Lindsay Lohan finally seems to be getting her act together, and I couldn’t be happier for her. After successfully completing a 90-day rehab stint in July, she sat down with Oprah to talk openly about her addictions and admitted that she knows that she’s her “own worst enemy.” As they say, admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery.
The comeback kid has also signed a deal with Oprah’s OWN network to film her struggle to rebuild her life. It’s now being reported by TMZ that Lindsay’s parents, Michael and Dina Lohan, have been banned from the upcoming reality show.
The rumor is that the producers banned the Lohan parents because they “feared the show didn’t have a clear direction,” and they want the show to focus on Lindsay’s recovery rather than her family issues. Michael objected to the report, saying that he’s already filmed three scenes, and that the producers asked him back for more. No official word on whether the scenes will ultimately make the final cut.
It’s probably a good move for Lindsay to cut her parents from the series, even if it ends up being a disappointment for viewers. I mean, Michael and Dina are kind of like a train wreck that you can’t tear your eyes away from. Seriously -- in the last couple of weeks alone, Dina got arrested for a DUI and it’s been reported that Michael’s estranged lovechild has undergone extensive plastic surgery to look more like her famous half-sister.
That makes for some good viewing, my friends.
But the thing is ... this is someone’s real life, not just a convoluted plot cooked up by some people in Hollywood for the sole purpose of entertaining us. Lindsay seems like she’s firmly on the path to real recovery, and it might be a good idea to put some space between herself and her volatile parents. In other words, let’s not throw her back into the crazy pit.
Maybe someday when she’s stronger, but right now her recovery is just beginning. Besides, LiLo is funny and cute and entertaining all on her own. Let's give her a chance to shine again.
Do you think it’s a good idea to cut Lindsay’s parents from her reality show?
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