Lindsay Lohan's Claim About Whitney Houston's Corpse Isn't All We Can't Believe

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Did Lindsay Lohan really handle Whitney Houston's body when she was doing her community service sentence at the LA County morgue in 2012? Though the timing works out for that to be sort of true, the quote from her interview with The Telegraph is being blown out of proportion. It's actually a complaint about how hard she had to work compared to others: "It’s different for me than it would be for other people -- like, no one would really have to work at the morgue in LA and roll a body bag for Whitney Houston." We don't know what "roll a body bag" means exactly, and like many a Lohan quote, we have to take it with a grain of salt.

Come to think of it, there are some other things Lindsay says in this sit-down that anyone who's followed the trials and tribulations of her life and career may have a hard time believing. Here are some other questionable things she said while promoting her role in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow on London's West End:

  • "After the Oprah show, it was kind of hard for me to be in New York. There started to be paparazzi, and I didn't have that in New York in the beginning." (Um, remember those accidents and bar fights you had in New York, a year before Oprah's crew started following you? We're pretty sure the paps were there.)
  • "I didn't realise it -- I've never Googled myself, I don't understand it." We're not sure if she's saying she doesn't understand Google, or if she doesn't understand her image in the public eye. If either is true, we hope she has a nice, long chat with a publicist one day. Or a 13-year-old.
  • "There's really nothing left in that life for me." This is one of several quotes the interviewer lists as evidence of Lindsay's rehab-speak. We really hope it's true. Past experience says it's not.
  • "I want to work for this next year, and then take some time, and hopefully fall in love, and hopefully have a family." Another excruciatingly hopeful statement that we'd love to believe, but that's basically impossible to count on. If any woman could plan her life this way, we'd like to meet her.
  • Paraphrased by the writer, as part of her five-year plan, "She'd like to be nominated for an Oscar, she added, and has a role lined up: Clara Bow, a Hollywood redhead who started young and died mad -- due, some said, to the fact that her mother had once tried to kill her." Actually, Lohan's been talking about playing Bow since 2008.
  • And then there's this from Speed-the-Plow director Lindsay Posner, and it could be the most unbelievable quote of them all: "I have every confidence that the media, the profession, and indeed the American film industry will be reminded once again of how good she is as an actress."

Sigh. We've had this hope before, too, Mr. Posner.

Do you think a West End play could restore people's faith in Lindsay Lohan as an actress?

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