Lindsay Lohan Storm Rolls Toward White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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Lindsay Lohan's verbal lashing from outspoken Rosie O'Donnell has done little to curb the starlet's interest-piquing appeal. Despite Lohan's countless court battles and addiction woes, she is a headline-grabbing, ratings-booster everyone is willing to cash in on. This could explain Lohan's invitation to the White House Correspondents' Dinner by Fox News correspondent Greta Van Susteren.

What better way for Van Susteren, 57, to make an entrance than with a controversial date on her arm. It plays out like a scene from the teen rebellion handbook when the good girl brings home her delinquent boy toy to garner attention from her too-conservative parents. Van Susteren's previous plus ones for the event include, Kim Kardashian, Ozzy Osbourne and Sarah Palin.

Harsh Realities

It's not that Lohan's work ethic or punctuality has dramatically improved, either. As O'Donnell pointed out in her rant against Lohan's casting as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's "Liz & Dick," "I think she needs a lot of help. […] She's had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including SNL. She was out and not at rehearsal. I think she's not at a place to work."

Lohan's problem with punctuality was also an issue on her current guest appearance on "Glee." Cast and crew were frustrated with the troubled actress's unprofessional tardiness resulting from characteristic late night partying. It is further proof that O'Donnell's doubts, about the 25-year-old's readiness for the responsibilities and grueling schedules of a film career, might be correct.

Lohan is Heavily Insured

Executives know Lohan is not dependable but as long as people tune in for the spectacle they are willing to take a chance. Although "Liz & Dick's" producer Larry Thompson made a show of declaring his confidence in Lohan's ability to take on the Taylor role, he also added, "Lindsay Lohan may be the most insured actress that ever walked on a soundstage." Obviously, there is some disparity between her ability to play a part and her ability to follow through with filming.

Tough Love

While many vilified O'Donnell for her heavy-handed comments, she responded with a blog post that read, "it is not about her talent/it is about her health/lindsay lohan needs help." O'Donnell pointed out that in the wake of the Whitney Houston tragedy, her opinions were only meant to be in Lohan's best interest. Perhaps a bit of tough love could do the actress some good.

Lohan's parents Dina and Mike Lohan played out their enabling roles and hit media outlets to defend their daughter. Dina told "Access Hollywood," "I'm very proud of my daughter and all of her many accomplishments and I just wanted to know if Rosie O'Donnell played the 'Parent Trap' [for] her children and she said Lindsay hasn't done any movies, you know, since she's 16, but that's absolutely not factual." What's not factual is that O'Donnell never said Lohan hadn't done anything since she was 16, but that she hadn't done anything good.

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