Is it Lindsanity that Lindsay Lohan’s hosting gig on Saturday Night Live was positioned as a comeback? I think yes. First of all, can we wait until she shows some capacity to live clean and sober for longer than 10 minutes and stops looking like a drug-bloated hot mess to declare her well? Please?
Hey, I love a redemption story as much as the next gal. Robert Downey Jr. is the best one I can think of off the top of my head. But, it takes time to prove you have indeed come back before you give interviews about ‘coming back.’
Lohan has been a mess more than she’s been anything else. The girl has issues and issues don’t go away after some visits to the morgue and several hour-long stints in the county jail. Walk the walk, Linds.
Thing is, I have seen the Saturday Night Live promos and the girl has comic timing, the ability to laugh at herself and plenty of material about which to inspire laughter. I happen to think she has some talent and that back in the day…before her 20s, she was an absolute beauty. I am more than willing to see her have some success, but we all know what too much too soon did for this kid the first time around.
The Hostess With the Most-est?
In all fairness, Lindsay Lohan wasn’t a bad host at all. She was a decent host—above average even, but she didn’t exactly carry the show or win me over as her new biggest fan. She was no Justin Timberlake (but really, who is?!)
She was neither the kind of good that makes me psyched to see her next film, nor was she the kind of good that screamed, “I’m back, baby…TMZ best find some other Disney disaster to kick around!” (Though that wouldn’t exactly be a tall order).
Ms. Lohan was a solid good sport and one of her skits made me laugh out loud: The Real Housewives of Disney. Granted, it was Kristen Wiig that really got me going, but Lohan was a solid ensemble cast member in all of her skits, really. She had a funny monologue…Why does this all sound like backhanded praise???
Maybe, I expected more. I wanted her to come out on fire and make us all forget the laughing stock she has been for half a decade. She didn’t. While her performance was more than okay, she just looks, well, not good. Twenty-five isn’t supposed to look like that. Twenty-five isn’t supposed to include inflated lips and cheek fillers. It is all distracting and very sad and reminds me how not ‘comeback-ready’ this kid really is.
On the bright side, it was a start. Hopefully Lohan will do more in the future to make us laugh with her and not at her. Addiction isn’t all that funny…Even in Hollywood.
Until Next Time…