Intro for August 5, 2013
Oprah’s exclusive interview with Lindsay Lohan will air on OWN on August 18. Preview clips are now being released. I’ve attached the first one below.
As I wrote at the time of the Mighty O’s sit-down with Lance Armstrong, O’s problem isn’t the first question. Anyone can ask a first tough question. And anyone can prepare for a first tough question, a list of tough questions. O’s weakness is the follow-up. She just doesn’t. This is why Armstrong chose her. He went to Oprah in part because Oprah would be easier than anyone else. Lindsay Lohan can come up with a response that sounds good but means actually nothing. She is an accomplished liar. Lindsay Lohan has always known how to say “the right things”. Lindsay Lohan’s issue is that she doesn’t DO the right thing. So while Oprah will certainly elicit tears from Lohan, what she’ll really get is more excuses. What she won’t get, because she can’t push for it, is the truth.
Yours in gossip,