Good points here, especially how the whole idea of so-called girlpower can be coopted or corrupted into an excuse for doing whatever the hell you want when you want, and how looks and class privilege and a heartfelt "I'm sorry" can get you a lot more than it should. Celebrities are blank screens on which we can project various distorted images of ourselves: who we want to be, who we fear we really are, who we can't admit to being. So I don't quite know what it means when I feel the need to stress that Lindsay Lohan is an ADDICT (and, like all addicts, manipulative and deceptive and wildly distorted in her thinking). She has two personalities: her real self, and her addict self, and her addict self sits at the center of her being and burns away everything else. It dominates her self and her life in a way I think it might be difficult for non-addicts to wrap their minds around. She's not just another spoiled pretty white girl who got too much too soon, life imitating a reality TV show (although that's tragic enough). She is sick and desperate and -- unless she turns her life around, and gets the hell out of LA -- doomed in one way or another. Because that part of her is *not* something that most of us in her audience can share or truly relate to -- because most people aren't hardcore addicts -- we don't stress that part enough, or really try to understand it. It's easier instead to mock and scorn and roll our eyes at her, the same way we do at ourselves.