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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…

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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.

 For more updates, follow @BrianBalthazar on twitter!

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Ina Garten Makes The Perfect Quarantine Cocktail In Funny Video

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If the Barefoot Contessa says any hour is cocktail hour then who are we to argue?!

Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa herself, took to Instagram to “keep tradition alive” during these stressful, isolated times. What tradition is she most concerned with? One near and dear to all of us of course, cocktail hour! In the two-minute video, Ina gives a tutorial on how to whip up a batch of her favorite cosmopolitans. We all watch the contessa for her signature brand of calm speaking tones and party planning panache and while this video delivers on what we’d expect, Ina throws in a couple funny jokes that you would never see coming. She begins the tutorial by instructing viewers to grab a big pitcher because “you never know who is going to stop by – wait – nobody is going to stop by.” She goes on later to remind viewers that “during a crisis, you know, cocktail hour can be almost any hour.”  Ina wraps up the demonstration by advising viewers to choose the right martini glass when making this drink before pulling out a giant one for herself! Look at Ina getting all loosey-grey-goosey with us!

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It’s always cocktail hour in a crisis! Recipe link in profile. #staysafe

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‘Will & Grace’ Star, Leslie Jordan, Has The Funniest Instagram Account Ever

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“Well, well, well…if it isn’t Beverly Leslie.”

Any sitcom-lover will instantly recognize Leslie Jordan as Karen Walker’s vertically challenged nemesis on Will & Grace. And while he always managed to steal the scene as Beverly Leslie, the funny actor actually has quite the lengthy resume filled with all sorts of interesting roles. Well at the age of 64, Jordan may have just found his most exciting role yet…a viral video star!

Jordan chatted with Today discussing his new found internet fame. He shared that he did not even want to join social media initially but was encouraged to do so by producers when working on Cool Kids. His social media didn’t become the hotspot it is now until the coronavirus pandemic however, when Jordan says he was encouraged by a friend to use his humor to bring levity to his fans. Now on his Instagram, which has grown over 400,000 followers since the quarantines were put in place, Jordan posts a bunch of hilarious content which includes stories about famous friends, tales of his flamboyant childhood and even baton twirling.

We can all use a laugh right now so do yourself a favor and check out the hilarious videos below! To keep the laughs coming be sure to follow Leslie Jordan here!

Betty White and the freezer queen.

 

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The Freezer Queen. #bostonlegal @bettymwhite

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The over-haulin’ ass.

 

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My Exercise Regime. #sia #lizzo #bigbelly #haulass

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That time in the pokey.

 

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Pillow Talk! #friedbrain #jailhouserock #ecstasy #gomybail

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Bringing sexy back(scratch)

 

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DAY ONE: EXERCISE VIDEO. More to follow. #littlefatty #poorthing #getupandgo #gotupandwent #backscratcher

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Beverly Leslie saves the twirl.

 

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DAY TWO! #trainer #fitnessmotivation #batontwirling #fitnessforsissies

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Nick Lachey Rewrites Hit 98 Degrees Song Amid Coronavirus Quarantine

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This video will remind you of two things: Nick Lachey is actually a gifted singer. And at age 46 he is still quaran-FINE!

Picture it. The year is 1998 and the boy band craze is at its peak. You turn on the radio. Your ears perk up as you hear the four beautiful men of 98 Degrees sing about the torture of having to let down their side pieces so they can try to be true to the girlfriends that love them. The word “coronavirus” has never even been uttered. It was a simpler time.

Fast forward to 2020 when it seems like you can’t turn on the tv without some sort of news break interrupting your scheduled programming to warn you about the latest dangers of the viral pandemic. With the spread of the virus ever growing, celebrities have been taking to social media to urge fans to isolate themselves so we can all stay safe and healthy. Nick Lachey, 98 Degrees heartthrob and host of the new dating show Love Is Blind, is the latest Hollywood star to jump on this bandwagon.

Lachey took to Instagram to debut his updated rendition of “The Hardest Thing,” the boy band’s certified gold single. “Yeah, it’s the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do. To stay stuck in our house, just watching all this bad news. It’s the hardest thing we’ve ever had to try. To stay six feet apart when we go outside,” the blue eyed beaut sings. “Nothing to do, no sports on TV. Washed my hands so much that they started to bleed. Damn this quarantine. It’s the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do. But in the end it’s worth it. Together we will get through” he continues. The video ends with Lachey reminding fans to stay safe before being jumped on by his enthusiastically adorable son.

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When the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do…. is stay home.

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