Thursday, June 7, 2007

Lindsay-rehab seems to be doing wonders...NOT

It's nice to see that rehab is working for Lindsay Lohan. Apparently the starlet will be getting out of rehab in time to celebrate her 21st birthday. I can't imagine there will be any alcohol consumed at the event (yeah right--earlier in the year it was rumored that a vodka company would be sponsering the event!). I rant about this because earlier this year I read an interesting article talking about the up-and-coming batch of young starlets and the career decision they will have to make. One of those decisions is whether or not they will join the party crowd. The next generation of hollywood starlets-Hayden Panettiere, Emma Roberts, etc. have to decide whethere they want to follow in the footsteps of Lindsay Lohan and take the underage drinking/partying route, or follow in the footsteps of Hilary Duff and take the goody-two-shoes route. If I were a member of young Hollywood I would take the Lindsay route too. Why? Lindsay's career has been boosted by her "extracurricular" activities. There is no doubt. The squeaky clean image hasn't done anything for Hilary Duff. Granted she has been succesful in movies and music, but she has admittedly had a difficult time crossing over that "Disney" line and into more serious acting roles because of her goody-two-shoes past. Lindsay, on the other hand, had no problem jumping ship from her Disney days thanks in part to her partying. Disney doesn't want the partying starlet attached to their projects and other companies love the fact that Lindsay is attaching herself to an older fan base. Let's also note the consequences of Lindsay's actions. Exhibit A) Rehab. Yeah that has been a blow to her publicity blitz-NOT. Landing on the Maxim top 100 list at number one was her reward for bad behavior. Exhibit B) A written repremand from her boss while working on Georgia Rule. She wasn't fired, and in the aftermath has still managed to maintain her role as one of HOllywood's most sought after youngsters. Yup that's punishment all right. So put yourself in Lindsay's shoes...what would YOU do? Yeah that's what I thought. I'd be throwing myself one hell of a 21st b-day party too.

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