras, spending time with her family, arguing with her father and having a serious sit down with Oprah. In the small clip of the show, Lohan states that she feels like a prisoner all the time. At one point, it shows her sober coach as he is asked if Lindsay is staying sober – and his answer isn’t very clear.
This show gives Lindsay the chance to tell her side of the story and show what it’s like for people to work with the star. She has admitted to knowing that this is her last shot at a serious acting career. Oprah gets real with Lindsay and tells her that she needs to take her recovery seriously. “This is exactly what everybody said was going to happen and I believed differently,” Winfrey says. “She doesn’t understand this is her life.”
Lindsay Lohan has definitely been back and forth in the recovery scene quite a few times and I commend her for broadcasting her journey to the world, but I don’t think I could handle it. When I first got sober, I had a hard enough time just talking to friends, family and supports. I couldn’t imagine being on television and having the whole world view my recovery process. This is a very scary and serious disease and if Lohan doesn’t get her act together, she could be jeopardizing more than just her career – this disease can kill you.
The disease of addiction is a baffling and powerful thing that shouldn’t be taken lightly. None of us choose this lifestyle and we shouldn’t judge Lindsay for her struggles with it but it also needs to be brought to attention that she’s playing games with her life. Oprah seems to be having a positive effect on her and getting her to take everything more seriously. If I was being given a $2 million paycheck to get my life straightened out, I would like to think I would do it – but being an addict certainly changes things.
It doesn’t matter the reason we have to stay sober, all that matters is that we are willing and just put in the action. Being in recovery isn’t for people who want it or need it; it’s for people that do it. If you or a loved one are struggling with substance abuse or addiction, please call toll free 1-800-951-6135.
The fall from grace is that much harder when you’re famous. Many, many celebrities have been busted with drug possession and other drug-related offenses. Here are just 10 celebs who were arrested for drug possession.
#1. Fiona Apple
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She’s a singer and songwriter, who’s probably best known for her songs Shadowboxer and Criminal, for which she won the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Apple was arrested for possession of marijuana and hashish on Sept. 19, 2012.
#2. Robert Downey Jr.
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It’s quite well known that RDJ has struggled with drug addiction and the law quite a lot in the past. Although the actor has been arrested multiple times on drug-related charges that involved cocaine, heroin, and marijuana, today Downey is thriving in his program of recovery and his career.
#3. Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion)
In 1990, was convicted of felony possession of drugs and possession for sale. Snoop was even once on trial facing murder charges but it never stuck. Snoop an avid pot-smoker and advocate, was again arrested two more times in 2012 for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
#4. Tom Sizemore
Sizemore was arrested on May 8th of 2007 for possession of crystal meth. This happened while he was already on probation for a previous drug conviction.
#5. Yasmine Bleeth
She’s best known for her Baywatch bod but, at the height of her addiction, Bleeth says she would go on benders where she wouldn’t sleep for up to five days. She went into rehab in 2000 for cocaine and meth addiction. In 2001, Bleeth was arrested after her car pulled off the highway and wound up on a median. Police found four syringes with an injectable form of cocaine in them.
#6. Craig Robinson
Perhaps best known for his role on the hit sitcom and mockumentary The Office, Robinson was arrested on June 29, 2008 for possession of meth, coke, and ecstasy.
#7. Matthew McConaughey
Well known actor McConaughey (Dazed and Confused, Magic Mike, Wolf of Wall Street) was arrested for marijuana possession back in 1999. You can see that it didn’t hurt his career at all.
#8. George Michael
Back in 1988, George Michael shocked his fans when he was arrested for engaging in a lewd act in a Beverly Hills park, and was also busted for possession of crack.
#9. Gary Dourdan
Back in 2008 one early morning, the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star was found by police passed out in his car in Palm Springs, California. He was arrested on suspicion of heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription drugs. Cops found “suspected cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, miscellaneous prescription drugs and paraphernalia” in his possession.
Dourdan was again arrested in 2011 after crashing into two parked cars, at which time he was charged with drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
#10. Paris Hilton
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Back in 2010, hotel heiress Hilton was arrested on suspicion of felony cocaine possession.
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As we say goodbye to the year 2013 and look forward to year 2014, we find ourselves looking back on all the good and bad times that have passed. 2013 was definitely a year full of a lot of different hot messes, especially with celebrities. I did my research and thought about the top 10 hottest messes of 2013.
The 10 Hottest Messes of 2013: Rob Ford
Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, admitted after months of denial that he had smoked crack. He apologized promptly afterwards and then continued to say that he is staying on as mayor and doesn’t plan on leaving. Members of Toronto’s City Council asked Ford to take a leave of absence. He insisted that he doesn’t have a problem and isn’t an addict.
The 10 Hottest Messes of 2013: Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus definitely caught a lot of attention after her performance at the VMA’s this year. She was grinding and ‘twerking’ onstage and making obscene facial expressions with her tongue. Another child star turned not-so-innocent. I know they want to be seen as grown-ups and all, but is that really the way to do it?
The 10 Hottest Messes of 2013: Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has been in the public eye with addiction issues for years now. This past year she went to rehab for her 6th time. She has been in an out of sobriety and trying to get sober for years now, let’s hope that this time she finally gets it.
The 10 Hottest Messes of 2013: Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber had an eventful 2013 with numerous different scandals. He was in the tabloids for speeding, smoking marijuana, spitting on his neighbor and even sleeping with a girl in another country. Hopefully the Biebs gets his stuff together and doesn’t turn into a bigger mess like other stars have.
The 10 Hottest Messes of 2013: Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin’s show was pulled from TV due to a homophobia scandal. He was caught on tape screaming at photographers and has since made a public apology for his behavior. He said he didn’t intend on hurting anyone’s feelings and is sorry if he did.
The 10 Hottest Messes of 2013: Phil Robertson
Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty recently had his show on A&E suspended for comments he had made to GQ regarding homosexuality. Unlike Baldwin, Robertson defended his opinion as opposed to apologizing for it.
The 10 Hottest Messes of 2013: Julianne Hough
Julianne Hough thought that dressing as crazy eyes from the hit Netflix TV show ‘Orange is the New Black’ would be a good Halloween costume this year. She went as far as painting her face black, also. This cause a lot of controversy and the star apologized for this.
The 10 Hottest Messes of 2013: Farrah Abraham
Farrah Abraham from Teen Mom had tabloids floating around about her DUI and sex tape this year. She released a sex tape with a notorious adult film star named James Deen. I get that any publicity is good publicity, but why has a sex tape become so common?
The 10 Hottest Messes of 2013: Kim Kardashian
And last but not least, Kim Kardashians choice of maternity clothes in 2013 was a nightmare. She was seen wearing shoes that pretty much cut off circulation to her feet and an outfit on the red carpet that appeared to be a floral pattern like you would see on furniture or curtains. She might need a new stylist for the next time she decides to have a child because these outfits just didn’t work for her at all.
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Chris Brown is one of the most recent cases of celebrity-goes-to-rehab-to-avoid-jail-time. But before Chris, there was the unforgettable tale of woe that is Lindsay Lohan’s life. Back and forth, between, jail, rehab, and being left to her own devices, I honestly can’t tell you all of the details. I only know that the latest development resulted in LiLo, as she has come to be called by gossip magazines, going back to a rehab facility in lieu of jail time. This has people once again abuzz about ‘celebrity justice.’
So, does going to rehab mean a “get out of jail free” card for celebrities who get pinched for their antics? The theory behind the term, celebrity justice,’ is that a celebrity can seemingly commit a crime and avoid prison while the average person can commit the same crime and find themselves behind bars. I don’t know if that theory holds water but, it certainly seems to have some credibility. Lots of celebrities seem to be able to avoid going to jail but on the other hand, my impression of the penal and judicial system is that they are fond of making examples of people, too. Therefore, someone with a high-profile (read: celebrity) is the perfect type of person to make an example of. This is because the celebrity is already well-known to the public and more than likely has some sort of fan base.
Rehab vs. Jail
There are a lot of factors at play anytime someone steps before a judge. If overcrowding is an issue, as it is in many prisons across the United States, a judge is far less likely to sentence someone to prison for a non-violent crime. If the accused doesn’t have a criminal record, jail is also unlikely for a non-violent crime. The person’s attitude in court can also play a role. Finally, if the crime is obviously substance abuse related in some way, judges will proscribe rehab over jail or prison in hopes of solving the underlying problem. Is that the case for all of the celebrities who avoided jail by going to rehab? Of course not; for every example of a celebrity who should have gotten more than a slap on the wrist or a fine, there is an example of a celebrity who went to jail. In truth, there are lots of celebrities who have gone to jail.
Chris Brown Chooses Rehab
Chris Brown’s arrest Sunday in Washington for allegedly punching a man in front of the W Hotel resulted in a self-imposed stint in a California treatment facility. His lawyer, Mark Geragos, said rehab was not an admission of guilt, but that Brown may have been sobered by his unexpected stay in a D.C. holding cell.
Chris Brown entered a rehab facility for anger management issues presumably to deal with his temper problems and to avoid a possible prison sentence. The rehab move could also show a measure of good faith and contrition on Brown’s part.
The L.A. County probation department is investigating in order to determine if Brown violated his probation in the Rihanna case by getting arrested in D.C. over the weekend. There’s a likelihood that the Probation Department will determine that Brown violated his probation, and a judge could sentence him to as much as 4 years in prison.
Geragos told the Daily News. “People have realizations at various times. Maybe sitting in a jail cell for 36 hours for something you didn’t do is enough to rock you a bit.” The lawyer said he talked to Brown Tuesday and that he wanted “to take some time and do a little introspection and understand everything that’s going on around [him].”
Whether this impresses judges in D.C. and L.A. is unclear — but we’ll find out in his court dates next month.
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