Lindsay’s assistant, Jenni Muro, quit her job with Lindsay just hours before the starlet was arrested for DUI.
She called her mom to come pick her up (probably in Venice), and that’s the car Lindsay was chasing (in Santa Monica) when she was arrested.
Lindsay mentioned Jenni in one of her drunken emails late last year, stating that “[a]nyone that is willing to help and has a family member or friend, even co-worker that is in a position to be involved in any way, shape or form, please contact me, Jenni Muro, Leslie Sloane, Michael Heller, Jason Sloane, Jason Weinberg as soon as you can or are willing. Just ask them, it doesn’t hurt to ask.” (Remember that email? In the happy days, back when she was just batshit crazy and not constantly incarcerated?)
So here’s my question: was this assistant’s decision to quit related to Lindsay’s relapse? Something tells me yes.
July 24, 2007 at 9:43 am by Evil Beet
“Addiction is a terrible and vicious disease. Since Lindsay transitioned to outpatient care, she has been monitored on a SCRAM bracelet and tested daily in order to support her sobriety. Throughout this period, I have received timely and accurate reports from the testing companies. Unfortunately, late yesterday I was informed that Lindsay had relapsed. The bracelet has now been removed. She is safe, out of custody and presently receiving medical care.”
Please please please get better.
July 24, 2007 at 9:36 am by Evil Beet
Lindsay Lohan and the invited group of photographers showed up at a Palisades dance studio on Monday while Lindsay rehearsed some dance moves for her upcoming role in the film Dare to Love Me. Production was just canceled on LiLo’s most recent film, Poor Things, but it looks like she’ll have yet another chance to prove that she can make a movie that won’t flop.
I’m telling you people, this girl’s staying sober. You can talk all the shit you want in the comments, but I think she’s sober right now. Look at her. She looks genuinely happy. She never smiled like that before. Who knows if she’ll be sober in a month, but, right now, I think she is.
Oh, and there’s totally a little nipple action beneath the white outfit, for those of you who get off on that stuff.
July 23, 2007 at 11:47 pm by Evil Beet
Well, Lindsay, I hope you’re loving sobriety, because it looks like you’ll have plenty of time to focus on it.
La Lohan’s next slated role, in the Shirley MacLaine-starring Poor Things, was supposed to begin filming when she got out of rehab. Production had been halted to give Ms. Lohan some time to get that whole addictive binge drinking thing under control, but it looks like they needn’t have bothered; production’s been shut down entirely.
According to a Page Six source, “Ms. Lohan’s antics in Las Vegas over the weekend have scared the bond companies and all of the funding has been pulled.”
Seriously? What antics? Look, I’m as harsh a Lohan critic as the next blogger, but there was a shocking dearth of antics in Las Vegas. She showed up at PURE. She posed with some Red Bull. She danced. She was being watched like a hawk out there, and there were no antics. If there were antics, they would have been written about right here on this blog, by yours truly. No such antics occurred.
A Lohan friend retorts that:
She had nothing to do with that movie shutting down. It was a mess to begin with. They randomly fired Channing Tatum for Giovanni Ribisi, and then financing fell through because producers spent money like water. It was only supposed to cost $4 million – Lindsay was being paid nothing for that role.
Lindsay is proving to everyone that she is – and will remain – sober by voluntarily wearing the ankle bracelet and taking drug tests. This is not about her work. It’s about her being able to live her life and go out with her friends without people writing nasty items about her.
I very rarely side with any quoted “friend” of Lindsay, but I agree here. It sounds like the production end is trying to blame Lohan for their own financial missteps. Lindsay’s made nothing but responsible decisions since her Memorial Day accident — she checked into rehab, and stayed for longer than the requisite 28 days required before the press will take it seriously, she’s voluntarily wearing an alcohol detection anklet, she turned herself into the police for her Memorial Day antics, and seems generally to be keeping herself out of trouble. I disagree with the assertion that she shouldn’t have been in Vegas — why does sobriety have to be about hiding out in your room between AA meetings? Why shouldn’t she be able to celebrate turning 21 in the same place everyone else does? If Lindsay had gotten fucked up in Vegas, you would have read about it. She didn’t. I think, if anything, she’s setting a positive example right now, and, for now, she’s got my support.
July 21, 2007 at 1:38 am by Evil Beet
Accompanied by her attorney, the 21-year-old actress surrendered at the Beverly Hills Police Department Thursday afternoon to be fingerprinted and photographed, Officer Brian Ballieweg said.
Lohan’s blood-alcohol level at the time of the crash was above California’s 0.08 percent legal limit, Ballieweg said. He wouldn’t disclose how high it was. She is also faces a misdemeanor charge of hit and run, he said.
Lohan was released on her recognizance. A court date was scheduled for August 24.
While there have been rumors swirling about Lindsay finding ways to get high even with the bracelet, I have a feeling she’s staying sober. I mean, come on, you guys, she spent an entire weekend in Vegas and we didn’t hear once about her screaming at her assistant or throwing things at the waiter or calling Paris Hilton a cunt on camera. Something’s different this time around. Keep it up, Lindsay!
And August is going to be an exciting month, what with Nicole Richie’s new trial date and Lindsay’s trial!