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Lindsay Lohan “late and unprepared” for London play rehearsals

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No surprises here! For some reason, some sucker in London’s West End decided to take a chance on (take pity on?) Lindsay Lohan for a role in David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow, and while LiLo was apparently so thrilled to be ~back on set~ (in a sense), that hasn’t stopped her from resorting to the same old antics right from the very beginning. You know, the usual: turning up late, being completely unprepared and generally a total nightmare to work with…

From Radar Online:

As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported last month, the troubled actress is attempting to re-launch her stifled career across the pond, but according to the new issue of Star, the 28-year-old is already behaving badly on the set of her new theater gig, David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow.

Sources tell the magazine that an off-the-wagon Lohan has been clubbing all night, then arriving to rehearsals late and unprepared, and sometimes not showing up at all.

“The cast is already really annoyed,” an insider says. “The director told her that, basically, it’s a one-strike deal; if she misses one more practice or comes in late again, she’s done.”

Apparently all her late night partying is continuing to get the best of her and she just won’t get out of bed to get shit done. Lindsay Lohan does not want a career, she wants the perks that come with it. She’s not invested in acting or getting her life together – she’s invested in destroying what life she’s got left, and I think she’ll end up getting her wish, unfortunately.

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Lindsay Lohan is actually serious with this ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ lawsuit

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Late last year, Lindsay Lohan got high enough that she actually thought a character in Grand Theft Auto V was based off her likeness and she considered suing Rockstar Games over it. You know how it goes – cash starts running short and you have to get creative about how to get it flowing again.

Fast forward nearly 8 months and Lindsay, who actually made it to her 28th birthday earlier this week, has actually decided that this lawsuit is a good idea and that she’s got a leg to stand on. She claims that Lacey Jones, the character in question, is an “unequivocal” reference to herself.

From Forbes:

“The portraits of the Plaintiff (Lohan) incorporated her image, likeness, clothing, outfits, Plaintiff’s clothing line products, ensemble in the form of hats, hair style, sunglasses, jean shorts worn by the Plaintiff that were for sale to the public at least two years” the suit claims.

Suing over a parody strikes me as a bad idea, no matter how desperate one’s situation. Whether Lohan is seeking extra publicity or a cash out on the best-selling video game of all time, it’s more than a little sad that she’d acknowledge that the character Lacey Jonas is a portrayal of herself.

According to the Digital Media Law Project: “As a general matter, you will not be held liable for using someone’s name or likeness in a creative, entertaining, or artistic work that is transformative, meaning that you add some substantial creative element over and above the mere depiction of the person. In other words, the First Amendment ordinarily protects you if you use someone’s name or likeness to create something new that is recognizably your own, rather than something that just evokes and exploits the person’s identity.”

I’m not a legal expert, but Rockstar seems to fall well within this guideline. The character in question was not specifically Lohan, and engages in entirely fictional activities that are designed to parody a certain type of celebrity. I sincerely doubt that this case has legs.

Hilariously, Forbes also points out that Lindsay actually left a $46,000 tab at the Chateau Marmont hotel (which Lacey visits in the game) and that she had to be banned from the premises for non-payment at the end of it. Yes, in real life.

She has no chance here, but nice try, girl.

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Lindsay Lohan actually made it to her 28th birthday

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If ever there was a cause for celebration, it’s now. Lindsay Lohan turned 28 yesterday, which I think we can all agree is a miracle. She came back to New York City for the occasion – meaning she’s left us in peace in the UK, at least for a while. She’s looking a bit too thin, which is worrisome considering her history with eating disorders, and she’s got some strange scratches/bruises (druuuuuuuuugs!) but other than that, she looks good. A lot better than she has on previous birthdays, anyway.

Happy (belated) birthday, Lindsay!

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