- There's hope for ranting Mel Gibson, still: In a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll, 847 Americans were asked: "Are you now less likely to go see a Mel Gibson movie as a result of the recent scandal?" The answer: 76% (80% for men, 72% for women) - was "no." Old fondness for stars dies hard.
Most people do not agree with Lindsay Lohan that the A-list is still in her future. Nancy Jo Sales interviewed the troubled tabloid star before she went to jail for Vanity Fair's October edition: “I don’t care what anyone says. I know that I’m a damn good actress," Lohan insists. "And I know that in my past I was young and irresponsible—but that’s what growing up is. You learn from your mistakes.” Lohan denies alcoholism and drug abuse, blames her experimentation/curiosity on peer pressure and youth, claims she was the victim of a "wrong crowd" of people who take without giving, and highlights the danger of being a teenager with money in LA, with no one to tell her what she could and couldn't do (and the danger of "look[ing] up to those girls…the Britneys and whatever"). Sales also spoke to several of Lohan's paparazzi enemy-allies, one of whom claims "If I called her up right now and said I’ll give you $10,000, she’d come right down." Lohan denies this, but it would certainly help explain how the Lohan enterprise stays in business. So does Vanity Fair.