What color is relief, anyway? Kind of a muted blue-green? Because that’s how I’m feeling ever since I found out that Lindsay Lohan‘s parents won’t be allowed anywhere near her talk show on OWN.
I never thought I’d be using ‘smart’ in the same sentence as Dina and Michael Lohan‘s names, but I’m about to: it’s very smart of the network not to let these two walking Lohan grenades anywhere near their daughter. Or maybe ‘smart’ isn’t event he right word. It would certainly be dumb to let them infiltrate the set, but the whole Lohan family has just set the bar so low on decision-making in the past that I wasn’t holding out much hope.
But to be fair, this decision apparently (and unsurprisingly) didn’t come from the mind of a Lohan. According to TMZ, it was something that the producers all agreed upon after an ‘intense debate’ over the direction of the show. They went back and forth on whether to include the ‘Lohan family circus’ (incidentally, I would totally read that comic strip), and ultimately decided it would be best to stick to the show’s original direction, which is Lindsay’s comeback and recovery.
Michael and Dina allegedly won’t film a single scene for the show, which is actually a really huge thing when you think about it. These two — Dina and Michael — are so high-drama, that they’re practically tailor-made for reality television. They’d guarantee ratings for sure, and I’m really impressed by OWN’s decision to focus on LiLo’s health and do it without them. It gives me hope that they might be doing this for the right reasons. (And as a side note, thank you to The Bachelorette for making it impossible for me to ever take that phrase seriously ever again.)
The show is so serious about focusing on Lindsay and not her tumultuous family situation that they won’t even make reference to Dina’s arrest for a DUI earlier this month. No word yet on whether they’ll discuss Michael’s recent bashing of his own daughter Ashley Horn in connection with her decision to get plastic surgery to look more like her half-sister Lindsay.
Sorry, remind me again why Lindsay’s family is absolutely no good for her? It wouldn’t be things like that, would it?
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