(Caution: this blog could very well turn into a ranting session. I apologize in advance.)
Also, hopefully your day will get better due to the misery of others.
Misery on Fantabulous Friday, you ask? Surprisingly, yes. However, misery for one Lindsay Lohan
After failing a drug test a mere TWO weeks after leaving rehab, Lindsay showed up in court today most likely expecting a slap on the wrist and maybe the judge shaking a finger at her with a halfhearted, "Tsk tsk," before being released to rehab for another few weeks. Much to her dismay, my new hero, Judge Fox, refused to set bail for Miss Lohan and ordered her back to jail until her next court date, over a month away. My feelings on the matter are simple:
IT'S ABOUT TIME.
I'm sorry, but this whole special treatment for the famous bit is just ridiculous, and frankly I'm glad someone FINALLY put their foot down. Time and time again these celebrities are given freebies for offenses that would land regular people in prison for months (or possibly years). Hit and run? No big deal, just don't do it again. Arrested for cocaine? Hey, it happens. Just take a month off from partying and stay in a luxurious rehab. Abuse dogs? No biggie, just spend 21 months in jail, then get out and be paid exhorbitant amounts of money to play football.
I am sick to death of this crap. These people are given so many privileges as celebrities. They have the money to do whatever they want, they can travel all over the world, experience so many things us normal folks only dream about. Instead of doing something useful, contributing in some way or being a POSITIVE role model for the young impressionable people in the world, they think they're above the law and decide to dabble in drugs, sex tapes and every other scandal they can think of. They assume they won't be held responsible for their actions because - let's face it - celebrities are hardly ever held responsible.
Don't get me wrong here. I actually think Lindsay Lohan is talented. I thought she was adorable in The Parent Trap and Freaky Friday. I also LOVE Mean Girls. The girl has a gift, and she insists on wasting it by spending most of her time high or drunk. It's a sad, sad shame.
Hopefully she'll actually learn a lesson this time.