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Lohan has a way with words

November 29, 2006

I find it very ironic that our newspaper, the Lancaster New Era, runs a series of stories today about education and the effects of the No Child Left Behind Act, and this story comes to light.

Spears, Hilton and Lohan (from Lohan took a break from her busy party schedule with Britney Spears and Paris Hilton this past weekend to send a letter of condolence to the family of famed movie director Robert Altman, who passed away late last week.

Unfortunately, a publicist decided to share this letter with the media.

And um, well, let’s just say that it could have used a proofreader. Maybe even a team of copy desk editors.

The Independant‘s Andrew Gumbel took issue with Lohan’s letter:


The passion was certainly there – [Lohan], like many dozens of actors before her, clearly adored the experience of working in Altman’s characteristic freeform style – but the letter was also spectacular in its incoherence and disregard of basic grammar and spelling. “I am lucky enough to of been able to work with Robert Altman amongst the other greats on a film that I can genuinely say created a turning point in my career,” she began, less than certainly. “He was the closest thing to my father and grandfather that I really do believe I’ve had in several years… He left us with a legend that all of us have the ability to do.”

A little lower down, she fell into improv philosophy, apparently riffing on the notion that life is too short to waste: “Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of yourselves’ (12st book) – everytime there’s a triumph in the world a million souls hafta be trampled on. – altman Its true. But treasure each triumph as they come.”

And she signed off, “Be adequite. Lindsay Lohan.”

The letter has become the talk of Hollywood since its release over the weekend. Was the actress on a misguided – and utterly botched – quest for publicity, exploiting the death of a revered director for her own purposes? Had she been on one of her legendary party benders? Or was this Exhibit A for the indictment of America’s education system?

Lohan fans sought to argue that the letter really was not that incoherent after all – the errors no worse than the average teenage e-mail exchange.

Patt Morrison, a columnist with the Los Angeles Times, begged to differ, calling the letter “alarmingly incoherent” and questioning what it was Lohan had learnt at the Long Island schools that gave her straight As.

“As for the brilliant Mr Altman himself,” Ms Morrison added, “I suspect he might find sardonic comedic potential in all of this.”

What Lindsay? No emoticons? I’m shocked! A link to Lindsay’s full letter is at USA Today.

:-O 🙂 TTFN, Lindsay. You can’t blame Sex and the City for this foul-up.

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Lohan offers words of condolence to Altman’s family: ‘Be adequite’ [Independent Online]


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