Lindsay Lohan checked out of in-patient treatment at UCLA after 22 days of her 90-day sentence, which came after the star served only 12 days of her 90-day jail sentence due to "overcrowding" and "good behavior."
The intent of this sentence was to punish Lindsay for breaking the law, and to help her attain and maintain sobriety. By cutting corners, is the legal system saying these laws don't apply? Just playin' about that whole 180-day thing! Even a casual viewer of Sandra Bullock movies knows rehab programs need to last for at least 28 days.
But who are we kidding? If anyone actually gave a damn about Lindsay's health and well-being -- looking at you here, Michael Lohan -- someone would have stepped in a long time ago, when the teenage Lohan was getting wasted all about town.
There's a long held tradition of shaking our heads at teen stars partying until all hours of the night. Yet someone is serving them alcohol. It's not like Lohan could have flashed a fake ID in order to get served at the club. Clearly, these stars don't have any problems breaking the law either:
- Drew Barrymore was notoriously under the influence during her childhood. Of course TMZ wasn't around to capture the most embarrassing moments on film, or snap shots of her leaving rehab at the age of 15.
- Mary-Kate Olsen was spotted one night by TMZ partying at a club at the age of 19, alongside Lindsay Lohan, who was 19 at the time, and Malcom in the Middle star, Frankie Muniz, who was one year shy of legal.
- Kristen Stewart was snapped drinking a Heineken at age 19. Sure she was in someone's backyard, but the home owner is responsible for breaking the law by providing Bella with an illegal beverage.
- The queen of bad teens, Britney Spears, and younger sister Jamie Lynn both enjoy the underage drinking, pantie-flashing, and all that goes with an inebriated state.
- Demi Lovato, another Disney star, was outed as having SKYY vodka at her party and a drunk sister. If we can't trust Disney kids, who can we trust?
I'm not taking issue with kids drinking socially under the age of 21 -- I'm a big believer that every adult regulation should start at 18: voting, driving, drinking, and going to war. But I do have a problem with bartenders, bouncers, and undercover cops who are busting the non-famous, while looking the other way when another young Hollywood starlet bellies up to the bar for a lemondrop.
Is it surprising that Lindsay Lohan stayed in Cannes to party, and later was completely shocked in court that she would have to pay the price? After all, she's never had to before.
Do you think celebrities get away with more than your average citizen?
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