Home Celebrity Lindsay Lohan Extends Rehab, Comes Home Saturday

I wrote this night before last, but I see it got turned around elsewhere. So here’s the story: Yes, Lindsay Lohan was supposed to leave her 90 day rehab tomorrow, August 1st. But plans changed, and Lindsay comes back to New York on Saturday. She gets a few more days to spruce herself up. She’ll be in New York for a while, monitored by family, friends, and Oprah Winfrey’s documentary crew. Oprah’s people will be with her for 45 days. That way, says a source, it’s hoped she can’t get into too much trouble. Everyone is rooting for Lindsay to stay sober, get on the right track, and prove late director Robert Altman right about her acting talents. Last night, Ben Affleck’s publicist emailed me and said “everything you wrote is a lie and made up” about Lindsay “circling” Affleck’s new movie. Wow! I think he doth protest too much, don’t you?

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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