Lindsay Lohan Thinks Rehab Will Hurt Her Career (Um, WHAT Career?)

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After violating her probation in September for testing positive for cocaine and illegal Adderall, you'd think Lindsay Lohan would be enormously relieved at being spared any further time in jail. She was given yet another lucky break today when Los Angeles Judge Elden Fox decided against giving her a fourth jail sentence, sentencing her instead to remain in rehab until January 3, 2011.

This is Lindsay we're talking about, though, so of course she tried to weasel out of it. In a report filed by her probation officer she states that she'd prefer an outpatient program, claiming she can no longer afford the inpatient treatment program and that she needs to work, because her clothing line is "falling apart" in her absence.

Clothing line? Oh right, those . . . um . . . leggings. Well, sure, that makes sense. If only Lindsay wasn't locked up at Betty Ford, I'd totally be buying these $110 sequin-flecked monstrosities.

A prosecutor had wanted a six-month jail sentence for Lohan, but Judge Fox opted for rehab after reviewing filings from rehab officials and a letter by Lohan herself. Fox was only partially swayed by Lindsay's pleas for being let go with a slap on the wrist (which is what outpatient treatment totally would have been), saying he's trying to provide her with a real chance at sobriety and that remaining in rehab through the holidays is crucial. He told a weeping Lohan,

"There's nothing better than a train wreck for a celebrity and I'm not going to have one in this case."

Yeah, too late on that one. The latest scoop in this ongoing cluster-eff is that Lindsay's mom Dina is shopping a reality show based on her daughter's current rehab stint.

What's left to say about Lindsay, really? I hope she manages to get herself pulled out of this endless tailspin, but I can't imagine it happening without her making some drastic changes. I don't mean riding out a couple more months at celebrity rehab, either. If Judge Fox really wanted her to have a chance at turning her life around, he probably should have sentenced her to permanently give up Hollywood and partying and her turdbucket parents, ditch the fugly legging line, and move to a log cabin in Montana.

What do you think about this sentence? Do you think he should have sent her to jail instead of rehab?

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