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Lindsay’s Next Chapter: What Lindsay Lohan Told Oprah Winfrey

On Sunday Night, OWN premiered Oprah’s interview with Lindsay Lohan – her first sit-down since leaving rehab…



Lindsay Lohan Oprah Winfrey

On Sunday Night, OWN premiered Oprah’s interview with Lindsay Lohan – her first sit-down since leaving rehab,

Lohan was just four days out of rehab when she gave the interview.

While Oprah did ask Lohan some tough questions, both did seem somewhat restrained. Lohan at times seemed simply to be trying to keep it together, (which she generally did) and Winfrey, almost maternal, making some pointed inquiries, but careful not to go for the jugular. I almost felt as though Winfrey was protecting her, but perhaps after the show talked to her more candidly about exactly what she did and didn’t believe in her responses.

One of the questions teased in the show’s promo video was Oprah’s description of the name Lindsay Lohan being both an adjective and a verb for “Child Star Gone Wrong.”

Said Lohan:

“I hate that.

I hate that label, and that title and that’s not what I ever aspired to be and that’s not what I want in my life.

(then Oprah asked if Lohan thought she could turn it around.)

“As long as I stay honest with myself… and just do the work that I’m willing to do and have been wiling to do and am doing, then there’s nothing that can stand in my way of that.

I am my own worst enemy and I know that. And I’ve been.”

Lohan also discussed why she didn’t fight going to jail, and the moment in the courtroom she realized she really was going to jail:

Lindsay Lohan“… being in my addiction and everything, and having all the chaos around me that I was so comfortable with… I somewhere inside knew … and kind of wanted to go to jail…that was subconciously being put out there by me… I think it was just to find some peace. And just have no choice but to just sit and be… And I will never forget that moment.

… Just seeing … my mom and my sister’s face in that courtroom and my dad was just heartbreaking. It was horrible.

I just remember this rush of heat coming up over me and just not knowing what to expect.”

On the public perception that her parents have exploited her and taken advantage of her:

Lohan Winfrey“I hate what a bad rap people give my parents, because they’re just parents really at the end of the day, and trying to stand up for their daughter and themselves.

I have asked, you know, in sitting with my parents recently just that, keep our life private please.

To which Oprah responded: “So you don’t feel at any time that your parents have sold you out?”

Lohan: “No. I don’t think so. I mean, not to say that when I wasn’t really speaking to my dad he had any right to say the things he did.”

Winfrey: “You don’t think in any way that there’s toxicity in the relationship between either of your parents – your mother or your father – and you?”

Lohan: “No, not at this point.”

Oprah backed off the questioning about her parents, since it seemed Lohan was going nowhere in admitting that her parents are often part of the problem. (Even though she acknowledged that both parents have gone to the media with their problems.)

She also talked about how her emerging fame was managed – or more appropriately, mismanaged, as she began making 7 million dollars a picture.

Lohan: I wasted so much money I was living at a hotel and I had an apartment. I wasn’t really being guided

Oprah: Who was there to help you when you started making bucket loads of money?

Lohan: No one really, when I think about it

Oprah: How did you know how to handle things?
Lohan: I didn’t think about it.

Lohan said she ignored her family when they said she should move back to New York as things started go bad. She says she “didn’t want to face … a lot of things that were going on.” (Not surprisingly, given that we’ve already learned that her life at home was often total chaos – and that in a sense, she had become to addicted to chaos in her life.

When asked if Lohan was an addict, she answered clearly, yes. Her vice: Alcohol. Winfrey then asked about drugs. Lohan confessed that she did cocaine because “it allowed me to drink more… People would have it and I would do it.” She says she has done cocaine 10 to 15 times, by snorting it. “I’ve never injected anything other than getting B12 shots,” she laughed. 

There are two questions that I still wanted answered:

Things Oprah didn’t ask (or at least that weren’t aired):

-Why did you wear the words “F-ck you” on your fingernails in the courtroom?

On July 6th, 2010, Lindsay Lohan was at her probation hearing. High resolution photos later revealed that she had the words “F-ck you” written on one of her fingernails, leading many to wonder if she had written it as a deliberate statement towards the judge, or if she was just plain foolish.

-If you love your attorney Shawn Holley so much, why did you fire her and eventually re-hiring her?

In January of 2013 she fired Shawn Holley, instead favoring a New York attorney. She would eventually hire her back. In the Oprah interview, Lohan only says that she loves Holley, and that Holley truly cares about her.

Oprah DID get into Lindsay’s controversial usage of Adderall, a drug used to treat ADHD.

It began when Oprah asked “What’s going to be different this time?” in her recovery.

Lohan: “Not taking adderall. That’s a big deal. That’s all I knew. I was convinced that it did ground me… but I notice how much I calmer I am (without it.)

(Oprah then asked if she, like many actresses in Hollywood, took it for its appetite suppressing qualities and to stay awake.)

That didn’t happen to me – I could go to sleep, I could eat on it…But the more that I have spent time just working on myself with no other.. I don’t need it.”

So how is Lindsay now?

Lohan: “I feel whole again. I feel I have such a desire to want to keep this feeling and stay this way and I am willing to do whatever it takes and whatever people that have more experience than me in their recovery have. That’s what I really want.  I really wanna be on set, like, that feeds me!”

Oprah: “You really wanna act! You really are extraordinarily talented.”

(Here comes the Kardashian swipe from Winfrey!) “Unlike a lot of young women that get attention and became famous for doing absolutely nothing but walking a red carpet – you actually have talent.”

Oprah LohanUltimately, the interview felt a bit soft… and yet, there was an undertone of concern on Winfrey’s part – one that comes from an awareness from Winfrey that Lohan’s journey of recovery and self awareness is just beginning. Certainly Winfrey has intentions of telling that story on the docuseries that will follow Lohan’s comeback, but I also think that Winfrey’s concern is deeper than that. Even as the interview drew to a close, Winfrey asked Lohan to reconsider her plans to go to Europe just days after leaving rehab. (Lohan subsequently canceled her trip… and the show made that clear in the episode’s epilogue.)

If all goes well, I believe that five years from now Lohan will be more open about her past demons, and be quite vocal about the depth of support that Winfrey has given her.

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Amber Riley Performs Beautiful Tribute To Naya Rivera On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’




Whenever Amber Riley and Naya Rivera combined their insurmountable talents on the hit show Glee there was an almost tangible magic that left fans in awe of the powerhouse duo. Playing Mercedes Jones and Santana Lopez respectively, the two characters may not have always seen eye to eye but when they joined you knew you were in for a memorable performance. It is sad to think that we will never get another “River Deep, Mountain High” or “The Boy Is Mine” moment after Rivera’s passing last month but there is something special in knowing Riley will carry the torch for her fallen costar forever.

On Thursday night introduced by guest-host Lil Rel, Riley virtually appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!  to perform a new song from her EP entitled “A Moment” which was dedicated to Rivera. “Not too long ago we both lost a really amazing friend in a tragic accident and we both will miss her forever,” said Lil Rel. The performance is displayed in black and white and features Riley singing in front of a montage of photos of her former co-star. It is truly stunning.

Check out the tribute below.

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You Will Have Hearts In Your Eyes When You See Cardi B’s New Hair Do



Wait till you see her WAP (Wonderfully Artistic Pigtails)

Cardi B has never shied away from a bold look and her latest hair do is proof of that.

The 27-year-old “WAP” singer…song of the year IMO…took to Instagram Tuesday night to show off her pink, heart-shaped pigtails and people are loving the look. In the short video Cardi asks fans if they would “go to the club with your hair like this” and I think we can all agree that this look would definitely turn heads at the clurb.

The artistic hair do was crafted by Cardi’s long time longtime stylist Tokyo Stylez and took at least three hours to complete. Fans commented about how beautiful the unique hairstyle is but questioned how the rapper was going to sleep that night. Let’s hope those pigtails can be twisted off and be thrown on the nightstand.

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Check It Out, Joe Jonas Has Shocked His Fans With His New Look



I’m a sucker for his new do.

It doesn’t matter if you are more of a “Nick” or a “Kevin” or a “Joe” when it comes to loving the Jonas Brothers. All that matters is that you all agree with me that Joe is obviously the most attractive of the three brothers and that’s just a fact. I’m sorry but I don’t make the rules.

The 31-year old stunned fans today earlier today when he debuted a shocking new look on his Instagram. Sporting a black t-shirt and those signature dark, furry-Murray eyebrows, Joe flashed his new platinum blond buzzcut. I know I might be in the minority here but I do love when these Hollywood hotties switch it up and do the blond thing. I loved it on Adam Levine. I loved it on Zac Efron. I even found myself oddly drawn to the OG platinum stud, James Michael Tyler aka Gunther from Friends.

Credit: Instagram

Perhaps the new do is a part of Joe’s daddy-makeover as he and his wife, Sophie Turner, recently welcomed their first child, Willa. A source told ET “Sophie and Joe have named their daughter Willa. The couple’s bond has gotten even stronger since the addition of their daughter. Although circumstances are different right now because of the [coronavirus] pandemic, Joe was there for the birth of his daughter. The couple is happy they now have time to spend at home with their daughter and get used to their new life together.”

Be still my heart.

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