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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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76.

SUNIA3    

Sad. Both of them, very sad, pathetic losers.

1283 days ago
77.

SugarBear    

I doubt that some of Lindsay "fans" are actually her fans. Most likely they're trolls who get off on disagreeing with everyone because at least then someone talks to them. It's like a kid who acts really bad, they don't care how they get attention as long as they get attention. Ignore them and they'll eventually go away.

1283 days ago
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Californiadesi    


If all of you have not figured out as yet,why a standing ovation ?

Because she turned down plea deal and is fighting false charges. If you did not pay attention to the hearing on April 22,2011, D.A.'s witnesses left big holes in their testimonies providing already reasonable doubt favoring Lindsay.

1283 days ago
79.

dreamon    

@Nikki. What I don't get is how they don't understand that they are killing the goose that lays the golden eggs....

I guess the answer to that is that they don't care if the goose dies, do they? They're perfectly happy to sell her into career oblivion. They've done THAT very sucessfully.

1283 days ago
80.

DK    

The fun part of stories about Lindsey is the oh so obvious family and friend comments. They would help her so much more by being quiet, but then we wouldn't have so much fun reading their dribble. I would just like Ms. Lohan to grow up, face the facts and become a better person from it, but then I like fantasy, too.

1283 days ago
81.

Chaps    

Standing ovation? For getting flashed the cameltoe?

1283 days ago
82.

lj9283    

The reason she got a standing ovation is most likely the person who "warmed up" the audience before she came out asked them to give her a standing ovation.

A C list actress who is know for appearing at LA nightclubs, and doing a few Disney Films when she was younger, doesn't get that from a regular audience.

1283 days ago
83.

Dan    

Hopefully Jay didn't return to the set to find his coffee mug mysteriously missing

1283 days ago
84.

moveover    

Anyone who gives a standing ovation to a spoiled brat kleptomaniac should be ashamed of themselves. Let her straighten her life out once and for all and then in a few years maybe she will deserve one, but not now.

1283 days ago
85.

dreamon    

SugarBear less than a minute ago
I doubt that some of Lindsay "fans" are actually her fans. Most likely they're trolls who get off on disagreeing with everyone because at least then someone talks to them. It's like a kid who acts really bad, they don't care how they get attention as long as they get attention. Ignore them and they'll eventually go away.
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I agree. A couple are Lohans who think they're doing somekind of PR work here. They never realize that even the really successful celebrities have vicious things said about them all the time. The difference is that they're not mired in criminal court and selling meaningless stories to the tabs. They're busy making money, buying homes, planning new ventures.

You're never going to see Kris Kardashian trolling the net insulting people who don't like her and her family. She's off making another 60 million this year and everyone is working. The Lohan trolls only have this and Celebrity Rehab or whatever.

The rest, yeah, are bitter angry people that Lindsay wouldn't piss on if they were on fire.

1283 days ago
86.

Chaps    


I will give her a standing ovation when she finds her dead career in the morgue!

1283 days ago
87.

Foeley    

They are both thieves, it makes sense that they get along. Leno stole his career from Letterman, and his current job from Conan. Lindsay steals anything not nailed down. He doesn't ask any good questions anyway. Have not watched that train wreck in years, will not start tonight. Go Chicago Blackhawks!

1283 days ago
88.

stargazer    

@Californiadesi - She is FAR from a poor, helpless girl. Also, you're completely wrong about the standing ovation. I suggest you go to a taping of a Leno show and see exactly what goes on there. The audience does NOTHING without being told to do it. Plus, more often than not Jay is told which questions to ask the "guest" beforehand, by their manager or someone else in their camp. It's all pre-planned, nothing is spur of the moment and this includes the standing ovation.

1283 days ago
89.

stargazer    

Another reason why NOT to watch Jay. He's made plenty of cracks about her, did she miss that? With the way it went down, Letterman had ever right to joke about her no show. Late night talk show hosts tell jokes about celebrities and people in the news, why should she be different than anyone else? She needs to get over thinking she's special and above everyone. Furthermore, she received a standing ovation because the audience members were told to give her one, just another thing in Hollywoodland that's FAKE. There's an audience coach there who tell the people in the audience what to do. On his show, people only receive a standing ovation when they're told to give one. It truly is sickening that people in this industry are still giving her the time of day. By doing this, all they're doing is promoting her bad behavior. She should be shunned, until she can get her crap together and shows a little remorse.

1283 days ago
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Italia    

TO: Californiadesi who wrote:
“…Because she … is fighting false charges. If you did not pay attention to the hearing on April 22, 2011, D.A.'s witnesses left big holes in their testimonies providing already reasonable doubt favoring Lindsay.”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Reasonable doubt? She went into a jewelry store and took something without paying for it, and without permission. Furthermore, once she realized she had it she made no effort to return it until she got word that police had a search warrant and were coming to retrieve the necklace.

She took someone’s fur coat and walked out of a club with it; she went to a friend’s house and stole an expensive watch.

What’s reasonable to believe is Lindsay has a problem with stealing and it’s not going to help her one bit to turn a blind eye in order to pretend that this is not real.

Like I said before, somebody better teach Lindsay the meaning of remorse, because if she goes to trial with that “I’m the victim” attitude the Judge is REALLY going to throw the book at her. Lindsay isn’t the first stubborn criminal in the Justice System who can’t admit that, whatever excuse she may have, she actually did take property that doesn’t belong to her, and she didn’t pay for it.

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