- For a trainwreck alcoholic drug abusing attention whore actress whose mother is a cannibal gorgon Lindsay Lohan’s recent multi faceted campaign to avoid drug charges and more than likely jail time is extraordinarily tight andwell orchestrated.
TMZ reports today that Lohan voluntarily turned herself in to the Beverly Hills Police Department and was charged with driving with a blood alcohol level greater than .08 and misdemeanor hit and run. Apart from Ben Widdicombe’s Gatecrasher piece that reported she was trying to get ecstacy on the weekend, everything, it seems, has been leading to this point.
There was her prolonged, documented stay at Promises rehab resort, the conspicuous consumption of non-alcoholic Playboy energy drinks for her birthday, the fact that she stopped to talk about her sobriety with TMZ (what star would do that on the street?) and the fact that she was moved out of the alcohol party centric Sierra Towers with only minimal, essential press leaks about it. Now she goes and turns herself in; emphasizing cooperation and responsibility.
Paris Hilton’s stint in prison has probably tilted the fate of celebrities further away from being completely imperious when it comes to the law and so, for Lohan, the entire last 3 months has clearly been heavily overseen by a team of lawyers, PR executives and look, probably a Japanese Opera director just for that top note of cultural variance. The public alone with the showboating, celebrity mad career judges of southern California are more than likely on the war path at the moment to cash in on celebrity crime. It will be interesting to see how much of this conspicuous public behavior campaign actually pays off when she goes to trial at the end of August.
Lohan’s public profile itself seems to incessantly warrant about as much management as a full length feature film. A film that never wraps and continues to hemorrhage money. [source]