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Lindsay Lohan's Interview With The Sun: Perhaps Not Everything It's "Cracked" Up To Be

Lindsay Lohan shots_The Sun Oh, Lindsay. I just want to don a Haz-Mat suit and a pair of latex gloves and just hug the shit out of you.

Lindsay, for reasons only she knows *wink-wink*, granted an interview to The Sun, published February 22, 2010, in which she details her drug abuse and hitting "rock bottom."

Oh yes, you read that right. She is presently using the past tense. She's totally sober and living well now, y'all! She, like, totes learned from her mistakes!

Quoth Lindsay:

"When my father was going public, that's when I hit rock bottom. I abused substances too much and it wasn't the answer to my problems. People need to know that.

"I tried to mask my problems with alcohol, cocaine and mind-altering substances. Now I'm in a place where I don't need to use anything and I can feel emotions because I choose to.

"I went to rehab three times. The first time I checked myself in because I had taken Ambien. It's a sleeping aid but it makes you hallucinate.

"I'd run a bath and fallen asleep on the floor and the bath had overflowed."When I woke up I was so scared, I called my therapist and said, 'Can I just go somewhere for a month?

"I'm around bad people and I need to take care of myself'. I was terrified, so I put myself in.

"There was a point when I didn't know how to say 'No' and I was trying to please everyone.

"I was doing pop [*snickering* - Ed.] and making films. I was young and thought I could go out, have fun, then go on set and record. I ran myself down and I lost track of who I was.

"I was only aware of cocaine because of my dad. I was terrified of it. But I tried it because I was stubborn, stupid, and wanted to see what it was like.

"It's not something I ever want to do again. It made me feel like shit. It became uninteresting to me. I'm hyper anyway and I have that kind of personality so I don't need something like that."

Lindsay, who has spent much of the past week partying in London, where she also hosted a fundraiser for Haiti, says: "I'm allowed to drink now but I know my limits.

"There are certain situations where I have obligations. There's no reason to (drink) because I don't want to feel like shit in the morning.

"I've now learned my boundaries and I've been very good with cleaning house with people who I know didn't have my best intentions at heart. A lot of people in LA are very self destructive.

"Partying so hard simply isn't worth it. Life is worth living and there is so much to do and experience, it's wonderful."

Sad as the subject matter truly is, I just fell out of my chair laughing at the fact that she truly believes people buy her protestations and descriptions of her life as written by a Blue Mountain Arts greeting card scribe.Lindsay Lohan smoking_The Sun

Guess what, Lindsay? Ambien is a sedative. As in, "something that makes you go seepy for the ni-ni." Did she just hear the alleged statements made by Alec Baldwin and decide to regurgitate something already somewhat palatable, an excuse already "tested" on the media? Sure, there are side effects and pharmaceutical drugs work differently on everyone. That is absolutely, 100% correct. But, really? She took one - a prescribed dose, mind you, determined by her physician to be a tolerable dose based on her medical history - and then passed out while she was running a bath?

How do you say "bullshit" in Crackanese?

Maybe if she didn't have an excuse for everything.  Maybe she would find some credibility if she actually took a modicum of responsibility for her actions.  But everything, from her disastrous attempt with Ungaro, the alleged missing items from certain photo shoots, skipping out on the easiest way to make a buck in the entire world, not saving trafficked children in India as she claimed, and now her drug use - the blame always lies elsewhere.Sadly, this is the case for most [alleged] addicts. 

I understand the argument that she is young and that her life is magnified in the lens of the media, and I'm sympathizing from my hut here in Poorsville. Thing is, plent o' celebrities mind their business and still manage to live their life and have fun outside of swarms of paparazzi. When was the last time Rachel McAdams passed out in front of 50 cameras while her exposed vag commited hate crimes on the public's tender eyes?

Sigh.  If only she truly believed and practiced what she claims.  As snarky as we can be about the way she manages her lifestyle choices, Lindsay Lohan is tragic evidence of child stardom gone terribly, terribly wrong.  

Let's cross our fingers that she's actually being truthful in her claims she's turned her life around.


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Anastacia "Jurgen Nation" Campbell  had her lunch money stolen regularly by Lindsay Lohan.

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Damn, I hate to be all serious and stuff but yipes--her dad did cocaine?

Her parents do not seem like good people. If they are drug users/addicts, then what chance did she have?

She sounds a bit sociopathic. Crap, I hate her parents now. I really hate them.


Great first post, I can see great, great things being written by you about terrible, terrible people. Seriously, I cheer for Lindsay all the time. I want her to be okay, I think you should take her under your guidance and nurse her back to sane.


Great first post, I can see great, great things being written by you about terrible, terrible people. Seriously, I cheer for Lindsay all the time. I want her to be okay, I think you should take her under your guidance and nurse her back to sane.

Jurgen Nation

DUDE, I know. She never really had much of a chance, you know? Her mother and father are terrible, terrible people.


I like to pretend Lindsay Lohan has not aged a day since she made The Parent Trap.

Jurgen Nation

And Ryan, I wish I could! We could do math together and eat sugary snacks. That would be AWESOME.

Also, THANK YOU for your kind words! I'm happy to be here.


after reading about her crap i realize maybe i'm the one that needs to go to rehab instead of her.


I don't hate Lindsay Lohan. In fact, I sort of feel bad for her. I think she has real emotional issues she needs to deal with, and perhaps she's not dealing with them. But that spiel from the article sounds like drivel written by a publicist.


I should add: I never bother to read about Lindsay Lohan. Maybe I find it too depressing. But I appreciate that you manage to humanize her rather than ridicule her. This was worth reading and a lot of stuff about her really isn't.

Jurgen Nation

Kim, me too. I love her at a healthy weight with her red hair and freckles.

Buns, I'd totally be your Dr. Drew. But...actually, that probably wouldn't be very therapeutic, considering we'd have therapy over several bottles of wine.

Brandon, as much as I snark, I don't hate her either. I think her situation is very sad. Look at the success of Amanda Seyfried and Rachel McAdams - they both starred with her in Mean Girls. To see her in contrast is just sad. I truly hope she'll come to her senses and get real help from real doctors and not celebrity enablers.

Oz, thank you! I heart you for saying so. :)


your (sic) being kind of an asshole about peeple (sic) like my mom who writes for the blue mountain e-cards, yo.

on a side note, at least we'll always have her firecrotch photographic series serving as a cautionary tale to future young starlets.


I second @ClumberKim's vote. It's far less depressing that way.


Woo! Great first post. Lindsey Lohan makes me angry in a way that I had usually only reserved for people who have stuffed animals in the back window of their cars.


That was the best first post ever written on MamaPop. Too bad it was wasted on Lindsay Lohan. Remember when she was actually cute and loveable? Never let your child become an actress in Hollywood.

Tara R.

Great debut post! Lohan has been a train wreck for so long, I doubt she knows the truth about her own life.


LiLo is such a sad little train wreck. She could get better if she separated herself from all the crap that feeds her bad habits, but I don't think she has the courage to pull herself out of that environment and just live below the radar. And as long as she keeps drinking, despite her claim that she knows her limits, she's always going to be over the limit. I wish someone could translate that into Crackanese for her.


So tragic that no one can stop this runaway train.

Fawn Amber

Great post, chica. My only contribution is to say that I was once prescribed Ambien and it KNOCKED ME ON MY ASS...like, within ten minutes. And I know it affects others that way too.

The rest of the stuff she said? C'monnnnn.....

Sheryl (papernapkin)

I think in order to turn her life around she's probably going to have to go cold turkey-- I don't think moderation works w/someone that far gone. We'll see. She's just very young, has little responsibility and lots of money and notoriety. Bad, bad combo. Hope she comes out OK on the other side.

Loved this piece, and look forward to reading more.


My favorite quote: "people who I know didn't have my best intentions at heart"...I think you meant "interests" Lindsay.

As someone who is Lindsay's age, it's hard for me to sympathize. I get that fame does things to people, especially young people, but I think that a lot of that blame lies with their parents and other people who should be teaching them about character when they're young. It's sad to me that because they make so much money they don't have to "grow up" like the rest of us.

Jurgen Nation

Liv, thank you! Tell your mom hello and that I love her work. Hallmark has got nothing on her.

TwoBusy, I'll third that.

Bri, are you hinting to me that I should do something about my mountain of Beanie Babies in my back window? THEY ARE COLLECTIBLES, I WILL HAVE YOU KNOW. ;)

Neil, thank you. Seriously. And you know me and Mr. Nation. Our child will be the nerdiest nerd that ever nerded. And I will love him to bits for it.

Tara, thank you!! I don't think she does, personally, but that doubt isn't coming from a good place in me. I think it's natural skepticism because she has been so messed up for SO long. It's sad. She is so young, too. LINDSAY, COME BACK!

Amanda, least of all her parents. They both need to have their parent card revoked immediately. They could save her if they weren't both so GD intent on using her for money.

Thank you, Fawn Amber! :) And yeah, I have an Ambien prescription and I've had a bad trip myself. So, I can't assume she's lying on that one. But to blame her entire history on it is a little bit of a stretch, so I second you in the C'monnnnnn. BIG side-eye to Lindsay on the rest of her story.

Sheryl, thanks for your comment! And given my experience in psychopharmacology and addiction (albeit very little, but I'm getting there), there's no way in Hell it is healthy or safe for her to do any partying in moderation, not in the Hollywood scene with so many pushers and enablers around, and certainly not as much as she seems to be doing.

Mary, EXACTLY. We were all young and LORD KNOWS I've made my own mistakes - that's life and mistakes are awesome if that's how they're filed away in one's mind. So, I do get the fame aspect combined with the mistakes of youth. I just look to kids like Taylor Swift, who is SUCH a positive example on our young girls today and agree with you in that the parents need to take a great deal of blame. No more apologies, Dina. And to Michael Lohan, GOOD GOD. That man needs to have a ball gag in his mouth forevermore. And NOT in a good way. (Wait. Wuh?)


Wait. A tremendously talented child star who throws it all away on drugs has crappy parents? I DON'T BELIEVE IT.

Operation Pink Herring

Dude, in college my friend used to take Ambien before going out and that shit DID make you hallucinate, let me tell you. It was a good time for everyone involved.

Of course, my friend then graduated a semester early from a highly ranked university, landed a great job, married a super guy and is a successful, normal person. So the lesson here is Ambien is some fun stuff and Lindsey is a mess.

(It sounds here like I'm using "my friend" as a thinly veiled way of referring to myself, but I'm not. It really was a friend. I didn't figure out how to get prescriptions out of a doctor until I was 25. And I prefer Percocet.)


Yeah. She took an Ambien and had to go to rehab? Then I should be committed. Someone call Jeff Von Vonderen and all my family who "love me like crazy but are afraid they're losin' me." HA.
Ps. what the hell is "pop?" Is that slang for an eightball or something? Tell me she means soda.

Jurgen Nation

Annika, I know, right?

OPH, I've definitely heard stories and read some trippy case studies. And possibly had an experience of my own, not that I'm admitting to anything. But methinks she's downplaying things a wee bit. I'm in total agreement: she is definitely a mess.

Cristin, you might as well sign me in with you. Though I have to say I'd prefer Candy Finnegan to come Intervention my ass. Love Jeff, but Candy kicks ass.


Where do I go to vote for this being the very best debut post on MamaPop, ever?

Ehlp. I've fallen and I can't gte up. She et my Ambien.


This was a terrific first post. Looking forward to reading more!

Jurgen Nation

Thank you so much for making an old lady beam with teh happiez on ur innernetz. :)


congrats on your first post! I guess I have to start reading this site too now. My poor Google Reader is going to explode and my husband may leave me ("are you on the computer again?").

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah

I like the idea of pretending that she is still in Parent Trap, much less disturbing.

Good work, lady. Welcome aboard.


"You lie!"(Twitch)

That's "bullshit" in Crackanese. I looked it up. I wouldn't do that for just anyone.

(Welcome aboard. Awesome post.)

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