Lohan suffers exhaustion in celebrity style
RICHARD ROEP E R email@example.com June 17, 2012 5:20PM
Lindsay Lohan | Stephen Lovekin~Getty Images
Updated: July 19, 2012 6:16AM
Among the many things that separates the celebrity from the non-famous is the malady commonly known as “exhaustion.”
It’s not as if the single mother working two jobs, the medical student, the guy working 10 hours a day hard labor, the stay-at-home mom with three children, et al., don’t feel exhausted. They just don’t refer to it as a medical condition.
Lindsay Lohan is the latest celeb to suffer from exhaustion. At the age of 25, Lohan has already been involved in more dramatic love affairs, traffic incidents, legal scuffles and career ups and downs than you and six of your friends will experience in a lifetime; little wonder she’s exhausted.
Last Friday morning, paramedics were called to Lohan’s hotel room in Marina del Rey, Calif., after crew members on Lohan’s latest project were unable to roust her.
Lohan’s PR rep, Steve Honig, told E!, “Lindsay has been working a grueling schedule for the last couple of days. [Thursday] night she worked from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. She was exhausted and went back to her room to sleep. ... Paramedics found her sleeping, but determined she was just fine, just extremely exhausted and slightly dehydrated.”
That’s some Snow White of a sleep.
Let’s do the math
On Sunday morning, Lohan Tweeted:
“Note to self: After working 85 hours in 4 days, and being up all night shooting, be very aware that you might pass out from exhaustion and 7 paramedics might show up at your door. Hopefully they’re cute. Otherwise it would be a real let down.”
Anyone who says people on a film set don’t work hard has never worked on a film set. (Although for the actors, the real test of endurance is keeping your focus for quick bursts of acting separated by long hours of waiting.) And I’m sure it’s a challenge for Lohan to summon her inner Elizabeth Taylor for the somewhat unfortunately titled, “Liz & Dick,” which promises to be at least as entertaining as other Lifetime Original movies such as “A Face to Kill For,” “A Face to Die For,” “My Stepson, My Lover” and of course, “Drew Peterson: Untouchable.”
But excuse me if I raise an eyebrow about Ms. Lohan’s Twitter punch card.
There are 96 hours in four days. If Ms. Lohan really worked 85 hours, that means she averaged just over 21 hours of work per day and two hours and 45 minutes of sleep.
Really? On a Lifetime movie about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton?
No doubt the budget isn’t huge, but is Ms. Lohan sewing the costumes, building the set, composing the soundtrack and punching up the screenplay in addition to her acting duties?
Then again, if Lohan worked until 8 a.m. last Friday and the crew was knocking at her door at 10:15 a.m. — well, that does sound like the start of another 21-hour day.
And if that’s true, Lohan and the people making that movie are insane. The original Liz did 50 movies, won two Oscars, underwent more than 20 operations and nearly died a number of times before she passed away last year, and I’ll bet she never worked 85 hours in four days.
The valuable and the worthless
Maybe these punks were so stupid they didn’t even know what they were desecrating. Maybe they knew exactly what they were doing.
Whatever the motivation, some real contributor(s) to society spray-painted graffiti on the Gold Star Families Memorial near Soldier Field late last week. The memorial pays tribute to 562 Chicago Police heroes that have been killed in the line of duty.
“The Police Memorial is considered sacred ground by Chicago Police Officers and their families,” said Phil Cline, executive director of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. “The fact that it happened just before Father’s Day is despicable. A lot of families come to the Memorial on Father’s Day to remember their dad.”
There’s a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible. Anyone with information can call Area Central Detectives at (312) 747-8382.
What a wide range of humanity there is. Some give their lives protecting and serving.. Some are scum that will never even learn the definition of honor.