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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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lmweick    

Standing Ovation....really...are we so starved of real entertainment that we have to further indulge this has been whos career only exists because of our love of rubbernecking train wrecks. Please make it stop......put her in jail...for a very long time!!!Any other junkie thief would be in jail.

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122.

David     

Are people at TMZ retarded? Who cares about Lindsay Lohan!!!! Apparently they are the only ones.

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123.

CoCo    

She need to go to jail........

1171 days ago
124.

andyconda    

ok i am not watching leno now that bitch need to fry

1171 days ago
125.

W    

I hope Lindsay loses the Gotti role because she is in jail. If the judge wont do her job, hopefully the jury will sentence her to the one year in jail. Regardless, I would never waste money on any movie she is in. This Gotti movie is a JOKE anyways...Travolta as a mobster...i dont think so....stick to Hairspray and Lindsay can stick to her coke.

1171 days ago
126.

Destonia    

Why in the WORLD would anyone give her a standing ovation??

1171 days ago
127.

Steelers suck    

The role as Gotti Jr's wife shouldn't be too much of a stretch for her. S*** playing s***!

1171 days ago
128.

Meemo    

Thats crazy, i wouldn't watch her if they gave me money

1171 days ago
129.

TheRealJerseyShore    

Hey BigmoneyBleezy, do you really think this Gotti movie is going to suck because Lindsey is in it?????????? This movie doesn't need Lindsey in it to suck. All you need to know is that John Travolta is playing Gotti. Enough said. Plus this movie will never get made, especially if John Jr or John Sr's estate tries to profit from it. Convicted criminals cannot sell their stories for profit. If this movie does get made and makes any money, all the profits should go into a victims fund.

1171 days ago
130.

janet    

It's taped so they can edit. I guess Leno is looking for a ratings boost.

1171 days ago
131.

Enough Already    

LOL at Kimme's earlier post. That was hilarious! Two do-bags in the same room! Classic. On the People Magazine site, they have a short clip from the taping. Lo-Life has on this top that shows her sagging boobs! Another classic. She is just a washed up piece of dog do that even the dogs don't want to take time to smell. She should just ride into the sunset and not come back. Oh, and when you do, take Leno and your whole loser family with you, would ya????

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132.

writingonthewall    

@I bet if you went out on the streets in any midwest city and asked random people if they hated Lindsay Lohan the answer for the most part would be either; No, why? or Who?
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This midwesterner thicks Lohan is a Wannabe Nothing who has been foisted on us to the point of absurdity. She is not an entertainer and the industry is failing the paying public.

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133.

outsiderLookingIn    

I know one place where she won't get a standing ovation....THE MORGUE! crickets. Whats this? Dead silence? not cool. They're dying to see her there though.

Thank you, Thank you. I'll be her all night, and remember, the 10:00 show is EXACTLY the same as the 9:00 show.

Don't forget to tip your waiters.

1171 days ago
134.

Samuel Smithers    

Jay Leno and Dr. Drew are her true friends.

1171 days ago
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Vinsetta    

karlew 5 minutes ago

LOL It seems to just kill the hardcore Lohan haters that she could get any type of positive response from anybody. Clue in, there is a whole world beyond the TMZ comment boards and not everyone hates this kid. I bet if you went out on the streets in any midwest city and asked random people if they hated Lindsay Lohan the answer for the most part would be either; No, why? or Who?
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Sorry, wrong. I am in metro Detroit (midwest) and she's universally disliked here. Read any article about her in the Chicago Sun Times or Tribune, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Milwaukee Journal Sentenel, and every other story about her in magazines such as People or any newspaper from the New York Daily News and Post to the L.A. Times, as well as any Facebook comments and they are all the same. "Who Cares," "Go Away" "she gets special treatment", "skank," "when was the last movie she was in?" etc. etc. So it's not TMZ comments exclusively. Have you seen her latest Q Ratings? This was from April 29, 2010 so do you think it's improved?

Lindsay Lohan is now statistically proven to be a Complete Trainwreck

Just how unlikable is permanent trainwreck Lindsay Lohan? Pretty unlikable, and now we have statistic proof that a majority of people find little Linds’ behavior and public persona repulsive.

Lindsay recently got fired from an upcoming movie project because the movie executives behind the project deemed her “unbankable.” How do movie executives know when a star is bankable? With a Q score rating!

The Q score rating system was created to map out a star’s likability, name recognition and unlikability. Movie executives use this system to map if a star would be able to draw in the crowds for a movie because the theory goes that if people know a star and like a star, they will probably go see their movie.

PopEater looked at Lindsay’s Q score and found that her likability has dropped down significantly over the years (big surprise). From PopEater:

By 2005, when [Lindsay's] excessive partying and un-Disney-like behavior began to be chronicled in entertainment magazines, her name recognition skyrocketed to 53% and with it a negative Q of 33, with a positive of only 13. With each bad decision Lindsay made, the gap between her positive and negative Q scores only widened. Lindsay was systematically proving that not all press is good press and that America had little tolerance for squandered talent.

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After her arrests and subsequent rehabilitations, Lohan’s Q again fell in 2007. With 74% familiarity, she had a positive rating of 11 and a negative rating of 43. Her wishy-washy relationship with Samantha Ronson (as well as her flip-slop stance on going gay), coupled with her nude photo shoot in New York magazine (for which she was not compensated and was uniformly derided), increased her familiarity to 80% in 2008. Her positive rating remained an 11, while her negative rating shot up to a 52.

This year, 84% of Americans polled were familiar with Lindsay. Her positive rating has reached a low of 9, and her negative rating hovers at 52. Five times more people dislike Lindsay than are rooting for her.

In other words: Lindsay’s constant partying, irresponsible behavior, poor career choices, and ugly family life have turned many of the people who used to like Lindsay against her. Instead of being known for being talented or even known for being a good person, Lindsay is now known for being a mess and thoroughly unlikable.

So Haters will be haters I guess but prove me wrong that this country likes her these days?

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