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Lindsay Lohan, debt and that what-to-do from Dr. Drew

Lindsay-pose The Ministry doesn't dwell too much on Lindsay Lohan, but every once in a while we feel an obligation to round up what's up.

The actress is pushing ahead with an expanded version of her 6126 clothing line, after telling a U.K. paper in February that she'd cleaned up her act and was getting help from a therapist -- not unreasonable that last bit, given the events that pop up regularly in LiLo's life.

But before we decide there's nothing to worry about, it's hard to ignore one report that she'd fallen $23,000 behind on rent before getting herself current (TMZ) and another that says she's hauling around six-figure credit card debt (RadarOnline).

Also, along the way, Radar sought Dr. Drew Pinsky's opinion on how to help Lohan -- the doc says he hasn't met her but does worry about her. He said that if he were her father, he'd set her up to get arrested, make sure she wasn't let out of jail, and then talk to the judge ...

... about getting her into a court-ordered three-year sobriety program. 

Many LiLo fans didn't like the doctor's idea.

"I believe that Lindsay will make a wonderful sober person, someday, if she survives this," Pinsky told Radar. "I absolutely wish no harm to her, but I just have a feeling that something awful is going to happen to her, like she is going to lose a limb."

So this past weekend, with the wave of criticism continuing, Pinsky explained what he meant, writing on his Huffington Post blog:

"[W]hen I was asked as a father, if I were in Michael Lohan's position, what would I do to help my daughter, I am clear that I would go to any lengths to get her to and retain her in treatment. Bringing legal consequences to bear is often the only alternative. ... Perhaps I surrendered my equanimity to a flight of journalistic excess by even suggesting that he plant drugs."

Lohan told Gossip Cop in response, “He’s such a loser. … He’s not a real doctor, he’s a celebrity doctor.” That after she'd called him "a quack" earlier this month.  

The Ministry pauses to balance Pinsky's explanation against Lohan's name-calling.

It's at times like this that we hope there's a rerun of "Freaky Friday" or "Mean Girls" on cable soon, so our rose-colored world can be made right again. Stop the madness ...

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Lindsay Lohan is featured in the look book promoting her expanded 6126 clothing line, made up mostly of leggings. Credit: Courtesy of 6216.

 
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Thank you for trying so hard to report on this in a balanced way. Every time someone levels their cross-hairs at Dr. Drew, I end up with my face in my hands in frustration at the public's utter lack of understanding at how substance abuse treatment works. Drew's comment was a simple and unpleasant choice one has to make: 1) Dead Daughter 2) Arrested Daughter.

I sincerely hope Lohan's inane name-calling rings hollow to the rest of the world, who know full well Drew is an accredited MD with a real 30 year old practice that does not go on camera.

HAHA! I love how all troubled celebs that dislike Dr. Drew pull the... "He's not even a real Dr." ..... Um, yes genius... the whole M.D. thing and medical school means that he is. LOL!

Being certified by a board of medicine,having completed Med school and residency = credentials to be a doctor, he is licensed and certified to practice.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drew_Pinsky

Credentials

BA Amherst College[4]
MD University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Residency Internal Medicine, Huntington Memorial Hospital
Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine[17]
Board Certified, American Board of Addiction Medicine[18]
Certified member of American Society of Addiction Medicine since 1990[19]
Member of American College of Physicians
Licensed Physician and Surgeon in the State of California since 1985[5]

I listened to Dr Drew for over twenty years or something like that everynight on LoveLine With Dr Dew on KROQ I guess Lindsay never heard that in all of her years in Los Angeles.


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