Lindsay Lohan is going, for a third time, to jail.
That Judge Elden S. Fox ordered her to report to jail without even allowing Lohan's attorney Shawn Chapman Holley to negotiate bail came as a surprise to many. But will jail "fix" Lindsay? I doubt it. Lohan and her family and the people who have helped her along the road to a three-peat need to do a lot of work to change the way Lindsay navigates her celebrity.
The bottom line is this: Lindsay Lohan is a talented actress. We can all give her that. However, she's not going to become the well-adjusted, in-demand, well-respected woman she thinks she is until she stops using her talent as a backstop, and begins to actually get her act together.
Lately, I've been feeling similar to how I felt around the time Britney Spears shaved her head and put her trip through the downward spiral into overdrive -- that the pop star's life had gotten to a point that was sad, and if serious care wasn't taken, Britney might not be able to reverse course.
It's tempting to think that doing my part to take the spotlight off the train wreck would in some way help Lohan. If she fails a drug test, and there's no one there to report it, did it really happen? Unfortunately, her addiction to the spotlight is nearly as virulent as any other substance that shows up in a court report. Until Lohan takes steps to be out of the spotlight, steps like not tweeting, not calling paparazzi, not showing up at any swag suite that will have her, my efforts will be for naught.
It was a nice thought, though.
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