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Lindsay Lohan

'Grateful' for Jay Leno

4/26/2011 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jay Leno won the battle for Lindsay Lohan because the actress feels "grateful" for the way he's treated her over the years ... sources connected with the actress tell TMZ.

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Lohan pre-taped an episode of "The Tonight Show" yesterday ... set to air tonight ... and according to reports, she received a standing ovation when she walked on to the set.

Sources connected to Lohan tell us she has been receiving several offers to appear on talk shows since she was sentenced to jail last week ... but chose Leno because, "He has been nothing but good to her and her family over the years ... and has always been protective of her."

Of course, Lohan was furious with Letterman earlier this year -- when the comic ripped her on his show following a booking fiasco. Video of Lindsay heading to the studio below.042611_lohan_inf_still



During the interview, Lohan talked about her sentence -- telling Jay she felt "kind of numb" after the judge threw the book at her.

Lohan also talked about the "Gotti" movie -- reconfirming that she WILL be playing the role of John Gotti Jr.'s wife.

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166.

Pony Princess    

Now that Lindsay has been informed that the women who frequent skid row have a lot of vintage clothing, and may even trade them for a cigarette or two, she is so excited to be going down there to work.
She just needs to work on the hours. She prefers from 4pm to 4:30 pm, Mondays and Wednesdays for one week. Shawn is drafting up the paperwork now, and has to find a judge who will sign off on it.

1223 days ago
167.

Pony Princess    

Did they really bring in an audience for a pretaping?

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Wiley,
they didn't have to bring in an audience. The audience was there already and Kristin Chenowith was all set to go. But Lindsay employed her newest (and not yet imitated) way of getting an appearance: show up and give the producer's fits until you get your way.

The audience was told to applaud. If they hadn't the show would have gotten rid of hecklers, and retaped it until they got their standing ovation.

1223 days ago
168.

rosh    

What a great day for Lindsay!!!!! A standing O, lessor charge, 2 inked movie deals,what am I missing???

The sad thing is Milo is also seeing action....

Linnocent!!!

1223 days ago
169.

outsiderLookingIn    

Rosh, You are missing a few cards in your deck.

1223 days ago
170.

Eileen    

She received a *standing ovation* from the audience when she came out. Hmmmm......I wonder if the people who work behind the scenes motioning to the audience & the lit applause sign had anything to do with that?

1223 days ago
171.

Pony Princess    

Rosh, you're missing that she has a number of community service hours to do for a probation violation. She also is under a jail sentence, that should, when it is upheld, allow her to maybe spend a fortnight in Lynwood again. That probation violation was because she was caught on tape, stealing a necklace that belonged to a jewelry store and not her. She was brazen in the theft and, contrary to what some enablers are saying, made no attempt to return the necklace in any timely manner. Instead, her hand was "forced" only because there was a warrant issued to search her home for it. She also will be standing trial (if she doesn't plead out) for theft.
As far as her movie deals inked out. She has a recent history of being brought into films and then ditched because of her legal problems.
So yeah, you left a lot out.

1223 days ago
172.

Nikki    

Heres to Kristin Chenoweth people putting a stop to, and having Lenos people edit the standing ovation that should of went to Kristine
They can edit it and just put a regular applause in it

1223 days ago
173.

outsiderLookingIn    

http://www.radaronline.com/author/jen-heger

Here is Lindsay's savior. If this Lunt didn't leak the story about the search warrant, this would be a completely different situation. Who knows what they would of found in Lindsay's house. Lindsay would just be in jail for drugs and stolen property I think.

Please feel free to email Jen Hedger and tell her what a service she did for the public.
Loser.

1223 days ago
174.

Pony Princess    

Wonder if Lindsay will send Kristin Chenowith flowers because she stole her spot on Leno?

That would be like Lindsay.

1223 days ago
175.

ernie    

Yes, Hollywood.... it is always good to reward bad behavior with movie roles and television show appearances. It certainly projects the right image.

What other industry would allow someone with a track record like Lohan's the kind of exposure she is getting for such negative behavior?

It is hard enough for any ex-offender to get a job yet alone be followed around with cameras, given plum movie roles and appear on Jay Leno like nothing happened.

Hollywood .... you guys would do anything for a buck. Fools.

1223 days ago
176.

Nikki    

Pony im sure Kristine and her people are very pissed off over Lohans move

As they say, Karma is a b!tch Lindsay
This will bite her in the azz

1223 days ago
177.

Daffy Duck    

Lindsay stole my cousin's lips.

- Woo Woo -

1223 days ago
178.

Pony Princess    

Wow, and she (Jen Heger) "chose not to go law school but instead decided to use her knowledge of the justice system to report on celebrities' run-ins with the law."

Wonder if SCH had her on retainer to find info like this????

1223 days ago
179.

Nikki    

I know from sites like this that he reads and responds to all emails to the show personally.....

Thanks Rocky

Now lets all email Jay and tell him how disgusted we are about Lindsay being on his show, and how we will never watch his show again

1223 days ago
180.

Pony Princess    

Jen Heger would have had a much better story if she had been able to cover the apartment search. Can you imagine what would have been found?

1223 days ago
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