Scoop: Lindsay learned from her mistakes

Even before she did time in jail and rehab, Lindsay Lohan had learned her lesson about being a party girl, and grew up since her days of being “young and irresponsible.”

That’s what she says in the new issue of Vanity Fair, where she recalls how she would read tabloids and “I would look up to those girls … the Britneys and whatever. And I would be like, I want to be like that.”

In an interview conducted shortly before she did her time, the starlet says her rep as a wild child began when she “was 18, 19, with a ton of money and no one really here to tell me that I couldn’t do certain things. I see where that’s gotten me now, and I don’t like it.”

But despite having been spotted at Chateau Marmont in the days since her release from rehab, LiLo insists she’s not a party girl. 

Lindsay says she’s not “the alcoholic everyone says I am” and that “never in [her] life” has she abused prescription pills, adding, “I’ve admitted to the things that I’ve done — to, you know, dabbling in certain things and trying things ‘cause I was young and curious and thought it was like, OK, ’cause other people were doing it and other people put it in front of me. And I see what happened in my life because of it.”

“I want my career back,” La Linds declares. “I want the respect that I had when I was doing great movies. And if that takes not going out to a club at night, then so be it. It’s not fun anyway.”

Well, we’re very happy to hear her say that (though we can’t help  but wonder why she goes to clubs every night if it’s not fun).

 

Bristol on “DWTS”

Bristol Palin says she’s excited about joining the cast of “Dancing With the Stars” because she “wanted to step outside my comfort zone and have a good time.”

But the 19-year-old single mom says her biggest fear is “just showing my personality and moving my hips!”

Competing against the likes of Jennifer Grey (“Dirty Dancing”), David Hasselhoff, R&B singer Brandy and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino of “Jersey Shore”— who’ll be a lock if they do a belly-dance routine — Bristol and partner Mark Ballas will have the support of her mom, Sarah Palin.

The former governor of Alaska has “always been my No. 1 fan,” Bristol told reporters. “Of course, she’ll be down here” to see her daughter perform.

And Sarah needn’t worry she’ll see any shocking display of skin — the young mother of Tripp, 18 months, says of all the spangled costumes: “I know that mine will be the most conservative — I will be the most dressed. That’s how I am and that’s how I want to dress. But it’ll be good, all the rhinestones and spray tans, that will be fun.”

This should be a very interesting season.

 

Snooki: Single

Yesterday, we told you how “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi received a rather ridiculous marriage proposal-in the form of a new issue of Steppin’ Out magazine, featuring her beau Jeff Miranda on the cover asking “Will you marry me?” (In the interview, he denied rumors he’s using her for fame. Just saying.)

But that same day, Snooki dashed his hopes, tweeting, “Just want to set the record straight. I’m single and I’m not going to get married!”

That’s a relief. We don’t think we could deal with MTV’s two-hour special “A Very Snooki Wedding.”

Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at kitty@media-darling.com

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