Given my entertainment-news druthers, I don't normally jump at the opportunity to write about an unconfirmed piece of celebrity gossip, but this particular unconfirmed piece of celebrity gossip is so deranged, I have to share it with you: Lindsay Lohan may soon be mentoring underprivileged teen girls.
Yes. Just ... roll that little nugget around in your brain a little. Lindsay Lohan as a mentor. To young teen girls. Because Lindsay has "overcome so much adversity." And has so much wisdom to share.
Say it with me: OH MY GOD.
Rumor has it that Lohan is currently in talks with Trinity Athletics, a gym in Johns Creek, Georgia where underprivileged girls can get scholarships to learn to tumble and cheer. Apparently the Atlanta Baby & I Foundation (a charity to which Lohan donated $50,000 in 2011) founder recently told Yahoo,
(I contacted Lindsay's team) about mentoring young girls at a nearby gym, where the owner has given a lot of her cheerleading hopefuls free grants to be able to cheer and follow their dreams, some even Olympic hopefuls. This is something that is still in the working stages, where Lindsay will be a possible mentor to these young girls for a day to uplift them and let them know she too has struggled and overcome so much adversity in life.
I ... uh ... wow. Look, I don't mean to be a total asshole, but exactly what adversity has Lindsay Lohan actually overcome? Because from where I stand, it sure looks like she's neck-deep in her own self-created problems, just like she's been for the last few years. For crying out loud, she's actually due in court on March 18 to face three charges, including lying to the police.
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I mean, can you think of a more inappropriate person to be mentoring teen girls? I honestly can't. Okay, maybe Chris Brown. But Lindsay Lohan is a pretty close second.
Trinity Athletics owner Cori Davenport told Yahoo that it was by no means a done deal, although she certainly sounded open to the idea:
We have yet to make any arrangements with Ms. Lohan about mentoring our girls. We are very busy at the moment on focusing on our upcoming NCA Nationals and that is our only focus presently. I believe everyone deserves a second chance, and everyone makes mistakes. I applaud Ms. Lohan for wanting to make a difference in people's lives, especially young girls so they don't take the same road she has.
However, I'm guessing her organization got a flurry of dumbfounded/horrified responses from parents and press, because this is what's currently posted on their website:
Any news reports, gossip sites or message boards that are featuring a story that a specific celebrity will be coming to Trinity to "mentor" our athletes are reporting an untrue story. No arrangements of this type have been made. These reports are false and do not represent any plans or direction to do so in the future.
Well THANK GOD, Trinity. I think we can all agree that everyone does in fact make mistakes, but I'm pretty sure Lindsay Lohan's path to redemption shouldn't include sharing her hard-earned wisdom with teen girls quite yet.
What do you think about the idea of Lindsay Lohan mentoring underprivileged teen girls?
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