Lindsay Lohan claims she’s a work in progress

After this latest round of failed drug tests that are keeping her from doing any real work, part-time actress and full-time party girl Lindsay Lohan has said that she can’t be blamed because addiction is a disease that she struggles with, and she is a work in progress.  Predictably, her father Michael Lohan says that none of this ever would have happened if he had been allowed full access to Lindsay when she was growing up.

While I would agree in principle that addiction is certainly a disease, I cannot buy Lohan’s claims that she’s trying her best, when the exact same night that she admitted on Twitter that she failed a drugs test, she went out with her friends to a Hollywood restaurant, and several diners and restaurant staff reported that she was seen sipping out of her friends’ vodka-based drinks and giggling as if no one would catch on to what she was doing.  She may be a work in progress, but exactly which direction she’s progressing is up for debate.

UK judge takes one more dangerous driver off the roads: George Michael

It used to be that when you heard the name “George Michael” and the word “police” in the same sentence, you automatically thought of lewd acts in public toilets.  But in recent years, George Michael seems to have left cubicle sex behind in favor of a more dangerous recreational activity: driving under the influence.  In 2006 Michael was arrested for possession of class C drugs after being found asleep in the driver’s seat of his car.

A few weeks later, he participated in a hit-and-run where he crashed into three parked cars and then fled the scene.  Later that year, he was arrested for DUI when he blocked an intersection with his car after having smoked cannabis, and was sentenced to 100 hours of community service (presumably not cleaning public toilets).  In 2008 George Michael turned to harder drugs, and was arrested for possession of an unidentified class A substance (rumored to be crack cocaine).  After his release he vowed to do something about his drug problem, but earlier this week he was sentenced to eight weeks in prison and given a fine and a five-year suspended license for yet again driving under the influence of cannabis.  Reports from people in the courtroom say that Michael gasped audibly when he heard the sentence, so maybe this will be the wake-up call he needs to finally get his life back together.