Lindsay Lohan As Liz
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Lindsay Lohan is still worth the wait and is a inspired actress.
Unintended concequences. A true personality.
In her early acting years she was on a quick rise to fame, yet decades later she seems to be losing it all. Lindsay Lohan has been in the spotlight since she was three. As a child fashion model and a Disney sensation by the time she was ten, the world of stress, anxiety and acceptance was embedded in her life.
Aside from the tabloid explosions and the dim limelight now fading, Lohan still seems to be a good person who deserves applause for enduring the consistent rumors, intrusions, and false derogatory attention she receives on a daily basis.
Anything that is negative or intrusive on an A-Lister's life is found interesting. Sites like perezhilton.com, thesuperficial.com, and TMZ, to name a few, offer hours of continuous gossip. Some gossip true, some speculated and others false. No matter how the other person views it, the celebrity fixation continues and readers' delve in, excitedly wanting to see the latest scandalous accusations.
Publicity aside, who really sympathizes with Lohan? Not many.
Sure, seeing her get handcuffed, reading about her assaults, and the possibility of her going to jail for violating her on-going probation is news to some. Conversely, it should be noted that this reporting format is frequently one-sided. Rarely does Lohan (or any celebrity) have an equal chance to respond to or rebut the report. The better question might be "How many times has she even responded to these accusations?"
For over twenty-years there has been a camera in her face, bodyguards protecting her, and negative influences in her life. The people in her entourage, who dissipate as fast as they arrive, want only to bask in the glory of her star. Money makes people act differently and their change is directly proportional to the amount of money involved. With that in mind, one should consider what is really true about the reporting on Lohan's life.
However, despite her court appearances and a laundry list of convictions on her list, Lohan does have one defense to stand by; the phenomenon of things being handed to young starlets on a silver platter. Or greed. Or boredom. Her life has been in front of the camera, hour after hour, and always accompanied by security to manage a crowd who worships her celebrity status. Could her convictions be a cry for help?
Since she was a child, Lohan had to rehearse, regurgitate and repeatedly recite lines for movies, commercials, and record albums. She worked countless hours and dealt with the public divorce of her parents. That is a lot for a young girl to handle, not to mention the producers, agents, and fans she feels compelled to oblige on a daily basis.
Some would call Lindsay Lohan a model of strength. Others may call her irresponsible, reckless and disappointing. Whatever she's called, Lohan has stood her ground. Despite a successful or failed comeback in the entertainment industry, Lohan will continue to try again, make amends and keep on making the front page of every gossip site.
Some stars continue with the drug and alcohol scandals, eventually stop making news, and fade away. However, Lohan is aware that tabloids bring revenue and make her in demand. The tirades of Lohan drama are good for media industry because they know when she's out, something is bound to happen. Additionally, people around her intentionally cause situations to cash in on her notoriety. So the question resurfaces, what is real and what is false?
I wish Lohan good luck and applaud her. The movie industry is not for everyone. It takes someone with thick skin to handle a deluge of criticism and erroneous claims on a daily basis. Despite the attacks, warranted or not, she continues to earn a substantial paycheck. Lohan could be considered a smart businesswoman and to me, will always be a triumphant actress.
Juliana Campbell, Features Columnist: I am a recent print journalism graduate from California State University, Fullerton. During my time as a student I have worked on a daily, weekly and monthly newspaper and gained a wonderful, wide-range experience from it. Weather I was a managing editor or just a copyeditor I still contributed on a weekly basis. I enjoy writing narrative non-fiction the most because of the details. I spend hours interviewing people and have gone beyond the job to get a great article. I love emerging journalism... (more...)