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March 5th, 2012
Lindsay Lohan hit the stage in 30 Rockefeller this past weekend to host Saturday Night Light for the fourth time and divided the critics and ratings. While the troubled actress was bashed repeatedly on social media and in the press this weekend for what seemed like a newcomer’s poor attempt at reading cue cards, the live sketch show scored its second highest ratings of the season.
The evening started off promising, with Lohan taking jabs at herself during her opening monologue, even addressing her career comparison to Emma Stone. Cameos from Jimmy Fallon and Jon Hamm rounded out the opening, with the elephant in the room of Lohan’s ability to successfully host the show addressed headon. Lohan’s first skit was a successful pre-taped piece with the funny women of SNL in a Disney parody of The Real Housewives. Unfortunately, this highlight of Lohans performance was in the first ten minutes of the show.
But when things went from pre-taped to live, Lohan buckled under the pressure. Her Scared Straight skit, where Lohan played herself, was painfully scary. While most celebrity guests host Saturday Night Live when they have an upcoming album or film to hock, Lindsay’s biggest job right now is convinving the entertainment world that she’s no longer a liability. Lohan appeared sober and coherent, but seems to have lost the spark and talent we saw in Mean Girls and Freaky Friday.
Here’s to hoping a fifth chance is the charm.Tweet