Just a few days ago we learned that Lindsay Lohan had pled No Contest to a slew of charges against her (I honestly cannot keep them straight anymore), and opted for 90 days in a rehabilitation center in lieu of going to court and facing jail time. Many of you were skeptical as to the benefit of yet another rehab stint for Lindsay and, indeed, it’s impossible to say whether or not it will have any effect on her. Sadly, sources are saying that she’s already complaining that her rehab schedule will place her in the facility on her 27th birthday. So yeah, I’m sure that’s really inconvenient for her, lol. Click inside for more!
Complex has the story:
So, it turns out Lindsay Lohan did the smart thing for once and took the prosecution’s plea deal instead of going to jail. In court last week, she pleaded no contest to charges of reckless driving and lying to the police.
Rather than risk jail time if the case went to trial, Lohan accepted the prosecutors’ offer of 90 days in lockdown rehab. As TMZ points out, a reckless driving conviction has a mandatory 5-day jail sentence, but they’re folding that into the 90 days of rehab.
She was also sentenced to 180 days in jail for stealing that jewelry, but the judge stayed her sentence, meaning if she does the rehab and doesn’t get in trouble, it will go away.
You’d think Lindsay would be happy about this right? She’s not going to jail. But no, her 27th birthday is coming up on July 2, and she was planning a big bash in New York. However, her deal requires that she check into the rehab facility (something she can do in NYC) May 2, so she’ll be in lockdown rehab on July 2.
Oh, and she’s already been to rehab five times since 2007, but Lohan is apparently telling her friends that she’s pissed. She’s planning to fly to LA to hang with her pal Charlie Sheen and shoot her guest starring spot on his show Anger Management before she checks in and wants to go to Brazil as well.
“He’s a therapist, and she’ll play a patient who falls in love with him,” her awesome lawyer Mark Heller explained to the Post. He also added, “Lindsay is a beautiful young woman who has many pursuers and many boyfriends.” Noted.
It sucks that, at this point, we can pretty much expect things to get worse for Lindsay; if it’s true that she’s more concerned about her birthday party (and we know she’s done plenty o’ partying in her lifetime) than giving rehab another chance, then yeah. No. It’s hard to be optimistic.
Still, here’s hoping someone (anyone?!) around her tries to help her get focused on the things that really matter, like her health and well-being.