Jumat, 04 Januari 2008

Lindsay Off, Back On Wagon (E! Online)

Los Angeles (E! Online) - Oh, for the good old days, when Lindsay Lohans biggest PR problem was a loose-lipped, empty-walleted ex-boyfriend. You know, like this morning.

Since then, the actress has suffered an even bigger assault on her privacy, with her lawyer acknowledging that the recently rehabbed star temporarily fell off the wagon on New Years Eve, after video footage of the incident leaked online. (View the clip.)

The video was shot at a nightclub in Capri, Italy, where the actress rang in the New Year after being feted at the citys 12th annual international film festival. Lohan is seen drinking champagne directly from a bottle while celebrating on the dance floor, before handing it back to a friend.

Her lawyer, Blair Berk, said the release of the video was unfortunate but that the situation had already been privately dealt with.

After being handed a champagne bottle while on the dance floor in Italy on New Years Eve and drinking from it, the good news is that Lindsay stopped herself, called her sponsor and got herself back on track, Berk said in a statement quickly after the video first surfaced on TMZ.

There is no magic cure here. The most unfortunate part of this is that Lindsay has to share her one day at a time with the entire world.

Lohans one day at a time began--for the second time--on Oct. 5, when the 21-year-old checked out of the Cirque Lodge Treatment Center in Utah, where she had been receiving treatment since August.

She left the facility with fellow rehabber Riley Giles, a 25-year-old snowboarder with whom she began a relationship while undergoing treatment. They relocated to Los Angeles and quickly became paparazzi favorites until their split in late November.

But Giles didnt prove to be as tight-lipped a former flame as Lohan--or her mother--may have hoped for and ended up selling a tell-all on his lust-fueled relationship with the actress to Britains News of the World for a reported six-figure sum.

In his no-holds-barred interview with the tabloid, Giles revealed that Lohan made a move on him shortly after her arrival for treatment for alcohol and cocaine abuse. Sex became a key part of her recovery, he told the paper.

He also recounted some of Lohans alleged benders and said he feared she may not be able to maintain her sobriety while in L.A.

I worry because it must be very difficult to keep up your recovery, he said. Lindsay has a very addictive personality.

Dina Lohan, the actress mom, wasted no time in blasting the tattletale, telling People Giles only dished the dirt to get back at the Mean Girls star.

He took desperate measures to hurt Lindsay because she broke up with him, she said, going on to deny gossip reports that she phoned Giles mother and chewed her out.

I never spoke to Rileys mom, nor would I blame her for his behavior. Riley is a grown man.

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