Sunday, April 21, 2024

Exclusive: Lindsay Lohan is OK, Says She Wasn’t Set to Be in Venice


Everyone can calm down. Lindsay Lohan is just fine, thanks. She didn’t show up at the Venice Film Festival because she says she wasn’t supposed to be there. Whew! Lohan emailed me this afternoon: “I’m great! Thank you! No I wasn’t set to go. Just staying focused on me and my recovery :)”

Frankly, Lohan is smart to work on her sobriety and not get any more involved with “The Canyons.” Director Paul Schrader and porn star James Deen handled the movie’s press conference in Venice just fine from what I can tell. But the film did poorly, was reamed by critics, and has ended its life in the U.S.

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Lindsay is moving forward from that bad choice. She’s filming an episode of “Eastbound & Down” for HBO and making more plans for quality productions. Let’s hope she has a tranquil Labor Day weekend.

PS Lindsay gave “The Canyons” a nice plug on her website, and published a picture from the photocall today. Very classy!

P.S. Radar is reporting Lindsay may host the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live.” Can’t wait!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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