California Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel is obviously trying to raise the bottom for Lindsay Lohan—whose latest, widely reported stunt was drinking while wearing an ankle alcohol monitor during the MTV Music Awards last month.
Revel today sentenced Lohan to 90 days in jail followed by another 90 in inpatient rehab, not for the MTV escapade but for skipping alcohol-education classes during her probation.
Prosecutors had sought a month of jail. Revel apparently thought Lohan was not taking her probation “seriously” enough, so she tripled that suggestion, which made Lohan cry before the court—raising her hands to her eyes, revealing a tiny “FUCK YOU” painted onto the middle finger of her left hand, caught by discerning television cameras the world over. Classic.
Is doing time in a suburban L.A. jail really gonna teach Lohan anything about her addiction? Chances are dodgy enough that rehab will, especially if (imo) it’s anything less than a six-month stint. Most active addicts and alcoholics will use and drink despite almost any external circumstance.
So what will make the difference for this lost girl? Because I really wonder.