Lindsay Lohan was a belligerent, chain-smoking mess at a karaoke bar


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In the few times I’ve written about Lindsay Lohan over the past few months, I’ve noticed an interesting trend: apparently, there’s still an appetite for some people to believe that Lindsay has “changed” and that I am “being mean” when I say that she hasn’t changed at all, that she’s still a cracked out mess. I don’t really know what to say to those people – apparently, LL gets unlimited chances to “change” and her entire cracked-out, peasant-punching, jewelry-stealing, sketchy-escorting and universal grifting existence can be washed away by Oprah’s cameras. All I’ve had to do is bide my time, quite honestly. Lindsay was always going to mess up. It’s not that I’m rooting for her to fail, it’s just that I know it’s coming. And so it begins:

Where’s Oprah when you need her? Lindsay Lohan may need O’s guidance once again — the recently rehabbed actress has become a regular at a downtown dive, partying into the wee hours with drunken pals. Last Monday, LiLo hit Sing Sing Karaoke bar with a gaggle of girlfriends on Avenue A in the East Village, where she proceeded to start a verbal fight and refused to leave at closing, planting herself at the bar until almost 6 a.m., multiple sources tell Confidenti@l.

Hanging with a male model type with a blond bob and a handful of gal pals, including one named Rush, the group (not LiLo herself) ordered a bottle of Jameson that they quickly polished off. Lohan was overheard saying she hadn’t had a drink.

“Lindsay was chain-smoking,” our tipster says. “She walked in sober and she left looking tired.”

The night took a turn for the worse when a customer overheard LiLo get into a “disturbance” with a staffer, as she begged to keep the bar open past closing and was acting “insanely belligerent.”

When asked to leave, Lohan called the cops, claiming staffers had locked her in the private karaoke room. The NYPD showed up, but no one bothered to file a report.

When Lohan and the group finally left, staffers found their private karaoke room littered with trash and empty bottles.

Lohan, scared that news of her late-night antics would leak, had two pals return the next day to smooth things over with Sing Sing staff. One employee confirmed that Lohan, now living in SoHo, has become a regular at the joint. Noticeably absent was LiLo’s sobriety coach, Doug Caine. Caine may have moved on from the “Liz and Dick” star because his $1,800-a-day treatment usually goes for 28-day or 60-day cycles.

An acknowledged alcoholic, Lohan has a lot to lose if she falls off the wagon. Her reality show with Oprah’s OWN network has been following her post-rehab recovery. She was paid a whopping $2 million to document her sobriety and O has publicly encouraged her to stay clean and seek help.

“She’s absolutely fine,” Lohan’s father, Michael, tells Confidenti@l. “She’s always great, she’s up early every day and I’m happy that she’s sober.”

Lohan adds a message for LiLo’s friends who were drinking around her: “If they care about her, they won’t drink in front of her.”

Following her big night, Lohan was in Los Angeles for a week of project meetings. She returned to New York Tuesday to hang out with her family.

[From The NYDN]

Isn’t this what sober, recovering alcoholics love to do? They love to be sober and hang out with their very drunk friends at a private room in a karaoke bar until 6 am and they especially love to get really belligerent about keeping the bar open. You can choose to believe Lindsay was 100% sober the entire night and early morning – I have no substantive proof that she wasn’t sober. But on circumstantial evidence alone, doesn’t this scream “relapse”?

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  1. Karen81 says:

    I watched Mean Girls the other day for a bit. She was so beautiful and had the world on a string.

    But that story is long gone and this one will end horribly with obviously her death. And that is regrettably coming sooner then later regrettably.

    • Erinn says:

      Agreed. It’s like a whole different person. My issue is mostly with the damn bronzer she’s using to contour her face – it’s SO BAD. Honestly. I used some this morning on my way out the door – but it’s subtle and actually works with my skin tone. But seeing this, I had to run to the mirror to double check!

  2. Nicolette says:

    With all the hub-bub about Miley lately I’ve forgotten about The Cracken. Though I did think of her momentarily when I saw a commercial for a black spiced rum called The Kracken. Perhaps she could get some work advertising for them.

  3. trollontheloose says:

    (finger pointing others as always): “If they care about her, they won’t drink in front of her.” Yeah because it’s everyone’s fault if she falls off the wagon. If she loves herself she will keep her sober coach, set herself a curfew and put her life together. And just because you give her $2million doesn’t make her “clean”. that money is just train wreck reward money not sober life on the path of health money.

    • Naye in VA says:

      It is totally her fault if she falls off the wagon, but to be sure, real friends don’t let recovering alcoholics be tempted to drink.

    • Bridget says:

      Yeah, I hate it when I go with my friends to a bar and they insist on drinking in front of me.

      • Anname says:

        Thank you! You cannot expect people not to drink at a BAR. It’s her choice to go with them, she doesn’t have to put herself in those situations.

      • Katija says:

        I have a friend who’s successfully sober, and he actually RESENTS when people ask him if “it’s okay” to drink in front of him. His reply is always, “if I wasn’t comfortable being around it, I wouldn’t have come to a bar. Didn’t expect everyone to switch to milk when I walked in.”

      • Denise says:

        They dragged her kicking and screaming!

    • Decloo says:

      I thought recovering addicts were supposed to STAY AWAY from bars and AWAY from people who are drinking.

      • boo says:

        You’re right @Decloo, if you are a newly sober person, it’s a good idea to not go into slippery places, where you can “slip”. When I was newly sober I hung around sober people for many years, I finally went dancing at a regular club and stayed away from the bar, did not sit at the bar, just danced, and I had some time by then like 10 years sober. Lilo is playing with fire, she has not been sober for very long and already wanting to go to bars? I don’t give her too much longer to stay sober if that’s what she’s doing.

      • Debbie says:

        When she breaks with her mom, I’ll know she’s real. ‘Til then …

  4. blue marie says:

    I was wondering what happened to her, way to stay hidden for a while Lilo. Is it her doing it or Oprah’s?

    And is she wearing leather pants under shorts, or boots over jeans? Either way it looks like ass.

  5. dorothy says:

    And so it begins….

  6. Stef Leppard says:

    Something nice: her hair looks good. Shiny, and I like the color.

  7. Justme says:

    I think what is likely driving her to party again is the lack of interest and attention. She is a has-been already and nobody cares anymore, nobody writes about her anymore, the Mileys have taken over that spot and LL likely is FREAKING over all of that and so the “Lindsay partying again”, headlines are about to begin again.

  8. RN says:

    Sigh… A recovering alcoholic who is serious about staying clean doesn’t willingly put herself into situations that don’t support her sobriety. Why the hell is she at a bar, with people who are drinking alcohol? Willpower alone is not enough.

    • terry towels says:

      Willpower can be enough. I quit over 20 years ago, just using willpower.

      This needs to be said, so that drunks who might think AA is the only way (and can’t stand the idea of a higher power) can get the courage to quit.

      It can be done, it’s a decision.

      • Nikki says:

        I agree, Terry. I think surrendering yourself to your addiction, painting the addiction as an “other” which can be blamed, and the necessity of surrendering to a higher power are all fatal flaws in the AA model, and the current addiction model in general. Kudos to you for doing it on your own.

  9. Garrett says:

    She’s back!!! The fact she tried to get the bar to stay open shows she hasn’t changed one bit. TMZ also has a pic of her grabbing some wine.

  10. Ellie66 says:

    What the heck are those leather things she is wearing? leg warmers, pants? Boots? They look silly. She should not be hanging out at bars if (and It’s a big IF) she is sober thats just tempting fate and being stupid. :(

  11. Skins says:

    What the hell is that brown crap on her face?

  12. Tammy White says:

    No it’s not evidence of a relapse but it is evidence of bad judgment on Lindsay’s part. Which will lead to a relapse if she doesn’t change the behavior too. It’s more than using drugs & the last to change is the behavior. Can she stay clean & go to bars? Yes. Should she? No.

    • Jeanette says:

      Really? When there is smoke..a fire is burning somewhere..

    • StormsMama says:

      She is a dry alcoholic. She isn’t really sober yet. Sure it’s possible she’s abstained from drinking but that won’t last if she still engages in all the other behavior surrounding the addiction. Dry not sober i’d say; a sober alcoholic knows not to go to bars.

  13. GeeMoney says:

    Just when I had thought that the Cracken had gone into hiding and was actually trying to better herself… damn.

    I guess it might be time to crank up that death clock on her again.

  14. Kiddo says:

    It doesn’t make any sense that she would involve the police in a situation that she wanted to keep quiet.

    • Mia4S says:

      Sense? Lilo and “sense”? ;-)

      I actually buy this story…if you were going to make it up it would include actual relapse.

  15. Liberty says:

    Circling the volcano, peeking in…..

  16. lucy2 says:

    So they asked her to leave at closing, she refused, and SHE called the cops? The staff should have called the cops on her for refusing to go!

    Her behavior has not changed one bit. She’s just been better about hiding it to keep the Oprah checks coming.

  17. nikzilla37 says:

    She has totally relapsed.

  18. Quinn Parker says:

    Leopards don’t change their spots, kids.

  19. newtsgal says:

    If you believe that SLAG is sober….well, I’ve got a bridge I want to sell ya close to some oceanfront property in Arizona

  20. DEB says:

    Who in their right mind uses “blush” on their cheeks that’s a shit-brindle colour? Ewwwww. And those “legging boots” are gross.

  21. Anoneemouse says:

    Well she certainly isn’t screaming at them to keep the bar open so she could get WATER.

  22. judyjudy says:

    Sitting in a private karaoke booth with drunk people until 6 am sounds like the most UNFUN experience ever. There’s no way she could have been sober. No way.

    • Nick says:

      Haha – completely agree. She looks better actually.

      The girl walking next to her in the top pic – is she orange?

    • Katija says:

      I couldn’t make it to ten PM if I wasn’t drinking. I was the DD for my brother’s bachelor party (basically an unpaid taxi – I did *NOT* go in with them to strip clubs, LOL). Being stone cold sober around really drunk people is hell on earth.

  23. Dragonlady sakura says:

    (Wags finger) You guys should stop doubting the brilliance that is Lindsay. What better way for a recovering addict to get better is to hang out with druggies and lushes! :)

  24. Tia says:

    I agree that she probably hasnt changed much, but i still feel bad for her at the end of the day she hurts herself more than anyone else. Its her life and her career she is throwing away. So i would mantain that she really is the victim of her own actions more than anyone else. And can the media please stop giving Daddy dearest a platform. He is an ex con who is abusive with women and they allow him to act as if he has some kind of moral high ground.

  25. Bread and Circuses says:

    I’m sure Oprah was smart enough to write some penalty clauses into the contract.

    She’s going to get a bargain on this train-wreck’s attempts to behave like a professional.

  26. swack says:

    “She’s always great, she’s up early every day . . . ” (via M. Lohan). She’s up early because she doesn’t get in until after 6 am. Unless he means up early in the afternoon. She is just setting herself up for a HUGE fall. So sad.

  27. janie says:

    I really hoped that this time she would make it. TMZ has a photo of her grabbing a wine bottle on her way out of a friend’s house. I think she’s signed her death warrant. It makes me so sad for her… she had such a bright future.

  28. Claudia says:

    Yup. I’m one of those people. Why? Because before Lindsay there was… RDJ. Who everyone now loves. Back when he was using, he was a goddamn mess. He was addicted to cocaine and heroin, was arrested multiple times (for many of the same things Lohan was, including driving under the influence), was sent to rehab after rehab, nearly ruined his film/TV career (I think he was even kicked off Ally McBeal for always showing up to work high), and relapsed over and over again before finally getting sober back in 2004. RDJ had the benefit of all this happening before the gossip industry really blew up,and the fact that he’s a man. So yeah, I’m going to continue to give Lindsay the benefit of the doubt and root for her, and if she ends up f***ing up again… then I’ll hope she tries again.

    • taylr says:

      Rdj went to prison for a year. Lindsay’s had no such serious consequences

    • Cali says:

      RDJ definitely had a lot of struggles and relapses, etc, but I don’t think he ever behaved as badly and nasty as LL. I don’t think he pulled a lot of diva shit, demanding rules be changed for him, expecting special favors and stealing from people. I could be wrong, but I don’t remember any of that about him. I do remember that he wandered into someone’s house and fell asleep or something, but I don’t remember hearing about him fighting, making huge scenes in public, running over people who get in his way outside of a night club, etc.

      LL would have garnered more empathy if she didn’t also behave like a entitled little snot much of the time. And the truth is, that she does have potential. She can actually sound reasonable and insightful at times, but she is so terribly, horribly messed up, that there is little hope. The part that is hopeless is that she is inherently damaged and that has resulted in an extraordinarily intractable personality disorder.

    • decorative item says:

      I have seen both their movies and RDJ’s a good actor, Linsay is just painful to watch in everything she has done since Mean Girls. I don’t understand why people compare the two. One has talent and common decency, the other has entitlement.

  29. Bess says:

    I haven’t believed that LL was sober when she was photographed with that Vikram guy. A person serious about her sobriety would never hang out with an old party buddy so soon after completing rehab.

  30. Au de toilet says:

    Hahaha the cracken…she looks like she really reeks of vomit and cigarettes..and used up condoms….absolute skank

  31. KathDay says:

    Why doesn’t she understand blush?

    • mojoman says:

      I misread your post as, “Why doesnt she understand BRUSH” which makes more sense since she looks like she hasnt brush her teeth/hair/dingleberry for months!

  32. Friend of Bill says:

    Actually yes, I’m 4 years sober and I love going out with girlfriends to karaoke. Most of my friends aren’t and don’t need to be sober they drink. Getting sober doesn’t mean you stop having fun and going out it means you stop drinking and doing drugs. I went to AA to have a full life and that’s what it’s given me and I really get tired of people who know nothing about sobriety having these silly standards about what sobriety is supposed to look like. It’s not joining a nunnery.

    • terry towels says:

      This is true.

    • Anname says:

      I am sure it is different for every person, but given her history and the fact that she has been sober for such a short time, is it really a good idea for her to be in that environment?

    • Cali says:

      FoB, that may have worked well for you, but Lindsay has had numerous treatment failures, so it behooves her to avoid situations that are likely to trigger risky behavior until her sobriety is well established. She is a multi-substance abuser with a long history of relapses, pubic outbursts in bars and clubs, etc. No one, in their right mind would ever support this particular woman going to a bar, and hanging with a bunch of idiots who can’t grasp the concept of “Closing Time” or “Last Call”.

      If she is going to hang out with drinkers, who are still able to comprehend simple ideas.

      Like many addicts, she could be self sabotaging. The pressure to remain sober for the 2 million is pretty strong and like many with addiction issues, she could be intentionally screwing up, so that others lower their expectations. Living up to low expectations is infinitely easier than it is to high expectations.

  33. dcypher1 says:

    I bet lilo had one of her druggie friends sneaked her a lil somethin somethin on the down low while she was in rehab. I don’t think she was completely sober there either.

  34. skeptical says:

    So that’s where the brown coat went. Who makes that coat style? It used to be Ronson’s coat (I love her coats tho not the rest of her wardrobe) and it vanished around lilo’s first playdate with Betty Ford. I guess it’s *possible* that lilo bought her own and ronson just randomly stopped wearing hers…. but considering it’s lilo… I think there was already, months ago, a pic of lilo by some matress where she was wearing a black version of that same coat. Or maybe the pic was black and white. Or both. I barely remember.

  35. Nikki says:

    Can we even call this a relapse? I don’t think she’s ever actually been sober, rehab stints have just been small periods where she wasn’t drinking or using.

  36. ZAK says:

    I really hope that she gets her life together before she kills herself.