Lindsay Lohan won the ‘Comeback Award’ in Ischia, Italy: sad or funny?


I was wrong last week when I said that Lindsay Lohan came to the Ischia Film & Music Festival in Italy for no reason. I assumed she just came to party on yachts with shady sugar daddy-types, maybe get fall-down wasted at a few significant parties plus cause a lot of crack drama with the paparazzi. You know, Typical Cracken. Well, she did go to Italy for all of that, but she was also there to get an AWARD. Yes. The organizers of the Ischia Film & Music Festival gave the Cracken the “Comeback Award.” Ugh. WHY? Dear Ischia: you invited Jessica Chastain and Chiwetel Ejiofor. There is no reason to invite the Cracken.

Lindsay Lohan got her redemption from that tumble. The actress was honored with the Ischia Comeback Award in acknowledgement of her participation with the West End production of David Mamet’s play Speed The Plow at the Ischia Global Film & Music Festival. The award was given to her by Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis, who she praised at the beginning of her speech.

“Thank you, from someone so amazing as you are, and being a friend to me, and someone who I aspire to work with and that I’m lucky to have in life. So I appreciate that, I really do,” LiLo, who was stunning in a bright red dress, said.

“Thank you for having me. Thank you, Pasquale. Five years before this I was in Capri with you, and a lot has happened since then, which I know and you know. I really appreciate it. Thank you so much,” she continued.

“It’s really lovely to be in a position like this and go through certain things in life that bring you back to a place where you can then just speed into the plows of the new depths of your life. I just wanna give my life my all, and I just wanna wish everyone the best. Thank you and God bless.”

[From E! News]

Is this sad or funny? Or neither? I can’t tell. It’s sad because she’s not having a “comeback” at all. It’s funny because she received an award just after she acted shady as hell (like always) at a party full of real celebrities. So, Lindsay Lohan still thinks she’s an A-list celebrity: sad or funny? Also: I think the “Pasquale” being referenced is this guy – he’s like one of the organizers of the festival? But Lindsay made it sound like he was one of her regular johns.

Also – TMZ reported a few days ago that Ali Lohan is going to try to make a career in… country music. While Ali has been trying to “model” in NYC, she’s been “writing songs and working with a singing coach.” TMZ also says that Ali and Dina “went to Nashville last month to meet with producers and soak up the hillbilly vibe.” Allegedly, Ali has already been offered a $120,000 contract from one label, but Ali has already rejected the offer because she thinks she can get more money (that’s so Lohan). The offer of a recording contract aside, I get tired of celebrities thinking that country music is going to be “easier” to break into than pop music. Country music isn’t easier. From where I’m sitting, the country music industry is just as difficult (if not more so) than pop music.



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  1. Aussie girl says:

    1) she looks wasted.
    2) how can it be a comeback when she hasn’t even done the play yet.
    3) Ali doing country music. What the? Maybe she can she sing about her modelling woes and been pimped out to sleep with older rich men. I mean that’s country & we can all relate to that, right.

  2. MrsBPitt says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA……This is a joke, right!!!!!! Comback???? For a play that hasn’t even opened yet???? Someone must be BLOWING her way through Europe!!!!

  3. eliza says:

    Comeback Award? I just don’t understand?!?!!

  4. RedWeatherTiger says:

    “Thank you, Pasquale. Five years before this I was in Capri with you, and a lot has happened since then, which I know and you know.” — sounds like she wants to remind dear Pasquale that she has some dirt on him.

    “It’s really lovely to be in a position like this and go through certain things in life that bring you back to a place where you can then just speed into the plows of the new depths of your life.” –Keep on making sense, Lindsay!! No one will suspect you of using drugs as long as you keep on saying logical things like this!!

    • bluhare says:

      She’s plugging her play, Tiger. You know, her comeback vehicle.

      Although comeback implies there was something there before.

    • BobbieFisher says:

      This 28 year old woman is illiterate. Lohan’s sentence construction is horrible, she is incoherent and has a limited vocabulary – not to mention she is using the phrase “speed the plow” wrong – it’s embarrassing when she is speaking in public or writing. “Speed into the plows”?! What the hell is she rambling about?! It just reminds me of the horrible grammar in her letters, tweets and emails. I forget that she has never graduated from High School. She is going to have a hard time understanding, if not memorizing, her lines by Mamet. Lohan is not nearly as sharp as Madonna in the brains department and I think this play will go over her rotten-extension-filled head.

  5. paola says:

    Looking at her pictures I realise that this is what hard drugs, drinking, smoking and no hips does to you.

  6. snowflake says:

    It’s sad. When will people stop enabling her and start calling her out on her shit? until that happens she won’t change

  7. Vampi says:

    .”…back to a place
    where you can then just speed into
    the plows of the new depths of your
    LOL! What?
    OMG that’s just try hard GOLD!
    Crackspeak! Lol!

  8. Tx says:

    Don’t call it a comeback!……
    ……because it isn’t.

  9. Blythe says:

    This is what years of heavy drinking, line-snorting, and cigarette puffing does to your overall appearance? She looks absolutely done.

  10. J says:

    How legitimate is this festival? They got Jessica Chastain and Chiwetel Ejiofor who are Oscar nominees for crying out loud, but then Lohan shows up and Selena Gomez has been there for several days. We are not supposed to take this one seriously right?

    • Couiny says:

      Lindsay Lohan is honored this year. And in 2013, Vanessa Hudgens won the “icon ” award. I think that says it all. Also, Vanessa and Lindsay have the same agent, I think. Or had? I remember she said in her tv show that her agent kept giving her roles to Vanessa. If it’s true Vanessa needs to change her team, poor thing. Because nobody deserve to be the second choice, after Lohan. Though, the cracken probably lied, again. But if it’s true and they have the same agent, he/she has probably a deal with the festival organizers, or some dirt on the president.

  11. Lydia says:

    It’s obvious that this festival is a complete joke. They will apparently give an award to anyone they can get to show up. They’ll pay for everything to get …whoever they can. Chastain is so desperate for attention, you knew she would be there. But now it looks ridiculous… I mean, Lohan and Selena Gomez?

  12. mata says:

    An award just because she was cast in a play, one that hasn’t even opened or supposedly started rehearsals? I’m going with something changing hands. (You know how when her right hand gets tired, she probably changes to the left.)

  13. Mia4S says:

    There’s a typo in this story, it wasn’t a “Comeback” Award, it was a “No one has ever heard of this festival so we paid all the stars to show up and made up awards to give them and you always end up in the tabloids so now people know the festival exists so here is a trinket for you thanks for the publicity, sketchy though it may be” Award.

    There, fixed that for you. ;-)

  14. bettyrose says:

    Ugh poor Ali. What’s worse? The career trajectory of a former child star or the endless pursuit of budget career by a high schol drop out?

  15. Bridget says:

    They give out random awards like this all the time with film festivals, it’s part of how they get stars to attend the smaller ones. And train wreck or not, giving Lohan an award guaranteed them press and a lot of play in the gossip columns, that the Ischia Film Festival would never have gotten otherwise (Ejiofor and Chastain may be highly respected, but they don’t get the same exposure). Either they didnt realize that the press would insinuate that they’re a joke, or they simply didn’t care, figuring that all press is good press. Or it could be that she got her friend on the committee to do her a favor.

  16. OriginallyBlue says:

    It’s sad. Her whole situation is sad and pathetic. Typical Lohan attire; no bra, nips out, looking bruised. This girl always looks gross. Also, I always notice her hands, they look so disgusting. I would want them nowhere near me.

    • bettyrose says:

      Yeah there is a weird scar on her hand. I have very fair skin and I’m totally clumsy, so nicks and bruises are totally normal for me. I swear I would never even notice on her if everyone else didn’t point it out all the time. But yeah someone who has veneers and extensions probably doesn’t want people to see her bruises, so does that mean they’re too numerous to easily hide?

  17. neelyo says:

    Maybe this festival is like a kiddie beauty pageant where everyone gets an award just for showing up.

    And Ali as a country singer? Let’s see, she tried a pop music career, acting (whatever happened to TROLL 3?), modeling and now country music. At this point the only show business option left will be gaining a lot of weight in hopes of a Jenny Craig contract.

  18. Bread and Circuses says:

    Funny thought — what if an award show just had a category called the “Thanks for the Free Publicity” award, and they gave it out to celebrities who are current tabloid fodder?

    It’s a little hipster-ironic, but the show could probably spin it as a way for a celebrity to show they’re a good sport and win back some public sympathy by cracking jokes at their own expense in their acceptance speech.

    • melain says:

      Not a bad idea, but I get the impression that most celebrities who are in that category are unaware of their lowly status. They mistake the attention for popularity and approval.

      And OMG! Someone up thread pointed out her hands. Wow. Her hands, arms, face and hair look grimy upon closer inspection.

  19. The Original G says:

    Oprah just spit her coffee on her iPad and she and Gail laughed and laughed……

  20. Algernon says:

    It’s official, Lindsay Lohan no longer looks like herself. If these photo’s weren’t insisting that this is Lindsay Lohan, I would not recognize her.

  21. Neelyo says:

    I wonder if they’ll make her return the award once she gets fired from the play during rehearsals.

  22. aqua says:

    I think it’s sad because she had so much talent and potential. It’s such a waste.

    • Lex says:

      It’s hard to say really… her ‘big’ acting roles were never really a stretch – sure they were enjoyable and she was good in them but how much talent she had/has can’t be easily determined from her few movies she did before she was blitzed.

      I really like her so I am not trying to be rude to her. I think a lot of young starlets could have succeeded in the mean girls role just as well. Now Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried were very good in that film. Lindsay? She was beautiful and different (red hair) and voluptuous. Her acting was fine.

  23. angievh says:

    Yes, she looks wasted. How has she made a ‘comeback’ – what did I miss??? Can we talk about her tattoos? They all look like a series of random doodles or notes she’s written to herself & they’re all so tiny they just make her look dirty (ier).

  24. Rubber Ducky says:

    I have been longing for a follow up to this gem for YEARS

    Bring it on! Country style!

  25. Pregs says:

    Those LINES in her forehead!!! Is she even 30? I’m 40 and smoked for 20 years (although not heavily), and I spent as much time hard drinking service-industry style (not falling down hammered, but drunk 3-5x a week) and my forehead is smooth. Only looks like hers when I raise my eyebrows all the way up!

  26. Lex says:

    Awhhh I think she looks quite nice here. Way better than usual! Face is less puffy (bloat and filler wise), she looks clean, she is smiling nicely. She could look great though and most people would still hate her so i’ll just admire her on my own.

  27. raincoaster says:

    She got a comeback award for participating in a play that hasn’t opened yet. Pure PR stunt.

  28. jwoolman says:

    If she gets fired from the play for being a no-show or just being incompetent- does she have to give the seahorse back? Or does it go to her understudy?

  29. Nudgie says:

    This is my take, and since you know I’m usually on acid, take from it what you will…

    I think she’ll do the play. I think she will work hard on it and I think except for the tremendous weight of the press, world and – let me digress here: I think Lindsay is the perfect representation of the Hulk, except she’s the Cracken. She can be sweet, act well at times and even look decent at times. However, like Dr. Bruce Banner, there is something inside her that builds up to a fever pitch that her psyche, ‘the Cracken,’ will take over her brain and body and after that it’s SHUT THE FRONT DOOR.

    I don’t think she wants to do it – she’s beyond that. One drink, one pipe, one line or even one needle and it’s all over. I truly feel bad for her because I have cancer, and while I’m a decent, funny and incredibly hung guy, something about the chemicals and radiation turn me into a not-so-nice person and all I want to do is smoke a barrel of pot to end the pain and lash out at those who have tried to help me the most.

    Then I sleep it off (after 32 Little Debbie snack cakes) and the cycle starts again. It doesn’t happen every day, but it’s in there, fighting to get out like Chris Brown at a Rhianna look-alike contest.

    I don’t feel sorry for her or excuse her life – you get to do what you do and you should certainly suffer the consequences. But I understand her, and it sucks. That being said, I don’t feel any sympathy for her at all. There are hundreds of Doctors, care givers, clinics, FREE programs, Programs the price of any one piece of jewelry on Kanye West’s chest – and she has never used one of them to change her life – only change her lies.

    And why hasn’t anyone been using the typo “Speed the Blow???” Lazy ass journalists ;)