TMZ is reporting that Lindsay Lohan has been given back her car keys. While the actress technically had permission to drive from the courts and DMV, her rehab center, Betty Ford, felt like she wasn’t ready to deal with the stresses of the paparazzi following after her.
However, they’ve changed their mind after seeing how Lindsay dealt with their decision to forbid her from driving and because both of her parents called and urged the staff to let her get back behind the wheel. I’d kill for a tape of those conversations to leak, BTW. Can you even imagine what it is that Michael and Dina Lohan could have said to any person of any sort of authority to get their daughter permission to operate a moving vehicle? It’s a shame that the family didn’t focus on politics instead of acting. They’d probably be thriving.
Lindsay Lohan has asked the judge for a restraining order against the paparazzi, claiming that she’s currently barred from driving as a result of them following her every where she goes.
Lindsay was given the thumbs up to drive by both the court and the DMV, but the folks looking after her at Betty Ford were the ones who decided to hang on to her keys for the time being. They thought that the dangers of Lindsay being out on the open road were too much for her to handle in her fragile state.
We’re told Lindsay emailed her lawyer this weekend — with pictures attached showing the paps following her — asking the attorney to go to court for the restraining order.
Sources say no decision has been reached on whether a restraining order is a viable option.
Honestly, I don’t hate this idea. So much of Lindsay’s life is made more difficult by the camera crews that are constantly chasing after her. It’s not even about the physical ramifications, either. Most of the stories about Lindsay that are out there are driven by candid photographs of her (trust me, I would know…) so if they took away that element, then not much would be left.
But if a restraining order against the paps was possible, don’t you think just about everyone would have tried that by now?
Lindsay Lohan has been silent on her Twitter page since she entered rehab for the last (?) time on September 26th, but yesterday she graced us with 140 characters or less of her presence by ReTweeting Tom Cruise ReTweeting someone else who was quoting a movie he was once in. Not exactly the personal nature of the Lohan tweets I’m accustomed to, but hey! Let’s hope that she’s channeling this message, right?