Lindsay Lohan, Spectacular on ‘Chelsea Lately,’ Is Alive Again

Welcome to the year 2013, where it’s not Barbara Walters or Diane Sawyer, Todayor 20/20Oprah, or even Dave Letterman who lands the biggest celebrity appearance of the summer. It’s a late-night talk show on the E! network.

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Yes, the E! series Chelsea Lately landed the coveted first Lindsay Lohan appearance on her promotional tour for her new movie, The Canyons, and, more important, her first on-camera appearance following her much-ballyhooed stint in rehab. Magnifying the spotlight already shining brightly on the gig, she opted not to appear as a guest on the show but instead to guest host it, filling in for Handler, who over the years has taken countless potshots at Lohan’s troubles.

She didn’t use the opportunity to confess her rock-bottom moment, as she would’ve during a Barbara Walters interview, or discuss what got her through her toughest times, as she may do next week when she sits down with Oprah. She wasn’t there solely to shamelessly plug The Canyons, which would have been a logical PR move on Leno or Letterman. Instead she used the gig to reveal something even more important and illuminating: Lindsay Lohan is alive again.

Giggly and sharp and looking better than she has in a very (very) long time, she came off as fun and funny and even professional—a word that, especially followingThe New York Times retelling of her nightmarish behavior on the set of The Canyons, one would never imagine hearing again to describe Lindsay Lohan. She delivered the obviously prewritten jokes she’d be given with that winking comedic timing that earned her Hollywood’s Next Big Thing status following Mean Girls. She was loose and quick-thinking, engaging in improv banter with the panel of comedians that opened the show and nailing a breezy, laugh-filled interview withOrphan Black star Dylan Bruce that closed that show. (Because when I think about what Lindsay Lohan does in her spare time, my first thought is that she binge watches an existential BBC America sci-fi series about clones…)

She began the episode with a monologue picking fun at “the celebrities who kept the tabloids alive in my absence” (Anthony Weiner, Kanye West, Justin Bieber), proving that she’s both in on the joke and can dish as well as she takes.

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August 9, 2013. August.

One Comment

  1. Silver Price replied:

    Yes, the E! series Chelsea Lately landed the coveted first Lindsay Lohan appearance on her promotional tour for her new movie, The Canyons , and, more important, her first on-camera appearance following her much-ballyhooed stint in rehab . Magnifying the spotlight already shining brightly on the gig, she opted not to appear as a guest on the show but instead to guest host it, filling in for Handler, who over the years has taken countless potshots at Lohan’s troubles.

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