In news that makes meÂ hopefulÂ that Lindsay Lohan’s actually getting better in rehab, she turned down the chance to be roasted by Comedy Central. While this news may seemÂ insignificantÂ to you, it shows me that she’s already started to make sound decisions. Or at least one sound decision — which is one more than she’s made in years. The last time I remember being this proud of her is in Mean GirlsÂ when she passed pieces of that crown out to everyone after winning spring fling queen. And that wasn’t even really her choice — it was in the script.
While there’s nothing wrong with roasts (nothing wrong at all!), itÂ doesn’tÂ seem like a good idea to turn LiLo’s court-mandated rehab into a joke just days after she gets out. I’m all for poking fun at people, but at people who can poke back. Not at people who will feel forced to be in on a joke that isn’t really all that funny. And even though I have 14 billionÂ Parent TrapÂ jokes ready to go at a moment’s notice, Â I have a Miss-Cleo-type feeling that the roastÂ wouldn’tÂ really go in that direction.
Surprisingly our friends over at TMZ disagree with me on this. Which is making feel funny inside since we’re almost always on the same page when it comes to celebrities.
It would’ve been a great idea to let comics poke fun at her fresh out of rehab … because if there’s anything we can learn fromÂ Alec Baldwin, it’s that comedy can defuse almost any kind of negative publicity.
Yes, if there’s anything we can learn from Alec Baldwin it’s that comedy can fix negative publicity. Or that you should never call your 11-year-old daughter a pig on a voicemailÂ becauseÂ that shit will follow you around for the rest of your life. Oh, also don’t threaten people. That usually doesn’t end well.
And the lesson that we can take from this whole roasting refusal is that sometimes rehab does work for people. Only two and a half more months Linds, you can do it!
(Photo:Â David Tonnessen,PacificCoastNews)