Hell has officially frozen over, guys, ’cause the devil himself is ascending to a vessel where he’ll be better represented – Lindsay Lohan has welcomed her formerly-estranged father, Michael, back into her life.
Sources close to Lindsay claim that the ordeal was ‘emotional,’ and that there were ‘hugs, kisses, and a few tears’ when the father and daughter were reunited this past weekend at the Betty Ford clinic where Lindsay is currently undergoing inpatient (sort of) rehabilitation.
Lindsay’s rep naturally had no comment on behalf of the actress, but Foghorn Leghorn Lohan did:
“I have pledged not to comment about anything relating to my daughter. However, what I will say is that I am an incredibly proud father tonight. My daughter is progressing extraordinarily well.”
So, yeah, by ‘no comment,’ we all know by now that Michael Lohan means ‘CommentCOMMENTcomment!’. But anyway, hey. I’m not going to judge too much – I know that the general consensus says that Michael Lohan’s kind of a douche, but the douche is her father, and who would I be to judge the nuances of a father-daughter relationship – albeit, an obviously dysfunctional one?
Here’s to the reunited family members, and hope that this move is in the best interest for both of them. Or, at least for Lindsay, anyway. Lord knows she doesn’t need any more bad ideas right now.
If we’re to believe her mother, Lindsay Lohan is doing wonderfully in rehab. Dina spoke to Matt Lauer at the Today Show this morning, and while she was optimistic about her daughter’s healing process, she couldn’t say whether or not this trip to rehab would be the one to stick. Dina said, “We take it one day at a time. Addiction is difficult. I don’t know. I don’t have a crystal ball. I pray hard.”
The interview is just about what you’d expect it to be. Dina clarified to Matt that she wasn’t lying when she came on their show this summer to deny Lindsay’s drug use, she was protecting her daughter (Sure, protecting her with a lie, Dina.) She also said that Lindsay wants to stay at Betty Ford throughout Christmas and New Years as mandated by the judge, so even if she gets another early release, she’ll stick with her treatment.
It sucks for Lindsay that she has the parents she does because every time they open their mouths, they make her seem even less credible. Of course I’m just as interested as the rest of the world in where Lindsay’s at in beating her addiction, but we have to let it happen. If I was trapped in a rehab center, regardless of how much it felt like a five-star hotel, and my mother was giving interviews to TheToday Show, I can imagine that that would make me want to relapse. It puts an inappropriate amount of pressure on Lindsay and PR-wise, wouldn’t it be smarter to let the girl have a full-blown comeback once she’s clean and sober as opposed to us feeding off these little breadcrumbs of information like a bunch of pigeons?
So our girl Lindsay’s in rehab, right? Court-ordered rehab till January. That paints a pretty specific picture for everyone, right? Like Lindsay is supposed to be up at Betty Ford, going to groups, talking to people, taking smoke breaks, and maybe playing some rummy or dominoes every now and then. But no.
Lindsay popped on over to the Forever 21 a couple days ago to buy “a leopard sweater, a lot of pajama bottoms, and a ton of socks.” Not only that, but she also goes to Starbucks “all the time.”
Ok, here’s the thing: no. Maybe I’ve been listening to Loveline too much lately (which is kind of not my fault. Nick Swardson was there this week, and he brought Gay Robot, and then it was Halloween and they had a psychic on, and also I have a lot of free time), or maybe I’ve seen too many people go/really need to go to rehab, but this doesn’t sound like a good plan. If a person gets to the point where a judge orders that she spend a couple months in a rehab center, then just maybe that person has a problem. Maybe that person shouldn’t be let loose in public when she’s displayed a sincere inability to avoid getting wasted and fucking up her life. Just a thought.